The following records of the family of John Klein are transcribed from his personal copy of James Boys’ A Practical Exposition upon the Thirty-Nine Articles of the Church of England (London: Printed for Thos. Caldecott, 1716). The book bears Klein’s bookplate, which reads: “The Property of/ John Klein./ Athens, (N. Y.)” The blank parts of three pages (28, 36 and 73) have been used by Klein to record family information. These records overlap with those recorded in Klein’s family bible. This book is in the collection of Walter R. Wheeler, Troy, NY.
John Klein was born in Germany in Europe in the Vilage of barabaugh (sp?) on the Rhine Jany 11th 1765
Rachel Hunt his Wife born in the state of New York in the county of Dutches Town of Beekman Jany 1st 1770.
Elizabeth their first child born in Pitts Town then County of Albany Jany 2nd 1791
Hannah Ann Margaret born Octobr 19, 1792
Elinor do born Novemr 12th 1794
John Joseph do born Febuary 13th 1797
Stephen L do born Novemr 11th 1799
Jacob do born Novemr 21st 1802
Maria F. born March 30th 1805
Rachel Klein the Mother died at Pitts Town the 6th day of Novemr 1808—buried in burying ground of Mr. Samuel Rowland in Pitts Town Renssr Co. N. York.
John Klein and Rachel Hunt were Married in Scaghtikook August 17th 1789—
Elizabeth Klein married William White at Duanesburgh Albany County St. N. York August 6th 1809—
Elinor Klein married Benjamin P. Curtice at Duanesburg
John J. Klein married Maria Piser in Pitts Town
Stephen L. Klein do I don’t know who
Maria F. Klein married Adam Van Patten in Schenacta Februry 14th 1834
John Klein and Hannah Wasson my second Wife where married 17th June 1810 in Duanesburg Schect Co N. Y.
Births of their Children
Michael Klein born Septr 6th 1811 at Coeymans in Albany Co—
Georg Washing Morton Klein born March 31st 1813 in Cattskill Green County
Samuel Langdon Klein born 1816 in Duanesbg Schentady County
Hannah Klein born 1818 in Duanesburgh
Henry Shearbien (sp?) Klein born June 17th 1820 in Duanesburgh
Hannah my Wife died in Schectady on the 23d of May 1830 and her remains deposit in the Methodist Church buryel ground in Schd and then at the dissolve of the Old Church her remains removed to the New Church burying ground