Elizabeth (Lizzie) KETCHELL has reference number 388.|
Children were: Ora OSBORN.
P. F. KILLEN has reference number 433.
Elizabeth Jane KIPLING has reference number 285.
She was married to Luman Payne COLE on 3 Jun 1896. Homesteaded in Cherry Co., NE
James Charles KIRPANOS was born on 23 Jul 1970. Parents: Stephanos KIRPANOS and Susan KUHN.
He was married to Wendalyn Jennifer COLE
on 24 May 1998 in Chesterton, Porter Co., Indiana. First United Methodist Church,
Chesterton, Indiana, Rev. Roy Eaton officiating.
George KITCHELL has reference number 742.
He was married to Sally Ann (Anna) MCCORKEL on 30 May 1900.
Alice Ruth KLECKNER was born on 8 May 1923 in Gary, IN. She has reference number 539. Parents: William Fairon KLECKNER and Bertha May CORRELL.
Bessie Irene KLECKNER was born on 25 Sep 1900 in Pennsylvania. She died on 31 Dec 1952 in Gary, IN. She has reference number 329. Parents: William Fairon KLECKNER and Bertha May CORRELL .
Charles Leroy KLECKNER was born on 3 Jul 1905 in South Bend, IN. He has reference number 531. Parents: William Fairon KLECKNER and Bertha May CORRELL.
He was married to Mabel HANAWAY in 1924. Children were: Eugene Charles KLECKNER, Norma Jean KLECKNER, Lyle Dean KLECKNER, Phyllis C. KLECKNER, Harold James KLECKNER, Sandra Joan KLECKNER, Melvin Edward KLECKNER, Kay T. KLECKNER.
Charles Roy KLECKNER was born on 1 Apr 1880 in Logansport, IN. He has reference number 324. Parents: Charles William KLECKNER and Sarah Oleta HAWKINS.
He was married to Blanche Maude MARVIN on 16 Nov 1902. Children were: Donald LeRoy KLECKNER.
Charles William KLECKNER was born on 5 Aug 1856 in Lehigh Co., PA. He died on 16 Apr 1938 in Logansport, IN. He has reference number 323. Was Dem. State Rep. from Cass Co., IN, 1905-1907. Parents: Renautis KLECKNER and <?>.
He was married to Sarah STETSON after 1888.
Dorothy Fay KLECKNER was born on 22 Apr 1915 in Gary, IN. She died on 26 Jul 1916 in Gary, IN. She has reference number 535. Parents: William Fairon KLECKNER and Bertha May CORRELL .
Florence Louise KLECKNER was born on 19 Aug 1908 in Logansport, IN. She has reference number 532. Parents: William Fairon KLECKNER and Bertha May CORRELL.
Frances May KLECKNER was born on 4 Mar 1917 in Gary, IN. She died on 27 Apr 1970 in Gary, IN. She has reference number 536. Parents: William Fairon KLECKNER and Bertha May CORRELL .
Helen Elizabeth KLECKNER was born on 15 Jan 1911 in Toleston, IN. She has reference number 533. Parents: William Fairon KLECKNER and Bertha May CORRELL.
She was married to Emory T. CLARK in 1926.
Mable Eileen KLECKNER was born on 29 Dec 1901 in Logansport, IN. She has reference number 530. Parents: William Fairon KLECKNER and Bertha May CORRELL.
She was married to Ervan HARMS. No children.
Martha Loretta KLECKNER was born on 5 Mar 1913 in Gary, IN. She has reference number 534. Parents: William Fairon KLECKNER and Bertha May CORRELL.
She was married to Herman KING in 1929.
Mary Jane KLECKNER was born on 15 Mar 1926 in Gary, IN. She has reference number 540. Parents: William Fairon KLECKNER and Bertha May CORRELL.
Renautis KLECKNER Relocated Indiana about 1870. "Renautis Kleckner is said to be the son of Solomon Kleckner. I am following two sons of Renautis that came to Indiana. They are Charles William and Stephen Solomon Kleckner. I have most of the Indiana Kleckner's researched. They came to Indiana about 1870 from LeHigh County, PA.
