Klein (Balzer)

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Klein (Balzer)
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Jakob Klein, a farmer, his wife Maria Margaretha, and children (Jakob, age 19; Heinrich Peter, age 8; Susanna Margaretha, age 8) immigrated to Denmark (Schleswig-Holstein) arriving in Flensburg on 22 May 1762.

The Eichhorns record that Jakob Klein was a farmer from Baden-Baden, but that he spent the preceding 15 years in the region of Brandenburg before moving to Denmark.

They requested release from the Danish colonies on 24 April 1765 and joined the migration to Russia.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Balzer on 28 March 1766. Father Jakob Klein is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 30; son Jakob is recorded in Household No. 36.

In 1790, Georg Philipp Klein moved from Balzer to Stahl am Tarlyk.

The 1767 census records that this Klein family came from the German region of Baden-Baden.


- 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-823.
- 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): Bz058, Bz067, St45, Mv0060.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 80, 81.


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Volga Colonies