Thomas John Klein (1934 -
Jean Marie Hennessey (1938 -

Thomas John4 Klein (Joseph Ferdinand3, Nicholas2, Jean Nicolas1) was born 11 March 1934 at St. Nicholas hospital, Sheboygan, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, the son of Joseph Ferdinand and Lorraine Marcella (Hubing) Klein. His birth is recorded in Sheboygan County birth records, v ___, no ___. He was baptized __ ___ ____ at St Mary’s Roman Catholic church at Port Washington. His sponsors were Irwin Hubing and Gertrude Klein Beck. See the baptism records of the church.

He married Jean Marie Hennessey 18 July 1964 at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic church, Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa. Reverend J. Robert McDonald presided. Witnesses were William Charles Klein, his brother, and Donna Hennessey, her sister. The marriage is recorded in the marriage register of the church. See also Linn County marriage records, v ___, no. ________.

Jean Marie Hennessey was born 10 March 1938 at Monticello, Jones County, Iowa, the daughter of Don Matthew and Mary Blanche (Kinley) Hennessey. Her birth is recorded in Jones County birth records, v ___, p ___. She was baptized __ ___ ____ at Immaculate Conception church at Sand Springs, Iowa. Her sponsors were Thomas Joseph and Evelyn Kinley Espling. See the baptism records of the church.

Thomas graduated from Port Washington high school at Port Washington, Ozaukee County, Wisconsin in June 1952 and entered St. Lawrence seminary at Mount Calvary, Fond Du Lac County, Wisconsin. He took his novitiate at St. Bonaventure priory, operated by the Capuchin (Franciscan) order at Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan and attended two years of college at St. Felix seminary at Huntington, Huntington County, Indiana. He then enrolled at Marquette University, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin where he received his bachelor of science degree in sociology in 1958. He received his master of science degree in social welfare at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee in August 1962.

He joined the Milwaukee County welfare department on 5 January 1959 as a welfare worker but took a leave of absence from February 1961 until August 1962 in order to obtain his master's degree. He rejoined the welfare department in September 1962 as a social worker in the child protective services section and in November 1964 he was promoted to supervisor of the section. In September 1966, he joined the State of Wisconsin department of public welfare as a staff development trainer and in December 1969 he began work in the community planning and development section of the department, now named the department of health and social services. He has also taught social welfare courses at Carroll College, Waukesha, Waukesha County, Wisconsin.

Jean graduated from Sacred Heart high school at Monticello in June 1956 and attended Mount Mercy College, Cedar Rapids, where she received an associate of science degree in nursing in 1959. She obtained her license as a registered nurse that same year. Upon graduation, she joined the premature nursery at Mercy hospital in Cedar Rapids and was employed there until January 1961 when she enrolled in the Marquette university school of nursing. In May 1961, she joined the staff of Milwaukee County General hospital, Wauwatosa, and was employed there until her marriage. During this period, she continued to attend Marquette university on a part-time basis.

The Kleins reside in New Berlin, Wisconsin.

The Kleins have four children:

James Joseph Klein = Ann Charlotte Fishburn
Robert Thomas Klein = Carolyn Emily Becking
Thomas Don Klein = Deborah Ann Russ
Patrick Hennessey Klein

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