Johannes Klug and his family immigrated to Russia from the German village of Salmünster.
Johann[es] Klug, a weaver, his wife Anna Maria, and son Philipp (age 4) arrived at the port of Oranienbaum from Lübeck on 9 August 1766 aboard the pink Novaya Dvinka under the command of Lieutenant Perepechin.
Johannes Klug, a farmer, his wife Anna Maria, and son Wilhelm (age 7) are recorded on the 1767 census of Köhler in Household No. 44. They had settled there on 21 August 1767.
In 1818, Joseph Klug and his family relocated from Köhler to Seelmann.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann[es] Klug came from the German region of Fulda.
- 1834 Köhler Census (Households No. 14, 135, 151, 152).
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Kl13, Kl25.
- Müller-Marschhausen, Ernst. “Russland-Auswanderer aus dem Bergwinkel um 1766 und die Spurensuche nach ihrer Rückkehr im 20. Jahrhundert.” [Online]
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 370.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3854.