Category Archives: U.S. HISTORY

THE CLOCKS/KLOCKS OF NEW AMSTERDAM (1600’s)

Here is the beginning of the story of the first Klock/Clock to come to America, in the mid-1600’s ….Abraham Martensen Klock. Coming from across the sea from The Netherlands to the Dutch colony of New Netherland (NY today). It appears … Continue reading

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THE DUTCH REFORMED CHURCH and THE CLOCKS (1600’s)

The Dutch Reformed Church was the dominant religion in the city of New Amsterdam and throughout the rest of the Dutch colony of New Netherland during the 1600’s …when my great grandparents (x6), Abraham Martensen Klock and Tryntje Alberts Klock … Continue reading

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THAT’S US? …The German Palatines of New York (1700’s)

The only reason I included this article was because of something I heard a couple of years ago from an ex-student of mine that married a Klock. I asked about the possible family connection, since I knew our name was … Continue reading

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THE METHODISTS and THE CLOCKS (1820’s – Present)

I would say …you can not understand the Clocks without understanding Methodism. But hold on… there is also much, much more to us. We are a complex batch. There is no doubt that the earliest Klocks/Clocks that immigrated to America … Continue reading

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THE CIVIL WAR and THE CLOCK RELATIVES … Essay and Momentos

*************** MY DAD’S STAY AT PEA RIDGE BATTLEFIELD, ARKANSAS. ***************** Here we go …Civil War stuff! My dad, Charles Lewis Clock, collected these Minnie balls, in the two photos below, from Pea Ridge Battlefield, Arkansas. That part of Arkansas isn’t … Continue reading

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PROHIBITION and THE CLOCKS (1800’s – Present)

The article below was taken from Wikipedia and tells the story of prohibition in the United States. The background of the prohibition movement is especially relevant to understanding Rev Jacob Wilkie Clock’s (my great grandfather) writings and beliefs, as well … Continue reading

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INDIAN TERRITORY and LAND RUSHES: Oklahoma’s Origins (1834-1907)

My mother (Ellen Clock) often spoke of the Indian Territory era that preceded the creation of the state of Oklahoma. Remember, she (and my dad, Charles) were born there only 6 years after Oklahoma was created out of the Indian … Continue reading

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