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MaryAgnes Klock, Robert Klock, Ted Klock provided family documentation at Klock Family Reunion at Fort Klock, August 2001; all 3 are grandchildren of William Helmer KLOCK and great-grandchildren of Ira Martin KLOCK and Mary (HELMER) KLOCK.

For more details, contact MaryAgnes Klock:
P.O. Box 800842, Dallas, TX 75380 or mak75380@yahoo.com


11 Children + 23 Grandchildren + Descendants
of
“Bill” William Helmer KLOCK
BORN: 30 or 31 Mar 1860, Herkimer County, NY / DIED: 9 Feb 1937, Drumright, OK
Buried: Fairlawn Cemetery, Cushing, OK
Father: Ira Martin KLOCK / Mother: Mary (HELMER) KLOCK
&
“Aggie” Agnes Mary (SOBIECH) KLOCK
BORN: 21 Jan 1864 or 1866, Poland / DIED: 3 Mar 1943, Drumright, OK
Buried: Fairlawn Cemetery, Cushing, OK
Father: Jacob SOBIECH / Mother: Mary Elizabeth (STARKA ROSSA) SOBIECH

MARRIED: 11 January 188?, Casselton, Dakota Territory (became North Dakota state 1889)

Their 11 CHILDREN (in birth order):

1. Ira Martin KLOCK
BORN 15 or 16 Apr 1884, MN / DIED 28 Mar 1956, Cushing, OK
Buried: Fairlawn Cemetery, Cushing, OK
0 children / Never married

2. William Helmer KLOCK, Jr.
BORN 6 Apr 1886, Brainerd, MN / DIED 29 Mar 1970, Roseville, CA
MARRIED 27 Jun 1910 -- 5 children
Wife: Anna Elizabeth (REEVES) KLOCK:
born 21 Jan 1891, IL / died 23 Mar 1973, Placer, CA

3. Agnes Mary (KLOCK) LONG
BORN 13 Mar 1891, St. Paul, MN / DIED 10 Oct 1977, Monte Vista, CO
MARRIED 1 Jan 1910 -- 5 children
Husband: Joseph Clarence LONG:
born 13 Feb 1889, Paola, KS / died 16 Jan 1973, Cedaredge, CO

4. Frederick Henry KLOCK [aka Fred Henry Clark]
BORN 1 Sept 1893, Avery, Indian Territory, OK / DIED 11 Jun 1972, Tulsa, OK
Buried: Fairlawn Cemetery, Cushing, OK
2 daughters
Divorced decades before death. Ex-wife: Frances (WHITE) KLOCK SANSONE, now deceased

5. Annie Melissa KLOCK
BORN 21 Dec 1895, Avery, Indian Territory, OK / DIED 11 Mar 1986, Tulsa, OK
Buried: Fairlawn Cemetery, Cushing, OK
0 children / Never married

6. Alphonso Silas "Fonnie" KLOCK
BORN 15 or 16 Oct 1897, Avery, Indian Territory, OK / DIED 25 Aug 1970, Drumright, OK
Buried: Fairlawn Cemetery, Cushing, OK
0 children / Never married

7. Charles Ishmael "Charlie" KLOCK
BORN 30 Sept 1899, Avery, Indian Territory, OK / DIED 30 Mar 1975, Beaumont, TX
MARRIED 8 Nov 1921 -- 5 children & 2 adopted children, who were grandchildren
Wife: Sybil Emmaline (WILLIAMS) KLOCK:
born 15 Jul 1907 / died 13 Aug 1999

8. Robert Joseph "Rob" KLOCK
BORN 1 Mar 1902, Avery, Indian Territory, OK / DIED 24 Apr 1974, Drumright, OK
Buried: Fairlawn Cemetery, Cushing, OK
0 children / Never married

9. Jacob Theodore "Jake" KLOCK
BORN 26 Mar 1904, Avery, Indian Territory, OK / DIED 26 or 27 Sep 1986, Tacoma, WA
Buried: Fairlawn Cemetery, Cushing, OK
2 sons
Divorced decades before death: Ex-wife: Eva (SMITH) KLOCK, now deceased

10. Richard Noah "Rich" KLOCK
BORN 12 Feb 1906, Avery, Indian Territory, OK / DIED 2 Jul 1985, Tulsa, OK
Buried: Fairlawn Cemetery, Cushing, OK
MARRIED 10 Aug 1946, Drumright, OK -- 5 children
Wife Mabel Clair (McNABB) KLOCK:
born 26 May 1911, Scotland, ARK / died 10 Apr 1975, Tulsa, OK

