Johann Jakob Kleiber, a tailor (Schneider), married Katharina Eberhardt.
They immigrated to Denmark (Schleswig-Holstein) arriving in the city of Schleswig on 4 July 1761. They are last recorded in the Danish colonies on 17 May 1763.
They joined the migration to Russia. They settled in the Volga German colony of Grimm where they are recorded on the 1775 census in Household No. 26.
In 1788, widow Katharina Kleiber and her children moved from Grimm to Dinkel.
The Eichhorns record that Johann Jakob Kleiber came from the Alsace region [of France].
- 1775 Census of Grimm (No. 26).
- 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): B-822.
- 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): Dn28, Mv0767.