In Indiana they resided in Cass and Carroll Counties. I have also found another group of Kleckner's residng in Marshall County, Indiana and they may also be connected to the line from PA."
--- by Kathleen M. Heckman on April 29, 1998 Parents: Solomon KLECKNER and <?>.
Solomon KLECKNER(85) >From "The Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine" May 1985
Kleckners of Pennsylvania
Francis S. Fox
THE FAMILY OF ANTHONY KLECKNER, 1723-1804
Four times in eighteenth century Pennsylvania the surname Klöckner or Klöckener appears on the official lists of persons arriving in the port of Philadelphia. They are Johan Henrich Klöckner, 1734;1 Caspar Klöckner, 1740;2 Johannes Steffan Klöckener, 1753,3 and Andon Klöckener, 1753.4 Because this surname is so unusual these men may have been related, but only in the case of Steffan and Andon Klöckener is there evidence of a connection. There is a good probability that Steffan and Andon, who arrived in Philadelphia within three days of one another, were brothers, but this probability is best assessed by studying the facts of Steffan Klöckener's life. These are presented in Part II. This information may also prove helpful to researchers who discover printed
tax and militia records in the Pennsylvania Archives for two John Klöckeners from the adjoining counties of Berks and Northhampton.. One of them is Andon's son John. The other is almost certainly Steffan's son John, Jr. The surname Klöckener is an occupational surname, probably a variant of Glöckner, which means bell ringer. However, non-Germans could neither pronounce it nor spell it so this surname appears in many forms in eighteenth century documents. Some of these are Klickner, Klegner, Klicknar, Klechner, Kleckner, Klöckner, Klöckenger, Klöckher, Klöcknert, Kloeckner, Klucknar, Klaiknor, Klackner, Cleikinger, Clöckner, Clegner, Clickenner, Clecknor,
Cleckner, Clucknor, Glöckener, Gleackner, Gleckner, Gloeckner, Glukner. Gradually the Kleckner variant of the surname came to prevail.
Andon, a colloquial form of the given name Anthon, and Steffan will appear hereafter in anglicized form.
Anthony Kleckner was born in 1723, probably in Württemberg, Germany,5 and died in 1804 in Moore Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania.6 He married first, probably in Wurttemberg circa 1750, Elizabeth Margaret (-------) who died about 1774- 1775 probably in Allen Township, Northampton County. He married a second time in 1776, Maria Catherine Stopp.7
Anthony, his first wife, and two children traveled from Rotterdam to Philadelphia on the ship Edinburgh , Captain John Lyon, master. On 2 October 1753, at the Court House on High (now Market) Street, Anthony signed the oath of allegiance to the King of England, George II, and an Abjuration of all other Loyalties.8
On best surmise, Anthony lived in the vicinity of Germantown, Pennsylvania for the next seven years, possibly laboring under an indenture. He first appears in the records of St. Michael's Lutheran Church, Germantown, 3 September 1758, at the baptism of Daniel, his fifth child, witnessed by Heinrich and Catherine Jagersdorff.9 In September 1759 Anthony and his wife witnessed the
baptism of a namesake, Anthony Bast, son of John and Anna Catherine Bast.10
On 24 February 1760 they participated in a triple baptism. John and Anna Catherine Bast sponsored Anna Catherine Kleckner, Anthony's seventh child; Stephen Kleckner (Anthony's presumed brother) and his wife, Anna Elizabeth, sponsored Anna Elizabeth Bast; Anthony and his wife Elizabeth Margaret, sponsored Elizabeth Margaret Kleckner, first child of Stephen.11
Because of this message, it occurred to me that some of you do not have the full information. Here is the article written by Fox: (I've broken it down into parts, so see part II for more. Also see Part III
for additional info not included in the Fox article)
"Kleckners of Pennsylvania--Part I: The Family of Anthony KLECKNER, 1723-1804" by Francis S. Fox IN "The Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine," Volume 34, Number 1, 1985; pp. 26-39: (filed in KLECKNER folder)
..."Anthony Kleckner was born in 1723, probably in Wurttemberg, Germany, and died in 1804 in Moore Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania. He married first, probably in Wurttemberg circa 1750, Elizabeth Margaret (_____) who died about 1774-1775 probably in Allen Township, Northampton County. He married a second time in 1776, Maria Catherine Stopp.
