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Ludwig Christian Klawitter
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Sept. 7, 1843
|Ludwig Christian Klawitter's death record said he was born on Sept. 7, 1843 in Germany.|
|Unknown. Ludwig likely had brothers who also came to
Wisconsin, but so far proof has been elusive. My grandmother (who
is still living) said that her father,
Emil Klawitter had an Uncle Julius who settled in Mecan [Marquette Co., WI]. It is possible that
Ludwig, Julius and Eduard Klawitter were brothers. There is also
family oral history suggesting they may have had a sister.
The 1900 Federal Census in Mecan, Marquette Co., WI, shows Julius Kleveter who may or may not be related to Ludwig:
Dec. 30, 1868 in Battrow, Prussia
|A marriage record in Battrow, Prussia, said Ludwig
Christian Klaviter married Louise
Amalie Schauer on Dec. 30, 1868. This record said he was
24 years old and his new wife was 20. [SOURCE: LDS Film
#1496971 - Evangelischen Kirche zu Battrow (Batrorowo)]
See his wife's death certificate, which confirms they were married.
Albert Gustav Klawitter
b. Nov. 10, 1869 (?);
d. Dec. 11, 1936
|Descendants say Albert was born Nov. 10, 1869 in
Batroivo, Germany and died Dec. 11, 1936 in Montello,
Marquette Co., WI. See the Petition for Naturalization which says Albert Gustaf Klawitter (of Montello, Wis.) was a farmer born in Schirkov, Germany, on Nov. 10, 1856 (records are inconsistent on date of birth). This Petition says his wife was Kareza (born in Harris, Wis.), and his children were Leda (b. Aug. 11, 1898 in Mecan, Wis.) and Elmer (b. Apr. 3, 1904 in Montello, Wis.). It says he came to America through the port of Baltimore, Maryland, on the vessel Oldenbush on March 25, 1891 (having departed Hamburg on or about March 10, 1891).
Family members say he married Theresa Weyer (daughter of Wilhelm Weyer and Augusta Quast). The Marquette Co., WI, marriage index lists a marriage between Albert Gustav Klawitter (born in Batrowo) to Therese Louise Weyer on Mar. 15, 1899 [Vol. 3, p. 117]. They had at least three children.
To see misc. Quast surname records, go to the Quast web page.
A Battrow (Prussia) district baptismal record says Albert Gustav Klawiter was born Oct. 9, 1869 and baptized Nov. 21, 1869. His parents were listed as Ludwig Klawiter and Luise Schauer of Neu Battrow. Sponsors were: Eduard Klaviter, Caroline Klaviter and Julius Klaviter. [SOURCE: LDS Film #1496971 - Evangelischen Kirche zu Battrow (Batrorowo)]
It is possible that Eduard, Caroline and Julius were Ludwig's siblings; this has not been proven one way or the other yet. The date of birth in this baptismal record does not match the birthdate that descendants had in their notes, but it is close. However, the clerk who wrote down this record made a mistake in posting Albert's mother's name on the wrong line, which was corrected later with numbers switching her name with another person's. This puts the clerk's accuracy that day into question.
The 1900 Federal Census in Montello, Marquette Co., WI, shows:
The 1905 Wisconsin Census in Montello, Marquette Co., WI, shows:
The 1910 Federal Census in Montello, Marquette Co., WI, shows:
The 1920 Federal Census in Montello, Marquette Co., WI, shows:
The 1930 Federal Census in Montello, Marquette Co., WI, shows:
Albert may have came to America on the ship Oldenbush on Mar. 10, 1891, landing at the port of Baltimore on Mar. 25, 1891 according to his naturalization petition Dec. 5, 1913. [SOURCE: Deborah Slager; I haven't seen this petition myself.] The census information above has several conflicting immigration dates.
Albert shares a tombstone with his wife in Montello, Marquette Co., WI. It reads: Albert Klawitter 1869-1937; Theresa 1866-1941.
Emil Ludwig Klawitter
b. May 14, 1871;
d. Feb. 19, 1950
|Go to Emil Klawitter's web page. Emil's parents lived in Battrow when he was born.|
Carl Ferdinand Klaviter
b. Apr. 13, 1874
|A Battrow district (Prussia) baptismal record shows that Carl Ferdinand Klaviter was born Apr. 13, 1874 and baptized May, 1874. His parents were listed as Ludwig Klaviter and Louise Schauer. Their residence was given as Illowo (which is not far from Cziskowo). Sponsors were Carl Riemer, Caroline Falk and [illegible] Braener (? not sure last name transcribed correctly). [SOURCE: LDS Film #1496971 - Evangelischen Kirche zu Battrow (Batrorowo)]|
Ernst Paul Klawitter
b. Jan. 6, 1885;
d. Oct. 14, 1951
|Descendants say he was born Jan. 6, 1885. He came to America with his parents in 1893 (see immigration information toward end of this web page). Go to his 1st Petition for Naturalization or his 2nd Petition to see confirmation of this date and other information. His first petition was denied; he filed again on June 23, 1923.
These forms give the following information: He was a farmer who lived in Buffalo Township (Marquette Co.), Wisconsin. He was born in Friedland, Germany. He came to America through the port of Baltimore, Md. on April 7, 1893 on the vessel "Kaiser Wilhelm" (having departed Bremen, Germany on or about March 24, 1893). His wife's name was Gusta. She was born May 27, 1883 at Mecan Township (Marquette Co.), Wisconsin.
