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LTC Christopher Kleinz
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Birth: 1819
Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
Death: Oct. 9, 1877
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

Tavern keeper
537 S. Second Street, 3rd Ward

He was buried at 6th Street Union Cemetery, but that cemetery was sold in 1970 for use as a supermarket site. Although the burials were moved to Philadelphia Memorial Park, Chester County, PA, Christopher Kleinz had already been moved to Mount Vernon 26 April 1887.

1877-10-13; Paper: Philadelphia Inquirer
"KLEINZ - On the 10th instant, Colonel CHRISTOPHER KLEINZ, in the fifty-eighth year of his age.
The relatives and friends, also Herman Lodge, No. 125, A. Y. M.: DeKalb Lodge, No. 173, I. O. of O. F: Germania Lodge, No. 71, K. of P.: Pocahontas tribe, No. 5, I. O. R. M,: First Company Black Hussars, and other societies of which he was a member, are respectfully invited to attend his funeral, on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 14, at 2 o'clock, from his late residence, No. 837 S. Second street. Interment at 6th Street Union Cemetery Vault."

1877-10-11; Paper: Philadelphia Inquirer
Lieutenant-Colonel Christopher Kleinz, captain of the Black Hussars, died yesterday morning at his residence on Second street, below Queen, in the fifty-eighth year of his age. The deceased officer was well and favorably known to this city, especially among our citizens of German birth. At the commencement of the rebellion he entered the service as commander of Company E, Fifth Pennsylvania Cavalry, and by his bravery rose through the several gradations to the position of lieutenant-colonel. After the capture of Richmond and surrender of Lee, the Fifth Cavalry, was, by an order fro the War Department, consolidated with the Third Pennsylvania cavalry, and Colonel Kleinz, in June 1865, was honorably mustered out of the service. By his coolness and judgment he, on more than one occasion, distinguished himself in such a manner as to call forth the special commendation of his commanders. Colonel Kleinz was actively connected with various organizations of a business and social nature, but of late he had been more prominently before the public as captain of the Black Hussars, a cavalry organization in the lower section of the city, and which through his watchfulness and discipline, is one of our best corps of citizen soldiers. When the late riots of Pittsburgh compelled the State authorities to call for troops, Colonel Kleinz was among the first to offer his services, and during all that period of excitement and terror, he acquitted himself in the most praiseworthy manner. It is believed that his death, which was from typhoid pneumonia, is party due to the exposure he underwent at Pittsburgh, accelerated by a heavy cold he caught recently in the East Park during the review if troops. Personally Colonel Kleinz was of a genial and generous disposition, and he was universally esteemed by those who knew him.
Company I, Second Regiment, held a special meeting yesterday, and decided to be present at the funeral, which will take place Sunday afternoon. The Black Hussars will hold a meeting this evening, to make arrangements for the funeral. The veterans of the Fifth Pennsylvania Cavalry will also attend the funeral of their deceased comrade."

Frank Purvenas, wrote:
Christopher Kleinz was born 17 Jan 1820 in Nassau, Deggendorf, Bayern, Germany.
Christopher and John F. Kleinz were both US Civil
War veterans.
Family links: 
  Juliana W. Grier Kleinz (1824 - 1895)
  John Frank Kleinz (1844 - 1907)*
*Calculated relationship
Mount Vernon Cemetery
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Maintained by: Mary Harrell-Sesniak
Originally Created by: Meges
Record added: Sep 11, 2010
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LTC Christopher Kleinz
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LTC Christopher Kleinz
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- Russ Dodge
 Added: Jul. 24, 2014
Thank you for your service to our country.
- Meges
 Added: Jul. 15, 2012
Just a memorial for the man who brought our family to America- thank you!
- Hillary Smith
 Added: Jun. 23, 2011

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