Richard Herbert Klease

M, b. 1900, d. 1965
  • Richard Herbert Klease was born in 1900 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Herman Frederick William Klease and Marie Minnie Louise Wilhelmina (Mary) Reinke.
  • At the age of 28 years, Richard Herbert Klease married Gladys May Ellis in 1928 in Queensland.
  • Richard Herbert Klease was mentioned in the obituary of his father, Herman Frederick William Klease, on 20 August 1928. The Brisbane Courier reported - "Another link with the early history of the district was broken by the death, on July 28, at his residence, at Bergen, of Mr. Herman Frederick William Klease, aged 60 years. The late Mr. Klease had resided at Bergen for the past 40 years. He was born in Germany, but left that country with his parents when he was 5 years of age arriving in Australia in 1872. After residing for a short period in Rockhampton, the family shifted to the Downs, where, at the age of 21, the late Mr. Klease was married to Miss Mary Reinke, and the young couple settled at Bergen, where Mr. Klease had taken up land, on which he had resided ever since. He is survived by a widow and grown-up family of nine sons and two daughters; namely: William (Nambour), Walter (Goombungee), Fred and George (Toowoomba), Richard and Eric (Bergen), Jack (Newcastle), Herman (Meringandan), and Percy (Crow's Nest). The daughters are: Mrs. Fred Richter (Bergen) and Miss Mabel Klease (Bergen); also 27 grandchildren. The funeral took place from the deceased late residence, at Bergen, to the Goombungee Cemetery, where Pastor Prenzier officiated at the grave."
  • Richard Herbert Klease appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Crow's Nest. He was a labourer.
  • Richard Herbert Klease died in 1965 in Queensland.

Vera Klease

F, b. 13 August 1915, d. 30 November 1996
  • Vera Klease was born on 13 August 1915.
  • At the age of 20 years, Vera Klease married Walter Ferdinand Hartwig, son of Jacob Joshua Hartwig and Anna Henriette Pukallus, in 1936 in Queensland.
  • Vera Klease was listed as the next of kin of Walter Ferdinand Hartwig when he enlisted in the Australian Army on 26 June 1942 in Crow's Nest. He was living at Crow's Nest at the time he enlisted and gave his wife Vera as his next of kin. He was discharged 21 Oct 1945 from the 7th Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps with the rank of Private.
  • Vera Klease and Walter Ferdinand Hartwig appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Plainby. Walter was a labourer.
  • On 7 January 1964,her husband, Walter Ferdinand Hartwig died in Queensland at age 50.
  • Vera Klease died on 30 November 1996 at age 81.
  • She was buried on 3 December 1996 in Crow's Nest Cemetery.

Walter Adolf Klease

M, b. 1892, d. 1962
  • Walter Adolf Klease was born in 1892 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Herman Frederick William Klease and Marie Minnie Louise Wilhelmina (Mary) Reinke.
  • Walter Adolf Klease appeared on the Electoral Roll with Herman Frederick William Klease and Marie Minnie Louise Wilhelmina (Mary) Reinke in 1913 in Bergen. Herman was a farmer. Son Walter also farmed at Bergen.
  • At the age of 21 years, Walter Adolf Klease married Henrietta Louisa Noske, daughter of August Ludwig Noske and Wilhelmina Paulina Patzwald, in 1913 in Queensland.
  • Walter Adolf Klease was mentioned in the obituary of his father, Herman Frederick William Klease, on 20 August 1928. The Brisbane Courier reported - "Another link with the early history of the district was broken by the death, on July 28, at his residence, at Bergen, of Mr. Herman Frederick William Klease, aged 60 years. The late Mr. Klease had resided at Bergen for the past 40 years. He was born in Germany, but left that country with his parents when he was 5 years of age arriving in Australia in 1872. After residing for a short period in Rockhampton, the family shifted to the Downs, where, at the age of 21, the late Mr. Klease was married to Miss Mary Reinke, and the young couple settled at Bergen, where Mr. Klease had taken up land, on which he had resided ever since. He is survived by a widow and grown-up family of nine sons and two daughters; namely: William (Nambour), Walter (Goombungee), Fred and George (Toowoomba), Richard and Eric (Bergen), Jack (Newcastle), Herman (Meringandan), and Percy (Crow's Nest). The daughters are: Mrs. Fred Richter (Bergen) and Miss Mabel Klease (Bergen); also 27 grandchildren. The funeral took place from the deceased late residence, at Bergen, to the Goombungee Cemetery, where Pastor Prenzier officiated at the grave."
  • Walter Adolf Klease and Henrietta Louisa Noske appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1930 and 1934 living at Goombungee. He was a farmer.
  • Walter Adolf Klease died in 1962 in Queensland.

