It took me a long time to get back to you but mabey I can help a little. Carl/Charles Kleist was the son of a Christian Kleist, and was married to a Johanna Smokel. Carl was born in Warling/Wahrlang, Prussia which is now in Poland on December 1, 1840. He married November 27, 1864. They were married in Prussia or Germany. They came to this country in 1866, arriving in Portage, June 24,1866. The last known residence I have on them is Lewiston, Wisconsin. Carl had a younger brother named August Emil Kleist who was my great-great grandfather. Their were nine children born to thembut only six was living at the time of his death. He died around 1922 and his wife died in 1915.
1. William Kleist 2. Fredrick Kleist 3. 4. Charles Jr. kleist 5. 6. August Kleist 7. 8. 9.
If there is any connection please let me know because I have been taking most of my information from this man there is just more on him than his brother.