11. Thomas Pryor Gore "Tom" KLOCK
BORN 9 Mar 1908, Avery, OK / DIED 2 or 3 Dec 2000, Drumright, OK
Buried: Fairlawn Cemetery, Cushing, OK
0 children / Never married

DESCENDANTS of 11 children of William Helmer KLOCK & Agnes Mary (SOBIECH) KLOCK

5 CHILDREN of 2nd child William Helmer KLOCK
& Anna Elizabeth (REEVES) KLOCK:

2.1 William Helmer KLOCK
BORN 11 Jul 1911, East St. Louis, IL / DIED 8 Nov 1993, Gresham, OR

2.1.1 "Dorothy Ann" (KLOCK) SMITH
Dallas, TX 75243

2.1.1.1 Timothy Duane SMITH
2.1.1.2 Pamela Ann (SMITH) ROSENTHAL

2.1.2 Evelyn "Marie" (KLOCK) TINLIN
Albuquerque, NM 87111

2.1.2.1 William Hamilton TINLIN III
2.1.2.2 Kyle Wayne TINLIN

2.1.3 Mable "Carolyn" (KLOCK) WARD
Vidor, TX 77662

2.1.3.1 Cherrise Lyn (WARD) THOMAS
2.1.3.2 Michele D'Lane (WARD) SONNIER
2.1.3.3 Jana Arlene (WARD) BLOOMFIELD
2.1.4 William Gregory "Bill" KLOCK
Troutdale, OR 97060
2.1.4.1 Ryan William Gregory KLOCK
2.1.4.2 Matthew Christopher KLOCK
2.1.4.3 Cassie Julianna Mary KLOCK

2.2 Marguerite Agnes KLOCK
BORN 22 Nov 1913 / DIED Sep 1989
Never married

2.3 Frederick Albert KLOCK
BORN 13 Aug 1916, Madison, IL / DIED 11 Feb 1994, Hoopa, CA

2.3.1 Melba Inez "Chanell" (KLOCK) BURTON
Elma, WA 98541
2.3.1.1. Vicki Raejean CHANNELL
2.3.1.2 Darrell Douglass CHANNELL
2.3.1.3 Andrea Chanell BURTON
2.4 Robert James KLOCK
BORN 6 Sep 1920, Madison, IL / DIED 18 Jan 1985, Hillister, TX
2.4.1 "Cheryl" Lee (KLOCK) BRYANT
Beaumont, TX 77706

2.4.1.1 Christina Feleice BERARD

2.4.2 "Janet" Gayle (KLOCK) JORDAN
Aledo, TX 76008

2.4.2.1 Heather Elise JORDAN
2.4.2.2 Joshua Robert JORDAN

2.5 Delbert Jacob KLOCK
BORN 24 Jul 1927, McAllen, TX / DIED 4 Aug 1992, Sacramento, CA
2.5.1 Delbert "Jay" KLOCK
Folsom, CA 95630
2.5.2 "Lindy" Lee KLOCK
Roseville, CA
2.5.2.1 Nicholas Jacob KLOCK

