Genealogical Information

Revised 4/4/2009

Richard Smedstad Kleber (b. May 28, 1933)

Father: Joseph Michael Kleber (b. June 3, 1904; d. May 9, 1962)
Mother: Myrtle Emmaline Smedstad (b. Nov. 14, 1906; d. June 25, 1955)

Father's Father: Joseph Michael Kleber (b. Nov. 12, 1873; d. Jan. 23, 1921)
Father's Mother: Tabitha Jane (Bertha Genevieve) Kisinger (b. Apr. 18, 1879; d. Aug. 9, 1975)

Mother's Father: Bennie Rudolph Smedstad (b. June 21, 1879; d. Mar. 1, 1938)
Mother's Mother: Emma Kirkevold (b. Dec. 20, 1881; d. July 30, 1944)

Some branches on the family tree:


Father's Father (See the Local Heritage Book for Eslarn, Germany)

Joseph Michael Kleber (1873-1921), son of Elisabeth Baier (1843-1927) and
Johann Kleber (1832-1905), son of Maria Anna Grötsch (1804-1840) and
Ferdinand Kleber (1797-1872), son of Barbara Forster (1751-1823) and
Hans Andreas Kleber (?-1808), son of Anna Maria Leipold and
Hans Mathias Kleber, son of Apollonia and
Michael Kleber (?-1724)

Joseph Michael Kleber (1873-1921), son of Elisabeth Baier (1843-1927) and
Johann Kleber (1832-1905), son of Ferdinand Kleber (1797-1872) and
Maria Anna Grötsch (1804-1840), daughter of Johann Peter Grötsch (1778-?), and
A. Kunigunda Ring (1777-?), daughter of Nikolaus Ring (1750-1811) and
Anna Barbara Zielbauer (1745-1818), daughter of Johann Georg Zielbauer (1705-1769) and
Barbara Forster (1708-1763), daughter of Anna Barbara Beer (1683-1725) and
Hans Forster (?-1735), son of Magdalena Voit and
Johann Georg Forster

Joseph Michael Kleber (1873-1921), son of Elisabeth Baier (1843-1927) and
Johann Kleber (1832-1905), son of Ferdinand Kleber (1797-1872) and
Maria Anna Grötsch (1804-1840), daughter of A. Kunigunda Ring (1777-?) and
Johann Peter Grötsch (1778-?), son of Peter Grötsch and
Anna Maria Barbara Zimmermann, daughter of Magdalena Dobmayer and
Johann Zimmermann, son of Simon Zimmermann (?-1741) and
Katharina Wildenauer (?-1741), daughter of Katharina (?-1703) and
Johann (der jüngere) Wildenauer (1630-1703), son of Katharina (~1600-1681) and
Johann (der älterre) Wildenauer (~1600-1681)


Father's Mother

Tabitha Jane (Bertha Genevieve) Kisinger (1879-1975), daughter of Benjamin A. Kisinger (1852-1944) and
Nancy Campbell (1859-1894), daughter of Nancy B. Linn (1820-1892) and
William Brooks (Gan) Campbell (1821-1909), son of George M. Campbell (1794?->1870) and
Priscilla Herndon (1783?-1875), daughter of Mary Ann Seal (1760?- ?) and
Thomas Collins Herndon (17??-18??), son of Frances White and
William Herndon (1737-1796), son of Ann Collins and
Edward Herndon (1709-174?), son of Mary Elliott George (1686-1734) and
James Herndon (1683-1744), son of William Herndon (1649-1729) and
Catherine Digges (1654-1729), daughter of Elizabeth Page (1621-1696) and
Edward Digges (1620-1676) (Governor of Virginia Colony 1655-1656), son of Lady Mary Kempe (1583-1620) and
Sir Dudley Digges (1583-1638), Master of the Rolls, son of Thomas Digges (1546-1589(1599?)) and
Lady Anne St. Leger (1556-1637(1636?)), daughter of Sir Warham St. Leger (1526?-1599) and
Ursula Neville (1528?-1575?), daughter of George Neville (1483-1535) and
Mary Stafford (1495?- ?), daughter of Eleanor Percy (?-1530) and
Edward Stafford (1478-1521), son of Katherine Rivers and
Henry Stafford, Duke of Buckingham (? -1481), son of Anne Neville (? -1480) and
Humphrey Stafford, Duke of Buckingham (1402-1460), son of Edmund Stafford (1368-1403) and
Ann Plantagenet (1383-1438), daughter of Eleanor de Bohun (~1366-1399) and

