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Q: Prussian great-grandmother help ( No Answer,   6 Comments )
Subject: Prussian great-grandmother help
Category: Family and Home > Families
Asked by: dcnz-ga
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Posted: 28 Aug 2004 00:24 PDT
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I hope someone can help me.

I am looking for any information on my great-grandmothers' surname and
any family related.

Her name is VON KLOZE, Paulina Ida Lousie. She was born on 15 August
sometime between 1881 and 1886 in the province or Pommern, Prussia.

She married Uiltje Schouwstra in that province around 1902-1905.

There first two children were also born in Prussia. They were Lisa
(Elisabeth?), born 1906 and Willy (maybe Wilhelm) whose birthdate is

They then moved to Limberg, The Netherlands where my grandfather
Lieuwe Erich Schoustra was born.

Paulina Von Kloze (two dots above the 'o' in Kloze) died in
Leeuwarden, Friesland, The Netherlands in 1942.

My family and I have hit a complete blank with the surname Von Kloze.

My mother, who is her grand-daughter, found out that Paulina Von Kloze
is a descendant from a royal or noble family in Prussia.

I also know that no one in my mothers' family would talk about her
past or her family.

So any help or information would be greatly appreciated.
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Prussian great-grandmother help
From: epedia-ga on 28 Aug 2004 00:53 PDT

Give a try at this website:

Subject: Re: Prussian great-grandmother help
From: dcnz-ga on 28 Aug 2004 03:22 PDT
Thanks for the link epedia, but I should have mentioned we tried
websites like that and didn't get anywhere apart from one website
which only listed another family member.

I was kind of hoping someone in Germany, Poland, or The Netherlands
would be able to help.

I should also mention that we tried to obtain a death certificate for
my great-grandmother but the place that deals with all that stuff in
the city she died doesn't have any record of her.
Subject: Re: Prussian great-grandmother help
From: politicalguru-ga on 28 Aug 2004 07:57 PDT
Is it possible that you have a mistake in the name's spelling?
Subject: Re: Prussian great-grandmother help
From: fp-ga on 01 Sep 2004 02:33 PDT
Pomerania was one of the larger Prussian provinces. Do you know if
your ancestors were living in a town or in a village?
Subject: Re: Prussian great-grandmother help
From: justaskscott-ga on 01 Sep 2004 08:44 PDT
My guess is that the original spelling was "Klötze".  It's a much more
common spelling, and is also the name of a town in Saxony-Anhalt.
Subject: Re: Prussian great-grandmother help
From: fp-ga on 02 Sep 2004 00:06 PDT
The "Deutsches Adelsarchiv" (German Nobility Archive) in Marburg told
me today that they don't know anything about a family "von Klöze" or
"von Klötze".

The "Deutsches Adelsarchiv" does not have its own website but it is
mentioned fairly often, i.e.:
"For research with names that start with "von" (nobility)"

The family is not mentioned in "Adelslexikon":

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