Pages 820-821, transcribed by Carolyn Ward from History of Allen and Woodson Counties, Kansas: embellished with portraits of well known people of these counties, with biographies of our representative citizens, cuts of public buildings and a map of each county / Edited and Compiled by L. Wallace Duncan and Chas. F. Scott. Iola Registers, Printers and Binders, Iola, Kan.: 1901; 894 p., [36] leaves of plates: ill., ports.; includes index.




The fatherland has been a liberal contributor to the citizenship of America and the sons of Germany do credit to their native land and to their adopted country. As his name indicates, Mr. Kluckhuhn was born in Germany, having first opened his eyes to the light of day in Lippe-Detmold. September 21, 1827, his parents being Court and Louisa (Littleman) Kluckhuhn. The father was a farmer by occupation and lived and died in Germany, where his wife also spent her entire life. They reared three children to maturity, namely: Frederick; Ernest, who died in Woodson County in 1891, and Wilhelmina, who married Adolph Stark of Lippe-Detmold.

In the schools of his native land Mr. Kluckhuhn of this review pursued his education and when twenty-one years of age he became a member of the German army, serving for one year. In early life he learned the brick maker's trade and followed that pursuit for twenty-six years before coming to America, being master of a brick yard for a long period. He was also married in the fatherland, on the 1st of April, 1863, the lady of his choice being Sophia Bergman, a daughter of Frederick Bergman.

In 1870 they sailed for the new world, making the voyage from Bremen to Baltimore, whence Mr. Kluckhuhn proceeded across the country to Woodson County, where he joined the German settlement residing on Owl creek. For twelve years he resided in Center township and then removed to Belmont township where he has since lived, his home being on section fourteen, where he has five hundred and twenty-six acres of land.


In Kansas Mr. and Mrs. Kluckhuhn have reared their family of five children, namely: Julia, wife of August Fell, of Toronto township, Woodson County; Augusta; Mary, wife of Noah Rogers, also of the same county; Frederick and Martha, who are still with their parents. Our subject and his wife belong to the German Evangelical church. In America he has found the business opportunities he sought and has never had occasion to regret leaving the little German home across the sea to identify himself with this republic. His labor has been rewarded with competence, and his worth is recognized and acknowledged in the warm regard of the many friends he has made in his adopted county.

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