The history of the Klee family in New Zealand began on the 18th May 1875 when Victor and Emelie Klee with their children Victor “Albert”, Emelie and Louis arrived in Port Chalmers, Dunedin aboard the Wennington.
Victor and Emelie settled at Waitati, a small settlement just north of Dunedin.
Their seven surviving children subsequently lived in a variety of locations throughout New Zealand:
Their first child was Albertine Elisa, born on 2 April 1865 in Villeparisis, France (birth record) but appears to have died as an infant.
Their last child was a Charles Henri, born some time in 1883, and died aged 1 year on 17 October 1884 in Waitati, New Zealand.