John Klinghammer was my great grandfather.He was married (7 April 1874) to Magdalena Herdt and they lived in Plymouth.John owned a brewery in Plymouth.I believe he was born in Alsace-Lorrain in 1842...he is listed in the Marshall Co. Naturalization records, published by the Marshall Co. Roots and Branches Geneological Society, vo. 15:3 (July 1994) pages 59 -77 and again Vol 15:4 (Oct 1994) pages 83 90.Lena may be from Luxumbourg, as there is a Magdalena Herdt listed in the "Luxumbourgers in the New World."
John died either 7 Sept or 9 July, 1911.Lena died 1935.Both are buried at the Plymouth cemetary, but the headstones do not provide more than the year of death.
His daughter, Betty Magdalene "Bessie" (aka Babe) married Otto C. Buss 19 Aug 1908, and I am descended from their son, Frank Otto Buss.
I have the information regarding Betty/Bessie's sisters and their marriages.However, I do not have John's date of birth (and am guessing at the year), where he came from, his siblings or parents.
I am also missing the same information regarding his wife, Magdalena "Lena" Herdt Klinghammer.
Any information anyone has will be greatly appreciated.