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Herman Klugkist
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Birth: Mar. 17, 1892
Bedum Municipality
Groningen, Netherlands
Death: Aug. 16, 1918
Kitsap County
Washington, USA

He was born in March 1892 as Harmannus in the tiny country community Westerdijkshorn, about a mile northwest of the village Bedum, the seat of the municipality with the same name, in the northwestern central part of the Dutch northeastern province Groningen. He is the first of two sons of farmer Hendrik Jacob Klugkist and Louwina van Zijl, who married a week before his birth.

On 27 March 1896 Hermanner (4 y) arrived with his parents, farmer Hendrik Klugkist (32 y) and Lowina (32 y),his brother Jan (3 y), his grandparents Harmanner (56 y) and Pieterke (55 y) and his aunt Grietje Klugkist (33 y), on the SS Southwark, which had departed from Antwerp, at the harbor of New York, Ellis Island. Their destination is Manhattan, Gallatin County, in the southwestern part of Montana.

His mother Louwina must have died before June 1900, very probably in Gallatin County, Montana.

In June 1900 Herman (8 y) lived with his father, farm laborer Harry Klugkist (36 y,), his brother John (7 y) and his grandparents, farmer H Klugkist (61 y) and Pieterke (60 y) in the former town Salesville, since 1927 called Gallatin Gateway, in the western part of Gallatin County.

In 1910 Herman (18 y) lived with his father Henry Klugkist (46 y), his brother John (17 y) and his grandfather Herman Klugkist (71 y) in the small community Denver, about 10 miles northwest of Grangeville, the seat of Idaho County, in the north central part of Idaho.

Herman Klugkist enlisted on 31 May 1918 the US Navy as a seaman 2nd class and died during his service on 16 August 1918 in the harbour city Bremerton on the Kitsap Peninsula in the Puget Sound of the Pacific Ocean, Washington, from a respiratory disease or pneumonia at the age of 26 years.
He is buried at the National Cemetery in San Francisco, California.
Family links: 
  Henry Klugkist (1864 - 1925)
  Louwina Van Zijl Klugkist (1864 - ____)
  Herman Klugkist (1892 - 1918)
  John Klugkist (1893 - ____)*
*Calculated relationship
San Francisco National Cemetery
San Francisco
San Francisco County
California, USA
Plot: A, 5
Maintained by: Peter Hakze
Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Mar 04, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 3532417
Herman Klugkist
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Herman Klugkist
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Herman Klugkist
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