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Conrad Claus/Clouse was born February 21, 1848 in Norka, Saratov, Russia. He was the son of Johannes Claus & Margaretha Vogler. Records indicate that the last name was spelled CLAUS in Russia, but Conrad and several of his children began using the CLOUSE spelling as early as 1896 in the USA.
Catherine "Katie" Miller was probably born about 1853 in Norka, Saratov, Russia She was the daughter of unknown parents
Eva Elisabeth Brehm was born December 2, 1859 in Norka, Saratov, Russia.. She was the daughter of Peter Brehm & Anna Margaretha Hohnstein

THE FAMILIES OF CONRAD CLAUS
Note: On many records for this family, the last name is spelled CLOUSE

First marriage:

Conrad Claus & Catherine "Katie" MillerConrad Claus & Catherine "Katie" Miller were married about 1873 in the German settlement of Norka, Saratov Russia. They had at least 6 children. On the 1894 marriage record of their daughter Katie, her parents are listed as Conrad Claus & Katie Miller. Katie died between 1887 to 1890 in Norka; Conrad remarried Eva Elizabeth Brehm on March 25, 1890 in Norka. See notes further down this page for more information on Conrad's second family with Elizabeth.

The children of Conrad Claus & Catherine Miller:

Katie ClausKatherine Maria "Katie" Claus was born on April 05, 1874 in Norka, Saratov, Russia. She was about age 14 when her mother died, and her father remarried in 1890 when she was age 15. She is listed at age 17 with her family on the passenger list of the ship Auguste Victoria, which arrived in NY in 1891. Her obituary states that the family lived in Sutton, Clay Co., Nebraska for 6 months, and then settled in Grand Island, Hall Co., NE. Katie married George Schleicher on Sept. 30, 1894. The marriage is listed in a book of Hall Co., NE records, although her obituary states that they married in Kearney, which was in Buffalo Co., NE in 1900 (Katie's parents were living there in 1900). George & Katie had 4 children, two of whom died in infancy. The family is listed on the 1900 & 1910 censuses of Grand Island, Hall Co., NE where George was a saloon keeper. George was killed on Oct. 7, 1914 in his saloon by an injury to the head from a sharp object. He lived for a short while but was unable to identify his assailant and the guilty person was never found. Katie remarried a widower named Heinrich "Henry" Fuss on November 1, 1919 in Grand Island, Hall, Nebraska. Henry & Katie are listed on the 1920 census of Washington, Hall Co., NE and on the 1930 census of Grand Island, Hall Co., NE. She is listed in the January 27, 1930 obit of her sister Mary Jacoby as Mrs. John Foos of Nebraska and the March 24, 1931 obit of her sister Anna Propp as Mrs. Kate Foos of Gering, Nebraska. She is listed in the November 24, 1931 obit of her father Conrad as Mrs. Catherine Foos of Grand Island, Nebraska. Catherine Maria "Katie" Claus Schleicher Fuss died on May 02, 1946 in Grand Island, Hall Co., NE. Henry is listed as surviving at her time of death. Henry Fuss died on October 10, 1949 in Grand Island, Hall, Nebraska. George Schleicher and Katie Claus Schleicher Fuss are both buried in Grand Island Cemetery, Grand Island, Hall, Nebraska.
The Family of George Schleicher & Katie Claus
Notes for Catherina Maria "Katie" Claus Schleicher Fuss
Dora ClausDorothea "Dora" Margaretha Claus was born on August 18, 1876 in Norka, Saratov, Russia. Dora was about age 12 when her mother died, and her father remarried in 1890 when she was age 13. She is listed as Dorothea, age 15, with her family on the passenger list of the ship Auguste Victoria, which arrived in NY in 1891. Dora married Adam Claus on April 21, 1896 in Kearney, NE and they had 3 children. Dora & Adam were first cousin; their fathers Johannes & Conrad Claus were brothers. On the marriage information I have for them, Adam's last name is spelled CLAUS & Dora's last name is spelled CLOUSE. In Adam's obituary, it states that Adam & Dora first settled in Sutton, (Clay Co.) NE, farming there. Adam & Dora are listed on the 1900 census of Kearney, Buffalo Co., NE living next to Dora's parents. At that time a 19 year old girl named Mary Michael is living with them who is listed as a "Foster Daughter", and Dora is listed as having 1 birth with no surviving children in 1900. Adam & Dora moved from Nebraska to Colorado about 1901. They had a daughter there in 1902, and they are listed as being founding members of the German Congregational Church in Windsor, Weld, Colorado on January 16, 1904. They returned to Nebraska sometime between 1905 to 1910, and Adam & Dora are listed with their family on the 1910 census of Sutton, Clay Co., NE. They moved from Sutton to the Grand Island area in 1916. They are listed on the 1920 census of Washington Twp, Hall Co., NE & on the 1930 census of Grand Island, Hall Co., NE. Dora is listed in the January 27, 1930 obit of her sister Mary Jacoby as "Mrs. Conrad Clouse of the east". She is listed in the March 24, 1931 obituary of sister Anna Propp as Miss Dora Clouse of Gering, Nebraska. She is listed in the November 24, 1931 obituary of her father Conrad as Mrs. Dorothy Clouse of Grand Island, Nebraska. Dorothea "Dora" Clouse Claus died on November 25, 1931 in Grand Island, Hall Co., Nebraska. She had traveled from Nebraska to Colorado to attend her father's funeral that was held on November 23, 1931, but she became ill from the altitude and was not able to go to the funeral. On doctor's advice she returned to Nebraska with her sister Katie on Wednesday, November 25, but she died that same night. Adam died on April 18, 1956 in Sutton, Clay Co., NE. Adam & Dora are both buried in the Sutton Cemetery, Sutton, Clay Co., NE. Dora is listed as Dora Claus, deceased, in her sister Katie's obituary in May 1946.
Notes for Dorothea "Dora" Clouse Claus
Mary Claus

