John Klawitter Hello, Gabriela - Ilsa is very likely my cousin three or four generations removed. My crossing ancestor was Robert Reinhold Klawitter, a tishler by trade, who came from East Prussia in 1892. He left behind a sister Bertha, and their children wrote each other until after WWII. Robert's brother August (Gus) came with him to the 'new world' in 1892, traveling through Canada, but they became separated and Robert settled near Chicago while Gus went to Wisconsin. I will tell you an oddity: Although my father's side of the family came from East Prussia and my mother's maiden name was Weishaar (from Strasburg), I had my DNA tested (not once but twice) and I am 53% English and 36% German and French (Alsace-Lorraine being where it is). Just how the Klawitters have so much English blood in them is a long story for another time.
Jul 24, 2014 · posted to the photo Lynn, John, & Lucy Klawitter, Illinois c1992
John Klawitter THE DEVILS OF OLD SAUK TRAIL, a collection of midwestern pioneer stories, by John Michael Klawitter, published 2011.
Aug 22, 2012 · posted to the photo Frank Polignot, 1909 Illinois
John Klawitter Yes, Daniel, a first communion picture. The year is approximate, based on the age/appearance of the girl in the center. It was probably taken on the Weishaar homestead farm after the ceremony, which was probably held at St. Ann's pioneer church.
Sep 06, 2012 · posted to the photo Anna, Stella, & Lucy Weishaar, Illinois 1911