I have just made the connection of my great great grand mother Martha KLOPFENSTEIN the daughter of Michael KLOPFENSTEIN and Anna LINDER. Martha,s nick name was Mattie. She was born in Stark Co. Ohio on the 22 April 1855 and was married to Henry Dent HEATHEINGTON in St Joseph, Henry Co., Iowa. After the birth of their second child in 1883 they took up homesteading and moved to Norton Co. Kansas. Their children are:
1] Omar H HEATHERINGTON [M] Lula Ethel BAILEY-Feb. 1903
2] Clairance Linder HEATHERINGTON [M] Nora SCOTT-Dec. 1916
3] Ilo M HEATHERINGTON
4] Mary E HEATHERINGTON [M]Roy W McALLISTER
5] John Dent (Jack) HEATHERINGTON [M] Lula ROBERTS
6] Anna Gem HEATHERINGTON [M] Seward H CRAMER
I am a decendent of Omar H HEATHEINGTON-
For some reason our family had Martha's name spelt KLOFFENSTEIN and I was unable to make the connection with Michael KLOPFENSTEIN and Anna LINDER By looking on the FamilySearch I found several KLOPFENSTEIN names intered by Jody Dee JONES with the search number 27940-0331100103241.By using this number I was able to trace the KLOPFENTEIN line directly to Bern SWITZERLAND but is does not tell me very much about the family.
Any information about the KLOPFENSTEIN family in Iowa, Ohio, France and Switzerland would be of interest.
I have a charcol drawing of Mattie as a young woman I would be happy to share with others.
Yours in family history
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