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  • ID: I11921
  • Name: Johann Martin Klotz
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 6 FEB 1772 in Pennsylvania
  • Death: 10 AUG 1861 in Blair County, Pennsylvania
  • Burial: Claysburg Reformed Cemetery, Blair County, Pennsylvania
  • Baptism: 3 MAY 1772 Pennsylvania
  • Reference Number: 11921
  • Note:
    Martin and Catherine Klotz as church members, communicants, and paren ts in church records of Maryland.

    Frederick S. Weiser, Maryland German Church Records; Historical Socie ty of Carroll County, Westminster, Maryland, 1994, volume 8.

    Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Taneytown, Carroll County, Marylan d, 1788 - 1862.

    p. 27. David, son of Martin & Cathar. Klotz, b. 21 October 1797, bap t. 18 February 1798, sponsors: Johannes Klotz
    p. 28. Cathrine, dau of Johann Martin & Cathrina Klotz, b. 20 July 1802, b apt. 15 August 1802, sponsors: Parents
    p. 29. Jacobus, son of Martin & Cath. Klotz, b. 11 March 1809, bapt. 10 Se ptember 1809, sponsors: Georg Herschelbom & [?]

    p. 45. Communicants, 7 May 1796: #33. Martin Klotz; #34. Cathar., wife
    p. 46. Communicants, 24 May 1801: #75. Johann Martin Klotz; #76. Cathri na Klotzin

    Emanuel Church or Baust's Church, Lutheran & Reformed Congregations, Carro ll County, Maryland, 1792 - 1849.

    p. 51. Members who belong to this congregation on the Lutheran side: Mart in Klotz. [undated]

    p. 53. Johannes, son of Mart. & Cathr. Klotz, b. 7 January 1794, bap t. 23 March 1794, sponsors: Joh. Bishoff & Elis. Vogelin, both single

    p. 53. An. Mar., dau of Mart. & Cathr. Kloz, b. 24 September 1795, bap t. 6 December 1795, sponsors: John Bernhardt & Christina Fogelin, single

    p. 54. Sus., dau of Jacob & Barb. Kloz, b. 24 November 1795, bapt. 31 Janu ary 1796, sponsors: Simon & Cathr. Wolff

    p. 54. Rahel, dau of Jacob & Barb. Klotz, b. 12 August 1797, bapt. 17 Sept ember 1797, sponsors: Jac. & Regina Aker

    p. 57. Communicants, 17 June 1792: Martin Kloz, single
    p. 58. Communicants, 16 June 1793: Martin Kloz, wife Cathr.
    p. 57. Communicants, 24 May 1795: Martin Kloz, wife Cathr.

    [Note: Martin Klotz was listed as "single" on the 17 June 1792 communican ts list, yet was listed with wife "Cathr." exactly one year later, 16 Ju ne 1793. This pinpoints their marriage date within one year. A Communican ts List of 4 November 1792 shows two "Cathr" listings: Cathr. Krausin a nd Cathr. Sauerin, single -- future research needs to be done to determi ne whether one of these Catherines was the subsequent wife of Martin Klot z, we should also look carefully at the families of the various sponsor s, such as Herschelbom, Bishoff, Vogel or Fogel, Bernhardt, Aker, etc. - e d.]
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    1800 MD Census: Frederick Co., Taney Town District No. 5, p. 190, line 28
    Series M32, roll 10

    Martin CLUTTS
    Males: 2 (<10); 1 (26-45)
    Females: 1 (<10); 1 (26-45)

    Taneytown is in present-day Carroll County, which was formed in 1837 fr om Frederick County. On a present-day map, it is not far directly sou th of Gettysburg, in Adams Co. PA, at the end of Rte. 134.
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    By 1810, Martin and his family had moved slightly north to Adams County, P A.
    Cumberland Twp. contains the city of Gettysburg, and is almost directly no rth of Taneytown, Maryland.

    1810 PA Census: Adams Co. Cumberland Twp. p. 73, line 9
    Series M252, roll 44

    Martain CLUTS
    Males: 1 (<10); 1 (10-16); 1 (26-45)
    Females: 1 (<10); 1 (10-16); 1 (26-45)
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    1814 PA Tax Lists: Bedford Co. Greenfield Twp.
    [as cited in Bedford County, Pennsylvania Archives Volume 3, p. 103]

    Martin CLUTZ, age 45, farmer/weaver
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    1817 PA Tax Lists: Bedford Co. Greenfield Twp.
    [as cited in Bedford County, Pennsylvania Archives Volume 5, p. 48]

    Martin GLUTZ
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    1820 PA Census: Bedford Co. Greenfield Twp. p. 32, line 7
    Series M33, roll 98

    Martin CLUTZ
    Males: 1 (<10); 1 (16-26); 1 (45+)
    Females: 1 (45+)
    2 people engaged in agriculture
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    Newry Lutheran Church Communicant List

    Communicanten den 30 October 1825

    10. Johann Martin Klotz
    11. Fr. Catharina

    [gehalten?] den 14 May 1826

    1. Martin Klotz
    2. Fr. Catharina

    [gehalten?] den 29 Octob 1826

    1. Martin Klotz
    2. Fr. Catharina

    [gehalten?] den 13 May 1827

    1. Martin Klotz
    2. Fr. Catharina
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    1830 PA Census: Bedford Co. Greenfield Twp. p. 72, line 15
    Series M19, roll 152