5 CHILDREN of 3rd child Agnes Mary (KLOCK) LONG & Joseph Clarence LONG:

3.1 Agnes "Marie" (LONG) THOMPSON
BORN 31 Oct 1911, Kendrick, OK / DIED 21 May 2003, Brush, CO

3.1.1 Lee Dermont THOMPSON, Jr.
Kingsbury, TX 78638

3.1.1.1 Judith Leeann (THOMPSON) TOONE
3.1.1.2 Roberta Lynn (THOMPSON) FOLSOM

3.1.2 Terri Lynne Thompson PASTELAK HOWELL
Wiggins, CO 80654

3.1.2.1 Suzanne Maudine (PASTELAK) MORINE
3.1.2.2 Dianne Christine (PASTELAK) BECKER
3.1.2.3 Dale Lee PASTELAK

3.1.3 Layne Eric THOMPSON
Mesa, AZ

3.1.3.1 Vincent Ross THOMPSON
3.1.3.2 James Eric THOMPSON
3.1.3.3 Matthew Luke THOMPSON

3.2 "Annie" (LONG) PINKERTON
BORN 7 Apr 1914, Avery, OK
Canon City, CO 81212

3.2.1 Robert Leland PINKERTON

3.2.1.1 Sandra Kay (PINKERTON) CARPENTER
3.2.1.2 Shawna Lee (PINKERTON) NORDLANDER

3.2.2 Lester Ronald PINKERTON

3.3 Clarence William LONG
BORN 23 Aug 18, Avery, OK / DIED 3 Jan 98, Idaho Falls, ID

3.3.1 Douglas William LONG
Shelley, ID 83274

3.3.1.1 Allison Marie (LONG) KIHARA
3.3.1.2 Douglas Allen LONG

3.3.2 Donald Joseph LONG
Paola, KS 66071

3.3.2.1 Bradley Allen LONG
3.3.2.2 Melanie Jo (LONG) PRESCOTT
3.3.2.3 Michael David LONG
3.3.2.4 Daniel Edward LONG
3.3.2.5 Nathan Andrew LONG
3.3.2.6 Matthew Jacob LONG
3.3.2.7 William Joseph LONG

3.4 Joseph Ernest "Dick" LONG
BORN 24 Jun 1921, Avery, OK / DIED 18 Dec 1982, Stover, MO

3.4.1 James Joseph "Jim" LONG
Northglenn, CO 80221

3.4.1.1 Linda Clare (LONG) LUCHTENBURG
3.4.1.2 James Joseph LONG II

3.4.2 "John" Anthony LONG
Steamboat Springs, CO 80477

3.4.2.1 Tyler Gordon LONG
3.4.2.2 Wynter Violet LONG

3.5 Bertha Mae "Bertie" (LONG) SMITH RICHARDS
BORN 11 Mar 1923, Monte Vista, CO
Grand Junction, CO 81503

3.5.1 Judith Ann SMITH
BORN 29 Sep 45, Cleveland, OH / DIED Jul 67, Ogden, UT

3.5.2 Kenneth Lyle SMITH

3.5.2.1 Ryan Douglas SMITH
3.5.2.2 Elizabeth Judy SMITH
3.5.2.3 Emily Ione SMITH
3.5.2.4 David Reid SMITH

3.5.3 Susan Marie (SMITH) KEMMER

3.5.3.1 Jamie Kemmer
3.5.3.2 Douglas Stuart KEMMER
3.5.3.3 Andrew James KEMMER

3.5.4 Douglas Dean SMITH

3.5.4.1 Kimberly Kathleen SMITH
3.5.4.2 Taylor Dean SMITH

3.5.5 Gregory Brian RICHARDS

3.5.5.1 Rodney J. RICHARDS
3.5.5.2 Bryan Douglas RICHARDS

3.5.6 Ann (RICHARDS) STRAZDES

2 CHILDREN of 4th child Frederick Henry KLOCK [aka Fred Henry Clark]
& Frances (WHITE) KLOCK SANSONE:

4.1 Opal Pauline (KLOCK) KRUG
BORN 9 Jul 1925, Wichita, KS
Woodland, CA 95695

4.1 1 Doris Jeanne (KRUG) HARDER

4.1.1.1 Stephen Eugene HARDER
4.1.1.2 Barry Allan HARDER
4.1.1.3 Melissa Kaye HARDER
4.1.1.4 David Henry HARDER
4.1.1.5 Sarah Joanne HARDER
4.1.1.6 Aimee Elisse HARDER
4.1.1.7 Bryan Spencer HARDER

4.1.2 Anna Sue (KRUG) ARNOLD HAEFLIGER

4.1.2.1 Traci Suzanne (ARNOLD) POMODORO
4.1.2.2 Kevin Daniel ARNOLD

4.2 Violet Mae (KLOCK) KRUG
BORN 13 May 1927, Beverly, KS
Woodland, CA 95695

4.2.1 Elmer Harvey KRUG, Jr.

4.2.1.1 Robin Dawn (KRUG) RITTER
4.2.1.2 Clark Edward KRUG

4.2.2 Richard Alan KRUG

5 CHILDREN of 7th child Charles ISHMAEL KLOCK
& Sybil Emmaline (WILLIAMS) KLOCK:

7.1 Dortha [aka Dorotha] "Daphine" (KLOCK) HOLMES
BORN 2 Feb 1924, Drumright, OK
Texas City, TX 77590

7.1.1 Robert Gary HOLMES
BORN 25 Aug 41, Lolita, TX / DIED 10 Sep 41, Galveston, TX)
7.1.2 Roberta Carol HOLMES-CARTER)

7.1.2 1 Donnie Arlin CARTER, Jr.
7.1.2.2 Leona Carol (CARTER) DAWSON
7.1.2.3 Billy Wayne CARTER
7.1.2.4 Eric Shawn CARTER
7.1.2.5 Bobby Dean CARTER

