I have a Louis Klaer, descended from the South Bend Klaer group. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear to be the right one. This Louis 1909-1976 is the son of Frank & Isa Cripe Klaer of Elkhart, grandson of Nicholas & Veronica Weber Klaer, great grandson of Jacob and Elizabeth Rectenwald of South Bend. Louis married Bessie Iris and they had an adopted son. He died in Atlanta, Georgia. I'm told that somewhere along this line, they left the Catholic church, moved to Elkhartand no longer kept contact with the rest of the family.