Ann Kloss

Female9 February 1905–July 1975

Brief Life History of Ann

When Ann Kloss was born on 9 February 1905, in Independence, Trempealeau, Wisconsin, United States, her father, John Kloss, was 52 and her mother, Catherine Kachel, was 35. She married Michael G Fonfara about 1925. She lived in Burnside, Trempealeau, Wisconsin, United States in 1910 and Trempealeau, Wisconsin, United States in 1920. She died in July 1975, in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 70.

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Family Time Line

Michael G Fonfara
Ann Kloss
Marriage: about 1925

Sources (6)

  • Annie Kloss in household of John Kloss, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Annie Kloss, "Wisconsin Births and Christenings, 1826-1926"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Ann Kloss - Government record: Social Security record: death: July 1975; Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1925
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (20)

    +15 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1906 · Saving Food Labels

    Age 1

    The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

    1907 · Law Passed for Child Employment

    Age 2

    The maximum hours for children to work were set to 55 per week.


    Age 22

    Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

    Name Meaning

    German (also Klöss): from the South and East German personal name Kloss, a short form of Nikolaus, German form of Nicholas . Compare Klos . The form Klöss is found in Württemberg and Rhineland.

    German: nickname from Middle High German kloʒ ‘lump, tangle, snarl, block, wooden wedge’, for a coarse or crude person.

    Germanized form of Sorbian and Polish Kłos ‘ear or spike of cereal’ (see Klos 2).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Story Highlight

    Ann Kloss

    Ann Kloss was born the 9 February 1905 in Independence, Trempealeau, Wisconsin. Her parents were John Kloss and Catherine Kachel. Ann married Michael Fonfara about 1926, they raised two foster childre …

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