Klein, Amelia1908 - 1986 (77 Jahre)
Name Klein, Amelia Geburt 22 Aug 1908 ,, Region Odessa, Rußland  Geschlecht weiblich Tod 11 Aug 1986 Santa Paula, Ventura County, California, USA  Beerdigung Pierce Brothers Santa Paula Cemetery, Santa Paula, Ventura County, California, USA  Personen-Kennung I157111 Zimbelmann Zuletzt bearbeitet am 19 Aug 2016
Vater Klein, Friedrich, geb. 13 Jun 1876, Berlin, Tiraspol,, Rußland gest. 11 Jan 1950, , Burleigh County, North Dakota, USA (Alter 73 Jahre) Mutter Stolz, Julianna, geb. 14 Jun 1875 gest. 15 Jun 1947, , Burleigh County, North Dakota, USA (Alter 72 Jahre) Eheschließung 4 Dez 1907 Neu-Freudental, Gebiet Großliebental, Region Odessa, Rußland  Familien-Kennung F51655 Familienblatt | Familientafel
Familie Tulberg, Einer Louis, geb. 12 Jun 1887, ,, Hedmark fylke, Norwegen gest. 12 Jan 1959, Santa Paula, Ventura County, California, USA (Alter 71 Jahre) Eheschließung 25 Dez 1929 Bismarck, Burleigh County, North Dakota, USA  Kinder 1. Tulberg, Ellsworth, geb. geschätzt 1929 gest. Datum unbekannt 2. Tulberg, Shirley, geb. geschätzt 1932 gest. Datum unbekannt Zuletzt bearbeitet am 19 Aug 2016 Familien-Kennung F51657 Familienblatt | Familientafel
Ereignis-Karte Geburt - 22 Aug 1908 - ,, Region Odessa, Rußland Eheschließung - 25 Dez 1929 - Bismarck, Burleigh County, North Dakota, USA Beerdigung - - Pierce Brothers Santa Paula Cemetery, Santa Paula, Ventura County, California, USA = Link zu Google Earth Pin-Bedeutungen : Adresse : Ortsteil : Ort : Region : (Bundes-)Staat/-Land : Land : Nicht festgelegt
Fotos Klein, Amelia - 1970
Dokumente Amelia Klein
Grabsteine Amelia Klein
Pierce Brothers Santa Paula Cemetery, Santa Paula, Ventura County, California, USA, Plot: Sec: S-1 Lot:415
Grab-Standort: Sec: S-1 Lot:415
Amelia was the first child of Julianna "Julia" Stolz and Friedrich "Fred" Klein and was born in Freidorf, Beresan, Odessa, South Russia (now Ukraine) on August 22, 1908. Freidorf, a German settlement, was founded in 1888.
When Amelia was barely a year old, the familiy emigrated to the United States. Their ship, the SS Montrose, left Antwerp, Belgium on November 17, 1909 and arrived in St. John, Canada on November 28, 1909.
With Fred, Julia and Amelia was an adopted daughter, 11 year old Ekatarina Folmer. Ekatarina appears as "Katherine Klein" on the ship's list but her actual birth name is specified on Julia's naturalization papers in 1941. We do not know what became of Katherine; she appears on the 1910 US census with Fred, Julia and Amelia, but not on the 1920 census.
The family's stated destination was Washburn, North Dakota. After landing at St. John, Fred, Julia and baby Amelia took a train to cross into the United States at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Fred and Julia were farmers and initially settled in Estherville, North Dakota (1910 census), and later in Koenig, North Dakota (1915 North Dakota census and the 1920 and 1930 US censuses).
On Christmas Day, 1929, Amelia married Einer Louis Tulberg in Bismarck (see article below). Einer and Amelia initially lived with Einer's half-brother Carl John Tullberg and Carl's wife Ella Bohn Tullberg, at 1021 Fourth Street, but later moved next door to 1017 Fourth Street.
Amelia and Einer had two children, Ellsworth Eugene (born September 13, 1930) and Shirley Ann (born March 3, 1933).
Einer continued working as a carpenter, and had his own construction company. Amelia worked as a checker at the Capital Steam Laundry at 301 Front Street in Bismarck, with her cousin Bertha Steinert.
Einer also worked on the Bismarck State Capitol. In April 1933, shortly after the birth of his second child, he suffered a 34 foot fall from the main floor to the basement of the Capitol, breaking several bones in the process (see article in his findagrave.com memorial). His injuries left one leg shorter than the other, although that is not evident in photos.
In 1941 or 1942, Einer, Amelia and their two children moved to Santa Paula, California, where Einer continued to work as a carpenter and later worked for the Navy at the Naval Construction Battalian Center in Port Hueneme. Amelia joined the Petrolia Rebekahs Lodge No. 59 in Santa Paula with close friend Ethel Coe Tullberg (Find a Grave Memorial 116193502; Ethel was the wife of Einer's step-nephew Carl Henry Tullberg). The many pictures of the two women dressed up in formals and in costumes (gypsies, Dutch maids) attest to the great pleasure they derived from their membership in the Rebekahs and the great importance the organization had in their lives.
In the late 1940s / early 1950s, Amelia, Einer, Ethel and Carl decided to file homestead applications in 29 Palms, in the southern California desert. Amelia of course did not want to live in the desert (!) and their claim was never finalized, but Ethel and Carl did obtain a homestead which was in Ethel's name. Some of the pictures we have posted here show the four of them out surveying their claims.