"Anthony, his first wife, and two children traveled from Rotterdam to Philadelphia on the ship "Edinburgh," Captain John Lyon, master. On 2 October 1753, at the Court House on High (now Market) Street, Anthony signed the oath of allegiance to the king on England [indistinct] abjuration of all other loyalties.
"On best surmise, Anthony lived in the vicinity of Germantown, [note: now a suburb of Philadelphia--SB] Pennsylvania for the next seven years, possibly laboring under an indenture. He first appears in the records of St. Michael's Lutheran church, Germantown, 3 September 1758, at the baptism of Daniel, his fifth child, witnessed by Heinrich and Catherine JAGERSDORFF. In September 1759 Anthony and his wife witnessed the baptism of a namesake, Anthony BAST, son of John and Anna Catherine BAST. On 24 February 1760 they participated in a triple baptism. John
and Anna Catherine BAST sponsored Anna Catherine KLECKNER, Anthony's seventh child; Stephen KLECKNER (Anthony's presumed brother) and his wife, Anna Elizabeth, sponsored Anna Elizabeth BAST; Anthony and his wife Elizabeth Margaret, sponsored Elizabeth Margaret KLECKNER, first child of Stephen.
LOWER SAUCON TOWNSHIP, NORTHAMPTON COUNTY
"Sometime in 1760 Anthony moved about forty miles north of Germantown to Lower Saucon Township, Northampton County. He remained there about fourteen years. Anthony appears on Lower Saucon tax records in 1761 and again in 1766 when he was taxed on 40 acres of cleared land, 60 acres uncleared, with 2 horses, 8 cows, and 4 sheep. In 1768 he was appointed collector of taxes for the township and paid fourteen pounds tax on his own property. He is listed again on Lower Saucon tax rolls in 1772 and 1773.
"On 6 December 1760 the baptism of Anthony's eighth child John Phillip was witnessed by John Phillip and Susanna REIFSCHNEIDER at Trinity Lutheran Church in neighboring Springfield Township, Bucks County. His eldest son, John, evidently born in Wurttemberg, was confirmed and received first communion at Trinity Lutheran Church on the second Sunday after Easter in 1768. In November 1769 John Nicholas and his sister Elizabeth received communion with their mother at this church and in October of the following year Anthony, his wife, and daughter Maria Margaret were communicants. The last mention of the KLECKNER family in the records of Trinity Lutheran Church is 28 May 1772 when Anthony received communion with his wife and eldest son, John.
ALLEN TOWNSHIP, NORTHAMPTON COUNTY
"Sometime during 1772-1774 Anthony moved to 100 acres in Allen Township, since 1798 Hanover Township. This region, about ten miles north of Lower Saucon, lies across the Lehigh River in the heart of present-day Northampton County. Anthony settled in an area of the
township called Drylands and owned property there for six years. Elizabeth Margaret, Anthony's first wife and mother of nine children, died about 1774-1775. Anthony still appears on the tax rolls of Allen Township in 1775.
MOORE TOWNSHIP, NORTHAMPTON COUNTY
"It is not clear when Anthony settled in Moore Towhsnip, which borders Allen Township to the north and east. He does not appear on the tax records for 1776. One surmise is that he moved there in 1776 about the time of his second marriage to Maria Catherine STOPP; she and her four children lived in Moore Township. This surmise is supported by records at Salem Lutheran Church, Moore Township, which shows Maria Catherine (Stopp) KLECKNER to have been a communicant in November 1776 and again in December 1777. Also, Anthony's daughter Anna Catherine was
confirmed at the same church on 11 March 1778.
"Tax records for 1777 and 1778 are missing. In 1779, however, Anthony is listed as a tax-paying property owner in Moore, Allen, and Lower Saucon townships. In 1780 he paid property tax in Moore Township and is identified as a laborer on the tax rolls; that same year he was also taxed in Allen Township. After 1780, Anthony does not appear on tax records of townships other than Moore, which suggests that he chose this period to consolidate his land holdings in Moore Township where he lived the rest of his life.
