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Joseph Kleiss
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Birth: Mar. 10, 1848, France
Death: Mar. 19, 1924
Muenster
Cooke County
Texas, USA

Joseph was born in Vilsberg, Moselle, France, which later became part of Germany. The family immigrated and settled in Pesotum, Champaign County, Illinois. He met and married Maria Hettinger there. There were seven children from this marriage. Joseph did not like the harsh winters of the north and continually sought a milder climate. At first he and the family moved to Muenster just during the long cold winters. They did that for several years before settling in Muenster as permanent residents. Joseph and Maria donated the large Crucifixion Group to the Cemetery in 1917 at a cost of $1800.00. For the time that was a lot of money. Of the seven children all are buried in Sacred Heart Cemetery except for George who died as an infant in Pesotum before they left and Rose who became Sr. Anastasia, an Ursuline nun and died in 1966 in Springfield, Illinois.
 
 
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 Parents:
  George Kleiss (1824 - 1891)
  Dorothea 'Dora' Ecker Kleiss (1829 - 1901)
 
 Spouse:
  Maria Anna Hettinger Kleiss (1847 - 1928)
 
 Children:
  George Kleiss (1875 - 1876)*
  Anastasia (Rose) Kleiss (1876 - 1966)*
  Michael Joseph Kleiss (1877 - 1937)*
  Anna Mary Kleiss Vogel (1879 - 1967)*
  Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Kleiss Cler (1880 - 1962)*
  Helena Kleiss (1882 - 1969)*
  Mary Dorothy Kleiss (1885 - 1925)*
 
 Siblings:
  Joseph Kleiss (1848 - 1924)
  Katherine Kleiss Kappes (1850 - 1903)*
  George Kleiss (1852 - 1855)*
  William M. 'Bill' Kleiss (1855 - 1930)*
  Frank Kleiss (1857 - 1940)*
  Mary Magdalena Kleiss Rund (1861 - 1926)*
  Michael William Kleiss (1864 - 1921)*
  John Kleiss (1866 - 1953)*
  Charles Anthony 'C A' Kleiss (1869 - 1941)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Sacred Heart Cemetery
Muenster
Cooke County
Texas, USA
 
Maintained by: loresann
Originally Created by: todd corbett
Record added: May 09, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14235341
Joseph Kleiss
Added by: J Vogel
 
Joseph Kleiss
Added by: loresann
 
Joseph Kleiss
Added by: todd corbett
 
 
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From all the Kleiss descendents, may you rest in peace.
- J Vogel
 Added: Jun. 9, 2009
 
 
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