|Birth: ||May 29, 1907|
|Death: ||Oct. 31, 2002|
Adam was the seventh child of Adam and Louise Klein, and their first born in the United States. Louise gave birth to Adam only two months after arriving in Fresno, California. Adam changed the spelling of his last name from Klein to Kline as a young adult, because he had a first cousin also named Adam Klein living in Fresno County, and it caused much confusion.
As a small child, Adam's family lived in what was known as "Rooshian Town" in Fresno. The family moved to a farm near Biola when Zapps Park closed, and his father lost his job. This set the stage for many members of the family to farm vineyards just outside of Fresno. As a young adult, Adam worked from Stockton to Bakersfield. He had jobs with Singer Sewing Machine Company, and Bragg's Butane. He met Evelyn Hart, and married her in Bakersfield on February 18, 1929. They had two daughters, Jackie and Donna. After struggling through the Depression, Adam finally began farming his own vineyard and began a long career of which he was extremely proud. Adam and Evelyn had many of their happiest years at their ranch on Dower Ave. They sold the ranch in 1975, and retired to Morro Bay, where they had a vacation home for many years. Adam and Evelyn returned to Fresno to be close to family when Evelyn was diagnosed with Alzheimers. Adam is remembered by his family for his constant and loving care he gave his wife through her long journey.
After Evelyn's passing, Adam also had to deal with his own battle with Alzheimers and did his best to fight it with dignity. He will always be remembered by his children and grandchildren as the shining example of a life lived well, with great devotion to all of his family and friends.
Adam Klein (1868 - 1959)
Louise Meier Klein (1868 - 1953)
Evelyn Elsa Hart Kline (1911 - 1997)*
Jacqueline Mae Kline Duncan (1930 - 2012)*
Mary Katharina Klein Wagner (1891 - 1993)*
Peter R. Klein (1893 - 1975)*
Henry Klein (1898 - 1973)*
Marie Klein Hudman (1900 - 1952)*
Margaret Klein Smith (1902 - 2002)*
Lois Klein Hauff (1905 - 1988)*
Adam Kline (1907 - 2002)
Anne Klein Koch (1909 - 1996)*
Conrad Johan Klein (1911 - 1998)*
Elsa Klein Springer (1914 - 2006)*
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Created by: Steve4History
Record added: Jun 11, 2009
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