Klein (1861 - 1933)
Mary Martin (1865 - 1943)
John2 Klein (Jean Nicolas1) was born 24 April 1861 at Belgium, Town of Belgium, Ozaukee County, Wisconsin, the son of Jean Nicolas and Margaretha (Mootz) Klein. Ozaukee County birth records, v 2, no. 770, registered 28 August 1872, say he was born 25 April 1861. He was baptized 25 April 1861 at St. Mary's Roman Catholic church at Lake Church, Town of Belgium. His sponsors were Dominic Roller and Louisa Casper. Both his birthdate and baptism are recorded in the baptism records of the church, p 58.
He died 16 August 1933, age 72 of cancer at Howard, Miner County, South Dakota. The funeral was held at St. Agatha's Roman Catholic church at Howard, with a requiem High Mass. Reverend Stecher officiated. He is buried in St. Joseph's cemetery there. See Miner County death certificates, v ___, no. ___.
He married Mary Martin 9 February 1888 at St. Anna Roman Catholic church at New Holstein, Calumet County, Wisconsin. Reverend J. H. Shiefen presided. Witnesses were William Klein and Michael Martin. See the marriage records of the church. Also, see Calumet County marriage records, v 3, p 57, no. 11.
She was born 28 February 1865 at Fredonia, Ozaukee County, Wisconsin, the daughter of Michael and Margaretta (Riedt) Martin. Her birth is recorded in Ozaukee County birth records, v 4, no. 178, filed 11 October 1872. She was baptized __ ___ ____ at ____________ church at ______________________. Her sponsors were ___________________ and _____________________. See the baptism records of the church.
She died 9 April 1943, age 78, of _____________ at Howard, Miner County, South Dakota. The funeral was held from St. Agatha's Roman Catholic church at Howard, and she is buried in St. Joseph's cemetery there. Reverend J. P. Yeeser officiated. See Miner County death certificates, v ___, no. ___. Her obituary says her father's name was Peter.
The Kleins had five children:
OBITUARY OF JOHN KLEIN
John Klein was born April 24, 1861, at Belgium, Wisconsin, where his earlier life was spent. In 1886 he came to Miner County, settling on a claim in Belleview township. In 1888 he returned to Wisconsin and was married to Mary Martin at Holstein, Wis., after which they returned to Belleview township and farmed there until 1902, when the family moved to Epiphany, S. D., where Mr. Klein was engaged in the general merchandise business for four years, after which the family moved to Howard, and have resided here ever since. To this union six children were born, five boys and one girl, one son, a twin, dying at 6 months of age. Those surviving are Amos, William and Frank of Holward, Albert of Chicago, and Margaret of Hutchinson, Minn. The children were all here for the funeral.
Mr. Klein had been in poor health for some time suffering from cancer and he passed peacefully away at his home in this city on August 16, 1933, aged 72 years.
Another one of our number has gone "to his long home and the mouners go about the streets." We deeply sympathize with his widow and children, and his friends and neighbors who mourn his departue; but we can only remind them that he is not dead, he is only asleep-resting after a long and well spent life here. He cannot, and would not of he could, return to us; we can, if we will, go to him. Let us so live and perform our duties here as to insure a joyful reunion with all those who have gone before, and a happy life in the great hereafter. His life was gentle, but like the still waters, it was deep. In his heart of hearts he carried those he loved and his hand was never weary, his step never faltered in ministering unto caring for, waiting upon those who were in any way dependent upon him. There is no language at our command by which we can fittingly portray the sincerity of John Klein's character; and in the experience of a lifetime, the writer hereof can safely say, he never met one who seemed to more clearly walk hand in hand with God, but we have awakened to the realization that a good and righteous man has been taken from our midst, peace be to his ashes.
The funeral was held from St. Agatha's Catholic church in this city Friday mourning, Reverend Father Stecher officiating, with requiem High Mass, with burial in St. Joseph's cemetery. The pall bearers were George Gassman, P. E. Grasser, John Grant, N. J. Feller, E. V. Beschta, and Henry Fleissner. The Thompeson funeral home had charge of the burial arrangements.
Those from out of town here to attend the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. N. C. Martin and son and Mr. Peter Kellen of Alto, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Martin of Epiphany; Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Duffy, of Oldham; Mrs. Mike Becker and sons, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Becker and Mr. and Mrs. Louie Sanen all of Belleview township.
CARD OF THANKS
To the neighbors and friends who so freely gave us aid and sympathy during the illness and after the death of our beloved husband and father, we wish to express our thanks and deep gratitude. The kindness of our many friends and neighbors in our time of deep sorrow is greatly appreciated and will always be remembered with gratitude.
--Mrs. John Klein and family
FINAL RITES HELD
FOR MRS. JOHN KLEIN
Funeral services were held from St. Agatha's Catholic church in this city, Monday morning at 10 o'clock, with requim high mass, for Mrs. John Klein, pioneer lady of this community. Rev, Fr. J. P. Veeser officiated.
Interment was made in St. Joseph's cemetery, with the Tompson Funeral Service in charge of arrangements. pall bearers were, P. E. Grasser, N. C. Grasser, Henry Fleissner, Ed Beschta, Jim O'Mera and Nick Feller.
Those from out-of-town here to attend the funeral were, Mr. and Mrs. N. C. Martin, Mr. and Mrs. Nick Hendricks, Mrs. Peter Kellen of Alton, IA; Mr. and Mrs. Leo Martin of Spencer,and Peter Siebenaller of Oldham.
Mary Martin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Martin was born on February 27th, 1865 at Fredonia, Wisc., where her earlier life was spent. In 1888 she was married to John Klein at New Holstein, Wisc., after which they came to South Dakota, and settled on a claim in Belleview township, Miner county, and farmered there until 1902, when the family moved to Epiphany, S. D., where they resided until 1906, after which the family moved to Howard, S. D., and have resided since.
To this union six children were born, five sons and one daughter, one son, a twin, dying at the age of six months.
Mrs. Klein had been in poor health for over two years and passed peacefully away in this city on April 9th, 1943 at the age of 78 years, one month and ten days.
Those left to mourn her passing are, Frank, Amos and William of Howard, Albert of Chicago and Margaret of Hutchinson, Minn, Also five sisters, Mrs. Anna Kultgen, Fredonia, Wisc., Mrs. Peter Keller, Alton Ia., Mrs. Peter Frey, Hastings, Minn., Mrs. Herb Brenner, Milwaukee, Wisc., Mrs. Peter Willihnganz, Kiel, Wisc., and a brother, N. C. Martin, Alton, Ia., and fourteen grandchildren.
Card of Thanks
To the neighbors and friends who so freely gave us aid and sympathy during the illness and after the death of our beloved mother, we wish to express our thanks and deep gratitude. The kindnesses of our many friends and neighbors in our time of deep sorrow is greatly appreciated and will always be remembered with gratituted.
--Margaret Klein, F. J. Klein and family; A. F. Klein and family; William Klein and family; Albert Klein and family.