7.1.3 LaVeta Darline (Holmes) SAVCHENKO McGARY
Texas City, TX 77591

7.1.3.1 Nathan Troy SAVCHENKO

7.1.4 Charles Newton HOLMES

7.1.4.1 Charla Marie (HOLMES) YOUNG
7.1.4.2 Chad Neal HOLMES
7.1.4.3 Shawna Renee (HOLMES) SENNER
7.1.4.4 Jeremy Charles HOLMES

7.1.5 Robert Darrell HOLMES, Jr.

7.1.5.1 Robert Darrell HOLMES III
7.1.5.2 Jamie Lee HOLMES
7.1.5.3 Angela Marie (HOLMES) ASKEW
7.1.5.4 Jennifer Lynn (HOLMES) BISHOP

7.2 Charles Lionel KLOCK
BORN 25 June 1927, Seminole, OK / DIED 9 Oct 2003, TX

7.2.1 "Charles" Lionel KLOCK, Jr.
Orange, TX 77632

7.2.1 1 Jennifer Amy (KLOCK) NICHOLS
7.2.1.2 Joni Ann KLOCK

7.2.2 Belinda Darline KLOCK

7.2.3 Timothy Wayne KLOCK

7.2.3.1 Shawn Cody KLOCK
7.2.3.2 Ashley Kristin KLOCK
7.2.3.3 Kalli Danielle KLOCK

7.2.4 Terry Alan KLOCK

7.2.4.1 Jon Wesley KLOCK
7.2.4.2 Seth Oliver KLOCK
7.2.4.3 Ruth Ann KLOCK

7.2.5 James Earl KLOCK

7.2.5.1 Kristina Alyse KLOCK
7.2.5.2 Allyson Renee KLOCK

7.3 Vernon Hugh KLOCK
BORN 20 Feb 1929, Seminole, OK / DIED 27 Dec 93, Beaumont, TX

7.3.1 Verna Jeanne (KLOCK) BARTHELL Port Neches, TX 77651

7.3.1.1 John Wayne SHANNON, Jr.
7.3.1.2 Wynonia Julieann (SELF) HANNON
7.3.1.3 Christopher Shannon LEACH

7.3.2 Samuel Hugh KLOCK
Lumberton, TX 77657

7.3.2.1 Samuel Hugh KLOCK, Jr
7.3.2.2 Dorian Lynn KLOCK
7.3.2.3 Leslie Jean KLOCK

7.3.3 Steven James AHLSTROM (nee Vernon Hugh KLOCK, Jr.)

7.3.3.1 Adam Renis AHLSTROM

7.3.4 Vernon Hugh KLOCK, Jr.
BORN 1 Jul 55, Beaumont, TX / DIED 24 Jun 2003, Baytown, TX

7.3.4.1 Adam Christopher KLOCK
7.3.4.2 Lea Marie (KLOCK LEMBO) CARLISLE
7.3.4.3 Kimberly Ann (KLOCK LEMBO) ?

7.3.5 Karne Vernell (KLOCK) WALKER

7.3.5.1 McKenzie Albert HEVENER
7.3.5.2 Karen Franklin Marie PUCKETT
7.3.5.3 Darin Wayne LACINA, Jr.

7.4 Velma "Aline" (KLOCK) SANDERS
BORN 26 Nov 1934, Cushing, OK
Beaumont, TX 77703

7.4.1 Sharon Aline (Sanders) WILLIAMS

7.4.1.1 Charlett Sommer WILLIAMS
7.4.1.2 Sharon Nicole WILLIAMS

7.4.2 Dortha Dianne (SANDERS) KRAEMER

7.4.2.1 Justin Brent FABRIGUZE

7.5 Thelma "Dean" (KLOCK) GOSS BAXTER
BORN 10 Aug 1940, Drumright, OK
Vidor, TX 77662

7.5.1 Deborah (GOSS) LISENBY
7.5.2 Milton Dean GOSS

2 CHILDREN of 9th child Jacob Theodore KLOCK
& Eva (SMITH) KLOCK:

9.1 Jacob Theodore KLOCK, Jr.
BORN 19 May 1936, Drumright, OK
Corsicana, TX 75110

9.2 William Richard KLOCK
BORN 17 Feb 1938, Pryor, OK
Port Angeles, WA 98362

9.2.1 Kristina Maria Birgitta (KLOCK) GERSBACH

9.2.2 Cinita Eva Linnea (KLOCK) PEGRUM
9.2.2.1 Jennifer Birgitta Michelle PEGRUM

5 CHILDREN of 10th child Richard Noah KLOCK
& Mabel Clair (McNABB) KLOCK:

10.1 Richard Noah KLOCK, Jr.
BORN / DIED 19 Feb 47, Drumright, OK

10.2 Mary Agnes KLOCK
Dallas, TX 75380

10.3 Richard Allen KLOCK