Maria "Mary" Catharine Claus was born on August 20, 1879 in Norka, Saratov, Russia. She was about age 9 when her mother died, and her father remarried in 1890 when she was age 10. She is listed as Marie, age 11, with her family on the passenger list of the ship Auguste Victoria, which arrived in NY in 1891. She is listed as Mary, age 20, with her parents on the 1900 census of Kearney, Buffalo Co., NE. She probably moved to Colorado with her parents in 1902. Mary married John Jacoby about 1905, probably in Colorado.I have not found them on the 1910 census at this time, but they are listed on the 1920 census of Denver, Denver Colorado with 5 children born between 1906-1918 in Colorado. The 1920 census taker spelled the last name "Chickobi". Maria "Mary" Catherine Claus Jacoby died on January 26, 1930 in Denver, Denver, Colorado. John and the children are listed on the 1930 census of Denver, Denver, Colorado. She is listed in the November 24, 1931 obit of her father Conrad as "daughter, Mrs. John Jacoby, of Denver, (who) died in January 1930." Mary is listed as Mary Jacoby, deceased, in her sister Katie's obituary in May 1946.
Notes for Mary Catharine Claus Jacoby

Conrad Claus Jr.Conrad Claus Jr. was born on January 08, 1884 in Norka, Saratov, Russia. He was about age 5 when his mother died, and his father remarried in 1890 when he was age 6. He is listed at age 7 with his family on the passenger list of the ship Auguste Victoria, which left Hamberg, Germany on July 10, 1891 and arrived in NY on July 20, 1891. He is listed at age 18 with his parents on the 1900 census of Kearney, Buffalo Co., NE. I have not found him on any other census records at this time, but he probably moved with his parents to Colorado in 1902. Conrad Claus died sometime between 1900 to 1929, but I don't know exactly when or where. He is not listed as a surviving sibling in his sister Mary's obituary in January 1930. In the March 24, 1931 obit of his sister Anna, it states that her sister Mary "died a year ago and a brother Conrad, a few years before". He is not listed in the November 24, 1931 obit of his father Conrad, but he is listed in the May 2, 1946 obit of sister Katie Claus Schleicher Fuss as deceased brother Conrad Claus.
Notes for Conrad Claus Jr.
Elizabeth Claus Elizabeth Claus was born on May 20, 1887 in Norka, Saratov, Russia. I thought initially that she was the twin of Dorothea "Dora" Claus (see below under marriage of Conrad Claus to Eva Brehm), but the 1900 census indicates that they had different birthdates about 5 months apart, so I now believe that Dora was Elizabeth's stepsister (daughter from Eva Elisabeth Brehm Yager Claus' first marriage). Elizabeth was about age 1 when her mother died, and her father remarried in 1890 when she was age 2. She is listed at age 4 with her family on the passenger list of the ship Auguste Victoria, which arrived in NY in 1891. She is listed as Lizzie, age 14, with her parents on the 1900 census of Kearney, Buffalo Co., NE. She moved with her parentes from Nebraska to Colorado in 1902. Elizabeth married Harry Cadwalder (last name also spelled Cadwalader) about 1906 and they had at least 1 child. The family is listed on the 1910, 1920 & 1930 censuses of Windsor, Weld Co., CO, and at that time Elizabeth is listed as having 0 births. In 1910 they were listed in the household of Eli Evans, and Harry is listed as being a hired man and Lizzie is listed as being a servant. In 1920 Harry's occupation was listed as Blacksmith, and in 1930 it was listed as Truck Driver, Road Construction. Elizabeth is listed as Mrs. Harry Cadwalder, Windsor, Colo. in her sister Mary's obit in January 1930 and also in her sister Katie's obit in May 1946. Elizabeth Claus Cadwalder died on May 8, 1948, probably in Windsor, Weld Co., CO. Harry died on February 28, 1953, probably in Windsor, Weld Co., CO. Harry & Elizabeth are both buried in the Lakeview Cemetery, Windsor, Weld, Colorado under the last name Caldwalder.
Notes for Elizabeth Claus Cadwalader

Second marriage:

Conrad Claus & Eva Elisabeth BrehmConrad Claus married Eva Elizabeth Brehm on March 25, 1890 in Norka, Saratov, Russia. Elizabeth had previously been married in 1880 to Johann Conrad Jager, and she had a 2 year old daughter named Dorothea. When they married, Conrad had 6 children from his first marriage that were ages 1-1/2 to 14, and he and Eva had 6 more children. Conrad, Elizabeth, and 7 children are on the passenger list of the Augusta Victoria, which left Hamburg, Germany on July 10, 1891 and arrived in New York City, NY on July 20, 1891. The obit of Conrad's daughter Katie states that the family lived in Sutton, Clay Co., NE for 6 months, and then came to Grand Island, Hall Co., NE. On the 1896 marriage record of Conrad's daughter Dora, her last name is spelled CLOUSE, and this spelling is used for Conrad and most of his children last name on the majority of later records. The family is listed on the June 9, 1900 census of Kearney, Buffalo Co., NE, but on the census taken June 18, 1900 of Grand Island, Hall Co., NE Conrad & his sons Adam & John are also listed in the household of his married daughter Katie Claus Schleicher. The family moved from Nebraska to Colorado in 1902. Their married daughter Dora Claus had a child born in Colorado in 1902, and by January 16, 1904, Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Klaus are listed as founding members of the German Congregational Church in Windsor, Weld, Colorado. Conrad & Elisabeth are on the 1910, 1920 & 1930 censuses of Windsor, Weld Co., CO. Conrad's obit states that the family farmed near Windsor from 1902 to 1917, and then moved to Windsor. Conrad Claus/Clouse died on November 20, 1931 in Windsor, Weld Co., CO. Elisabeth died on May 21, 1933 in Windsor, Weld Co., CO. Conrad & Elisabeth are both buried in the Lakeview Cemetery, Windsor, Weld Co., Colorado with the last name spelled Clouse. Thanks to Dirk Bailey for the gravestone photo for Conrad and Elizabeth, Find A Grave Memorial #64885439
Notes for Conrad Claus
Notes for Eva Elisabeth Brehm

Child of Eva Elisabeth Brehm & first husband Johan Yager - adopted and raised by Conrad Claus:

Dora ClausDorothea Catharina "Dora" Yager Claus was born on December 13, 1886 in Norka, Saratov, Russia. She was the daughter of Eva Elizabeth Brehm Yager, and she was adopted and raised by Conrad Claus/Clouse, who married Eva when Dora was age 2. (I thought initially that she was the twin of Elisabeth Claus, but the 1900 census and SSDI both confirm that they had different birthdates only 5 months apart, and Conrad's obit lists Dora as being his stepdaughter.) Dora is listed as Dorothea Claus, age 4, on the passenger list of the ship Auguste Victoria, which left Hamberg, Germany on July 10, 1891 and arrived in NY on July 20, 1891. She is listed as Dora Klaus, age 14, with her parents on the 1900 census of Kearney, Buffalo Co., NE. She moved with her parents from Nebraska to Colorado in 1902. Dora married William J. Thoennes about 1907 and they had at least 2 children one of whom was stillborn. The family is listed on the 1920 & 1930 censuses of Windsor, Weld Co., CO. Dora is listed as Mrs. William Thoennes (of Windsor, Colorado) in the March 24, 1931 obit of her step-sister Anna Propp, and as stepdaughter Mrs. William Thoenneses in the November 24, 1931 obit of Conrads Clouse. William died on December 11, 1944, probably in Windsor, Weld Co., CO. On May 2, 1946, Dora was listed in the obit of her sister Katie Claus Schleicher Fuss as "Mrs. Dora Thomas, Denver, Colo." Dorothea "Dora" Yager Claus Thoennes died on November 26, 1979, in Englewood, Arapahoe Co., CO. She was probably living with her son Glen, who also died there in February 1983. William & Dora are both buried under the last name Thoennes in the Lakeview Cemetery, Windsor, Weld Co., Colorado.
Notes for Dorothea "Dora" Claus Thoennes

The children of Conrad Claus/Clouse & Eva Elisabeth Brehm:

