Alois Hitler

Father of Adolf Hitler
Born Jun 7, 1837

Alois Hitler was an Austrian civil servant who was the father of Adolf Hitler.

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1837 Birth Born on June 7, 1837.


1855 18 Years Old In response to a recruitment drive by the Austrian government offering employment in the civil service to people from rural areas, Alois joined the frontier guards (customs service) of the Austrian Finance Ministry in 1855 at the age of 18. … Read More


1857 20 Years Old Supposedly, Johann Georg Hiedler, who died in 1857, relented on his deathbed and left an inheritance to his illegitimate stepson (Alois) together with his name. Some Schicklgrubers remain in Waldviertel. In early 1869 Hitler had an affair with Thekla Penz (born September 24, 1844) of Leopoldstein, Arbesbach in the district of Zwettel, Lower Austria. This led to the birth of Theresia Penz on October 31, 1869. … Read More
1860 23 Years Old Alois Schicklgruber made steady progress in the semi-military profession of customs official. The work involved frequent reassignments and he served in a variety of places across Austria. By 1860, after five years of service, he reached the rank of Finanzwach-Oberaufseher (Revenue guard superintendent).
1864 27 Years Old By 1864, after special training and examinations, he had advanced further and was serving in Linz, Austria.


1875 38 Years Old He later became an inspector of customs posted at Braunau am Inn in 1875. … Read More
…  As Alois himself legitimised Johann Georg Hiedler as his father and the priest changed this on his birth certificate in 1876 this was considered certified proof for Hitler's ancestry, thus Hitler was considered a "pure" Aryan. … Read More


1877 40 Years Old The official change, registered at the government office in Mistelbach in 1877 transformed him into "Alois Hitler".
1880 43 Years Old Smith states that Alois had numerous affairs in the 1870s, resulting in his wife initiating legal action; on 7 November 1880 Alois and Anna separated by mutual agreement. … Read More
1882 45 Years Old On 13 January 1882, Matzelsberger gave birth to Hitler's illegitimate son, also named Alois, but since they were not married, the child's last name was Matzelsberger, making him "Alois Matzelsberger". … Read More
1883 46 Years Old He then legitimized his son as Alois Hitler, Jr. Alois' second child, Angela, was born on 28 July 1883. … Read More
1885 48 Years Old Permission came, and on 7 January 1885 a wedding was held at Hitler's rented rooms on the top floor of the Pommer Inn. A meal was served for the few guests and witnesses. Hitler then went to work for the rest of the day. Even Klara found the wedding to be a short ceremony. On 17 May 1885, five months after the wedding, the new Frau Klara Hitler gave birth to her first child, Gustav. A year later, on 25 September 1886, she gave birth to a daughter, Ida. … Read More


1889 52 Years Old On 20 April 1889, she gave birth to another son, future Nazi dictator Adolf. … Read More
1893 56 Years Old One month after Hitler accepted a better paying position in Linz, on 1 April 1893, his wife and the children moved to a second floor room on Kapuzinerstr. 31. … Read More
1895 58 Years Old …  He moved his family to the farm and retired on 25 June 1895 at the age of 58 after 40 years in the customs service. … Read More


1903 66 Years Old 1 More Event
On the morning of 3 January 1903, Hitler went to the Gasthaus Wiesinger (No.1 Michaelsbergstrasse, Leonding) as usual to drink his morning glass of wine. … Read More
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