Fort Worth, TX 76115
married 6 Jan 73 in Hooker, OK / divorced 27 Jul 92 in Fort Worth, TX

10.3.1 Richard Henry KLOCK
10.3.2 William Joseph KLOCK
10.3.3 Gary Allen KLOCK

10.4 Linda Carolyn (KLOCK) SHIDELER
Drumright, OK 74030

10.4.1 Robert Fredrick SHIDELER
10.4.2 Warren Jay SHIDELER
10.5 Robert Dale KLOCK
Dallas, TX 75380

10.5 Robert Dale KLOCK
Dallas, TX 75380

For more family details, contact MaryAgnes Klock.
P.0. Box 800842, Dallas, TX 75380

972.307.1701, mak75380@yahoo.com

Many KLOCK and HELMER ancestors began to settle the Mohawk Valley of upstate New York beginning in the 1600s. Grandpa William Helmer Klock’s parents were Ira Martin Klock (who fought in the Civil War for the Union) and Mary (Helmer) Klock.

Do I have my great-grandfather’s name wrong? For the homes in the 1870 census, is he “Ira Klock, Age 51, Est. Birth 1818, Birthplace New York, White, Male, home: Little Falls, Herkimer, NY”

Was he the Ira Klock who served during the Civil War?
Ira Klock served with Co. F of the 152nd New York Infantry as a Private. (Union)

Was he the Ira Klock in the 1880 census?
Ira KLOCK, 62, <1818>, New York, Self, Married, White, Male, Little Falls, Herkimer, NY

In the 1880 census, was this the family?
William KLOCK, 10, <1870>, New York, Son, Single, White, Male, Little Falls, Herkimer, NY
Willie KLOCK, 17, <1863>, New York, Son, Single, White, Male, Little Falls, Herkimer, NY
Ira KLOCK, 62, <1818>, New York, Self, Married, White, Male, Little Falls, Herkimer, NY
Jacob KLOCK, 12, <1868>, New York, Son, Single, White, Male, Little Falls, Herkimer, NY
Mary KLOCK, 57, <1823>, New York, Wife, Married, White, Female, Little Falls, Herkimer, NY
Mary KLOCK, 23, <1857>, New York, Dau, Single, White, Female, Little Falls, Herkimer, NY
Robert KLOCK, 26, <1854>, New York, Son, Single, White, Male, Little Falls, Herkimer, NY

In the 1870 census, there is a Libbie, who could be my grandfather’s sibling:
“Libbie Klock, Age 7, Est. Birth 1862, Birthplace New York, White, Female, home: Little Falls, Herkimer, NY”
In the 1880 census, there is a Libbie, who could be my grandfather’s sibling:
“Libbie Klock, 18, <1862>, New York, Dau, Single, White, Female, Minden, Montgomery, NY”

Is my grandfather William Helmer Klock one of these in the 1870 census???
“Wm Klock, Age 8, Est. Birth 1861, Birthplace New York, White, Male, home: Little Falls, Herkimer, NY”
or…
“Wm H Klock, Age 12, Est. Birth 1857, Birthplace New York, White, Male, home: Little Falls, Herkimer, NY”
or…
“Willie Klock, Age 16, Est. Birth 1853, Birthplace New York, White, Male, home: Manheim, Herkimer, NY”
or…
“Willie Klock, Age 11, Est. Birth 1858, Birthplace New York, White, Male, home: Lafayette, Onondaga, NY”