  • either
    Thomas Plantagenet (1355-1397), son of Philippa of Hainault (1314-1369) and
    Edward III of England (1312-1377), son of Isabella of France (1292-1358) and
    Edward II of England (1284-1327), son of Eleanor of Castile (1246-1290) and
    Edward I 'longshanks' of England (1239-1307), son of Eleanor of Provence (1223-1291) and
    Henry III of England (1207-1272), son of Isabel of Angoulême (1188-1246) and
    John 'Lackland' of England (1167-1216), son of Eleanor of Aquitaine (~1122-1204) and
    Henry II FitzEmpress of England (1133-1189), son of Geoffrey V 'Plantagenet' of Anjou (1113-1151) and
    • either
      Matilda [Maud] of England (1102-1167), daughter of Matilda [orig. Edith] 'the good Queen Maud' of Scotland (1079-1118) and
      Henry I 'beauclerc' of England (1068-1135), son of Maud [Matilda] of Flanders (~1031-1083) and
      William I 'the conqueror' of England (1028-1087), son of Herlette of Falaise (~1003- ~1050) and
      Robert I 'the magnificient' de Normandie (999-1035), son of Judith de Rennes (~982-1017) and
      Richard II 'the good' de Normandie (? -1026), son of Gunnora de Crepon (? -1031) and
      Richard I 'the fearless' de Normandie (933-996), son of Espriota de Senslis and
      Guillaume I 'longsword' de Normandie (893-942), son of Poppa de Senslis (~872-<930) and
      Rollo [Robert] 'the ganger' of Normandy (~860-~932), son of Raganhild (Hilda) and
      Rogenwald of Norway, son of Aseda Rognvaldsson and
      Eystein Ivarsson ``Glumra''
    • or
      Matilda [Maud] of England (1102-1167), daughter of Henry I 'beauclerc' of England (1068-1135) and
      Matilda [orig. Edith] 'the good Queen Maud' of Scotland (1079-1118), daughter of Malcolm III Canmore of Scotland (1031-1093) and
      St. Margaret of Scotland (1046-1093), daughter of Agatha von Bayern and
      Eadward (Edward) Ætheling 'the exile' of England (1017-1057), son of Ealdgyth and
      Edmund II 'ironside' of England (980-1016), son of Aelflaed [Elgiva, Aelfgifu] and
      Ethelred II 'the unready' of England (968-1016), son of Aelfthryth [Elfrida] and
      Eadgar (Edgar) 'the peaceable' of England (943-975), son of Eadgifu [Elgiva] and
      Eadmund (Edmund) I of England (921-946), son of Eafleade and
      Eadward (Edward) 'the elder' of England (~870-924), son of Ealswitha (? -904) and
      Alfred 'the great' of England (849-899)
  • or
    Thomas Plantagenet (1355-1397), son of Edward III of England (1312-1377) and
    Philippa of Hainault (1314-1369), daughter of Willem III 'the good' of Hainault (~1286-1337) and
    Jeanne de Valois (~1294-1342), daughter of Charles de France (1270-1325) and
    Marguerite of Sicily (? -1299), daughter of Mary of Hungary (? -1323) and
    Charles II 'the lame' of Naples (1248-1309), son of Charles I of Naples (1220-1285) and
    Beatrice de Provence (~1201-1267), daughter of Raimond VII de Provence (1198-1245) and
    Beatrice de Savoie (~1198-1266), daughter of Beatrice [Marguerite] de Geneve (~1180-1236) and
    Thomas I de Savoie (1178-1233), son of Beatrice de Vienne (~1160- ~1230) and
    Humbert III de Savoie (1136-1189), son of Maud d'Albon (? - >1145) and
    Amadeus III de Savoie (~1095-1148), son of Gisele de Bourgogne (~1060- >1133) and
    Humbert II 'the fat' de Maurienne (~1070-1103), son of Jeanne [Johanna] de Geneve (~1052-1095) and
    Amadeus II de Savoie (~1045-1080), son of Adelaide de Susa (~1015-1091) and
    Oddone [Otto] de Savoie (~1015-1060), son of Aucilla de Noyen (~989- ?) and
    Humbert I 'Biancamero-Whitehands' de Maurienne (970- ~1049), son of
    Amadeus I de Maurienne (? -980), son of
    Humbert I de Bellay (? -975), son of Teutberge de Troyes and
    Charles Constantine de Vienne (901- ?), son of Anna of Byzantium (? - ~914) and
    Louis III 'the blind' de Provence (878-928), son of Boso I d'Autun (? -887) and
    Ermengarde of Germany (? -890), daughter of Ingleberge and
    Louis II 'le jeune' of Germany (822-875), son of Irmengarde de Tours (? -851) and
    Lothair I of Germany (795-855), son of Irmengarde de Haysbe (~778-817/18) and
    Louis I 'the pious' Martel (778-840), son of Hildegarde von Schwaben (753-783) and
    Charles [Charlemagne] the Great Martel (742-814), son of Bertrada II de Laon (? -783) and
    Pepin III 'the Short' Martel (714-768), son of Rotruda and
    Charles Martel (688-741), son of Alpais von Sachsen and
    Pepin II (? -714), son of Anchises of Metz and
    (St.) Begga of Landen (? -693), daughter of Itte of Schelde and
    Pepin I of Landen (? -639)

