Klock Connections

Sheldon E. Klock

Sheldon E. Klock passed away at his home about a mile east of this village Friday after an illness of less than a week. Mr. Klock was 80 years of age and had always been a resident of this section. His home is located on the site of the Battle of Klock's Field where a marker stating the fact was placed a few years ago. Mr. Klock possessed a quiet unassuming character. He was known by the large majority of the residents here-abouts and his friends will miss his pleasant friendly presence in and about the village. He was a Mason and a member of the local order. He was not a member of the church but when he was able, was an attendant at the local Methodist church where he was always willing to do what he could to further its interests.

Mr. Klock is survived by his wife who was before her marriage Miss Lillian Richards, daughters of Warren Richards of this village, also a daughter, Mrs. C.T. Darby of North Branch, N. J. and a son Fred Klock of Wilmette, Ill. and five grandchildren.

Funeral services were held from the home Monday at two o'clock the Rev. C. A. Robinson, pastor of the Methodist Church officiating and interment will be made in Prospect View cemetery in the spring. The services were under the direction of the Masonic order whose burial service was used.

Sheldon Klock will be best remembered for his charming personality. He was the unconscious possessor of a personality which every man envies but few attain. Kindly, sympathetic, courteous and gentle, his approach was always welcomed and his society always congenial. He was of the old school which is so often referred to but so seldom met. He came from the line known as the Johannes Klock or old Fort Klock line and his genealogy runs back to the Revolution and the first pioneer, Henry (1663-1760). His parents were Jonas and Mary Klock (cousins), the male line running to Johannes through Jacob L. Klock and John J. Klock to Johannes (Fort Klock proprietor) and his wife Anna Margaretha Shumacher. On his mother's side the line runs through Jacob J. Klock to Jacob I. Klock, Sr. to Johannes.

Sheldon Klock was twice married, his first wife and the mother of his children was Myra Powell. Besides the children mentioned above was Eltle (old typo?) who died young.

Sheldon E. Klock 1849-1929
Sheldon is buried with his first wife, Myra Powell Klock and his son, Elgie in West St. Johnsville Cemetery. NY

Obituary from the Enterprise and News, St. Johnsville, NY


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