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Klein, Hetze, and Miller Families

Klein, Hetze, and Miller Families

Leta Shannon (View posts)
Posted: 1033931257000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Miller, Hetze, Klein.
I am seeking information on the following: descendents of Katie Elizabeth Klein, born Jan 6, 1895 in Gnadendorf, Russia, died September 29, 1979 in Rexburg, Idaho. She is buried in Wilford Cemetary. I'm not sure if this family is related to me or not, but I believe this family may be some
cousins. Other Klein family members were Harvey, Elmer, Harry, Alfred, Edward, John, and Ruby. These names were listed under a picture in a family photo album, dated 10/2/49. They owned a farm near St. Anthony. My father's family resided in the Sugar City area around 1914. My father's family were Millers: Jacob(H), Anna Hetze(W), sons Jacob, John, and Henry; daughters Katie, Lizzie,
Marie, and Molly. I have a copy of my grandparents natualization paper dated December 21st, 1914. Dad's family later moved to Nampa, where they lived on what was known as the dry farms. I also have a picture dated July, 1967, of Mrs. John Klein, who is identified as my dad's cousin on the
back of the picture. I believe this is a picture of Katie. If anyone can provide information on the Klein family, I would appreciate it. Thanks.
Leta Shannon

The above is the query I originally posted in 1998. I have since found out that Katie Klein is related to the Miller family. My grandmother, Anna, and Katherine, were both Hetzes. If anyone has knowledge of the Klein family, I would appreciate hearing from them. Thank you. Leta Shannon

Katie Klein - Obit.

Brian (View posts)
Posted: 1038162514000
Classification: Query
Rexburg Standard
Rexburg, Idaho
Tues. Oct. 2, 1979
Services for Katie Elizabeth Klein, 84, of Rexburg, who died Saturday at Madison Memorial Hospital of causes incident to age, will be conducted Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Community Presbyterian Church in St. Anthony by Rev. Michael Shaw. Burial will be in the Wilford Cemetery.
She was born Jan. 6, 1895, in Gnadendorf, Russia, a daughter of John and Kathryn Margaret Walters Hetze. She lived in Russia until she was 10 years old and then sailed from Bremmen, Germany, to the United States with her parents, two brothers and two sisters.
They lived at Saginaw, Mich., then moved to Deer Field, Kan., where her father worked in the sugar beets then came westward and settled in Sugar City where her father worked for the sugar factory.
She married John Klein, Nov. 23, 1913, at Sugar City. They farmed in the area and her husband worked in the sugar factory. In 1919 they pruchased a farm at Wilford and raised their family there. Her husband died Dec. 9, 1953.
She moved to St. Anthony in 1955 where she lived until April when she moved to the Golden Living Center in Rexburg.
She was a member of the Community Church Presbyterian in St. Anthony.
Surviving are children, Mrs. Lester (Lydia) Hughes and Elmer Klein, both of Teton, Mrs. Bill (Ruby) Bowersox of Drummond, Alfred, Harry, Edward, and William Harvey Klein, all of Wilford; brothers Fred Hetze and William Hetze both of Los Angeles; sister, Christine Pagel of Tacoma, Wash.; 22 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. One son preceded her in death.

Re: Katie Klein - Obit.

Leta Shannon (View posts)
Posted: 1038165181000
Classification: Query
Brian, thanks for sending the full obituary for Katie Klein. This will hopefully help in my research on the Hetze family. If anyone else has information on any of the people named in the obituary, please contact me. Thanks.