    Tabitha Jane (Bertha Genevieve) Kisinger (1879-1975), daughter of Benjamin A. Kisinger (1852-1944) and
    Nancy Campbell (1859-1894), daughter of Nancy B. Linn (1820-1892) and
    William Brooks (Gan) Campbell (1821-1909), son of George M. Campbell (1794?->1870) and
    Priscilla Herndon (1783?-1875), daughter of Mary Ann Seal (1760?- ?) and
    Thomas Collins Herndon (17??-18??), son of Frances White and
    William Herndon (1737-1796), son of Ann Collins and
    Edward Herndon (1709-174?), son of Mary Elliott George (1686-1734) and
    James Herndon (1683-1744), son of William Herndon (1649-1729) and
    Catherine Digges (1654-1729), daughter of Elizabeth Page (1621-1696) and
    Edward Digges (1620-1676) (Governor of Virginia Colony 1655-56), son of Sir Dudley Digges (1583-1638), Master of the Rolls, and
    Lady Mary Kempe (1583-1620?), daughter of Dorothy Thompson (? -~1629) and
    Sir Thomas Kempe II of Olantye (Ollantigh) (15??-1607), son of Amy Moyle and
    Sir Thomas Kempe I of Olantye (Ollantigh), son of Eleanor Browne and
    Sir William Kempe of Olantye (Ollantigh) (1487-1535), son of Thomas Kempe (14??-1520) and
    Emelyn Chichele (Chiche?), daughter of Valentine Chichele (Chiche?) and
    Phillipa Chichele, daughter of
    Sir Robert Chichele, son of
    Thomas Chichele (13??-1400), who was also the father of
    Archbishop Henry Chichele (~1362-1443),
    who founded All Souls' College, Oxford in the fifteenth century


    Mother's Father

    Bennie Rudolph Smedstad (1879-1938), son of Marthea Olsdatter Slettknølen (1847-1919) and
    Ole O. Smedstad (1843-1899), son of Randine Evensdatter (1822-1908) and
    Ole Olsen Brekken (1821-1889), son of Ragnild Gulbrandsdatter (1778-1867) and
    Ole Johnsen Lier (1777-1858)

