Ernst Kleer, a craftsman, and his wife Anna Margaretha settled in the Volga German colony of Norka on 26 August 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 176 along with Johannes Reuter (age 20).
There do not appear to be any male descendants of Ernst Kleer.
The 1767 census records that Ernst Kleer came from the German district of Isenburg.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 276.