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.

Johann George Klein

M, b. 6 January 1864, d. 20 April 1939
  • Johann George Klein was also known as George Klein.
  • He was born on 6 January 1864 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Christian (Christie) Klein and Catherina Friedricka Holzwarth.
  • At the age of 23 years, 6 months and 22 days, Johann George Klein married Johanna Louise (Hannah) Reinke, daughter of Carl Friedrich (Wilhelm) Reinke and Louise Kreatzmann, on 28 July 1887 in Highfields. They were married in a double ceremony with George's brother William and Wilhelmina Humberdross. At the time she was married Hannah was living at Westbrook, perhaps where she worked.
    After their marriage the couple moved to their own farm a few miles north west of Goombungee (Portion 12V, Parish of Goombungee, 160 acres). A small house was erected on the property through which Gomoran Creek flowed.
  • George worked as a bullock driver, having a contract to deliver goods to the Meringandan railhead ten miles to the south east of their property. He was often away with the team. He also hauled logs for teh sawmill at Goombungee.
  • On 25 August 1891 George and Hannah's daughter Florence died from diptheria. Three days later her three year old brother William also died. Hannah was home alone at the time, George being away with his bullock team.
  • On 12 February 1893 Hannah gave birth to twins. Mrs King was again in attendance. As soon as it was apparent that the birth was going to be a difficult one, George went to Meringandan for help. Hannah's father and brother rode to Toowoomba as well, but in both cases they were hampered by flood waters. Only one of the twins lived.
  • On 20 March 1893,his wife, Johanna Louise (Hannah) Reinke died in Queensland at age 25. Hannah had developed septicaemia after the birth of her twins, and died nine days later. She was buried with her son near their home in a coffin he made from the kitchen table, as it was impossible for George to reach the Goombungee cemetery because of continued rain. After Hannah's death George took his son to be cared for by his parents.
  • At the age of 29 years, 9 months and 5 days, Johann George Klein married Marie Louise Deuble, daughter of Christian Deuble and Maria Catherine (Mary) Riethmuller, on 11 October 1893 in Wilhelshohe (Wilsonton), Queensland. When Marie and George's children were about to be born she travelled to Glenvale where her mother was a midwife.
  • Around 1900 George selected land at Mt Darry (Portion 168V, parish of Milton). They retained the Goombungee property for several more years as a base for the bullock teams. The children attended Evergreen School.
  • Johann George Klein died on 20 April 1939 in Queensland at age 75.
  • He was buried on 21 April 1939 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery. LUTH25-30-026-0039.

Children of Johann George Klein and Johanna Louise (Hannah) Reinke

Children of Johann George Klein and Marie Louise Deuble

John Klein

M, b. 1881, d. 26 September 1955
  • John Klein was buried on 14 February 1870 in Drayton and Toowoomba Cemetery. CEOLD1-014-0062.
  • He was born in 1881 in Kleinton.
  • He was the son of Christian (Christie) Klein and Catherina Friedricka Holzwarth.
  • At the age of 28 years, John Klein married Mary Emma Graf, daughter of Gottfried Graf and Catherina Zimmerman, on 5 July 1909 in Queensland.
  • John Klein and Mary Emma Graf appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1913 and 1930 living at Meringandan. John was a farmer and Mary Emma carried out home duties.
  • John Klein died on 26 September 1955 in Queensland.
  • He was buried on 28 September 1955 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.

Children of John Klein and Mary Emma Graf

John (George) Klein

M, b. 8 October 1860, d. 26 July 1939

John George Klein son of Michael Klein and Anna Maria Anding. 1960-1939
  • John (George) Klein was born on 8 October 1860 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Johann (Michael) Klein and Anna Maria (Mary) Anding.
  • At the age of 24 years, 9 months and 5 days, John (George) Klein married Frederike Magdalina Ott on 13 July 1885 in Queensland. They lived at Wallumbilla.
    Frederike Magdalina Ott, wife of John George Klein. Photo thanks to Ian Kelly
  • John (George) Klein died on 26 July 1939 in Queensland at age 78.
  • He was buried in Wallumbilla Cemetery.

John Christian Klein

M, b. 22 June 1870, d. 6 March 1918

Child of John Christian Klein and Helena Florence Harris

Karl Klein

M, b. circa 1885

Katherina Louisa Klein

F, b. 1899, d. 1972

Leonard Klein

M, b. 1902, d. 4 October 1982

Leonard Frances Klein

M, b. 1909, d. 1929
  • Leonard Frances Klein was born in 1909 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Edward (Ted) Klein and Annie Mary Montgomery.
  • Leonard Frances Klein died in 1929 in Queensland. He was accidentally killed.
  • He was buried in 1929 in Douglas Cemetery.

Louisa Florenza Klein

F, b. 1 May 1890, d. 25 August 1891
  • Louisa Florenza Klein was born on 1 May 1890 in Queensland. She was also born at home, Mrs King from Goombungee being the midwife.
  • She was the daughter of Johann George Klein and Johanna Louise (Hannah) Reinke.
  • Louisa Florenza Klein died on 25 August 1891 in Queensland at age 1. She died from diptheria, four days later her brother William also died.

