But after his success in the civil service, his proud uncle from the small farm convinced him to change his last name to match his own, Hiedler, and continue the family name.
Hitler's mother was now preoccupied with caring for her new son, Edmund. The Hitler household now consisted of Adolf, little brother Edmund, little sister Paula, older half brother Alois Jr., older half sister Angela and two parents who were home all the time.
It was a crowded, noisy little farm house that seems to have gotten on the nerves on Hitler's father who found retirement after 40 years of work to be difficult.
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.
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.
However, his own family tree was quite mixed up and would be a lifelong source of embarrassment and concern to him. He was the illegitimate son of Maria Anna Schicklgruber and her unknown mate, which may have been someone from the neighborhood or a poor millworker named Johann Georg Hiedler.
It is also remotely possible Adolf Hitler's grandfather was Jewish.
Alois had always used the last name of his mother, Schicklgruber, and thus was always called Alois Schicklgruber.
He made no attempt to hide the fact he was illegitimate since it was common in rural Austria.