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Düdelsheim, Büdingen, Hessen, Germany

Johann Peter Klaus, son of Johann Caspar and Anna Barbara Claus, was baptized in Düdelsheim on 19 October 1727 and died in 1787 in Norka . He married 30 January 1750 in Düdelsheim to Elisabeth Scheid, daughter of Johannes Scheid and Catharina Hart. She was baptized 15 February 1728 also in Düdelsheim.
Peter and Elisabeth are recorded on the 1767 Census of Norka in Household No. 216, along with their children Johann Heinrich and Katharina. Johann Heinrich had been baptized in Düdelsheim on 14 June 1750 and Katharina on 11 November 1753.

Peter is the brother of Johann Stephan Klaus who settled in Balzer and Charlotta Klaus who settled in Moor .


Aulendiechbach Parish Records (LDS Intl Film #1201847).

Bonner, Wayne H. Volga German Settlers Identified in Isenburg and Other German Church Records Part I (Gardena, CA: Wayne Bonner, 2007): 57.

Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005).

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