Kloster (Keller)

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Kloster (Keller)
Клостеръ (Keller)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

There are two Kloster families that settled in the Volga German colony of Keller on 12 May 1767. They both arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 18 June 1766 aboard the hooker Anna Catharina under the Skipper Adolph Scharpenberg.

(1) Johannes Kloster and his wife are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 32.

(2) Widow Barbara Kloster and her children (David, age 20; Katharina, age 17) are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 36 where Barbara has remarried to Leon Girdwar.

Following the destruction of Keller, the Kloster families relocated to the colony of Neu-Kolonie.

The 1767 census records that Johannes Kloster came from the German village of Bodenheim in the Kurmainz region.


- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga: Economy, Population, and Agriculture (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Nk39, Nk46.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 348, 349.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #899, #900.

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