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Alois Hitler (Schicklgruber), Sr.

Also Known As: "Heidler Hiedler (Hitler)"
Birthplace: Döllersheim, Niederösterreich, Austria
Death: January 03, 1903 (65)
Linz, Oberösterreich, Austria (Lung hemorrhage)
Place of Burial: Leonding, Linz-Land, Oberösterreich, Austria
Immediate Family:

Son of Johann Georg Heidler and Maria Anna Heidler
Husband of Anna Hitler; Franziska Hitler and Klara Hitler
Father of Alois Hitler, Jr.; Angela Franziska Johanna Hitler; Gustav Hitler; Ida Hitler; Adolf Hitler and 3 others

Occupation: Former military, former shoemaker, beekeeper
Managed by: Lauri Kreen
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About Alois Hitler, Sr.

Alois was born Alois Schicklgruber as his mother was not married when she gave birth to him. Five years after his birth, she married Johann Hiedler. She took to her grave the biological father of Alois Hiedler, who could possibly be the son of Johann Hiedler or there is speculation that she was with the sons of people she worked for.

Johann Hiedler had a brother Johann Nepomuk Hiedler whom after Alois Schicklgruber's success in the civil service, told him to change his last name to match his own, Hiedler, and continue the family name. However, when it came time to write the name down in the record book it was spelled as Hitler.

And so in 1876 at age 39, Alois Schicklgruber became Alois Hitler.

In 1885, after numerous affairs and two other marriages ended, the widowed Alois Hitler, 48, married the pregnant Klara Pölzl, 24, the granddaughter of uncle Johann Nepomuk Hiedler. Technically, because of the name change, she was his own niece and so he had to get special permission from the Catholic Church.

Über Alois Hitler, Sr. (Deutsch)

Alois Hitler, geb. Schicklgruber (1837-1903) war ein österreichischer Zollbeamter und der Vater von Adolf Hitler. Wikipedia DE

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Alois Hitler, Sr.'s Timeline

June 18, 1837
Döllersheim, Niederösterreich, Austria
January 13, 1882
Wien, Austria
July 28, 1883
Braunau am Inn, Upper Austria, Austria
May 17, 1885
September 25, 1886
April 20, 1889
Braunau am Inn, Upper Austria, Austria
April 22, 1889
Braunau am Inn, Upper Austria, Austria