I hope this will help those of you who were told you are related to famous General Alexander von Kluck. I too was told I was was but have not yet made the connection.
My greatgrandmother: Anna Kluck b: 30 Nov. 1850 m: Johann Bonja in Germany somewhere, Please let me know if anyone ever sees her in any records. I am at a dead end. Thanks, Judy
The following is a translation of papers sent to me from the Stadt Archives in Berlin.
Johann Philipp Christoph Kluck b:17 Dec 1762 Minden: d: 27 April 1833 Muenster Married: Luise Sophie Hassfordt b: 25 Sept 1767 They had 3 children: 1. 6 August 1790 Johanna Kluck 2. 5 July 1796 Charlotte Kluck d: 21 October 1822 3. 4 Sept. 1803 Karl Christoph Ernst Kluck d: 12 April 1864 ( Klucks moved from Minden to Munster in 1803) 1. Johanna Married ??Bachmann 2. Charlotte was a musician Voice and piano 3. Karl Christoph Ernst Kluck married Dorothea Elisabeth(Betty) Tiedman she was born on 5 Jan. 1805 in Minden. They had 9 children as follows:
1. 2 Mar 1835 Aguste Luise d: 19 Mar 1835 Whooping cough 2. 24 April 1836 Karl Ludwig emigrated to USA; 3. 16 Nov 1837 Friedrich August Ferdinand (Military became Major) married ? Nemitz 4. 20 Feb 1840 Johanna Henriette Married to Judge Peters 5. 22 Nov 1841 Friedrich Wilhelm became pastor. He had a daughter named Elisabeth who married Ferdinand Rolf of Halle and son Karl of Hamburg 6. 19 March 1843 Karl Georg Philipp (went to sea) 7. 24 June 1844 Luise Caroline Dorothea d: 3 Feb 1865 9. 11 Aug 1850 Eduard Wilhelm Heinrich (Military) Hauptmann General: 8.Heinrich Rudolf Alexander Kluck b: May 20, 1846 --Generalaberst von Kluck. Married to Fanny von Donop. The General earned "von" designation in1909.
Children of General Alexander von Kluck and Fanny Breiin von Donop: 1. Kurt died as a child 2. Hildegard was a nurse in WW1 3. Karl Egan died January 28 1915 WW1 4. Hans Eberhard was in an automobile accident in April Not sure what happened to him