This is on my Dad’s side – my 2nd great grandfather. Heinrich Johann Ludwig Kludt was born 2 Nov 1832 in Goldenbow, Parchim, Mecklenburg, Germany. In approximately 1850, he immigrated to the United States. However, I don’t know his port of entry or ship. He became a Naturalized citizen in West Union, Fayette County, Iowa.
John married Dorothea Ahrendt 27th of November 1857 in Grafton, Ozaukee County, Wisconsin. They had six children but only three survived to adulthood.
John was a saloonkeeper in Cedarburg, Ozaukee County, Wisconsin at the time of his youngest surviving son’s birth in 1875 and per the 1870 Census.By 1880, the family was living in West Union, Fayette County, Iowa and his occupation was farmer. John passed away 29th of March 1904 in Hawkeye, Fayette County, Iowa.