Posted By:Doug Kleitz
Subject:Anthony and Elizabeth Gruber Meyer Kleitz
Post Date:May 20, 2012 at 16:34:32
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Forum:Allegheny County, PA Genealogy Forum
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My question(s) any help will be great

Back Story:

I have researched my family to my 10th Great Grandfather, Gorg Kleitz-Gleitz)in 1832 my 3rd Great Grandfather (Jacques Kleitz) immigrated from Dettwiller, France in 1832 and bought 75 Acres along present day Middle Road and Fall Run Road, Shaler Township, my family after that date has been in O'hara Township, Sharpsburg, Indiana Township, Moon Township, Coraopolis, and many more.

I have researched my family extensively on ancestry and many other websites with over 2500 people in my tree.

My major road block for the last year or so:

My 2nd Great Grandfather (Anthony Kleitz, 10 Aug 1826-1881) is giving me grief, I find him in 1850 (with parents), 1853 marriage year (St Mary's Assumption Church, Middle Rd to Elizabeth Gruber, 1833-1909, 1863 on the list as a civil war draft registration, and on the 1870 census (found out he lived up Burchfield Drive, along Route 8) 1880 Census he is missing.

1881 Death (not confirmed, other then name on death list of parishioners of St Mary's Assumption Church, of course when I called cemetery they can find his records or his plot)

Any Suggestions?

Strange thing is my Great Grandfather (about 4 in 1880) and several of his younger siblings are missing as well in the 1880 census.

I did find his 2nd youngest daughter (Barbara Kleitz) on a marriage certicates from 1889 and 1891 both were consented from Barbara Meyer!!!

So its safe to say she got remarried after Anthony Kleitz died, but no record for her in 1880, or 1900, and of course I need to find her to confirm the count on children born to her

Any suggestions?

Thanks in Advance,

Doug Kleitz

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