    Bennie Rudolph Smedstad (1879-1938), son of Ole O. Smedstad (1843-1899) and
    Marthea Olsdatter Slettkjølen (1847-1919), daughter of Ole Bredesen Bratfos (1813-) and
    Maren Andersdatter Lystadmoen (1813-), daughter of Berte Christiansdatter Jerphaugen (<1787-1875) and
    Anders Larsen Lystadmoen (<1786-1857), son of Lars Engebretsen (~1747-1831) and
    Marte Nilsdater Lystadmoen (<1757-1831), daughter of Nils Josefsen Øyn (<1723-1773) and
    Anne Arnesdatter Melby (<1719-<1802), daughter of Kari Eriksdatter (~1681-1732) and
    Arne Bergersen Melby (~1673-<1763), son of
    Berger Arnesen Sander (~1656-1734), son of
    Arne Bergersen Sander, son of
    Berger Jonsen Sander

    Bennie Rudolph Smedstad (1879-1938), son of Ole O. Smedstad (1843-1899) and
    Marthea Olsdatter Slettkjølen (1847-1919), daughter of Maren Andersdatter Lystadmoen (1813-) and
    Ole Bredesen Bratfos (1813-), son of Kari Arnesdatter Hofoss (1775-1851) and
    Brede Arnesen Bratfos (1777-1842), son of Arne Bergersen Sander (1744-1822) and
    Berte Olsdatter Haug (1738-1825), daughter of Ole Jonsen Haug (~1701-1742) and
    Olaug Colbjørnsdatter Gard (~1698-1788), daughter of Anne Torkelsdatter (~1669-1732) and
    Colbjørn Olsen Gard (~1666-1723), son of Kari Jonsdatter Eik and
    Ole Colbjørnsen de Gard (~1614-~1669), son of
    Colbjørn Gard (-~1663)


    Mother's Mother

    Emma Kirkevold (1881-1944), daughter of Mary (Marit) Christensen (1843-1927) and
    Trond O. Kirkevold (1839-1915), son of Marit H. Lien Høverstad (1795-18??) and
    Ola T. Jevne (Jøvne) (1791-18??), son of Kjersti O. Tørpe (1752-1823) and
    Tomas G. Jevne (1743-1805), son of Anne T. Kvie (1720-1805) and
    Gullik K. Jevne (1707-1760), son of Knut Olsson (1???-1740) and
    Guri G. Jevne (1676-1746), daughter of Berte Gunnarsdotter and
    Gullik K. Jevne (1644-1705), son of
    Knut J. Jevne (1614-1680), son of
    Johannes Belseim (15??-16??)

    Emma Kirkevold (1881-1944), daughter of Mary (Marit) Christensen (1843-1927) and
    Trond O. Kirkevold (1839-1915), son of Marit H. Lien Høverstad (1795-18??) and
    Ola T. Jevne (Jøvne) (1791-18??), son of Kjersti O. Tørpe (1752-1823) and
    Tomas G. Jevne (1743-1805), son of Gullik K. Jevne (1707-1760) and
    Anne T. Kvie (1720-1805), daughter of Barbro Olsdotter and
    Tomas A. Kvie (1693-17??), son of Andris T. Kvie (166?-1719) and
    Anne J. Kjerstein (16??-1698), daughter of Marit Olsdotter Ve, Årdal (16??-1708) and
    Johannes S. Kjerstein (164?-1699), son of
    Sjugurd E. Kjerstein (1???-1658), son of
    Eirik

    Emma Kirkevold (1881-1944), daughter of Mary (Marit) Christensen (1843-1927) and
    Trond O. Kirkevold (1839-1915), son of Marit H. Lien Høverstad (1795-18??) and
    Ola T. Jevne (Jøvne) (1791-18??), son of Tomas G. Jevne (1743-1805) and
    Kjersti O. Tørpe (1752-1823), daughter of Marit H. Kjerstein (1730-1789) (first marriage) and
    Ola O. Kattevøl (Tørpe) (1728-1751), son of Kjersti A. Ellingbø (1697-1772) and
    Ola E. Skogstad (1688-1762), son of Gudbrand N. Skogstad (1662-1726) and
    Dorte O. Tørpe (1662-1726), daughter of Gro Andrisdotter (1???-169?) and
    Ola J. Tørpe (1569-1664), son of
    Johannes Tørpe (1555-1???)

