The Family Line of Archibald Klock

Darrel Ayler of Vancouver, Washington sent the following information and obituaries to me about the Family of Archibald Klock and Hannah Moore.

Hendrick Klock born in 1663 in Germany and died in 1760 and is buried in Old Klock Cemetery in St. Johnsville.

Johanguergh (Old George) Klock, born about 1714 and died in 1790. Old George married Maria Catherine Walrad who was born about 1714. Old George is buried in Old Klock Cemetery in St. Johnsville. Old George and Maria Catherine had eight children; Jacob George, George G., Margaret, Catherine, Elizabeth Catherine, Anna G., Magdalena (Lana) and Peter.

Jacob George Klock, born March 9, 1737/38 in St. Johnsville, N.Y and died September 8, 1814 in Kington, Ulster Co., N.Y. George married Martija Beekman September 30, 1784 in St. Johnsville, N.Y. Jacob G. Klock practiced law in Kingston, New York and was a member of the Assembly for Temporary Government of the South District of New York during the Revolution. He also was a Member of the first State Senate. Jacob George was married three times. He married Elizabeth Dietz and had one child, Catherine. He was also married to Hannah (Anna) Nellis. Jacob and Hannah Nellis had six children; Margretha, Anna, Johann George, Magdalena, Catherine and Christian. Jacob and Martija Beekman had six children; John Beekman, Polly, Cornelius, Elizabeth, William and Benjamin.

Cornelius Klock, born in German Flatts, Herkimer, New York on September 11, 1785 and died June 2, 1867 in St. Johnsville, N.Y. Cornelius married Elizabeth Fox. Elizabeth was born October 7, 1795 in St. Johnsville, N.Y. and died March 22, 1852 in the same place. Both are buried in West St. Johns Cemetery, New York. Cornelius and Elizabeth Fox had eight children; Archibald, Catharine, Morris, James, Dewitt, Charlotte, Sheldon, and Mason.

Archibald Klock was born July 1, 1814 in St. Johnsville, New York. Archibald Klock married Hannah Moore about 1858 in St. Johnsville. Archibald Klock and Hannah Moore had nine children; Amelia, George Warden, Mary, Marvin, Louisa Jane A., Luella, Adeline, and Steven.

Amelia Klock was born August 29, 1834 in Fort Plain, Montgomery Co., N.Y. and died April 5, 1912 in Grand Meadow, Mower, Minnesota. Amelia married William Anson David in 1852 in New York. William David was born August 9, 1817 in Syracuse, New York and died in Chatfield, Fillmore Co., Minnesota. William David was married first to Sovian Hall. William and Sovian had seven children. Then he met and married Amelia Klock. William and Amelia also had seven children; Marietta, Willis, Edgar, Cora, John Henry, Marvin and Melvin. Amelia was also married twice. He second husband was J.W. Farquar. Her obituary follows:

Obituary of Amelia Klock David Farquar

From: Chatfield Democrat, Chatfield, Minnesota April 11, 1912

Mrs. J.W. Farquar died at her home in Grand Meadow on Friday April 5, 1912. Her death was caused by bronchial trouble, from which she had suffered a long time, having been confined to her bed since last fall. She was 78 years old.

Miss Amelia Klock was born in Fort Plain, New York, in the year 1835. She was married to William A. David in New York in 1852 and the following year, when she was 18 years old, they came to Chatfield, where her husband died in 1877. About 30 years ago she was married a second time, to J.W. Farquar, of Grand Meadow, who died December 8th 1910. She was the mother of seven children, five sons and two daughters, all of whom survive her. They are; Willis, Edgar, John, and Marvin David, of Chatfield; Melvin David of Grand Meadow; Mrs. Cora Bailey, of Chatfield; Mrs. Marietta Ayler, of Winona, Wash.

The funeral was held from the home in Grand Meadow at 10:30 O’Clock Monday morning, Rev., Hughes, of that place officiating. The remains were brought to Chatfield in the afternoon and taken to the home of her son, Will, in North Chatfield, where services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 O’Clock, Rev. E. C. Teachout officiating. The remains were taken to the Chatfield cemetery for burial.

Note: In the same paper was the following; We take this method of thanking our many neighbors and friends who so kindly assisted us during the burial of our beloved mother, Mrs. Farguar, and those that rendered music. Signed, “Children of the Family.”

Notes: William Anson David

William Anson David was a cobbler by trade. In Wisconsin he raised broom corn and in the winter, he made brooms. He sold his brooms for 25 cents each. He would travel from town to town selling his brooms. About 1865 he moved to Chatfield, Minnesota. The reason for his move was his son, Jim, a good businessman, a blacksmith and wagon maker by trade, made Minnesota look rosy to him. William left for Minnesota and later wrote his wife and told her to sell everything and come to Chatfield. William died in April of 1877 and later Amelia married J.W. Farquar.

Obituary of Willis David
Dated, 12 November 1931

The death of Willis A. David, 68 who had resided in this community nearly his entire life, occurred at his home in North Chatfield early yesterday morning. He had not been in the best of health the past year but had been confined to his bed for only three weeks.