Is my grandfather William Helmer Klock one of these in the 1880 census???
“Willie KLOCK, Age 17, Birth <1863>, born New York, Rel. Son, Statis: Single, White, Little Falls, Herkimer, NY”
or…
“William KLOCK, Age 28, Birth <1852>, born New York, Rel. Self, Statis: Single, White, Manheim, Herkimer, NY”

Parents & Family Members of William Helmer KLOCK:
His father: Ira Martin KLOCK (who died by drowning in Ottawa, Canada, where he had moved several years after serving in the Union Army during the Civil War)
His mother: Mary HELMER KLOCK --- may have died when William Helmer was young
His siblings:

· brothers named Fred and Robert
· sister called “Libby”, in photo with nephew named Alonzo CASLER (Libby’s son?)
· other siblings?

KLOCK family photos:

· Ira Martin Klock & his wife (1 with him in his officer’s Union uniform from the Civil War --- father & mother or step-mother of William Helmer Klock (that picture of the 2 of them came from Alfonso Klock, 10 West Monroe, Little Falls, NY, who remembered sitting on his Grandfather Klock's’ knee) --- sometime after the Civil War ended, Ira Martin Klock moved to Canada where he had businesses and eventually died there by drowning;
· “Bill” William Helmer Klock;
· Fred Klock (brother of William Helmer Klock) taken by C.G. Willett at 67 Mass. St. in Lawrence, Kansas;
· Robert Klock (brother of William Helmer Klock);
· Alonzo Casler and his wife Katie (William Helmer Klock’s nephew—son of his sister Libby);
· 9 tin-type photographs of William Helmer Klock & Agnes Mary Sobiech Klock (about the time they were married) & several others without names who may be Klock since there seems to be a family resemblance;
· “Willie” William Helmer Klock, Jr. (2nd son & 2nd child of William Helmer Klock & Agnes Mary Sobiech Klock) as a child of about 5 in 1891, taken in Fergus Falls, MN, and as a young adult;
· “Fonnie” Alfonso Silas Klock (4th son & 6th child of William Helmer Klock & Agnes Mary Sobiech Klock) with his nephew Fred Klock (son of William Helmer Klock, Jr.) in Drumright in about 1913, when Fred was about 3 or 4 years old and Uncle Fonnie was still upright;

William Helmer KLOCK was born in 1858 or 1859 or 1860 in Jacksonburg, Herkimer County, New York -- on the banks of the Mohawk River, between the Catskills on the south and the Adirondacks on the northeast (according to the delayed birth certificates for 2 of their sons, prepared after William Helmer Klock's death in 1937 by his wife Agnes Mary Sobiech Klock). Ira Martin Klock was served in the Union Army, then moved to Canada (Ontario area) some years after the Civil War ended. He started businesses there; one of those businesses was in the lumber industry. In order to get his inheritance, which he may never have received, William Helmer Klock went to visit his relatives after his father’s death, reportedly from drowning, in Canada. He also traveled to New Mexico, seeking relief for his asthma.

The SOBIECH family has been in the United States since about 1875. Grandma Agnes Mary (Sobiech) Klock's parents and family had lived in Prussia and Poland. I have heard that Grandma Klock had sisters, possibly half-sisters or step-sisters who were nuns, but I am uncertain about that information. Grandma was born in Poland; in 1943, she stated on delayed birth certificates for 2 of her sons that she did “not know where in Poland she was born”. Grandma Agnes Mary (Sobiech) Klock's parents were Jacob Sobiech and Mary Elizabeth (Starka Rossa) Sobiech. (Supposedly, the Catholic church has great records in Europe that we might be able to research.) Then, in about 1875, because of religious oppression, the Sobiech family sailed to the United States from Germany, settling in the area of Little Falls, Minnesota. That is where “Aggie” Agnes Mary Sobiech – who was to be our Grandmother Klock – met “Bill” William Helmer Klock – who was to be our Grandfather Klock – in the early 1880s, while he was working as an Engineer on the railroad and traveling through Minnesota on the trains.

The Sobiech family was unhappy that Agnes/”Aggie” had married “Bill” Klock, a man who was not Catholic. However, the two of them were married 11 January 188? (sometime in the 1880’s…there is a hole in the original marriage license where the last digit of the year should be) in Casselton, Dakota Territory (North Dakota became a state in 1889).

