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Mauritius (Moritz) Klein (Cline)
Born Jul 18, 1684 Postorrf, Alsace, Germany
Died 1792 Cabarrus Co. NC
Emigrated Sep 13, 1749 to Philadelphia PA
SPOUSE CHILDREN
Anna Catherine
Marzloff

m. Oct 19, 1706
Hirschland, Postorrf, Alsace, Germany
b. 1685?
Germany
d. 1772
Andreas

b. 1705
Germany

Johann Bernard

b. Nov 29, 1709
Germany

Anna Magdalena

b. Feb 20, 1710/11
Germany

Jacob

bapt. Oct 8, 1713
Postorrf, Alsace, Germany
d. 1795
Cabarrus Co. NC
Johann Sebastian
"Bostian"

b. Jun 17. 1717
Germany
d. 1791/92
Lincoln Co. (near Catawba River) NC
Hans Michael

b. May 27, 1725 or 1716
Germany
d. 1792
Cabarrus Co. NC
son

b. Feb 20, 1727
Germany

daughter

b. Feb 20, 1727
Germany

Johannes

b. Nov 17, 1720
Germany

Anna Christina

b. Sep, 1729
Germany

Johann Theobald

b. Jan 4, 1731/32
Germany

The Alsace-Lorraine region is currently in France, but has been under German rule during several periods of history. While Moritz was alive, most of Alsace was part of France (since 1648), until 1871 when Germany annexed the whole region.
Moritz and Anna Catherine were married at Hirschland Church in Postorff, Germany. A Lutheran community, Postorrf was part of Hirschland between 1698-1791.
Moritz emigrated with son Jacob, arriving in Philadephia PA on Sep 15, 1749 on the ship Phoenix from Rotterdam. A decade earlier, son Johann Sebastian had emigrated on the Robert & Alice, arriving in Philadelphia on Sep 3, 1739 from Rotterdam via Plymouth.
Son Johann Sebastian is buried at Old St. Paul's Lutheran Church Cemetery in Newton, Catawba Co. NC. The Marker that was created in 2004, has his dates as 1712-1792.
Son Michael lived about a mile from Cold Water Lutheran Church in Mecklenburg Co. He is buried in the church cemetery on Gold Hill Road near Concord NC.
Map of North Carolina Counties in 1780. Cabarrus County was created from Mecklenburg in 1792. ( Map).
Sources:
"Genealogy of Marcus Lafayette Cline Family"; typescript; Catawba Co. Library, Newton NC, p.5.
Green, James W. III, Moriz Cline genealogical list, Internet, Jul 8, 1998.
Hartshorn, D.S., Sebastian [Klein] Cline, genealogical list, Internet, May 30, 2007.