Maria (Mary) Paulina Klein

F, b. 13 March 1861, d. 6 October 1899
  • Maria (Mary) Paulina Klein was born on 13 March 1861 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Christian (Christie) Klein and Catherina Friedricka Holzwarth.
  • At the age of 18 years, 3 months and 21 days, Maria (Mary) Paulina Klein married George (Otto) Gesler, son of George Gesler and Luise Minkowski, on 4 July 1879 in Queensland.
  • Maria (Mary) Paulina Klein witnessed the burial of Emma Gesler on 17 September 1895 in Douglas Cemetery.
  • Maria (Mary) Paulina Klein witnessed the burial of Maria Louise Gesler on 16 May 1899 in Douglas Cemetery; SEC1-004-0010.
  • Maria (Mary) Paulina Klein was buried on 6 October 1899 in Douglas Cemetery. SEC1-005-0003.
  • Maria (Mary) Paulina Klein died on 6 October 1899 in Queensland at age 38.

Child of Maria (Mary) Paulina Klein

Children of Maria (Mary) Paulina Klein and George (Otto) Gesler

Mary Klein

F, b. 28 October 1870, d. 23 March 1946

Mary Caroline Klein

F, b. 7 January 1865, d. 17 July 1868

Mary Louise Caroline Klein

F, b. November 1866, d. 5 October 1941
  • Mary Louise Caroline Klein was born in November 1866 in Toowoomba.
  • She was the daughter of Johann (Michael) Klein and Anna Maria (Mary) Anding.
  • At the age of 16 years and 1 month, Mary Louise Caroline Klein married Charles John Taylor on 11 December 1882 in Toowoomba.
  • Mary Louise Caroline Klein died on 5 October 1941 in Toowoomba at age 74.

Michael Kasper Friedrick Klein

M, b. 19 July 1868, d. 5 October 1916

Minnie Klein

F, b. 1909, d. 16 September 1964

Stanley Frederick Klein

M, b. 26 June 1911, d. 2 February 1994
  • Stanley Frederick Klein was born on 26 June 1911.
  • He was the son of Frederick Albert Klein and Louise Gless.
  • Stanley Frederick Klein died on 2 February 1994 at age 82.
  • He was buried on 4 February 1994 in Cabarlah Cemetery. LUTH1-00J-0028.

Thomas Patrick Klein

M, b. 1915, d. 1975

Twin (M) Klein

M, b. 12 February 1893, d. 12 February 1893

Vincent Edward Klein

M, b. 1912, d. 25 June 1960

Wilhelm Johann Nicholas (John) Klein

M, b. 21 January 1866, d. 22 July 1953

Children of Wilhelm Johann Nicholas (John) Klein and Emilie Fredericke Caroline Humberdross

William Christy Klein

M, b. 7 July 1888, d. 29 August 1891
  • William Christy Klein was born on 7 July 1888 in Queensland. He was born at home, Mrs King from Goombungee being the midwife.
  • He was the son of Johann George Klein and Johanna Louise (Hannah) Reinke.
  • William Christy Klein died on 29 August 1891 in Queensland at age 3. He died from diptheria, four days after his younger sister Florence died.

William Henry Klein

M, b. 28 November 1863, d. 26 December 1935
  • William Henry Klein was born on 28 November 1863 in Toowoomba.
  • He was the son of Johann (Michael) Klein and Anna Maria (Mary) Anding.
  • William Henry Klein died on 26 December 1935 in Tomohawk Selection at age 72.
  • He was buried in Clermont Cemetery.

Rosine Christina Kleine

F, b. circa 1800
  • Rosine Christina Kleine was born circa 1800.
  • Rosine Christina Kleine married Daniel Hartmann circa 1830.

Child of Rosine Christina Kleine and Daniel Hartmann

Johanna Klemm

F, b. 24 February 1851, d. 26 January 1925

Johanna (nee Klemm) Schmaling 1851-1925. Photo thanks to Dawn Lever

Children of Johanna Klemm and Christian Frederick Schmaling

Auguste Klettle

F, b. circa 1850

Children of Auguste Klettle and Karl Friedrich August Kretchmar

Elsie Albertina Klewe

F, b. 1893, d. 1964
  • Elsie Albertina Klewe was born in 1893 in Queensland. She was the daughter of Carl Klewe and Annie Raabe.
  • At the age of 27 years, Elsie Albertina Klewe married Samuel John Wells, son of Thomas Fredrick Wells and Jane Robinson, in 1920 in Queensland.
  • Elsie Albertina Klewe died in 1964 in Queensland.

Albert Edward William Kliese

M, b. 1863, d. 5 September 1939
  • Albert Edward William Kliese was born in 1863. He was the son of William Edward Kliese and Caroline.
  • He immigrated to Queensland on 2 June 1886. Albert, aged 23, arrived on the Dorunda.
  • At the age of 25 years, Albert Edward William Kliese married Gertrude Anna Pfeiffer, daughter of Gottleib Frederick Pfeiffer and Gertrud Heinmuller, in 1888 in Queensland. They had a total of 15 children.
  • Albert Edward William Kliese was naturalised in 1892 in Queensland.
  • In 1901 Albert was listed as a farmer of Goombungee in the Crow's Nest Post Office Directory.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Goombungee. He was a farmer (surname spelt KLIESE on the roll). Hermann and Mary KLEASE also farmed at Goombungee.
  • He and Gertrude Anna Pfeiffer appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1912 and 1914 living at Rosalie. Albert was a farmer, Gertrude carried out domestic duties. She was also listed as Anna. Their son Carl, a labourer also lived at Rosalie.
  • Albert Edward William Kliese and Gertrude Anna Pfeiffer appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1922 living at Rosalie. Albert was a farmer.
  • Albert Edward William Kliese died on 5 September 1939 in Queensland.
  • He was buried in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery. Lutheran 2.

Children of Albert Edward William Kliese and Gertrude Anna Pfeiffer

Alick Kliese

M, b. 1891, d. 1981