Original Marriage Certificate

This certifies that on the eleventh day of January in the year of our Lord 188? William H. Klock and Agnes Sobiech were by me united in marriage at Casselton, Dak according to the laws of the Territory of Dakota

H.M. Dyckman

Witnesses Nellie Walters Tenna Lockhart

Location: North & South Dakota both became states in 1889…
Casselton is near Fargo, North Dakota, which is just west of the Minnesota border.
Married: 11 January 188? in Casselton, Dakota Territory

Their first 3 children were born in Minnesota. Their oldest child Ira Martin Klock {named for his paternal grandfather} was born April 1884 in Minnesota. Their second son William Helmer Klock, Jr. was born in April 1886. Their first daughter Agnes Mary Klock was born in March 1891.

Bill and Aggie with their first 3 children went to Indian Territory (now Oklahoma) for the Land Rush of 1891, in which they acquired 160 acres***. (The first Land Rush in Indian Territory was in 1889.) Bill Klock staked one piece of land, then later bought and settled on another piece that someone else owned. That 160 acres in Avery (between Stroud & Cushing) is where they lived in a dugout with stone walls (a sod house) until they built their new home. Their other 8 children were born in Avery, Indian Territory, Oklahoma. That house was struck by lightning (which also struck Agnes Klock …while she was pregnant with Charles Ishmael Klock… and her son Alphonso Silas Klock, who was not yet 2 years old), and that original house burned in about 1899. They again lived in the dugout until their home was rebuilt.

In about 1911, after the birth of their 11th child, they moved to the Drumright, Oklahoma, where the Oil Boom Days had begun; all kinds of businesses were booming, too. Oklahoma became a state in 1907. They had several businesses in the Drumright area; some of these were a grocery and feed store (which they operated until Bill Klock died in 1937), restaurants (Aggie Klock must have been a great cook) – one was a “chili” restaurant, dairy products, farm crops, etc. Grandma worked outside of the home in the businesses, while Aunt Annie helped with her younger brothers and kept the family home; Annie was a teenager when they moved to Drumright.

Grandpa “Bill” William Helmer Klock died in 1937 at their family home, northeast of Drumright – as a result of heart failure from many years of suffering with asthma. Grandma “Aggie” Agnes Mary (Sobiech) Klock died in 1943 at their family home, northeast of Drumright – as a result of a stroke, brought on by years of suffering with high blood pressure. They are both buried in the Klock family plot in Fairlawn Cemetery, north of Cushing, Oklahoma.

In about 1955, the building that housed their Klock grocery store was still standing at 309 South Ohio in Drumright, Oklahoma. That building was torn down to move a house in for Annie to live in with brothers Rob and Fonnie… where the 3 moved into town after living many years on the farm north of Drumright, land which they had leased for decades. Annie Klock lived in that home in Drumright until she died in 1986.

***Record of the Klock’s 160 acres in Oklahoma:

see W.H. Klock listed under
PAWNEE TOWNSHIP
TOWNSHIP 16 NORTH, RANGE 5 EAST
LINCOLN COUNTY,
OKLAHOMA TERRITORY
ORIGINAL LAND RECORDS
LAND OWNERSHIP MAP OF
LINCOLN COUNTY, OKLAHOMA TERRITORY
COPIED FROM AN ORIGINAL PRINTED IN 1903

Lists of first land owners and therefore first families of Lincoln County. These names are not alphabetized in order to preserve physical proximity of families. Often, friends and relatives had adjacent properties. Use your browser "Edit -> Find in page" function to search for names.

NOTE: These are not necessarily the names of the people who were successful in the Land Run of 1891, but are the people who had the properties in 1903. To further research the land, note the description of the property you are interested in (section, township, and range numbers) and contact the Clerk of the County Court, Chandler, OK.

The usual disclaimer about typos applies here.

There was some difficulty transcribing the names as they are hand-written in each quarter-section or half-quarter-section. Please refer to an original copy if you have questions on the spelling of names, etc. The map of each township also has physical features and notations for Indian allotment. The museum in Chandler has an original for reference.

Originally printed in Oklahoma Land Run of '91 - a Lincoln County Centennial Salute, a souvenir booklet by the Lincoln County Historical Society and used with permission of the Lincoln County Historical Society.

Contributed by Carline Harp Doyle <carline2@pop.efortress.com>.

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