Klee Coat of Arms
KLEE/BANG FAMILY HISTORY
The Klee family has known roots going back to the 1400s in the German settlement in Riga, Latvia and in Denmark to the 1600s, via the Fabritius line. The Danish line of the Klee family was founded by Heinrich von Klee, who came to Denmark from Riga, Latvia and married Elisabeth Fabritius, who was from an old Danish family. The portrait below is of her paternal grandparents. ---- See genealogy Table IA -- Fabritius
Painting by Peder Als, hangs in the Royal Art Museum, Copenhagen, DK
Christopher (II) Fabritius & wife Guntel Berntz Fabritius, 1700s -
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This Website was created by Gerald D'Arcy Klee, who is one of many grandchildren of Waldemar* G. Klee and Jane (Jenny) Barry Klee, who were the founders of the American branch of the Klee family. Waldemar and Jenny died young and left three children, who were sent from California to Denmark, where they were lovingly raised by Danish relatives. The relatives were: Elise Klee Bang and her husband Dr. Bernhardt Lauritz Bang; Dr. Frederik Emil Klee and his wife Gudrun. Frederik and Elise were Waldemar's older brother and sister. The descendants of Waldemar and Jenny will be forever grateful to the Danish family members who cared for the three American orphans, who eventually founded families of their own. See below for photo of Carolyn, Bertel, Left front and Frederick, taken circa 1900 in Denmark
*Waldemar is usually spelled Valdemar in Denmark and it is spelled Valdemar in the genealogy tables that were prepared in Denmark. I am spelling it Waldemar because that is the spelling in the report of his Christening and on his gravestone. It is also the way he spelled his name during the whole time he lived in the US.
Much of the information in my possession was contributed by relatives in Denmark. Noteworthy among them are Mogens Klee, who spent years assembling genealogical information on the family, which he obtained from his brother Poul (Paul); Henning Klee; Joergen Bang Senior (recently deceased) and his son Joergen Bang; Marianne Carol Klee, Jill Klee, Ida Klee; Frans Jacobsen, and other family sources in Denmark. Several decades ago, while my son Brian Klee was visiting Joergen Bang Sr. in Denmark, Joergen gave him copies of many family documents that we did not possess. The letters to and from Denmark (see below) were among them. Brian asked me to express our appreciation for the enormous generosity of Mogens, Joergen and other Danish relatives whom he visited. GDK
Frederik A. G. Klee (November 26, 1808-March 13, 1864) and Caroline Sophie Marie Frederikke Nicoline v. Moth Klee (July 14, 1812- December 14, 1884) (See Genealogy table II)
Index, -So far
2. Jenny and Waldemar, founders of the American branch of the Klee family
Jenny Barry with U Cal Berkeley Classmates, circa 1880.
3. College Verses, from U of CA, Berkeley, 1882 It contains four poems by Jane Barry, who became Mrs. Waldemar G. Klee in 1884.
4. Waldemar G. Klee, Time Line ; Chronology and foot notes;
a) Waldemar G. Klee, pioneer in agriculture and in the biological control of insect pests
WG Klee, listing among --NOTABLE AND PIONEER
Encyclopedia of Entomology
in Encyclopedia of Entomology
c) WG Klee, Winemaker
d) The Klee flower; named for Waldemar G Klee, who discovered it and described it scientifically in 1883
e) Waldemar G. Klee, The
High praise for Waldemar from Professor Hilgard at
f ) WG Klee Misc working documents
5. Letters to and from Denmark, 1890-1905..
Matthias Moth, an
opulent nobleman and secretary of the Chancery, ...
Father of Doctor Paul v. Moth
Doctor Poul von Moth, Court Physician; Moth/Bang/Klee
Table I Early Klee family from 1400's
Table 1, Klee Descendants of Johann Klee, 1400's
Table IA Fabritius
Table II Heinrich G Klee-Anna Elisabeth Fabritius & children & Grandchildren
Table III Children & Grandchildren of Henning & Meta Klee
Table IV Children of Steen Anderson; Henning Klee; Joergen Klee
Table V Children & Grandchildren of Joergen Klee
7 A) Links related to family history (This is not a complete set of links)
7 B) Eleanor D'Arcy Klee, Bertel Bernard Klee; their lives
7 C) Bang family genealogy http://www.sydfyn.dk/historie/bang/index1.html
8 A) Major Heinrich Gottlieb von Klee, founder of the Klee line in Denmark
v Klee Awarded the
Cross of Honor
of the Order of Dannebrog for heroism in the
9. A) Frederik Alexander Gottlieb Klee; Statesman, Scientist, Historian...
B) Er Danmark I Fare? in English = Is Denmark in Danger? F KleeApril 7, 1848
C) Gravestone of Frederik Klee at Holmens Kirke (Church)
D) Diary of Caroline Sophie Marie Frederikke Nicoline v. Moth Klee: A fabulous 1840 trip to Norway, starring Caroline, her husband, Frederik Klee and his mother, Anna Elisabeth (Fabritius) Klee and other relatives.
The genealogical tree of Anna Elisabeth Elise Klee (Daughter of Frederik and Caroline Klee) http://www.sydfyn-info.dk/historie/bang/540.html _______________________________________________________________
Bernard Laurits Frederik Bang Pages
from my life as a veterinary by Bernhard L F Bang
and Elise’s Home
Veterinary and Agricultural College &
review of the history of medicine and
Bang pages in progress-- incomplete and not fully edited
more work in progress gd klee
Waldemar G. Klee (1853-1891), Environmentalist and Ecologist; Pioneer in Agriculture and in the Biological Control of Insect Pests
Beneficial and Injurious Insects; Waldemar Klee (1853-1891) Was an early founder of environmentalism and ecology in the United States.