I am related to your Kludt's, I believe you and my mother (Mildred [McLeod] Watkins) are 1st cousins. I was born just outside Chehalis. The only difference in tne Kludt narrations is that my mom said her g-grandparents came from Neuremburg, but I never saw any hard record of that.
We moved to Arizona in 1946, about the same time mom's 3rd cousin (Julia Burch, still alive AFAIK), related to the Idaho Kludts, moved there, so we knew them and their two daughters, quite well.
It was a pleasant surprise to find all this info a few weeks ago. I responded then, but evidently didn't push the Post button hard enough.