|Birth: ||Mar. 9, 1852|
|Death: ||Aug. 3, 1906|
Sophia is in an unmarked grave as shown by the windmill in top photo. Location of grave found by cemetery plot map.
Died, at 2 o'clock Friday morning, August 3, 1906, after a lingering illness, at St. John's hospital, Mrs. Sophia Kleinfeldt, wife of Henry Kleinfeldt, aged 54 years. The decedent is survived by her husband; three sons, Henry, Richard and Williams, all of this city; two daughters, Mrs. J. E. Bilderbach and Mrs. Dora Dauphin; three brothers and one sister, residing in Germany. Mrs. Kleinfeldt was born in Germany March 9, 1852. She came to this country twenty-three years ago. The funeral will be held at the residence, 1136 First street. The interment will be made in Oak Ridge cemetery.
IL State Journal, Springfield, IL Aug 4&5, 1906
Sophia Kleinfeldt arrived in New York, from Hamburg, Germany, on July 31, 1883 on a ship named, "Westphalia". She was accompanied by her sons Henry (age 3) and Richard (age 2). Presumably, her other two sons, Paul and Lewis, died before she left Germany, as no records have been found of their presence in America.
Her husband, Henry, Sr., was not with them in 1883. This was not unusual for the time. Families often immigrated to the U.S. a few at a time, as finances permitted. Henry did not come to the United States until 1886.
Additional bio info contributed by Al Johnson (#47442150)
Henry Kleinfeldt (____ - 1909)
George Kleinfeldt (____ - 1889)*
William Kleinfeldt (____ - 1911)*
Henry Kleinfeldt (1879 - 1955)*
Oak Ridge Cemetery
Plot: Block 21, Sec 8, G, 14; unmarked
Maintained by: BjJ
Originally Created by: Charles W Brown
Record added: Sep 23, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 30013994
Added: Jul. 9, 2016