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 Joseph Kleiss

Joseph Kleiss

Birth
France
Death 19 Mar 1924 (aged 76)
Muenster, Cooke County, Texas, USA
Burial Muenster, Cooke County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 14235341 · View Source
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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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  • Maintained by: loresann
  • Originally Created by: todd corbett
  • Added: 9 May 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 14235341
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Kleiss (10 Mar 1848–19 Mar 1924), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14235341, citing Sacred Heart Cemetery, Muenster, Cooke County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by loresann (contributor 46974783) .