Over the years, I’ve gathered names and dates of Lemont‘s Kling relatives because Albert and Emma Kling were my great-grandparents. They had eleven children.
Their No. 7 child, Rudolph “Rudy” Kling, the air racer, was my grandfather.
Their No. 11 child, Earl Kling was not just one of my uncles, but also my godfather.
Their grandson, Robert “Bobby” Kling, racecar driver and ironworker, was my father.
I believe that you are interested in their No. 3 child, Arnold Joseph Kling.
I have a lot of information about the entire family if you are interested.
KLING FAMILY of Lemont, Illinois
Born July 6, 1872 in Hausen, Alsace, Germany.
Died March 20, 1945, in Lemont, Illinois.
He married EMMA BURZLAFF July 25, 1897, in Naperville, Illinois, daughter of WILHELM BURZLAFF and JOHANNA SCHABER.
She was born September 13, 1874, in Near Lemont, Illinois, and died April 17, 1973, in Lemont, Illinois.
Children of ALBERT KLING and EMMA BURZLAFF are:
i. WILLIAM VALENTINE KLING
Born November 9, 1897, in Lemont, Illinois.
Died February 4, 1988, in Illinois.
ii. ADELINE MARY KLING
Born February 26, 1899, in Lemont, Illinois.
Died July 2, 1992, in Illinois.
Married SAM ROLLIE EDWARDS, October 24, 1925.
She was born January 30, 1896, and died September 19, 1960.
iii. ARNOLD JOSEPH KLING
Born August 19, 1900, in Lemont, Illinois.
Died October 6, 1993, in Illinois.
He married (1) MARY ANN HERBERT.
She was born May 4, 1911.
He married (2) VERA BETKE on January 21, 1929.
She died August, 1932.
Children of ARNOLD KLING and MARY HERBERT are:
i. RONALD LEE KLING
Born January 23, 1949.
ii. RICHARD ARNOLD KLING
Born October 12, 1942.
Child of ARNOLD KLING and VERA BETKE is:
iii. DOLORES KLING
Born June 25, 1929.