Friday, August 2, 2019

Moulton A Kleckner




photographer: Kleckner
409 Commercial Street, Atchison, KS
example from auction site

photographer: Kleckner
409 Commercial Street, Atchison, KS
example from auction site

Moulton A Kleckner
(1843 - 1923)

1843 Aug
Pennsylvania, state records, Moulton A Kleckner is born to Peter Kleckner and Caroline George
1860
Bethlehem, PA, US census, M A Kleckner as clerk
1868
Pennsylvania State Business Directory, Bethlehem, PA; Molton A Kleckner, 63 Broad, Bethlehem, PA, as photographer
1870
Bethlehem, PA, US census, M A Kleckner as stereoscopic photographer
1880
Atchison, KS, city directory M A Kleckner NOT listed
1880 Jun 24
Osborne, KS, US census M A Kleckner as photographer
1882
Atchison County, KS, city directory, M A Kleckner as photographer at 409 Commercial
1884
Easton PA city directory, M A Kleckner not listed

1884, 1885
Atchison, KS, city directory, M A Kleckner as photographer at 409 Commercial; res 512 s Fifth
1889
Atchison, KS, civil war registry, M A Kleckner as resident of Atchison, KS
1895
Atchison, KS, State census, M A Kleckner as photographer
1898
Easton PA, city directory, M A Kleckner NOT listed
1900 Jun 17
Atchison, KS, US census, M A Kleckner as photographer; res 601 s Fourth
1903
Atchison, KS, city directory, M A Kleckner NOT listed
1905 Mar 01
Osborne, KS, state census, M A Kleckner as photographer
1910 Apr 25
Osborn, KS, US census, M A Kleckner as photographer
1915 Mar 01
Osborn, KS, state census, M A Kleckner as photographer


1916 through 1919
Many news items about Kleckner and wife, but they are mostly about hunting and fishing license and vacations
1919 Mar 01
Osborne, KS, state city-county census M A Kleckner no occupation shown
1920 Jan 21
Osborn, KS, US census, M A Kleckner as photographer
1923 Mar 24
Osborne, KS, state records, M A Kleckner dies at age 76

Moulton A Kleckner appears to have been a lifelong photographer. He started out in about 1868 in Bethlehem, PA, until about 1870. He moved to Osborn, KS, for a short time and then to Atchison, KS, remaining until about 1903. He then moved back to Osborn, KS, where he continued in photography until he died in 1923.

There are several mentions of the people who worked with him or for him in his studio. They include
Conklin (sometimes spelled Conkling)
J J Donnell
Oscar Kuhns
Mrs A G Roys
George Cross
George H Snyder
Dr C L Hixon (as a dentist apparently leasing space in the photo studio)
Rosa F Rochford (Kleckner’s wife)


Atchison (KS) Daily Champion - 25 Apr 1879

Atchison (KS) Daily Globe - 29 sep 1880

Atchison (KS) weekly Champion - 02 Oct 1880


Atchison Daily Champion - 27 Jul 1881


Atchison (KS) Daily Globe - 10 Apr 1882

Atchison (KS) Daily Globe -
04 may 1882

Atchison Daily Champion -
06 Oct 1882

Atchison (KS) Sunday Morning Call -
10 Jun 1883


Weekly (Atchison (KS) Champion -
12 Sep 1885

Atchison (KS) Western Mercury -
19 Sep 1885


Atchison (KS) Daily Champion
27 Sep 1885

The Atchison (KS) Daily Champion
04 Apr 1886


Atchison (KS) Daily Champion
09 Jun 1887


Atchison (KS) Daily Globe - 03 Mar 1888

Atchison (KS) Daily Champion
25 Aug 1889


Atchison (KS) Daily Champion -
02 Feb 1890


Atchison (KS)Daily Champion -
13 Jun 1891

Atchison (KS)Daily Champion -
19 Jul 1890


Atchison (KS) Weekly Champion
24 Jul 1890


Atchison (KS)Daily Champion
21 Jan 1891

Atchison (KS)Daily Globe
15 Mar 1892


Atchison (KS)Daily Globe
24 may 1892

Atchison (KS)Daily Globe
10 Dec 1892


Atchison (KS) Daily Globe
10 Dec 1892


Atchison (KS) Daily Champion
03 Dec 1893


Atchison (KS)Daily Globe
16 Jul 1894

Lithograph said to be of M A Kleckner
Atchison (KS) Daily Globe - 08 Nov 1895


Atchison (KS) Daily Globe
13 Dec 1897


Atchison (KS) Daily Globe
14 Feb 1899


Atchison (KS) Daily Globe
29 Aug 1899

Atchison (KS) Daily Globe
11 dec 1899


Atchison (KS) Daily Globe
30 Nov 1900


Atchison (KS) Daily Globe
21 Nov 1902


Atchison (KS) Daily Globe
09 Jul 1904


Atchison (KS) Daily Globe
06 Oct 1914

Atchison (KS) Daily Globe
24 mar 1922

Osborne County (KS) Farmer
30 Mar 1922

Osborne County (KS) Farmer
06 Jul 1922

Atchison (KS) Daily Globe
11 Dec 1922

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