Alice Louisa Klein

F, b. 1912, d. 1997

Amelia Magdelina Klein

F, b. 19 March 1873, d. 3 May 1948

Andrew Klein

M, b. 7 November 1857, d. 23 August 1915

Catherine Caroline Klein

F, b. 17 March 1868, d. 22 September 1943
  • Catherine Caroline Klein was born on 17 March 1868 in Highfileds, Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Christian (Christie) Klein and Catherina Friedricka Holzwarth.
  • At the age of 18 years, Catherine Caroline Klein married John Carr in 1887 in Queensland.
  • Catherine Caroline Klein died on 22 September 1943 in Brisbane at age 75.

Charlie Klein

M, b. 1902

Christian (Christie) Klein

M, b. 1833, d. 28 November 1910
  • Christian (Christie) Klein was born in 1833 in Germany.
  • He was the son of Johan (Martin) Klein and Maria Menz.
  • Christian (Christie) Klein immigrated in 1853 to Sydney with Johan (Martin) Klein and Maria Menz. John Martin 48, Maria 44 and their sons Christian 19 and John George 14 travelled on the Johan Caesar.
  • At the age of 27 years, Christian (Christie) Klein married Catherina Friedricka Holzwarth on 24 January 1860 in Queensland.
  • On 12 September 1907,his wife, Catherina Friedricka Holzwarth died in Queensland at age 62.
  • Christian (Christie) Klein died on 28 November 1910 in Kleinton, Queensland.
  • He was buried in Meringandan Cemetery.

Children of Christian (Christie) Klein and Catherina Friedricka Holzwarth

Edna Klein

F, b. 16 June 1909, d. 15 November 1999

Edward Klein

M, b. circa 1890

Edward Klein

M, b. circa 1870

Edward (Ted) Klein

M, b. 1887
  • Edward (Ted) Klein was born in 1887 in Meringandan. It appears the birth was never registered. He may have had the second name of Theodore.
  • He was the son of Christian (Christie) Klein and Catherina Friedricka Holzwarth.
  • At the age of 21 years, Edward (Ted) Klein married Annie Mary Montgomery on 29 April 1908 in Queensland.
  • Edward (Ted) Klein and Annie Mary Montgomery appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Kleinton. Edward was a farmer and Mary Emma carried out home duties. His brothers Fred and John also farmed at Kleinton.
  • Circa 1916 When their daughter Eileen Joyce was a baby, Edward left the family. He was last seen in Brisbane in 1938 where he was living and working.
  • In 1929,Edward (Ted) Klein's son, Leonard Frances Klein was buried in Douglas Cemetery.
  • In 1932 Annie & Edward's marriage was dissolved when:-
    "His Honour made absolute a decree nisi granted to Annie Mary Klein, on June 15 last, for the dissolution of her marriage with Edward Klein, on the ground of desertion". Annie was living at Water Street, Toowoomba at the time and Edward was a farmer of Meringandan.

Children of Edward (Ted) Klein and Annie Mary Montgomery

Eileen (Joyce) Klein

F, b. 18 June 1915
  • Eileen (Joyce) Klein was born on 18 June 1915 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Edward (Ted) Klein and Annie Mary Montgomery.
  • At the age of 24 years, 6 months and 2 days, Eileen (Joyce) Klein married Albert Barr on 20 December 1939 in Queensland.

Elsie May Klein

F, b. 1909, d. 1991

Emma Louisa Klein

F, b. 21 January 1907, d. 14 September 1998

Eric Klein

M, b. 25 April 1904, d. 16 September 1990
  • Eric Klein was born on 25 April 1904 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Johann George Klein and Marie Louise Deuble.
  • Eric Klein died on 16 September 1990 at age 86.
  • He was buried in Evergreen Cemetery.

Ernistena Caroline Elsie Klein

F, b. 16 December 1878, d. 16 January 1959
  • Ernistena Caroline Elsie Klein was also known as Ernistena Caroline Elsie Gesler.
  • She was born on 16 December 1878 in Queensland. In 1923 her name was re registered as Ernistena Gesler, daughter of George Otto Gesler and Mary Pauline Klein.
  • She was the daughter of Maria (Mary) Paulina Klein.
  • At the age of 21 years, Ernistena Caroline Elsie Klein married Frederick William Rose, son of Gottfried Rose and Auguste Rohde, in 1900 in Queensland.
  • Ernistena Caroline Elsie Klein appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Douglas. She carried out domestic duties. Her husband Frederick was not listed on the roll
    . Frederick William Rose.
  • Ernistena Caroline Elsie Klein and Frederick William Rose appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Douglas. Frederick was a farmer and Ernstine carried out home duties.
  • Ernistena Caroline Elsie Klein died on 16 January 1959 in Queensland at age 80.