Re: Klein, Hetze, and Miller Families

Posted: 1082401804000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1151357556000
Surnames: Hetze Miller Meyer Klein
I have all three of these surnames in my family tree maker related to a family I am trying to locate info on. My great great uncle is Rev Andrew A Meyer, he was in Lehigh, Kansas and eventually moved to California. The California
death index has as his mom a Hetzy, I found in Herington, Ks reference to an Emmilie Hetzie, , Rev Andrew A Meyer's second wife was Elizabeth Miller Krieger Meyer, and Mary Klein Winter is a relative of Rev Andrew A Meyer. I located property owned by Andreas J Meier/Meyer and his wife Julianna, these are the parents of Rev Andrew A. Meyer, and Julianna may be the Hetzy/Hetzie/Hetze. any info on this family if familiar,, most appreciated Thanks mary

Re: Klein, Hetze, and Miller Families

Posted: 1092250432000
Classification: Query
Surnames: danny ray cheek
hi, my name is betty but the most of my relatives know me as jewell i was looking for a mary lee smith and i was woundering if you were her , i have searched for a long time trying to find these people and no luck yet, please reply thanks i hope this has not been a problum

Re: Klein, Hetze, and Miller Families

Posted: 1275103521000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Klein, Hetze, Adams, Jamison
Hi I am the great granddaughter of Katie Hetze & John Klein, the granddaughter of Marine and Alfred Klein and the daughter of Paula and Jim Adams. My parents reside in Seattle and I reside south of Vancouver BC. Soon I will be marrying into the Jamison family. I would love to get some more information about our family tree if you have any to offer. With such common last names I am finding this task extremely difficult, but I really desire to learn the history of our families!

Re: Klein, Hetze, and Miller Families

Posted: 1275242792000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Klein, Miller (Muller), Treise, Pagel
Hi, Kristen,

While I don't have a great deal of information on the Klein family, I would be happy to send you everything I have. It will take me a couple of days to put it all together, but I would be happy to do it. I also have some pictures of the Klein family that my parents took in 1949, and others in 1967 when they visited the family. I will start another public tree on and then I can scan in the pictures that I have so that you can see them.

As you saw in my posts about the Klein family, my grandmother and your great-grandmother were sisters. There were also two boys and another sister.

I will send you a message through with my email address, so that I can send information to you directly.

I am so glad that you contacted me. Leta

Re: Klein, Hetze, and Miller Families

Posted: 1275979334000
Classification: Query
Hi, my name is Katie Klein. I am Katie Hetze's great grand daughter, I was named after her. I was bored tonight and decided to search my family history and ran into this page. I could probably help you find some more information on the Klein family. I am Harvey's grand daughter and we still live in the area where Katie and her family were. In fact, the cemetary she is buried in is on a hill in front of my house. Please contact me,
Katie Klein

P.S. There are also many Millers still in the area too and our families are still good friends.

Re: Klein, Hetze, and Miller Families

Posted: 1276003289000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Klein, Miller (Muller), Treise, Pagel
Hi, Katie,

I am so glad you posted a message on this board. I haven't been spending much time on this side of my family history, as I had hit so many dead ends. I recently ran into someone who knows Ruby Klein Bowersox. I sent a letter to Ruby via Mrs. Baker. I haven't received a reply yet.

I do have some information on the family, and I also have pictures that I need to scan in to the computer, so that can post them. I do have pictures that my parents took when they visited Katie in 1949 and again in 1967.

There is something that I have wondered about for years, and that is what happened to my dad's oldest brother, Jacob, or Jake, as he was called. I found him in the 1920 census in Melba, Idaho, but have no idea what happened to him. My mother left a note saying Jake died in 1921, but does not say where or how. My dad never talked much about his older brother, and, unfortunately, I didn't persue getting information from him before Dad died.

If you would like to contact me personally, my email is

Hope to hear from you soon.

Leta Shannon

Re: Klein, Hetze, and Miller Families

Posted: 1377835425000
Classification: Query
I was reading your post about the Hetze line your associated with.. My husbands line is Hetze also. He is the great grandson of Margaret Hetze Wittman.. Her brother is John Hetze and sister of Anna Hetze Miller. I found the ship records for John and Margaret Hetze and John and Margaret wittman. Both records say they will be living with Jacob miller on the shipnrecords when they get tonthe USA.. I found them all living in Kansas. Co and Idaho.. The wittmans and Hetzes then went to Tacoma Wa. My husband is from maragret Hetze wittmans daughter Anna wittman Albright...
I would love to connect with you about the Hetze family . I am trying to find out who Anna, John and Margeret Hetze's patents were, do you know? You can contact me dalynn.albright@
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