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Herman Klaber

Birthdate: (45)
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, USA
Death: April 15, 1912 (45)
At Sea - Titanic Casualty (Died in the sinking. Body Not Recovered)
Immediate Family:

Son of George Klaber and Bertha Klaber
Husband of Gertrude Klaber
Father of Bernice Jacobs

Occupation: hop merchant
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Immediate Family

About Herman Klaber

  • Name: Mr Herman Klaber
  • Last Residence: in Portland Oregon United States
  • Occupation: Businessman
  • 1st Class passenger
  • First Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912
  • Ticket No. 113028 , £26 11s
  • Cabin No.: C124
  • Died in the sinking.
  • Body Not Recovered

Hermann1 K Klaber was born in San Francisco, California in 1867 to George Kalber. George had been in Austria in 1835 and had married Hermann's mother Bertha in Austria, In 1875.

Herman Klaber was married in 19072 to Gertrude Ginsberg, a native of Sacramento, California. The Klabers had one child, a daughter, Bernice, who was born on 8 February 1910 in Portland, Oregon. Klaber, a native of San Francisco resident in Portland, had been on a three month business tour of Europe for his firm of hop merchants Klaber, Wolf & Netter, he boarded the Titanic at Southampton as a first class passenger (ticket number 113028, £26 11s). He occupied cabin C-124 together with Austen Partner.

Mr Klaber died in the sinking, his body, if recovered, was never identified.

After Klaber's death on the Titanic, Gertrude took Bernice and went back to Sacramento to live with her parents. Gertrude never remarried after her husband's death on the Titanic. She died on 17 March 1961.

Bernice Klaber married Samuel Jacobs of Sacramento. The couple resided in San Francisco where Bernice died on 23 February 1962, aged 52. Samuel Jacobs died on 1 May 1997 in San Francisco.

Travelling Companions

  • Mr Austin Partner Cabin Companion


1. The spellig of his name varies between sources. 2. Some say 1905

References and Sources

  • The News Tribune (Tacoma WA), April 12, 2001, King of hops: The legacy of Herman Klaber


  • Hermann Söldner, Germany Michael Findlay, USA Angela Smith
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Herman Klaber's Timeline

April 15, 1912
Age 45
At Sea - Titanic Casualty