Kevin, thanks for your response.If we are related, which I suspect that we are, your Bernard Klatte was my GGGrandfather's brother who has a father named, John.This is what I have:John Klatte (b abt 1804 in Oldenburg), son Gerhardt (changed to George)Klatte (b abt1827 in Breman). Married Adelaide Sular (b1835 in Oldenburg).Children (supposedly named after his siblings): Henry (Heinrich)John Klatte (b1860 Oldenburg);John (Johann) Klatte (b1862 Oldenburg); Anna Klatte (b1858 Oldenburg); Albert John Klatte (b2/26/1863 Oldenburg); Bernard (b1865/1866 in New York); William John Klatte and Ella Klatte (b 1869 in NewYork).If the above is accurate, then the family should have arrived in New York between 1862 and 1865.I cannot find them on any passenger listings.
Not sure if any of this helps you or not. I'm working on a smaller Klatte file of these older Klattes.Send me your email address directly and I'll attach the file for you.Good luck with your trip.I hope you find some helpful information in your geneological search...and even more, I hope that we are related and can share some of the informational gaps!
I did find a listing for 36 Klattes in Germany from 1600 to 1800s.There is a Gerhardb 29 Oct 1661 Neuenkirchen, Oldenburg.