Johann Heinrich Klemm, a tailor (Schneider), his wife Rachel Sophia and children (Gottfried, age 5; Wilhelmina, age 3) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard the galliot Adler under the command of Skipper Paul Adam Drath.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Jost on 19 July 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 31.
In 1790, August Klemm moved from Jost to Kukkus.
In 1795, Christian Klemm moved from Jost to Anton.
The 1767 census records that Johann Heinrich Klemm came from the German village of Leipzig in the Sachsen (Saxony) 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): An28, Kk26, Mv1079, Mv1082.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 202.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6012.