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Alexander and Annie Mary (Meier) Klockmann

Golden Wedding Anniversary of Mr. A. Klockmann and Wife

For the first time in the history of Weimar, we are called upon to chronicle the celebration of a golden wedding anniversary of a worthy couple residing here. We refer to Mr. and Mrs. A. Klockmann, who on Tuesday of this week celebrated such an occasion. These good people have resided in Weimar for the past twenty years, raised a large and interesting family of children, ae well and favorable known, and the occasion was a momentous one to the relatives present, as well as to the couple themselves, who doubtless were transported backward by Father Time to that happy occasion fifty years agone when they were made husband and wife. The Mercury joins their large circle of friends throughout this section in the sincere hope that they may live to celebrate many more wedding anniversaries ere the Grim Messenger sees fit to call them hence. A short biographical sketch of this interesting couple would be appropriate at this time, and same follows: Alexander Klockmann was born Feb. 14, 1831 in Berlin, Germany. His wife, Annie Mary Meier, was born Oct. 18, 1842, in Geltenkinder, Switzerland. They were married March 21, 1861, in Galveston, Texas; soon moved to Frelsburg, remaining there four years; then lived in Austin county two years; at New Bielau, in Colorado county, seven years; at Content, same county, seventeen years, and at Weimar the past twenty years. Twelve children were born to them, seven boys and five girls. Of this number, two girls died in infancy; their eldest son Alex died in 1881, aged 19 years, and another son, Otto, died in 1900, aged 32 years. Eight children are living, five boys and three girls, as follows; Hermann, who lives in Mexico; Will F., living in Taylor; Robert, Rudolph and Walter of Weimar, Mrs. Annie Kram of Content, Mrs. Chas, Seydler of Houston, and Mrs. O. Weltner of Camp Verde. There are eighteen living grandchildren.
Those present were the children and families of Weimar, and from a distance were Otto Weltner and family of Camp Verde, Will F. Klockmann and family of Taylor, Mrs. Kram and family of Content. It was impossible for H. Klockmann of Torreon and Mrs. Chas. Seydler of Houston to be present. The aged but happy couple were the recipients of many handsome presents from members of the family.

Weimar Mercury, March 24, 1911

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