Hitler, Alois

BORN 7 Jun 1837, Strones, Niederösterreich - DIED 3 Jan 1903, Leonding, Niederösterreich
BIRTH NAME Schicklgruber, Alois
CAUSE OF DEATH lung hemorrhage
GRAVE LOCATION Leonding, Oberösterreich: Stadtfriedhof (monument removed)

Alois Schicklgruber (he later named himself Hitler) was born out of wedlock to Anna Maria Schicklgruber (1795-1847) in the hamlet of Strones. Little is known about his youth. He worked as a customs official at several places in Austria. In 1873 he married Anna Glass, who was 50 years old at the time. He soon started an affair with Franziska Matzelsberger, who was a servant at an inn in Branau. Because of his affairs he separated from Anna in 1880.

In 1882 he had a son with Franziska, Alois junior. Anna died in 1883 and he married Franziska, who was 21 years old at the time. Their daughter Angela was born in 1883. In 1884 Franziska died and soon his servant Klara Pölzl was pregnant with his child. He married her on 7 Jan 1885. Their first children Gustav and Ida died young. In 1889 their son Adolf (the dictator) was born. In 1895 he retired and the family moved to a farm in Hafeld near Lambach. He also owned a house in Leonding near Linz. On 3 Jan 1903 he went to the guesthouse Wiesinger in Leonding to drink his morning glass of wine and there he suddenly collapsed and died. His son Adolf was thirteen years old at the time.

He was buried at the Stadtfriedhof in Leonding. Klara died in 1907 and was buried in the same grave. In 2012 the gravestone was removed because it was frequently visited by nazi sympathizers.


The grave of Alois and Klara Hitler at the Stadtfriedhof, Leonding.
Picture by Androom (26 Aug 2009)


Alois Hitler - Wikipedia

Hittorff, Jacques Ignace

Published: 25 Oct 2015
Last update: 01 Mar 2022