Kleiboeker Family Tree - Person Sheet
Kleiboeker Family Tree - Person Sheet
NameJohann Gerhard "Gerhard" Kleyboeker
Birth18 Oct 1843, Haus #8, Ruesfort, Lower Saxony, Germany
Burial11 Dec 1908, Ferrin Luth Chur, Ferrin, Clinton County, IL
Immigration1 Oct 1864, Arrived eventually in Hoylton Illinois
Death8 Dec 1908, Home, , Clinton County, IL
FatherJohann Bernhard Kleyboeker (1801-1863)
MotherMaria Adelheit Dirkes (1805-1865)
BirthApr 1844, Lower Saxony, Germany
Deathaft 1919
Marriage12 Mar 1867, St. Louis. MO
ChildrenAnna Elise Charlotte (1869-)
 Elizabeth (1878-)
 William (1883-1943)
 Gustav (1883-1931)
Notes for Johann Gerhard "Gerhard" Kleyboeker
!Gerhard's Sponsors at his baptism were: Johann Friedrich Schneithorst, Johann
Gerhard Kreiling, and Maria Adelheit Husmann.

In records at the Osnabrueck Stadtd Archiv, Johann Gerhard's permission to leave Germany in 1864 was found in 1993 by Dennis Kruse. In this record it states that his date of emmigration was August 1 1864. This date matches with his arrival date mentioned in his obituary. It also said he applied to leave to USA with his mother and siblings. It also stated that Gerhard's father had already died when this application was made. These records also stated that 5 of Gerhard's brothers and sisters who were already in the states paid for their trip across the Atlantic. Gerhard came to America October 1 1864 to Hoyleton Illinois.
Dennis Kruse found the actual copy of the ship Maryland's passenger list. In clear handwriting, we see that H. Steffens was the Captain of the Bark (type of ship) Maryland. The Kleiboekers on the Maryland are listed as Adelheid Kleiboeker (note spelling by the Kleiboekers were now different than spelling (Kleyboeker) which was listed on birth records in Germany. Adelheid, Gerhard’s mother is listed as 58 years old (female), Catherine M Kleiboeker (female) listed as 16 years, and Joh. Diedr. Kleiboeker (male) as 14 years old. All three are listed as coming from "Casper Gehrde'. In letter exchanges with Professor Holtmann of Oldenburg University in Germany, that Dennis has on file, Casper was a misinterpretation of "Kirchspiel Gehrde." This basically means coming from the area of the Church community of the village of Gehrde. The passenger list shows Johann Gerhard Kleiboeker as " Joh. G. Gleibager" age 21, male, famer from "Geeren, Hannover" [assumed misspelling again of Gehrde] and destination St. Louis. All three others also had thier destination listed as St. Louis.

Gerhard came to America October 1 1864 per his obituary. It is assumed he did not move to Illinois until 1883. Gerhard’s older brother Johann Heinrich was living in St. Louis at the time of Gerhard’s arrival in America. Gerhard bought land in Illinois in 1894. This farm has been handed down to the descendents, and is now owned by Dennis Kleiboeker and this farm’s address is 26313 Sand Ridge Road, Carlyle, (Shattuc) Illinois, 62231

George's obituary:

"The death of Gerhard Kleiboeker, aged 65 years occured at his home Tuesday, December 8, at 8 o'clock p.m. He was born in Province Hannover Germany, October 18 1843 and came to America October 1, 1864 locating near Hoyleton, ILL. In 1867 he was united in marriage to Margaret Schmick and to them were born seven children, four of whom are living. They are Mrs. Anna Reinkensmeyer, Henry, William, and Gustav Kleiboeker. His wife also survives him and he has one sister living, ten grandchildren and a host of friends. In 1883, he came to Clinton County and located east of Hoffman, being a member of the Lutheran Church at Ferrin and remained so until his death. The funeral took place from that chuch December 11, and was largely attended. Our sympathy is extended to the bereaved relatives and friends in their sad hour of sorrow."
Last Modified 28 May 2011Created 1 Feb 2019 By Dennis R Kruse
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