Joseph Kleiser von Kleisheim was born September 9, 1760 in Urach, Germany and died on May 5, 1860. Joseph married Josephine von Langen in May, 1796. Joseph Kleiser was the Kammerprasident (Finance Minister) of the First Duke von Furstenburg, whom he defended against the French Revolution and later against Napoleon. On July 18, 1796, Joseph was knighted and given a nobel Coat of Arms and christened "Hofrat Joseph Kleiser von Kleisheim in Heiligenberg. They had one one son, Karl Adolf von Kleiser born 1801 and died in 1878. Karl married Maria Kreszentia Salome Sabine Romona Werhart von Bernegg in 1822. Their grandson, August Alfred von Kleiser immigrated to Aerica where he settled in Martinsburg, Woodridefarm, Virginia. Alfred von Kleiser was a Captain and fought in the Civil War and is recorded in many U.S. historical books and documents, pictured on the left. He had one son named August Albert von Kleiser, who was born in Virginia in 1867 and later died in Texas in 1892. It is unknown if he married or had children.
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