Adam M. ClouseAdam M. Clouse was born on February 10, 1891 in Norka, Saratov, Russia. He is listed at age 5 months with his family on the passenger list of the ship Auguste Victoria, which arrived in New York in July 1891. He is listed at age 10 with his parents on the 1900 census of Kearney, Buffalo Co., Nebraska, but is also listed as Adam Glous, age 10, brother-in-law in the household of George & Katie Schleicher on the 1900 census of Grand Island, Hall Co., Nebraska. There is also an Adam Claus, born Feb 1891 in Russia who is listed as a pupil in the Institute for the Deaf & Dumb in 6th Ward Omaha, Douglas Co., NE in 1900, that is probably this Adam. He moved with her parents from Nebraska to Colorado in 1902, and he is listed with them on the 1910 census of Windsor, Weld, Colorado. When Adam filled out his WWI draft registration card on June 5, 1917, he was living in Windsor and working as a farm laborer for Adam Honstein. At that time he claimed exemption from the draft due to being "Deaf & Dumb". The draft registration lists his birth year as 1890, but based on other records I think 1891 is correct. At that time he was listed as being age 27, single, with medium height and build, and light brown hair and eyes. Adam is listed with his parents on the 1920 & 1930 censuses of Windsor, Weld Co., CO. In 1930 he was age 39 and single. He is listed as living in Windsor, CO in his sister Katie's obituary in May 1946. Adam M. Clouse died on June 23, 1964 in Windsor, Weld Co., CO. He is buried in the Lakeview Cemetery, Windsor, Weld, Colorado with the last name spelled Clouse.
Notes for Adam M. Clouse
John ClouseJohn Clouse was born April 15, 1892 in Grand Island, Hall Co., NE. He is listed at age 7 with his parents on the 1900 census of Kearney, Buffalo Co., NE, but is also listed as John Glous, age 8, brother-in-law in the household of George & Katie Schleicher on the 1900 census of Grand Island, Hall Co., NE. John moved with his parents to Colorado in 1902, and he is listed with them at age 17 on the 1910 census of Windsor, Weld Co., CO. John & his brother Peter both served in the Colorado Infantry as Privates in WWI. When John filled out his WWI Registration Card on June 5, 1917, he was age 24, single, of short height, medium build, with light brown eyes and brown hair. At that time his occupation was Laborer, employed by his father Conrad. Last name on the card and signature is spelled Clous. John married Christine Martha Honstine/Hohnstein on November 28, 1917 in Windsor, Weld Co., CO and they had at least 3 children. (John's maternal grandmother was named Margaretha Hohnstein; I don't know if Christina was related to that family or not.) John & Christina are listed with their family on the 1920 & 1930 censuses of Windsor, Weld Co., CO. John is listed as living in Windsor, CO in his sister Katie's obituary in May 1946.John Clouse died on January 8, 1953 in Windsor, Weld Co., CO. Christina died on March 27, 1976. John & Christina are both buried with the last name Clouse in the Lakeview Cemetery, Windsor, Weld, Colorado.
Notes for John Clouse
