On April 20, 1889, her fourth child, Adolf was born healthy and was baptized a Roman Catholic. Throughout his early days, young Adolf's mother feared losing him as well and lavished much care and affection on him.
His father was busy working most of the time and also spent a lot of time on his main hobby, keeping bees. When he was almost five, in 1893, his mother gave birth to a brother, Edmund. In May of 1895 at age six, young Adolf Hitler entered first grade in the public school in the village of Fischlham, near Linz Austria.
His father, now 58, had spent most of his life working his way up through the civil service ranks.
He was used to giving orders and having them obeyed and also expected this from his children.
Adolf Hitler would never know for sure just who his grandfather was.
He did know that when his father Alois was about five years old, Maria Schicklgruber married Johann Georg Hiedler.He worked as a shoemaker's apprentice then later enlisted in the Austrian civil service, becoming a junior customs official.He worked hard as a civil servant and eventually became a supervisor.and Angela, attended the wedding and lived with them afterwards.Klara Pölzl eventually gave birth to two boys and a girl, all of whom died.The marriage lasted five years until her death of natural causes, at which time Alois went to live on a small farm with his uncle.At age thirteen, young Alois had enough of farm life and set out for the city of Vienna to make something of himself.The oldest boy, Alois Jr., 13, bore the brunt of his father's discontent, including harsh words and occasional beatings.A year later, at age 14, young Alois had enough of this treatment and ran away from home, never to see his father again.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 Hiedler.