Amelia loved ballroom dancing and often went to the Lawrence Welk show in Los Angeles to enjoy the music and to dance, and we have seen her in the audience on one or two of the shows. Like Amelia, Mr. Welk was from Bismarck and Amelia also went to his shows in Bismarck before she and Einer moved to Southern California in 1941 or 1942.
Amelia had a strong German accent like Mr. Welk's and it amused us when she once said, in a thicker accent than his, "Why can't he learn to talk like an American" or something to that effect. She never could pronounce her son Ellsworth's name correctly, "Ellswort" was her rendition. When she referred to his family collectively, it was "The Ellsworts."
Amelia and Einer lived in an adorable one bedroom duplex at 228 South 4th Street, across from Isbell School. For a time Einer's step-nephew Arthur Tullberg and wife Adelyne and their children lived on the other side. When you walked in the front door, you first noticed the lush red and green flowered wallpaper and wall to wall gray carpet of large leaf fronds. To the left (on the wall shared with the other side of the duplex) was a fake fireplace with tan tiles. A gilt mirror hung above the fireplace, with sconce lights on either side. They had a heater in the fireplace niche that Amelia painted silver, and which had a strong smell and smoked when turned on. Opposite the front door was a Murphy bed elegantly concealed behind glassed French doors with shirred sheer curtains secured at top and bottom with a pocket rod. On the same wall were three scalloped, interlocking knick-knack shelves which held, among other hings, a miniature glass menagerie. The walls had to be washed regularly due to the soot from the smudge pots in the citrus orchards. The television set was opposite the fireplace between two windows that looked out over the driveway. The kitchen door, opposite the front door, was one of those heavy older swinging doors, thick with many coats of glossy white paint. The refrigerator was an "icebox," the stove was of course gas which you had to light, and there was a cute Formica dinette. The laundry, just off the kitchen with a window to the driveway, consisted of what we would call a vintage washer – a round tub with a wringer attached – and a solar dryer (clothesline out back). Some of us can remember getting our hands stuck in the wringer as children. In the front, by the painted brick-red porch, Amelia used to plant geraniums (which she said "grew like weeds") but in later years, we saw plastic flowers planted in their place.
Amelia and Einer loved to play cards with friends, and they enjoyed many picnics at Steckel Park with Carl and Ethel, with Einer's half-brother Carl John Tullberg and wife Ella, with Clara and Doris Tullberg, with step-nephew Art Tullberg and his wife Adelyne, and of course all the children. He also loved driving to Castaic to get small pancakes for Sunday breakfast, and trips around the "triangle" – Santa Paula, Ojai, and Ventura – were quite often an entertainment.
After Einer died in 1959, Amelia cooked for the Santa Paula Rotary Club. She never learned to drive and walked to the Rotary Club. Irene Coe, sister in law of Ethel Coe Tullberg, remembers that she and her husband Roger often took Ethel and Amelia to the First Baptist Church where the four of them attended services, and they would all go out to eat afterward. Irene remembers that if anything stumped Amelia, she would say "cheese and crackers."
Amelia's children and grandchildren remember many leftovers Amelia would bring home from the Rotary Club, especially the exotically-named Beef Stroganoff and Swiss Steak, eaten in her cute '50s style Formica dinette. We also remember the delicious popcorn she made on the stove in a cast-iron skillet which we would eat while watching Lawrence Welk on the Murphy bed. Life was good.
Amelia also was a frequent user of the Greyhound bus line. She used to walk from where she lived to the Greyhound bus station to ride to Los Angeles to visit friends, lugging an old hard suitcase before suitcases had wheels. (Of course when her children were there, they gave her a ride!) She walked everywhere. She even made Greyhound trips as far as Sacramento so she could visit her daughter Shirley's family. It was a different world back then - these days, you cannot imagine allowing your mother to take a 400 mile bus trip all by herself.
Some time after Einer died, Amelia left their duplex on 228 South Fourth Street and moved to Apartment 1B at 737 Yale Street. Her apartment was a walkup on the second floor, and Amelia certainly stayed in shape.
Amelia was a fun-loving, kind and warm-hearted woman with a ready smile, a friendly face and a sympathetic, perceptive nature. She was dearly loved by her children, grandchildren, relatives and friends, and is very much missed.
SANTA PAULA CHRONICLE, Tuesday August 12, 1986
Graveside services for Amelia Tulberg will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Santa Paula Cemetery with the Rev. Don Sturm and the Petrolia Rebekah Lodge No. 59 officiating. Mrs. Tulberg died on Monday at Santa Paula Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. She was 77.
Mrs. Tullberg was born Aug. 22, 1908, in Russia. She moved to Ventura County in 1941 from Bismarck, N.D. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church and the Petrolia Rebekah Lodge No. 59.
She is survived by [names omitted].
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Skillin-Carroll Mortuary in Santa Paula.
This is a transcription of an article on Amelia and Einer's marriage, Christmas Day 1929:
KLINE-TULLBERG VOWS SPOKEN CHRISTMAS DAY
At a service read at 11 o'clock Christmas morning in the German Baptist church, Miss Amelia Kline, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Kline, Turtle Lake, became the bride of Einar Tullberg, Bismarck. Rev. J. J. Lippart, pastor of the church. officiated.
The bride wore a dress of peach georgette with tan accessories, and her attendant, Miss Bertha Steinert, also wore a frock of peach colored georgette. Ray Shriner was best man.
A wedding dinner was served at the home of the bride's aunt, Mrs. Rose Steinert, 400 Thirteenth Street, after the ceremony.
Mr. and Mrs. Tullberg have gone to Minneapolis for a ten days honeymoon.
The bride has been employed at the Capital Steam Laundry for several years, and Mr. Tullberg is a carpenter.
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