Peter P. ClousePeter P. Clouse was born on August 30, 1895 in Kearney, Buffalo Co., Nebraska. He is listed at age 6 with his parents on the 1900 census of Kearney, Buffalo Co., NE. Peter moved with his parents to Colorado in 1902, and he is listed with them at age 14 on the 1910 census of Windsor, Weld Co., CO. He and his brother John both served as a privates in the Colorado Infantry, U.S. Army in World War I. Peter married Mabel Barbara Bostron on November 5, 1919 in Loveland, Larimer Co., CO and they had 5 children. They are listed on the 1920 & 1930 censuses of Windsor, Weld Co., CO. They are listed on the 1940 census of Loveland, Larimer, Colorado. Pete is listed as living in Denver, CO in his sister Katie's obituary in May 1946. Peter P. Clouse died in January 4, 1981 in Phoenix, Maricopa, AZ. Mabel died on August 22, 1986 in Denver, CO. Peter & Mabel are buried in the National Memorial Cemetery, Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona. Peter is buried under the name Pete Clouse. Thanks to T. J. Corbett for the gravestone photo, Find A Grave Memorial #501090
Notes for Peter P. Clouse
Marie ClouseMarie Claus was born March 17, 1897 in Kearney, Buffalo, Nebraska. She is listed as Maria, age 3, with her parents on the 1900 census of Kearney, Buffalo Co., NE. Marie moved with her parents to Colorado in 1902, and she is listed at age 13 with the family on the 1910 Windsor, Weld Co., CO. Marie married John Jacob Maul about 1916, probably in Windsor, Weld, Colorado. They are listed on the 1920, 1930 & 1940 census of Windsor, Weld, Colorado. The family moved sometime between 1940-1944 from Colorado to Oregon. Marie Clouse Maul died on March 12, 1944 in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon. John Maul died on November 20, 1983 in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon. John & Marie are both buried in the Rose City Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon. Thanks to Greg Sturm for Marie's gravestone photo, Find A Grave Memorial #54069875
Notes for Marie Clouse Maul
Henry ClouseHenry Clouse was born about 1899 in Nebraska or Kansas. He is listed as Henry, age 1, with his parents on the 1900 census of Kearney, Buffalo Co., NE. Henry moved with his parents to Colorado in 1902, and he is listed with his parents on the 1910 & 1920 censuses of Windsor, Weld Co., CO. Henry married Elisabeth Reiber on Sept. 15, 1922 in Weld Co., CO and they had at least one son named Everett. The family is listed on the 1930 census of Severance, Weld Co., CO. Henry is listed as living in Cheyenne, Wyoming in his sister Katie's obituary in May 1946. Henry Clouse died in June 1969 in Denver, Denver Co., Colorado. Elizabeth died in March 27, 1986 in Denver, Denver, Colorado. Henry & Elizabeth are buried in Olinger Highland Cemetery, Thornton, Adams, Colorado. Thanks to Jim Flynn for the gravestone photo, Find A Grave Memorial # 45188785.
Notes for Henry Clouse
Anna Clouse

Anna Clouse was born on July 15, 1901 in Nebraska. Her family moved from Nebraska to Colorado in 1902, and she is listed at age 8 with the family on the 1910 Windsor, Weld Co., CO. Anna married Henry Propp on Sept. 10, 1918 in Weld Co., CO and they had at 8 children. The family is listed on the 1920 census of Severance, Weld Co., CO and on the 1930 census of Windsor, Weld Co., CO. Anna Clouse Propp died on March 23, 1931 in Windsor, Weld Co., Colorado. She died at age 32, immediately after giving birth to her eighth child. She is buried under the name Annie Propp in the Lakeview Cemetery, Windsor, Weld Co., Colorado. Thanks to Carol Clark for her gravestone photo, Find A Grave Memorial # 64887603. Anna is listed as Anna Hopps, deceased, in her sister Katie's obituary in May 1946. Henry Propp was married second to Mary Widner in January 1935, and he died in February 1976 in Ft. Collins, Larimer, Colorado. Mary died in 1992. Henry and Mary are buried in the Grandview Cemetery, Fort Collins, Larimer, Colorado.
Notes for Anna Clouse Propp