Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Freemans in:
 • Laurel Hill Cemetery
 • Philadelphia
 • Philadelphia County
 • Pennsylvania
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial! Advertisement
Cornelia Klett Freeman
Learn about sponsoring this memorial...
Birth: May 18, 1837
Death: Jun. 16, 1919

From Find A Grave contributor Mary Klett: Cornelia was her Great Great Aunt

"She was married twice, first to Charles M. Gibson and then to George M. Freeman, both of whom are buried close to her. Her granddaughters also are buried in that group"

The stones in this group are (from Right to Left:

Charles M. Gibson (1837-1867)
Cornelia Klett Freeman (1837-1919)
George M. Freeman (1825-1898)
Cornelia Lynah Clattenburg (1885-1964)
Albert Edwin Clattenburg, D.D. (1875-1951)
George Frederick Clattenburg (1909-1909). This one is not in the group photo, but should be included in this list.
~~~~~~~~
An update from Mary Klett on 11/7/14:

"The two girls buried next to her in Laurel Hill are her Granddaughters; Cornelia's daughter is Maria Klett Gibson. Maria Klett Gibson has a colorful past. She married Charles Cotesworth Pinckney Norris - the two daughters are from him. They divorced and Maria later married Robert Smith. There's quite an interesting story behind it. Apparently Maria was a very fashionable woman. She was blonde, tall and slender. She eloped with a Cavalier Smith, both of them leaving town after telling their ex-spouses a different story. Detectives were hired to look for them. The article about this elopement can be found at the California Digital Newspaper Collection site - freely accessed. http://cdnc.ucr.edu or you can search through Google with this string: HONOLULU TOO WARM FOR THEM. Philadelphia Society Elopers Return. It's fascinating reading. I wish I could find a picture of Maria. She died in 1939 in Stondon Massey, Essex, UK. I'm trying to find out more information as to where she is buried."

Thanks, Mary!!! Great addition to this bio!
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Christoph Frederich Klett (1794 - 1859)
  Maria Reakirt Klett (1796 - 1857)
 
 Spouses:
  Charles Maitland Gibson (1837 - 1867)
  George M. Freeman (1825 - 1898)
 
 Children:
  Maria Klett Gibson Smith (1861 - 1939)*
  Charles Frederick Klett Gibson (1864 - 1882)*
 
 Siblings:
  Catharine Klett Bickley (1817 - 1869)*
  Charles S Klett (1818 - 1823)*
  William Klett (1821 - 1823)*
  Frederick Klett (1823 - 1823)*
  Maria Klett (1824 - 1826)*
  Theophilus Klett (1826 - 1827)*
  Frederick Klett (1827 - 1869)*
  Emma Maria Klett Baker (1830 - 1908)*
  Mary B Klett Gibson (1833 - 1896)*
  Cornelia Klett Freeman (1837 - 1919)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Laurel Hill Cemetery
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section W Lot 169
 
Created by: Ellen Johnson
Record added: Dec 03, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 101652385
Cornelia <i>Klett</i> Freeman
Added by: Mary Jean Klett
 
Cornelia <i>Klett</i> Freeman
Added by: Ellen Johnson
 
Cornelia <i>Klett</i> Freeman
Added by: Ellen Johnson
 
 
There is 1 more photo not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.


- Judy Curnell
 Added: Sep. 2, 2014
Rest in peace Aunt Cornelia.
- Mary Jean Klett
 Added: Mar. 28, 2013
 
 
 Advertisement

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service