Funeral services have been set for tomorrow (Friday) afternoon at 2:00 PM at the M.E. church, Rev. Illingworth to officiate. Burial will be in the Chatfield Cemetery.

The deceased was born in Waukesha, Wisconsin 13 January 1863 and came to Chatfield when a child, his parents having been among the early residents of this community. He worked for the postal office there.

On April 10, 1889 he was married at Chatfield to Martha Spague, who preceded him in death. Surviving are a son, Paul, of Chatfield, and a daughter Mable, who is a teacher in the Red Wing schools. A son Maurice, passed away five years ago.

Mr. David was a member to the Methodist church and the M.W. A. Lodge. He had a wide acquaintance in this community, having served as a rural mail carried for more than 25 years prior to his retirement four ago on government pension. When a young man, he was driver on a cream route in this vicinity for a number of years.

Obituary of Edgar Hiram David
Died: September 6, 1954

Funeral services for Edgar H. David, who died at the Mattson rest home in Eyota Monday night, will be held this afternoon at 2 PM at the Boetzer Funeral Home with Rev. Frank Williams officiating. Burial will be in the Chatfield Cemetery. He was 89 years of age.

Mr. David was born October 22, 1864 in Wisconsin and came to Chatfield with his parents when he was three years old. He was married to the former Elmetta Gaspar on 3 July 1890 in Chatfield. She preceded him in death.

Mr. David was a barber here for 46 years and member of the Chatfield Masonic Lodge for 50 years.

Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Elton of Chatfield and Mrs. Wilber Shaw of Mason City, Iowa, three sons; Elwin and William of Chatfield and Rev. Russell David of Cadillac, Michigan. 10 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

His dad bought a farm when Ed was six years old. Ed went to school until he was 14 or 15 years old. Three months of school in the summer and four months in the winter. The teacher got $18.00 per month and boarded with pupils parents. Ed had missed so much school by having to stay home and help work. He told his mother, as long as he could not keep up with his class, he might as well quit.

Obituary of Cora Lynda David
Chatfield News, March 9, 1944.

Funeral services were held yesterday for Mr. Cora Bailey, 77 years old, who died Sunday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Neil Booker near Dover. The Rev. Richard Hayes, rector of St. Mathews Episcopal church, conducted the service and interment was in the Chatfield cemetery. Mrs. Bailey had been in failing health for some months. Mrs. Bailey was born in Chatfield 26 Feb. 1867. She was married to Harry Bailey at Preston in 1884 and the couple made their home here. Mr. Bailey died a number of years ago. For a long time Mrs. Bailey had resided in West Chatfield, going to her daughters home only a few months ago. She is survived by three daughters; Mrs. Booker, Mrs. Floyd Baker of Grandview, Idaho and Hrs. Emil Sievert of Milan, Ill., and two sons, Max of Chatfield and Ralph, with the Army. She also leaves two brothers, John and Edward of Chatfield, and eleven grandchild and seven great grandchildren.

Obituary of Marvin David
Chatfield News, October 23, 1941

Relatives and friends were shocked late Friday afternoon when it was learned that Marvin David, for many years operator of a barber shop here, had died suddenly of a heart attack while at work. A physician arrived on the scene immediately, but Mr. David was already dead.

Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at the Presbyterian Church, Rev. S.C. Jepson officiating, and burial was in the Chatfield cemetery, with Masonic lodge rites.

He was born in Chatfield, May 3, 1875, the son of Mr. and Mrs. William David, pioneer settlers in the community. He married Louise Prodahl 29 November 1898, at Sargeant, Minnesota and they lived at Wykoff for three years before coming to Chatfield 39 years ago. During this time he was associated with his brother, Ed David, who retired a year ago, and for most of the time they were located in the same building in which he died.

Surviving relatives are his wife, and six children; Mrs. Robert Nichols, Lloyd and Ronald Mound, Minn.; Mrs. C.R. Trevor, Winona; Mrs. Dale Nage, Chatfield, and Darlene of Louisville, Kentucky. He also leaves a sister, Mrs. Cora Bailey of Chatfield, and three brothers, John and Edward, of Chatfield, and Melvin a twin brother of St. Paul, and ten grandchildren.

Obituary of Melvin David
Died: June 14, 1942, St. Paul Minnesota

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Boetzer Funeral Home for Melvin David, 67 years old, who died at his home in St. Paul Sunday following a heart attack. Rev. S.C. Jepson of the Presbyterian church was in charge of the rites and burial was in the Chatfield cemetery. Mr. David was born in Chatfield 3 May 1875. He was a barber by trade and operated a shop in Grand Meadow after leaving Chatfield, but for many years has been following his trade in St. Paul.

Surviving relatives are his wife, two sons; Hartzel of Savannah, Ill., and Earl of St. Paul; one daughter, Velma of Savannah, Ill., two brothers, Edward and John and a sister, Mrs. Cora Bailey of Chatfield. A twin brother Marvin, died here last October.

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