On 29 August 1778 Anthony attended a sheriff's auction at the Northampton County Court House in Easton and purchased a set of blacksmith tools for seventy-four pounds. He may have presented these tools to his eldest and newly married son, John, whom, according to a
grandson's recollection, Anthony himself had trained as a blacksmith.
John is identified as a blacksmith on Moore Township tax rolls in 1780.
"In 1781 Anthony and four unmarried children including his blind daughter Margaret were communicants at Trinity Lutheran Church at Hecktown, Allen Township. The following year Anthony and "his children" were communicants at the same church.
"At the time of the War of the Revolution, two of Anthony's five sons, John and Nicholas, were married and had children and farms of their own. Daniel, Solomon, and Phillip probably lived at home. All five appear in a variety of printed records of the Northampton County Militia for the period 1778-1784.
MOORE TOWNSHIP RECORDS DOCUMENT ACTIVITIES BETWEEN 1783 AND 1791
"Anthony bought fifty acres of land in Moore Township from Henry LUTZ in 1783. In 1785 he was taxed for 135 acres, 1 horse and 1 cow. That same year he also registered a warrant for twenty-five acres, which was surveyed 12 December 1785. Anthony appears on township tax rolls for 1786 and 1788 with no significant change in property or taxes. In 1789 Anthony was involved in a property line dispute. The complaint was heard by the Board of Property on 5 October 1789 and a resurvey ordered. The matter was resolved at the next meeting of the board on 1 April the following year. On 28 November 1791 Anthony sold the 50 acres he had acquired from Henry LUTZ in 1783 to Conrad DIEL of Allen Township. The transaction was consummated before a Justice of the Peace in March the following year.
"On 20 August 1786 Anthony and his daughter Anna Catherine witnessed the baptism of Anna Catherine, child of John and Elizabeth (Kleckner) BINGEMAN.
"A few years later, on 2 June 1789, Anthony and his wife, Maria Catherine, sponsored the baptism of another grandchild at Zion's (Stone) Church in Kreidersville, Pennsylvania. This child of his eldest son, John, was named Anthony. The infant died eighteen months later on 4 November 1790. On 5 July 1793, following the birth of two more children, John honored his father by naming another son Anthony. Anthony's wife, Maria Catherine, appears on the communion register of Salem Lutheran and Reformed Church in 1789.
"The first United States census in 1790 lists Anthony Klikner [sic] as a resident of Moore Township along with three free white females. Presumably these women were his wife Maria Catherine, their daughter Susanna, and Anthony's daughter Margaret by his first wife.
ANTHONY KLECKNER'S WILL
"On 2 August 1794 Anthony signed his will. This document provides an unusual glimpse of Anthony's character. He was a careful man who concerned himself with the most minute particulars of material transactions and personal relationships. His bequests and stipulations would indicate an aggressive businessman and even more vividly a husband and father who relaliated against those who displeased him, but who at the same time was capable of love and charity. For those who would interpret Anthony for themselves, an abstract of his will follows:
ABSTRACT OF ANTHONY KLECKNER'S WILL
"...I give...my wife Catherine if she be living at the time of my death and in lieu of those things she brought to me at the time of our intermarriage, one good coverbed with feathers, one good chaff bed, one pillow with feathers, two sheets, one bedstead, one kitchen cupboard, two pewter dishes, one pewter soup bazon [sic], four pewter plates, eleven pewter spoons, one old iron stove, one cow, one chest, the same she brought to me, one cloc [sic], the same she brought to me, one spinning wheel, one table, one chair, one pair of scissars [sic], her hymn book, her side saddle, one dungfork, one iron pot, one fork, one frying pan, one baking iron, one iron skimmer, one iron flesh fork, one pot chain, one earthen cream pot, the value of eighteen pence earthen milk pots, one
pail, one small bucket, one small tub, one looking glass, and one beehive with swarm,
"And I give...my...wife...all my messuage, tenement and two contiguous tracts of land, situate in Moore Township...so long as she shall remain my widow, and not longer....if my ...wife...shall enter into wedlock again...my...executor, as soon after such indicent as possible...shall sell the said estate to the be at advantage, and from the monies arising from such sale,....shall pay to my... ife...the sum of twenty pounds lawful money of Pennsylvania...in full for her...share...of all my estate.
