Kling / Klink (Beideck)

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Kling (Beideck)
Klink (Beideck)
Кнингъ (Beideck)
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Johann Adam Kling and his wife Anna Katharina Hoffmeister immigrated to Denmark (Schleswig-Holstein) in 1760. Their son, Johann Adam, was born there on 11 November 1760 (another source records 29 January 1761 as his birth date).

In 1764, they joined the migration to Russia.

Adam Kling, a farmer, his wife Katharina, and son Johann (age 1¼) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 20 May 1766 aboard the Russian galliot Catharina Eleonora under the command of Skipper Peter Röder.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Beideck where they are recorded on the 1775 census in Household No. 30.

Philipp Kling, believed to be the son of the aforementioned Johann Adam Kling, and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Beideck in Household No. Bd19.

The Eichhorns record that Johann Adam Kling came from the German region of Hessen-Darmstadt. The Oranienbaum passenger list records that he came from the German region of Darmstadt.


- 1775 Beideck census.
- Eichhorn, Alexander, Jacob & Mary Eichhorn. The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766 (Deiningen, Germany: Drukerei und Verlag Steinmeier GmbH & Co. Kg, 2012): 477.
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Bd19.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #179.

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Brent Mai

Entry from the Oranienbaum passenger list recording the arrival in Russia of Adam Kling (#179) and his family.
Source: Brent Mai.

Volga Colonies