    Martin GLOTZ
    Males: 1 (15-20); 1 (50-60)
    Females: 1 (50-60)
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    1840 PA Census: Bedford Co. Greenfield Twp. p. 343, line 26
    Series M704, roll 445

    Martin CUTZ [sic]
    Males: 2 (<5); 1 (20-30); 1 (60-70)
    Females: 1 (20-30)
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    1850 PA Census: Blair Co. Greenfield Twp. p. 147b, lines 15-21
    Series M432, roll 755, dwelling 158, family 160, 6 December 1850

    Margaret KLUTZ, 31, b. Pa.
    Samuel, 11, at school; James, 9, at school; Martin, 7, at school
    Mary, 5, at school; William, 4
    Martin KLUTZ, 79, b. Pa.
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    1860 PA Census: Blair Co. Greenfield Twp. P.O. Sarah, p. 242, lines 31-40
    Series M653, roll 1078, dwelling 163, family 168, 7 June 1860

    Mark ROBERT, 47, Peddler, $600 Real Estate / $300 Personal Estate, b. Pa.
    Eliza, 43
    Isaac, 14, at school; Lewis, 13, at school; Wayne, 10; Ida, 9; Sarah, 6; H annah, 1
    Mary BURKET, 19, Domestic
    Martin CLUTZ, 76

    Note: Martin Klotz's relationship to the Mark Robert family needs to be id entified.
    Also, he would have been in his upper 80s, rather than 76, especially sin ce he
    was 79 in the 1850 census.
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    Blair County, PA Willbook B, pp. 144-145

    Last Will and Testament of Martin Klotz, Decd.

    The last will and testament of Martin Klotz of Greenfield Township in t he County of Blair and State of Pennsylvania. I, Martin Klotz consideri ng the uncertainty of this mortal life, and being of sound mind, memo ry & understanding, Blessed be Almighty God for the same, do make and publ ish this my last will and Testament, in manner and form following (th at is to say) first I give and bequeath unto my son John Klotz five hundr ed dollars and I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary now decd childr en one hundred and three dollars. I then give and bequeath unto my son Dav id Klotz now deceased, to his children, two hundred Dollars, and as my dau ghter Catharine intermarried to John Smith has sold her legacy in my esta te to my son Abraham and give him a release in full, therefore she has not hing coming to her out of my estate real or personal and whereas my said s on Abraham Klotz is now deceased therefore I give and bequeath my plantati on whereon I now dwell, containing about one hundred acres more or less, s ituate in the township and county aforesaid unto the children of my said s on Abraham share and share alike, subject however to the payments of the a bove legacies in this my last Will, the first legacy to my son Jo hn to be paid two years after my decease, the second legacy to be pa id to my Daughter Mary's children to be paid two years after that of the f irst payment, the third legacy to my son David's children to be paid two y ears after that of the second payment making in all six years after my dec ease -- and it is expressly my Will and meaning, that the legacys then ha ve to my son Abraham children shall not be charged with any part of the ra ising and education of the said children but the legacy shall be free to t hem, when they arrive to lawful age or the same can be made out of my re al estate, and I here commit the guardianship of their legacys to my son J ohn Klotz and Philip Pringle who also is the executor of my son and the ir father Abraham Klotz' last will & testament; And lastly I do hereby app oint my son John Klotz and Philip Pringle sole Executors of this my Last W ill and Testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me made, In witne ss I have hereunto set my hand and seal the ninth day of May A.D. one thou sand eight hundred and fifty seven.

    [signed] Martin Klotz {Seal}

    Signed, sealed, published and declared by the above named Martin Klo tz to be his last Will & Testament in the presence of us who at his reque st and in his presence have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto.

    Jacob Dively Jr.
    John Bennett

    Blair County, Ss: Before me the Register for the Probate of Wills and gran ting Letters of Administration in and for the County of Blair personally c ame Jacob Dively who being duly sworn according to law did depose and s ay that he was personally present and did see and hear Martin Klotz sig n, seal, execute, publish, pronounce and declare the within Instrume nt of writing as and for his last Will.
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    Claysburg Reformed Cemetery, Claysburg, Greenfield Twp. Blair Co. PA
    Tombstone Inscription read 21 October 2000 by Michael Scott Caldwell

    MARTIN KLOTZ / DIED / Augh. 10, 1861 / Aged / 89 yrs. 6 ms. & 9 ds.




    Father: Johann Martin Klotz b: 10 DEC 1736 in Wurttemburg, Germany
    Mother: Eva Maria Shitz

    Marriage 1 Catherine b: ABT 1770
      Children
      1. Has Children Eve Elizabeth Klotz b: 24 SEP 1795 in Carroll County, Maryland
      2. Has Children Johannes Klotz b: 7 JAN 1794 in Maryland
      3. Has Children John David Klotz b: 21 OCT 1797 in Union Township, Bedford, Pennsylvania
      4. Has Children Abraham Klotz b: 9 MAY 1813
      5. Has Children Catherine Klotz b: 20 JUL 1802
      6. Has No Children Jacob Klotz b: 11 MAR 1809
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