"...and [from] the remainder...pay...my youngest daughter, Susannah, the only child by me egotten upon the body of my...wife Catherine, the sum of twenty-five pounds...if...Susannah shall have dutifully and obediently attended and served me to the end of my life and her mother to
the termination of this estate, but if she shall not have served me and her mother, the ...legacy...shall be reckoned as part of the residue of my estate.
"....And I give...my beloved daughter, Margaretha, who altho under the infirmity of blindness, has done me the most substantial, real and beneficial services and at all times behaved very dutifully to me, the sum of two hundred and fifty pounds lawful money of Pennsylvania, to be set apart by executors,...and by them put out or kept on interest thereof to be paid yearly and every year to my said daughter Margaretha for her own use,...and in case she should not be capable to subsist by the said interest, then on her application, the ...executors shall have liberty to take in...as much of the principal as from time to time may be necessary for her support...
"...and I give and bequeath the same unto my eight children, share and share alike, to wit: one share...to my son John Nicholas, one share...to my son John,...one share thereof to my daughter Christina, the wife of John HELDMAN, which share I order my executors to put out on interest and the interest thereof to be paid yearly to my said daughter Christina, for which her own receipt only, without the concurrence of her husband, who has most materially offended me, shall be a sufficient
"...and I...appoint my son, Daniel KLECKNEER and my friend John HALLE, of Bethlehem...to be executors of this, my last will and testament...
"Anthony Kleckner died in Moore Township probably in July or August 1804. His will was probated 11 September 1804. An inventory of his estate taken on 29 September revealed an estimated net value of $2,422. However, at the final accounting on 22 November 1805 the net value was set at 1,276 pounds.
"Under the terms of Anthony's will, the sale of his land in 1805 meant that his wife remarried soon after his death. When the estate was disbursed late in 1805, she received a final settlement of twenty-five pounds as stipulated in the will.
"A little more than half of the inventoried value of Anthony's estate was in bonds, notes receivable, and cash. There were eight interest-bearing bonds with a value of $673, forty notes receivable valued at $541, and $116 in cash. Family, friends, and neighbors apparently looked to Anthony as a banking resource. Numerous small notes included one for $2.28 due from his eldest son John and another for $17.11 due from Andrew KLECKNER. (This may have been Anthony's nephew See Part II.) Curiously, the interest on one bond held by Anthony's attorney was diverted to Samuel STOPP, Anthony's stepson. It is interesting to speculate on Anthony's motivation in this matter. This is the only evidence that Anthony concerned himself with the four stepsons of his second marriage.
"When Anthony's estate was disbursed, 250 pounds was placed in trust for his daughter Margaret while the remaining eight children each received 114 pounds. These assets provided firm roots for the estimated 100,000 direct descendants of Anthony Kleckner. Of these, 50,000 in the
eighth, ninth, and tenth generations may well be alive today.
"A village sprang up at the crossroads near Anthony's farm and was called Klecknersville, a name that can be found on contemporary maps at the southern edge of the Blue Mountain in Northampton County, Pennsylvania."
Stephen Solomon KLECKNER Parents: Renautis KLECKNER and <?>.
Vivian Marie KLECKNER was born on 8 Feb 1922 in Gary, IN. She died on 9 Feb 1922 in Gary, IN. She has reference number 538. Parents: William Fairon KLECKNER and Bertha May CORRELL .
William Fairon KLECKNER was born on 10 Dec 1877 in Carol Co., IN. He died on 1 Oct 1966 in Gary, IN. He has reference number 327. Was born in his Great Grandfather's log cabin, (Michael Rumbarger). Parents: Charles William KLECKNER and Sarah Oleta HAWKINS.
Children were: Bessie Irene KLECKNER, Mable Eileen KLECKNER, Charles Leroy KLECKNER, Florence Louise KLECKNER, Helen Elizabeth KLECKNER , Martha Loretta KLECKNER, Dorothy Fay KLECKNER, Frances May KLECKNER, William Fairon KLECKNER, Vivian Marie KLECKNER , Alice Ruth KLECKNER, Mary Jane KLECKNER.
