Klapperich Line Branches

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All the Klapperich cousins descend from this small region in Rhineland, Germany, but how can you find your own immigrant ancestor when there are so many Klapperich families and they all use the same names for their children in every generation?!

Depending on what you know, you can search by location in the US or by Klapperich Line, Use the links at the bottom of this page to search by Line or Location.

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 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.

Maps and Stories of Klapperich Homeland

Read about the homeland of the Klapperich Immigrants and find the small villages they left.


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