Children of Ernistena Caroline Elsie Klein and Frederick William Rose

Ernst Gottbiel Heinrich Klein

M, b. 22 July 1875, d. 17 October 1893

Florence Catherine Klein

F, b. 1910, d. 1995

Franz Klein

M, b. 28 November 1863, d. 8 December 1942

Frederick Adam Klein

M, b. 1894, d. 1973

Frederick Albert Klein

M, b. 22 July 1885, d. 3 August 1952
  • Frederick Albert Klein was born on 22 July 1885 in Meringandan.
  • He was the son of Christian (Christie) Klein and Catherina Friedricka Holzwarth.
  • At the age of 25 years, Frederick Albert Klein married Louise Gless in 1911 in Queensland.
  • Frederick Albert Klein and Louise Gless appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1913 and 1930 living at Kleinton. Fred was a farmer and Lousie carried out home duties.
  • Frederick Albert Klein died on 3 August 1952 in Kleinton, Queensland, at age 67.
  • He was buried on 4 August 1952 in Cabarlah Cemetery. LUTH1-00J-0028.

Child of Frederick Albert Klein and Louise Gless

George Wilhelm Klein

M, b. 12 February 1893, d. 28 October 1949
  • George Wilhelm Klein was born on 12 February 1893 in Queensland. His mother died nine days after his birth from septiciaemia.
  • He was the son of Johann George Klein and Johanna Louise (Hannah) Reinke.
  • George Wilhelm Klein died on 28 October 1949 in Queensland at age 56.

Gladys Alice Klein

F, b. 1896

Heinrich Klein

M, b. circa 1900

Jacob Karl Klein

M, b. 1897, d. 1901

Johan (Martin) Klein

M, b. circa 1802, d. 15 August 1876
  • Johan (Martin) Klein was born circa 1802 in Kurhessen, Gremany.
  • Johan (Martin) Klein married Maria Menz on 24 May 1831 in Kurhessen, Gremany.
  • Johan (Martin) Klein and Maria Menz immigrated to Sydney in 1853. John Martin 48, Maria 44 and their sons Christian 19 and John George 14 travelled on the Johan Caesar.
  • On 2 October 1875,his wife, Maria Menz died in Irishtown (Harlaxton), Queensland, at age 67.
  • Johan (Martin) Klein died on 15 August 1876 in Irishtown (Harlaxton), Queensland.

