Henderson County, Kentucky Biography


Frederick KLUTE, who since 1868 has been identified with the growth and development of the brick and tile industry of Henderson, was born in Westphalia, German, 03 Nov 1843. His parents being Frederick and Mary (FORSTMEYER) KLUTE. In 1856, he came with his parents to the United States on a sailing vessel, and after a tedious voyage of nine weeks landed in New Orleans. The family remained in that city one winter and then came north to Knox County, Indiana where the father bought a farm and both he and his wife there passed the remainder of their lives. The children still own the old home. In 1863, Frederick went to Evansville, where he learned the trade of brick maker, and two years later located in Henderson. In 1868, he formed the partnership with Henry KLEYMEYER, which has since become the KLEYMEYER & KLUTE Brick and Tile Works.

Mr. KLUTE was married on 16 Mar 1871 to Miss Caroline BRUNINE, daughter of Charles and Louise (KRUGER) BRUNINE, who came from Germany when she was in her girlhood and located on a farm not far from the city of Evansville.

The children of Mr. and Mrs. KLUTE are: Louise, wife of Herman UNVERZAGHT, a butcher of Henderson; Frederick C., secretary and treasurer of the brick and tile works; Frederick and Caroline are twins, Caroline is the wife of Jacob ZIMBRO, Jr., who is a dealer in harness and vehicles in Henderson; Henry; Carl; Walter; and Edward. Walter and Edward are twins. All the boys received good business training and give promise of becoming successful men in the affairs of life. Mr. KLUTE and his family belong to the Evangelical Lutheran Church, of which he is one of the charter members and takes an active interest in promoting its good works. He and all his sons who are old enough to vote are advocates of Democratic principles and are affiliated with that party.

Fred C. is a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Knights of Honor. He married Miss Ann NEUCKS of Evansville, and has a family of three children.

Lower Ohio Valley, Federal Publishing Company, 1905



Johnny Klutey, 1881, Fernwood, Age unknown, 881, 6
(Infant) Klutey, 1883, Fernwood, Age unknown, 881, 5
Caroline Klute, born 8 Jan 1852, died 4 Feb 1918, Fernwood, Age unk, 881, 3
Fred Klutey, born 3 Nov 1842, died 16 Jan 1922, Fernwood, Age unk, 881, 4
Fred C. Klutey, born 31 Oct 1875, died 28 Feb 1943, Fernwood, 858, 4
Henry W. Klutey, born 14 Apr 1884, died 29 Nov 1955, Fernwood, 240, 2
Carl F. Klutey, born 25 Dec 1884, died 1 Oct 1933, Fernwood
Edward William Klutey, born 19 Jul 1889, died 19 Jan 1969, Fernwood, 1451, 9
Walter F. Klutey, born, born 19 Jul 1889, died 26 May 1952, Fernwood, 13

Contributed by Netta Mullin, HCH&GS
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