    Emma Kirkevold (1881-1944), daughter of Mary (Marit) Christensen (1843-1927) and
    Trond O. Kirkevold (1839-1915), son of Marit H. Lien Høverstad (1795-18??) and
    Ola T. Jevne (Jøvne) (1791-18??), son of Tomas G. Jevne (1743-1805) and
    Kjersti O. Tørpe (1752-1823), daughter of Marit H. Kjerstein (1730-1789) (first marriage) and
    Ola O. Kattevøl (Tørpe) (1728-1751, son of Ola E. Skogstad (1688-1762) and
    Kjersti A. Ellingbø (1697-1772), daughter of Andris A. Ellingbø (1670-1750) and
    Anne J. Greel (1675-1741), daughter of Jorgen Jacobsen Greel (1???-1695) and
    Dorte P. Colding, daughter of Dorte Knutsdotter and
    Peder P. Colding (1612-1???), son of
    Peder Hanson Colding (1577-16??)

    Emma Kirkevold (1881-1944), daughter of Mary (Marit) Christensen (1843-1927) and
    Trond O. Kirkevold (1839-1915), son of Ola T. Jevne (Jøvne) (1791-18??) and
    Marit H. Lien Høverstad (1795-18??), daughter of Dorte T. Kjøs (1759-1812) and
    Helge G. Høverstad (1764-1800), son of Gullik A. Tørpe (Høverstad) (1733-1770) and
    Marit H. Kjerstein (1730-1789) (second marriage), daughter of Helge N. Grøv (1698-1777) and
    Marit A. Uvdal (1707-1756), daughter of Ingebjorg A. N. Leine (1673-1752) and
    Asgrim T. Uvdal (1673-1740), son of Marte M. Grihamar (1???-1690) and
    Torgeir A. Uvdal (1624-1???), son of Gjartrud Eiriksdotter Høve (1???-1664) and
    Asgrim Knutsson (15??-1628)

    Emma Kirkevold (1881-1944), daughter of Mary (Marit) Christensen (1843-1927) and
    Trond O. Kirkevold (1839-1915), son of Ola T. Jevne (Jøvne) (1791-18??) and
    Marit H. Lien Høverstad (1795-18??), daughter of Dorte T. Kjøs (1759-1812) and
    Helge G. Høverstad (1764-1800), son of Marit H. Kjerstein (1730-1789) (second marriage) and
    Gullik A. Tørpe (Høverstad) (1733-1770), son of Dordi Ivarsdotter (1712-1760) and
    Andris G. Høverstad (1713-1765), son of Gullik A. Tune (168?-1729) and
    Guri E. Nedre Kjøs (1692-1727), daughter of Åste A. Kjøs (1661-1750) and
    Einar E. Lunde (1660-1728), son of
    Eirik L. Lunde (1604-1680), son of
    Lars (15??-16??)

    Emma Kirkevold (1881-1944), daughter of Mary (Marit) Christensen (1843-1927) and
    Trond O. Kirkevold (1839-1915), son of Ola T. Jevne (Jøvne) (1791-18??) and
    Marit H. Lien Høverstad (1795-18??), daughter of Helge G. Høverstad (1764-1800) and
    Dorte T. Kjøs (1759-1812), daughter of Trond Simensson Kjøs (1719-1799) and
    Marit E. Kattevøl (1730-1786), daughter of Endre Ivarsson Ellingbø (1675-1745) and
    Gjartrud T. Kattevøl (1688-1745), daughter of Trond J. Kattevøl (1653-1712) and
    Dorte P. Colding, daughter of Dorte Knutsdotter and
    Peder P. Colding (1612-1???), son of
    Peder Hanson Colding (1577-16??)

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