By the time he filed his second petition, he had 9 children. These petitions list the following children (all born in Buffalo, Wis.): Esther (b. Feb. 3, 1907), Louise (b. Dec. 29, 1907), Dora (b. May 12, 1911), Ella (b. May 18, 1912), Della (b. June 29, 1913), Regina (b. Sept. 7, 1916), Oscar (b. June 24, 1918), Bernita (b. June 29, 1919) and Lascar (b. June 12, 1922).
The Declaration of Intention says Ernest Paul Klawitter had a fair complexion, 5 feet 7 inches tall, weight 145 lbs., brown hair, blue eyes.
A death record for his son, Herbert Earnest Paul Klawitter, says that Herbert was born Apr. 13, 1909, and died Apr. 27, 1909, at age 15 days of convulsions in Buffalo, Marquette Co., WI. Parents were listed as Earnest Klawitter and Gustie Ross (mother born in Germany). [Vol. 3A, p. 390 in Marquette Co., WI, death record]
In 1900, Ernst was living with his brother Albert (see census details).
The 1920 Federal Census in Buffalo, Marquette Co., WI, shows:
The 1930 Federal Census in Buffalo, Marquette Co., WI, shows:
The Family of Ernest's Wife - Auguste Ross:
The 1900 Federal Census in Montello, Marquette Co., WI, may show Ernest's future wife Auguste:
The 1910 Federal Census in Montello, Marquette Co., WI, shows people who may or may not be Ernest's wife's family:
The 1920 Federal Census in Montello, Marquette Co., WI, shows William Ross (who may or may not be Ludwig's son):
The 1930 Federal Census in Montello, Marquette Co., WI, shows:
The 1930 Federal Census in Montello, Marquette Co., WI, shows Will Ross (who may or may not be Ludwig's son):
He shares a tombstone with his wife in Montello East Cemetery which reads: Klawitter - Ernest - Jan 6., 1885, Oct. 14, 1951 and Augusta - May 27, 1883, Dec. 1, 1960.
Herman Rheinhold (Rinehold) Klawitter
b. Aug. 6, 1889;
d. June 1970
|Descendants say Herman (aka Hermann) was born Aug. 6, 1889 and came to
American with his parents in 1893 (see immigration entry below). He married twice. His first wife was Ella Gruetzmacher (b. Feb. 27, 1897, d. July 6, 1917); Ella died in giving birth to twins (one of the twins died at birth with his mother). His second wife was Emma Hildebrandt (b. Sept. 17, 1893, d. Jan. 7, 1979). They had at least seven children.
See his Petition for Naturalization (dated June 16, 1919) and Declaration of Intention (dated June 5, 1917) confirm his date of birth. One says that Ella was his wife (born at Beaver Dam, Wis.) and living in Montello in 1917, but had died by the time his Petition was filed in 1919. Ethel Klawitter (born July 6, 1917, at Montello and living at Waupun, Wis., in 1919) was named in the Petition.
A 1905 Wisconsin Census in Brooklyn, Green Lake Co., Wisconsin, shows:
A 1910 Federal Census in Trenton, Dodge Co., WI, shows Herman Klavetter as a "servant" in the household of John Millke [? surname hard to read] and John's wife and three of John's children. It says Herman is a farm laborer (age 20, born in Germany).
The 1920 Federal Census in Trenton, Dodge Co., WI, shows Herman Klawitter (widowed, age 30, immigrated in 1893, farm operator, born in Germany). He was the only one in his household.
The 1930 Federal Census in Trenton, Dodge Co., WI, shows:
A Social Security death index record on ancestry.com says Herman Klawitter was born Aug. 6, 1889 and died June 1970. It gave his last residence at Burnett, Dodge Co., WI. His brother's obituary says that Herman was living in Burnett. [Herman's brother, Emil, died in 1950.]
|The 1900 Federal Census (see below) said Ludwig's wife had eight children (four living that year). I have only found five of their children so far.|
|Immigration:||Ludwig Klawitter (farmer, age 50) and Luise
Klawitter (age 47) immigrated together on the Darmstadt ship, arriving
in New York on Apr. 5, 1893 and again in Baltimore on April 8. Their original port of departure was Bremen, and they gave their place of residence as Ziskowo on the New York passenger list and Flattow [may be mistranscribed; hard to read -- might be Flatau] on the Baltimore list. The Baltimore list gives Princeton, Wis. as their destination.
The New York passenger list shows Ludwig and Luise Klawitter (spelled Ludwik and Luijsa or Luisa Klaviter on the Baltimore list) traveling with:
1900 Federal Census
Mecan, Marquette Co., WI
|The 1900 Federal Census in Mecan, Marquette Co., WI, shows:
1905 Wisconsin Census Mecan, Marq. Co., WI
The 1905 Wisconsin Census in Mecan, Marq. Co., WI, shows:
Dec. 2, 1908
|A Marquette County, WI, death record says Ludwig was a farmer who was born Sept. 7, 1843 in Germany and died Dec. 2, 1908 of stomach cancer in Buffalo, Marquette Co., WI (duration of disease: 2 years). He was buried in Montello. This record gives his age at death as 65 years, 2 months and 25 days. [Vol. 3A, p. 513]|
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