William Friedrich Kletzien was married to Helene C. Oesau, who was born July 5, 1866 the daughter of Simon Heinrich Oesau and Margaretha Arens Oesau in the town ship of New Holstein, Calumet Co. Wisconsin. SHe was born and lived on her father's farm, attended the district school where she proved to be an excellent student and on achieving her majority went to Chicago and with the aid of friends found employment as a domestic, in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Seymour Walton, whose home was one of culture and refinement. She visualized her opportunity for self-development, worked with fervor and diligence, that did not escape the notice of her employers. She was encouraged by them and so made the most of her new environment. She was so employed for four years, where upon she returned to her home to be married on September 29, 1891. She took with her a picture of life that might be achieved, if not for herself and her husband to be, then perhaps for her children with whom she might be blessed. To that end, and with the diligent and loving support of her husband, they strove toward that ideal. Theirs was a life of sacrifice, of labor punctuated with times of silent joy, perseverance, steadfast integrity and a deep abiding faith. They lived to see and celebrate their Golden Wedding anniversary on September 29, 1941 amongst family and a few friends. Death came to her dear husband within less than three months. She survived her husband for nearly twelve years reacing into her eighty eighth year, calm, composed, and recalling her child-hood days and in a moment of quiet departed into eternal life on September 17, 1953 and is buried next to her husband in the New Holstein Cemetery.