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  • Jacob Klapperich (1840 - 1897)
    Biography When Jacob Klapperich was born on February 23, 1840, in Hausten, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, his father, Anton, was 30 and his mother, Anna, was 26.[1] The family emigrated to Fond du Lac ...
  • Adeline Mary Klapperich (1833 - 1912)
    Adeline Mary Murr was born in April 1833 in New York. She married Joannes Servatius Klapperich in 1856 in San Francisco, California, who was an immigrant from Rhineland, Germany. The family had carriag...
  • Adonna Joan Klapperich (1931 - 1997)
    Aberdeen American News, Tuesday, May 27, 1997Adonna J. Klapperich Aberdeen -- Mass of Christian burial for Adonna J. Klapperich, 65, Aberdeen, will be at 10 a.m. today at All Saints Catholic Church in ...
  • Agatha Sophia "Sr Alonza" Klapperich (1904 - 1982)
    Residence : New Holstein town, Calumet, Wisconsin - 1905* Residence : New Holstein, Calumet, Wisconsin - 1 June 1905* Residence : New Holstein, Calumet, Wisconsin, United States - 1910* Residence : New...
  • Agnes F White (1910 - 2000)
    When Agnes Frances Klapperich was born on June 28, 1910, in Spink, South Dakota, her father, Engelbert, was 36, and her mother, Elizabeth, was 31. She was teaching in country school at age 19, boarding...

About the Klapperich surname

Klapperich, Klapperick, Klapprich, Klepperich are spellings of the same name.

In the USA, most Klapperich families descended from immigrants in the mid 1800s who came from Hausten, Mayen-Koblenz, Rhineland Germany which was then Prussia. All the families in this area are generally related and they continued their Old Country ties in the new world by marriages between other immigrant families. This custom map shows the settlement patterns of Klapperichs and related families.

The major settling points in the USA were: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin; Chicago Illinois:, Michigan; Minnesota, San Francisco, California; McHenry, Illinois; and secondarily to Iowa, South Dakota, Montana, Texas and more. For a one-name study, the descendants of these immigrant ancestors are sorted by 'Lines" named for the immigrant.

Profiles of Immigrant Families from each Klapperich Line

Line Anna In 1842, Anna Maria Klapperich took her son, Peter Hubert Klapperich, and her husband, Johann Adam Mueller to become early settlers of Johnsburg, McHenry, Illinois. Anna and Adam had seven children together. Peter Hubert married and had 11 Klapperich children. Affiliated surnames include Freund, Miller/Mueller, Schmidt.

Line Anton Anton was a tailor who sold several small fields he owned to finance the trip to America. He and his wife Anna Catharina Tempel left with two sons and had another son on the ship! They settled in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin but Jacob moved to Iowa and then to homestead in South Dakota. The three children are: Jacob had 13 children. Affiliated names are Steffes,Rainford, LaBrie. John had 6 children. Affiliated names are Neubert, Freidel, Dickrell. Joseph had 9 children. Surnames are Wagener, Schmidt, Koeler. [1]

Line Bartholomaus Bartholomaus's only son John W gathered up his wife and 5 children to emigrate by steamer in 1868. The family settled on a farm in St. Peters, WI then moved to Fond du Lac and had three more children. Children include: Mathias had 9 children in the Marathon WI area 'John W Jr changed his name to Hart and joined the circus as a strongman.

Line Michael Michael's family had a tough emigration. The crossing took 96 days to NYC, then the family moved to Pittsburgh PA, moved to Kenosh, WI, moved to Racine, WI. Finally after 10 years they found their place in Independence, Hennepin, Minnesota. Note that these descendants use Klapprich or Klepperich, for the most part. Children include: Michael marrried and had 7 sons in Carver, Minnesota. Mary Ann married and was widowed twice before age 21! Frank had 3 children but his daughter had 11.

Line JJ Johannes Jacob was called J.J. and he and his wife brought 5 children to Fond du Lac, WI. His brother Stephan was already there with his family. Some descendants still live there. Children include: Jacob & Anna are often confused with Jacob Line Anton who left Wisconsin. Stephan moved to Stearns County, MN and then Montana's Bearpaw Mountains. Peter moved to Burleigh ND and then Idaho. Maria Catherine married Anton Krebsbach.

Line Johann Johann Peter "Michael" Klapperich came to Stockbridge, Wisconsin and married Mathilde Anders in 1877. They had five children during their marriage. Affiliated names are Propson, Steffen and Wettstein.

Line Langenfeld is currently being built by Sandie Schwartz. It's the Klapperich surname found in the church records (births, marriages and deaths) of St Quirinus Catholic Church in Langenfeld, Dist. Mayen, Rhineland, Germany. See also the the Langenfeld page.

Line Lucia Lucia Klapperich was born on May 29, 1754 to Johann Klapperich and married Andreas Kalts on April 26, 1774, in Niederzissen. Her son Andreas married Maria Catherina Langenfeld. and immigrated to the United States and built a mighty family in Michigan and beyond.

Line Nieklaus Nicholas/Nieklaus married Maria Catherine Rohrig and had five children in New Munich, Minnesota. Associated names Dierkhissing, McInnis.

Line Peter Peter sent four sons: John Servatius went to San Francisco, California. John Nicholaus went to Chicago. Peter Hubert went to White Pigeon, Michigan. Joseph arrived 1846.

Line Stephan Stephan was JJ's brother and married Gertrude Neiss; they had ten children in 27 years. He led the emigration to the USA, arriving in 1856 with his wife and six children. His brother Johann Jacob's family joined them in 1857. His family flourished in the Fond du Lac area of Wisconsin. Affiliated names are Pinter, Krebsbach, Steffen.

Line Jacobus is headed by the brother of Anton and Nieklaus. He didn't emigrate when his brothers did, but sent his son Johann to join his uncles. There are no descendants of this Line living today.