Looking for Kloss information
Hello to all,
Kloss is a new surname to me, my mother-in-law died a couple weeks ago, and since I've been doing the genealogy my husband and I brought some items home hoping to aid in my research.Among these items were a pair of red and white hand blown globes, which were labeled by my husband's grandfather, stating they had belonged to his wife's great grandmother Kloss.My husband's grandmother's maiden name is Lola Carrie Klophenstein, she was born in Nebraska in 1907, her parents are Fred Klophenstein b. Wayne County Iowa, 1869..and Emma Belle Hardy b. Wayne County Iowa, 1874..Now Belle's (as she was known) parents are Samuel Kinsey Hardy b. 1848 in Vermillion County Illinois, and Dorothea Prince b. in Wheeling West Virginia.Dorothea's parents are William Prince who was born in England and Dorothy, we don't know her maiden name.On the other side Samuel K. Hardy's parents are Kinsey Hardy b. about 1818 in Muskingum county Ohio, and Margaret Alameda Browning b. about 1826 in Kentucky (she is a brick wall).When Kinsey Hardy died in Illinois about 1856 Margaret moved back to Ohio and remarried.Her son Samuel lived with his father's parents until he was an early teen when he went off to the Civil War with two of his uncles.When he came back he went back to Illinois (in 1869 he was there), this is from a journal he kept.In 1869 he went from Illinois to Iowa to settle an estate for his mother.I don't know who's estate this was, however they all ended up living in Wayne County Iowa, Margaret died in 1872, Samuel married Dorothea in 1873, they had tons of children then moved about 1900 to Nebraska.I don't know how Dorothea's family got to Iowa or if they went through Illinois.
Does any of this sound like anyone's research?I'm wondering if Dorothea's mother wasn't perhaps Dorothy Kloss?Any and all comments, help, or suggestions will be greatly appreciated.Thank you for your time with my brickwalls.