Children of Johan (Martin) Klein and Maria Menz

Johann (Michael) Klein

M, b. 6 June 1831, d. 10 February 1870
  • Johann (Michael) Klein was born on 6 June 1831 in Kurhessen, Germany.
  • He was the son of Johan (Martin) Klein and Maria Menz.
  • At the age of 25 years, 2 months and 11 days, Johann (Michael) Klein married Anna Maria (Mary) Anding on 17 August 1856 in Kurhessen, Germany.
  • Johann (Michael) Klein and Anna Maria (Mary) Anding immigrated to Sydney between September 1856 and November 1857. Details of their immigration have not be found.
  • Johann (Michael) Klein was murdered by John Alexander Herrlich on 10 February 1870 in Cedar Scrub at age 38. The Darling Downs Gazette reported:- : "John Alexander Herrlich was brought up at the Police Court on Tuesday last, charged with the wilful murder of Michael Klein at the Cedar Scrub, near Perseverance Station, on the 12th day of February last. The prisoner appeared to be suffering from extreme exhaustion, and was accommodated with a seat during the examination. Sub-Inspector Harris conducted the case for the Crown.
    Acting Sub-Inspector McCarthy said he apprehended the prisoner between 10 and 11 o'clock at night on Friday, the 8th April last, at a house on the Highfields road, about twelve miles from Toowoomba ; produced the warrant, and said to prisoner- "The charge against yon is that, on the 12th day of February last, you did unlawfully kill one Michael Klein near the Cedar Scrub at Perseverance Station ;" prisoner paused for a few seconds, after which he said, "I came to these people to give myself up ;" witness brought him next day to Toowoomba, and confined him in the watch house. By the Bench: I arrested the prisoner between 10 and 11 o'clock at night at Jost Kahler's house on the Highfields road ; four other men were present, namely, Murray, Heinrich Kahler, Jost Kahler, and another German, whom he (witness) did not know. Examination by Mr Sub-inspector Harris continued: On 12th April witness and Acting-Sergeant Shea proceeded again to Highfields, and saw the gun now produced taken from beneath some bark at the rear of Heinrich Kahler's house and in close proximity to where the prisoner was apprehended; believed the gun to be loaded in both barrels, as the nipples were capped and the ramrod would not go down the whole length of the barrel ; could not at present say what the barrels contained. The Court adjourned for a few minutes in order to give Sergeant Shea sufficient time to draw the charges, but as the operation occupied the court some considerable period, the gun was taken to the watch-house, and subsequently unloaded in the presence of McCarthy. The Police Magistrate having read over the evidence of the previous witness, inquired of the prisoner whether he had any intention to ask questions, and the prisoner replied that the only questions he would ask would be put in the Court. Catherine Frances Ambrose, daughter of Mrs. Kynock of Perseverance Station, said she had known the prisoner for some time past ; remembered seeing him at his hut in the Perseverance Scrub about December last, and had a convention with him in reference to the Kleins ; he said, "When will the Kliens be out again,'' and witnessed answered, "They will be out next week ;" prisoner then remarked, "If I catch them taking away any more of my cedar, this time by God I will shoot him ;" Michael and George Klein were the only persons taking cedar from the scrub at that time, and to the best of her belief she thought he intended to shoot Michael Klien: knew the gun produced, having seen it frequently in the prisoner's possession; know it particularly by the stock, as the witness lent him the tools to make it with ; had no doubt whatever that the gun belonged to the prisoner; saw the dead body of Michael Klien being conveyed from the scrub in a spring cart on the Sunday after the murder. William Kane said that in the month of January last he was in the employment of Mrs Kynoch, of Perseverance Station; was sent to the Cedar Scrub at that time by Mrs Kynoch for a load of cedar, and saw the prisoner; when he first came up to witness he said, "You knock off; I will not allow any person to take that cedar; I have been down to Ipswich and received legal advice to arrest any teams that come to the scrub to take away cedar." Witness told him that he had received an authority from Michael Klein to take away a load; and he replied, '" will not allow Michael Klein or any other person to take cedar from there, and if Michael Klein docs so I have advice what to do, and I will do it if I swing by the neck the next minute." Michael Klein was a carrier working at the scrub about that time, and witness had seen him removing timber on several occasions previous to the time now mentioned; saw the body of Michael Klein lying dead in a cart, when it was being brought from the Cedar Scrub, about nine or ten weeks ago; knew prisoner quite well, and seldom, if ever, saw him without a gun; believed the gun now produced to be the one usually carried by the prisoner. Dr Roberts said that about 2 o'clock on the morning of the 13th of February last he held a post mortem examination on the body of a man named Michael Klein, at the Perseverance Cedar Scrub ; the body was quite cold having been some time dead; on the right side of the lower part of the breast bone there was a gun-shot wound ; the edges were blackened with gunpowder, and the charge had entered the body by this wound ; it had then carried away a portion of the heart, passed through the right lung, and out at a second wound in the back, between the blade bone and the right side of the spine ; the wound in the back was slightly above the wound in the breast ; the effect of such a wound would be instantaneous death ; the wound might have been caused by a bullet, or a charge of shot discharged at very close quarters, and from the appearance of the wound witness would say that the shot must have been fired within two feet of the body; the deceased was a remarkably healthy looking man. Terence McCall said he was a carrier, residing at Highfields, and on the 12th day of February last he was getting cedar from the Perseverance Scrub; knew the prisoner, and saw him about 1 o'clock on the afternoon of that day passing through the scrub; he was then carrying a gun the same as that now produced; witness had often seen the gun in prisoner's possession. Constable McCafferty said that he accompanied Dr Roberts to the Perseverance Scrub, on the night of the 12th February last, and on the morning of the next day, between I and 2 o'clock, Dr Roberts made a post mortem examination on the body of a man named Michael Klein; witness assisted in removing the clothing from the body, which he now p[roduced, as well as a number of bullets received from the Police Magistrate a few days afterwards. On the application of Mr Sub-Inspector Harris the further hearing of the case was adjourned to Thursday, at 10 o'clock."
  • He was buried on 12 February 1870 in Drayton and Toowoomba Cemetery. CEOLD1-014-0062.
    Plaque on grave of Michael Klein and his wife Anna Maria (Mary) Anding. Photo thanks to Ian Kelly

Children of Johann (Michael) Klein and Anna Maria (Mary) Anding

Johann Georg (George) Klein

M, b. 23 November 1839, d. 7 July 1925
  • Johann Georg (George) Klein was born on 23 November 1839 in Kurhessen, Germany.
  • He was the son of Johan (Martin) Klein and Maria Menz.
  • Johann Georg (George) Klein immigrated in 1853 to Sydney with Johan (Martin) Klein and Maria Menz. John Martin 48, Maria 44 and their sons Christian 19 and John George 14 travelled on the Johan Caesar.
  • At the age of 26 years, 2 months and 18 days, Johann Georg (George) Klein married Mary Cranley. Mary had been born in Micheltown, Cork, Ireland around 1842. She died in Barcaldine 24 May 1912 and was buried in the Barcaldine Cemetery on 10 February 1866 in Queensland.
  • Johann Georg (George) Klein died on 7 July 1925 in Queensland at age 85.
  • He was buried in Alpha Cemetery.