Robert Justus Kleberg

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Johan Christian Justus Robert Kleberg

Also Known As: "Robert Justus Kleberg"
Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Son of Lucas Kleberg and Veronica Kleberg
Husband of Rosalier Kleberg
Father of Congressman Rudolph Kleberg; Caroline Louise Eckhardt; Marcellus Eugene Kleberg; Robert Justus Kleberg, Jr. and Rosalie Louise Kleberg

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About Robert Justus Kleberg

Robert Justus Kleberg (September 10, 1803 – October 30, 1888), christened Johan Christian Justus Robert Kleberg, was a German Texan from Herstelle, Westphalia, then part of the Kingdom of Prussia. He was a veteran of the Battle of San Jacinto and the brother of Louis Kleberg. He arrived in Texas in 1836 with his wife Philippine Sophie Rosalie "Rosa" von Roeder, who was a child of the at one-time aristocratic von Roeder family, which was allied with the wealthy and aristocratic Sack family of Nordrhein Westphalia. Robert and Rosa had eleven children, seven of whom lived to adulthood; Clara, Johanna, Caroline, Rudolph, Marcellus, and Robert, Jr.

He is the namesake of Kleberg County, Texas. His sons also achieved success. Rudolph Kleberg (1847-1924) became a United States congressman, Marcellus Kleberg (1849-1913) studied law and served as city attorney for Galveston, Texas, and the youngest Kleberg son, Robert Justus Kleberg, Jr. (1853-1932) managed the King Ranch and later married Alice Gertrudis King, the youngest daughter of cattle baron, Captain Richard King.

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Robert Justus Kleberg's Timeline

Age 37
June 26, 1847
Age 44
Cat Spring, Austin County, Texas, USA
Age 46
December 5, 1853
Age 50
DeWitt County, Texas, USA
Age 52
Age 85