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WelcomeCarl and Edward Doerre immigrated to Klein in the 1870's from Saxony, Germany. Though Carl never married, Edward married Mary Klein Klenk on April 25, 1878.<P>

Mary, born in 1858, was the oldest child of Adam and Friederika Klein, after whom the Klein community and Klein I.S.D. is named. In 1874, when not yet sixteen, she had married Gottlieb Klenk. The next year, Gottlieb was kicked from a horse and died. Before she married Edward Doerre, Mary applied for land under the Homestead Act of 1870, and her 160 acres became known as the "Mary Klink Survey".<P>

Mary and Edward Doerre had four children, Clara, Lydia, Hugo, and Herbert. The Doerres farmed and built a large two-story house on their property, which had been enlarged by purchasing additional land from Mary's father, Adam Klein. Mary Doerre was a kindly, Christian woman who became a skilled midwife. After her own children were older, when a baby was due in a family, Mary would walk to the home of the family and stay there until the baby came. She never accepted payment for this work but considered it part of her Christian service. 
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