William Fairon KLECKNER was born on 20 Aug 1919 in Gary, IN. He has reference number 537. Parents: William Fairon KLECKNER and Bertha May CORRELL.
Bernice Phyllis (Minnie) KORYTOSKI was born on 8 Nov 1900. She died on 20 May 1976 in Porter Co., IN. She has reference number 161.
Andrew John KOZAK was born on 9 Jan 1961 in Gary, IN. He has reference number 651. Parents: Blaze Gordon KOZAK and Lucille Ann SMITH.
Blaze Gordon KOZAK was born on 25 Aug 1935 in Gary, IN. He has reference number 635.
Craig Allen KOZAK was born on 7 Feb 1968 in Gary, IN. He has reference number 652. Parents: Blaze Gordon KOZAK and Lucille Ann SMITH.
Kirk Edward KOZAK was born on 22 Jul 1957 in Gary, IN. He has reference number 649. Parents: Blaze Gordon KOZAK and Lucille Ann SMITH.
Lucinda Sue KOZAK was born on 23 May 1956 in Gary, IN. She has reference number 648. Parents: Blaze Gordon KOZAK and Lucille Ann SMITH.
Mark Gregory KOZAK was born on 17 Jul 1959 in Gary, IN. He died on 1 Sep 1965. He has reference number 650. Parents: Blaze Gordon KOZAK and Lucille Ann SMITH.
Aaron KRAMER Married in Alden, New York Parents: Jacob KRAMER and Sophia Mae HAUCK.
Ervin KRAMER Married in Des Moines, Iowa Parents: Jacob KRAMER and Sophia Mae HAUCK.
Leslie KRAMER Married in Litchfield, Nebraska Parents: Jacob KRAMER and Sophia Mae HAUCK.
Mae KRAMER Parents: Jacob KRAMER and Sophia Mae HAUCK.
She was married to MOSSGROVE in Dayton, Oregon.
Ray KRAMER Died at 19 months Parents: Jacob KRAMER and Sophia Mae HAUCK.
Shirley KRIEGER was born in Porter Co., IN. She has reference number 197.
She was married to Edgar Richard COLE in 1952 in Porter Co., IN. Shirley divorced Edgar after he was inducted into Korean War, about 2-3 months after their wedding, claiming desertion.
Darlene Elenora LAKEMAN was born on 28 Oct 1938. She has reference number 590.
She was married to David Alan ANDERSON on 12 Apr 1986.
Virginia Page LATTA was born on 21 Feb 1970. She has reference number 519. Parents: William Martin, Jr. LATTA and Katherine Page GRISWOLD.
William Martin, Jr. LATTA has reference number 518.
Children were: Virginia Page LATTA.
Alva LAWRENCE. - [ From: Kenneth W. Shute * EMC.Ver #2.5.3 ] --
This is for Tim Cole who requested information 7/9/98 on Lavina and Arvilla COLE, and Alva LAWRENCE.
I checked our Huron County, Ohio publications for these names with little success. The only thing I could find was in our Huron County, Ohio Marriages, Compiled and Published by Scheuer Publications, 1992.
Lavina COLE m. W. R. CLARK 23 Dec 1861.
Arvilla COLE m. Alva LAWRENCE 20 Aug 1839.
Ken Shute, Silver Spring, MD (KenShute@prodigy.com).
He was married to Arvilla COLE on 20 Aug 1839 in Huron Co., OH.
Lorraine LAWS has reference number 509.
Children were: Nancy Lee GRISWOLD.
Alvin LIGHTFOOT has reference number 431. He has reference number 431.
He was married to Hattie L. COLE on 17 Mar 1889 in Porter Co., IN.
Ida LILJA was born in 1829 in Sweden. She died in 1905 in Chesterton, IN. She was buried in 1905 in Augsburg Cemetery, Porter, Porter Co., Indiana. She has reference number 645.
Anna Elizabeth LONG was born on 19 Mar 1714. She died on 11 Aug 1794. She has reference number 312.
Children were: George RUMBERGER .
Betty Jane LUEDERS.
Luc LUU has reference number 627.