Family Reunions: The Elder George Kline Family

Source: Morton Montgomery, p. 318

Surnames: KLINE, WHITNER, SEAMAN

The Elder Georg Klein Association was formed at Reading, Pa., in 1904, for the purpose of raising funds to erect a fitting memorial in honor of the ancestor after whom the association was named, and to properly care for a much neglected private graveyard where Elder Georg Kline, with others, is buried. The second meeting was held in 1906, at West Hamburg.

The officers of the association are:

President, David R. Kline, Allentown, Pa.
Secretary, William B. Kline, Berks, Pa.
Assistant Secretary, A. S. Kline, Upper Bern, Pa.
Treasurer, Newton Kline, Pottstown, Pa.
Executive committee, C. K. Whitner, Reading, Pa.; F. F. Kline, Reading, Pa.; A. K. Kline, Reading, Pa.; Dr. John K. Seaman, Rdg., Pa.; Dr. Warren Kline, Lebanon, Pa.
Improvement Committee: Jerome I. Kline, Reading, Pa.; C. K. Whitner, Reading, Pa.; A. K. Kline, Reading, Pa.; A. S. Kline, Upper Bern, Pa.

Elder Georg Klein was born at Zweibrucken, South Germany, Oct. 9, 1715, immigrated to America in 1738, and located at Amwell, N. J. Becoming acquainted with the Brethren of the Dunkard Church, in 1739 he was baptized in that faith at Amwell, and soon after was chosen an assistant in the ministry. In 1750 he moved to North-kill on the Tulpehocken, in Berks county, and there took charge of "North-kill Meeting House." He is buried in upper Berks. He left a number of children, whose descendants are very numerous.

Transcriber's Note Barbara.

Additional Surnames: REBMAN, STRUPHAVER, BRENEISER, FRANTZ

Elder George Klein and his wife and a few other family members are buried in a cornfield near Bernville, the plot surrounded by a stone enclosure. A monument has been erected, but it has been vandalized. Elder George Klein and Dorothea Rebman had among their children a son, Rev. David Klein. Rev. David Klein married Elizabeth Struphaver, and among their children was a son, Rev. Benjamin Klein. Rev. Benjamin Klein married Anna Elizabeth Breneiser, and among their children was a daughter, Catherine. Catherine Klein married Henry Frantz. Henry and Catherine Klein Frantz are buried in the Frantz private burial ground near Rehrersburg, also surrounded by a stone enclosure.


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