22 April 2016

Frank Klein : 1884 - 1889

Frank Klein, the son of John George Klein and Rachel Hawley Klein, died on 5 July 1889 at the age of 5 years and 10 days. He was born, and lived in, Elizabeth, NJ for all of his short life. He is buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Hillside, NJ.

I won't transcribe Frank's death certificate here. It confirms the name and country of birth for both of his parents. John Klein, Germany. Reichel Klein, US. The place of death was No. 224 Geneva [St. or Ave.?], Elizabeth, NJ. The attending physician was W.H. Miller, M.D., 142 First St. He gives the cause of death as Bright's Disease and Dropsy. The undertaker was M. Durning of Elizabeth, place of burial Evergreen Cemetery.

Although I have not yet acquired Frank's birth record, he does appear in the 1885 New Jersey State Census in the household of John and Rachel Klein as a male child between the ages of 0 to 4 years. Siblings in  the home at that time included Kate, Ida, William, Clara, Effey, and Gertie. His oldest sister, Mary Elizabeth, had married William A. Dixon in 1883, and was no longer in the household.

The 1900 US Census record for John and Rachel Klein shows that Rachel was the mother of 13 children, with 7 children surviving. I have not yet confirmed those numbers.


Frank Klein, death certificate (5 July 1889), Union County, City of Elizabeth, New Jersey State Archives, Trenton, New Jersey. 

"New Jersey State Census, 1885," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:6B6P-KW2 : accessed 16 April 2016), Frank Klein in household of John Klein, Elizabeth, Ward 01, Union, New Jersey; citing p. 175, Department of State, Trenton; FHL microfilm 888,640. 

1900 United States Federal Census (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004), Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: Elizabeth Ward 2, Union, New Jersey; Roll: 995; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 0096; FHL microfilm: 1240995. Record for John Klein.

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