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 Alice M. <I>Ponsness</I> Kleckner

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Alice M. Ponsness Kleckner

  • Birth 4 Feb 1909 Badger, Webster County, Iowa, USA
  • Death 3 Mar 2003 Madisonville, Hopkins County, Kentucky, USA
  • Burial Madisonville, Hopkins County, Kentucky, USA
  • Memorial ID 65045348

Messenger, The (Madisonville, KY) - March 4, 2003 (Information regarding death & funeral.)
Deceased Name: Alice M. Kleckner, MADISONVILLE, Ky.
(See newspaper.)

Messenger, The (Madisonville, KY) - March 5, 2003 (Information in obituary.)
Deceased Name: Alice M. Kleckner, Madisonville, Ky.
Died at age of 94, Monday, March 3, 2003, at Regional Medical Center in Madisonville.
Born: Feb. 4, 1909, in Badger, Iowa.
Parents: Lars L. Ponsness & Bertha Suvde Braland Ponsness.
Member of: First United Methodist Church.
Preceded in death by her husband, Glenn S. Kleckner, March 8, 1960; and 10 brothers and sisters.
She is survived by 3 daughters, 8 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services: Thursday, in the chapel of Harris Funeral Home, in Madisonville.
Burial: Odd Fellows Cemetery, in Madisonville.
(See newspaper for additional information.)

Family history: "Pundsnes 1868 Ponsness" by Harold and Gladys Ponsness, Paola, Kansas 1983.
Lars L. Ponsness and Bertha Johanna Suvde Braland (Son of Lars J. Ponsness).
One of the children listed for Lars L and Bertha Johanna Ponsness was Alice Marie Ponsness, born 4 Feb. 1909, and married Glenn Stanley Kleckner. There were 3 children listed for this couple.
U.S., Social Security Death Index
Name: Alice M. Kleckner
Last Residence: 42431 Madisonville, Hopkins, Kentucky
Born: 4 Feb 1909
Died: 3 Mar 2003
SSN issued: Kentucky (1960)

Iowa, Marriage Records, 1923-1937
Iowa State Department of Health.............168 [page#?]
Return of Marriage to Clerk of District Court
Bride: Alice M. Ponsness.
Alice was born in Badger, Iowa, living in Badger at the time of the marriage, on 5 July 1928, in Badger, Iowa. She was 20 years old and this was her 1st marriage. Her parents were listed as Lars & Bertha J. (Braland) Ponsness.
Groom: Glen S. Kleckner.
Glen was born in Davis, Illinois, he was living in Leon, Iowa, and was 33 years old and this was his 1st marriage. Glen's parents were Hiram & Minnie J. (Kiester) Kleckner.
Witness of Marriage: Tanner Jacobson & Lewis Ponsness.

1910 Federal Census for Badger Township, Webster County, Iowa.
Ponsness, Lars L., Head, age 52, M1, married 22 years, born in Norway, both parents born in Norway, immigration 1868, Naturalized, Farmer, Gen Farming.
Ponsness, Bertha, Wife, age 40, M1, married 22 years, 10 children born, 9 children living, born in Illinois, both parents born in Norway.
Ponsness, Alice, daughter, age 1 2/12, born in Iowa, father born in Norway, mother born in Illinois.
Other children of Lars and Bertha in the same household were: Isabel, age 22; Lewis, age 19; Jonas, age 16; Raymond [Reinhardt], age 14; Mabel, age 12; Leonard, age 11; Myrtle, age 7; Rachel, age 4. All the children were born in Iowa and single.

1920 US Federal Census, Badger, Webster County, Iowa.
Lars Ponsness, age 60, and wife Bertha Ponsness, age 50, were still in Badger, and Bertha had given birth to another child between 1910 and 1920. The child was listed as a son, Lloyd, age 7. The other children still in the household were: Isabel, age 31; Reinhardt, age 24; Myrtle, age 16; Rachel, age 14; Alice, age 10. All the children were single and born in Iowa.

Iowa, State Census Collection, 1836-1925, lines: 127-132
Date: 1 January 1925, State Census, Badger, Webster County, Iowa.
Lars L. Ponness, Head, M, W, 67, M, father: Lars Ponness, born in Norway, mother's maiden name Segogall Margrtha, born in Norway, parents marriage in Norway.
Bertha J. Ponness, Wife, F, W, 55, M, Father Sovde, Ton, born in Norway, mother Rasmasson Engborg, born in Norway, Marriage in Illinois.
The children in the household were: Myrtle E., age 21; Rachel P., age 19; Alice M., age 15; Loyde E., age 12.
[Note: names of parents, places of birth and places of marriage are on the next census page, which is the 2nd half of the census listing. Bertha's mother's first name looks like Engborg not Ingborg. See the actual census for additional information.]

1930 US Federal Census, Paola, Miami County, Kansas.
Glen S Kleckner, Head, age 34, Married, 1st marriage at age 32, born in Illinois, both parents born in Illinois, Engineer, Steam shovel.
Alice Kleckner, Wife, age 21, Married, 1st marriage at age 19, born in Iowa, father born in Norway, mother born in Illinois.
Geraldine Kleckner, Daughter, age 8 months, S, born in Iowa, father born in Illinois, mother born in Iowa.
Minnie J. Kleckner, Mother, age 65, Widow, born in Illinois, both parents born in Pennsylvania.

Information Compliments of Jan Fenter





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  • Added: 1 Feb 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 65045348
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Alice M. Ponsness Kleckner (4 Feb 1909–3 Mar 2003), Find A Grave Memorial no. 65045348, citing Odd Fellows Cemetery, Madisonville, Hopkins County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Carl Lansden (contributor 46968416) .