Howard Paul Kleinhans' parents are my ancestors, I am descended from his older sister Emma Florida (Kleinhans) Hineline.Though I do not have information on his children, I thought you may find this information intersting on his parents, if you hadn't come across it already.
The only record I have of Howard Paul Kleinhans comes from a biographical sketch of their brother Arthur B. Kleinhans located in the book published in 1920 called "History of Northampton County [Pennsylvania] and The Grand Valley of the Lehigh" by William J. Heller. Volume III, pages 478-479 (text follows).It appears that the text, however, has incorrect dates of death for the parents Hiram and Isabella as they differ from what appears on their headstones located in Hay's Cemetery in Easton, PA.This link should take you to Hiram Kleinhans on my ancestry.com family tree:http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/person.aspx?tid=4553136&pid=-1565165962http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/person.aspx?tid=4553136&pid=-1565165962 which includes pictures of Hiram & Isabella's headstones.
In searching church records at the Easton Public Library, I did not find any birth or baptismal records for Howard Paul.Indeed, there are no entries for a Howard Paul, Howard, or Paul Kleinhans in the church records index.
Here's the text.I believe it is available online from ancestry.com's catalog.
Biographical sketch for Arthur B. Kleinhans from "History of Northampton County [Pennsylvania] and The Grand Valley of the Lehigh" by William J. Heller. Volume III, pages 478-479.
ARTHUR B. KLEINHANS -- For half a century the Kleinhans' gardens and greenhouses located on the South Side have been patronized by Eastonians. The father, Hiram Kleinhans, founded and developed general truck and floral gardens, and when he passed away full of years and honors, the son, Arthur B. Kleinhans, succeeded to the management, and specialized in cut flowers.Arthur B. is a grandson of Jacob and Susan (Phiffer) Kleinhans, both of whom were born in Williams township, Northampton county.Both branches of the family early settled in the county, great-grandfather Phiffer entering six hundred acres of government land.Jacob Kleinhans was a tailor by trade, but was also a farmer and land owner of Williams township.He was a strong Democrat, and in religious faith a Lutheran.
Hiram Kleinhans was born at the farm in Williams township, October 30, 1836, died at his home in South Easton in 1913, having filled well his station in life.He was educated in the district schools and spent his early life at the home farm.Starting out a farmer, he gradually drifted into market gardening and the growing of flowers.He was the owner of a sixty-acre farm in Williams township, but he gave his personal attention to the thirty acres in Seitzville that comprised his floral garden and market farm, which property, the Kleinhans' greenhouses, later became a part of the borough of Easton.For several months of the Civil War he served in the Union Army, but becoming disabled, he was honorably discharged.He then returned home and started gardens for raising vegetables and flowers, and that business grew into one of large proportions in both departments.In time, greenhouses were added, and Kleinhans' greenhouses became a well established instituion.Mr.Kelinhans was one of Easton's pioneer florists, and he expanded with his business and became one of the really prominent men of his district.He made his home on the South Side and was one of the potent factors in securing the legislation, adding Seitzville to the borough of South Easton and later in having South Easton annexed to the city of Easton.He served Northampton county two terms as commissioner and held many of the local offices under township rule.When his home became a part of South Easton, he served as member of the Borough Council and as burgess, the higest borough office.He was a wise leader, clear-headed and public-spirited, a man well known and highly esteemed.He worshipped in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, of which he was for a long time an active and official member, and in political faith was a Democrat.Hiram Kleinhans married Isabella Fossbiender, daughter of William Fossbiender, of Lower Mount Bethel township, who died in 1915, aged seventy-four years.They were the parents of twelve children:William H., a resident of Easton;Emma F., married Frank Heinline, of Easton;Quintus, deceased;Hiram, deceased;Thomas O., a resident of Easton;Samuel H., deceased, formerly connected with the Newport News (Virginia) Shipbuilding Company;Howard P., a lumber dealer, of Mayfield, Virginia;Frank B., deceased, formerly connected with the Carnegie Steel Works of Pittsburgh, the author of several works on steel and steel construction which were considered as authority, and his death in the prime of youthful manhood, ended a life of brilliant promise;Susan, deceased;Arthur B., who is of further mention;James P., now with the Ingersoll Manufacturing Company;Jeanette Isabelle, widow of Harry Post, of Easton.
Arthur B. Kleinhans, tenth of the children of Hiram and Isabella (Fossbiender) Kleinhans, was born at the South Easton home of his parents, January 6, 1878.He was educated in the public schools, and after completing his studies, became associated with his father, who was then a successful market gardener and florist.Arthur B. adopted the business for himself, being the present owner and proprietor of the Kleinhans greenhouses, and his father's successor.He now has 35,000 square feet under glass, devoted to the culture of popular flowers which are disposed of at retail, he making a specialty of cut flowers.He has other business interests, but his great love is for his green house business, a love of the flowers he grows going hand in hand with the business side of a florist's life.
Mr. Kleinhans is independent in his political action and his a member of both the Jacksonian and McKinley clubs.He is a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows;Loyal Order of Moose;the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, and the Fraternal Order of Eagles.He is a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church.His club is the Kiwanis.The Kleinhans greenhouses are located at Kleinhans and Folk streets in South Easton, the store for the sale of cut flowers at No. 15 North Third street, Easton.