Klippert

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Klippert
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Andreas Klippert, a single journeyman originally from the village of Grebenhain, married on 26 February 1733 in Bindsachsen to Anna Catharina Schmidt, daughter of Caspar Schmidt from Bindsachsen. She died 28 July 1745. There are no children of this couple recorded in Bindsachsen. Widower Andreas Klippert remarried on 2 February 1746 in Bindsachsen to Anna Elisabeth Scharff who was from Gelnhaar. The birth/baptism of 4 children of Andreas Klippert and Anna Elisabeth Scharff are recorded in Bindsachsen: (1) Johann Philipp, baptized 22 May 1747; (2) Anna Regina, baptized 19 January 1749; (3) Anna Maria, baptized 6 June 1751; and (4) Christian, born 12 May 1758 and baptized 13 May 1758.

Johann Facius recruited the Klippert family to immigrate to Russia. The Facius list of recruits records on 3 January 1766: "Johann Philipp Klippert, 19 years old, of Bindsachsen together with his mother and 2 siblings, a carpenter and farmer, Reformed Religion."

Widow Elisabeth Klippert and her children (Johann Philipp [age not recorded]; Barbara, age 13; Christian, age 9) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard the snow-brig Die Frau Dietrika under the command of Skipper Joachim Friedrich Luhn. [The birth of Barbara was not located in Bindsachsen.]

They settled in the Volga German colony of Walter on 10 September 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 92.

The 1767 census records that the Klipperts came from the German village of Kreims [?] in the Hessen-Darmstadt region.

Earlier researchers had identified the family of Johann Paul Klippert & Anna Elisabeth Emmerich of Crainfeld as the family that had immigrated to Russia. Subsequent research revealed that this family remained in Germany and its descendants continued to live in and around Crainfeld.

Sources: 

- 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): Wt097, Wt110.
- Parish records of Bindsachsen.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 315.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6086.

Researcher(s): 

Karl Becker

Patricia Gayol Windecker

Brent Mai

Frank & Walter Research Group

Entry from the parish register of Bindsachsen recording the marriage of Andreas Klippert and Anna Catharina Schmidt on 26 February 1733.
Source: Karl Becker.

Entry from the parish register of Bindsachsen recording the marriage of Andreas Klippert and Anna Elisabeth Schaff on 2 February 1746.
Source: Karl Becker.

Entry from the parish register of Bindsachsen recording the baptism of Johann Philipp Klippert on 22 May 1747.
Source: Karl Becker.

Entry from the parish register of Bindsachsen recording the birth of Christian Klippert on 12 May 1758.
Source: Karl Becker.

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies