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Notes for Dorothea "Dora" Clouse Claus

The Families of Conrad Claus

Ship name: Augusta Victoria
Shipping Company: Hamburg-Amerikanische Packetfahrt-Actien
Country Flag: Deutschland
Captain: Barends
Ship Type: Dampfschiff
Ship destination: New York
Date of Departure: 10.07.91
Passage Number A1891.0222
Accomodations: Zwischendeck
Place of Residence: Saratow
State of Residence: Russland

Listed with passenger number, name, age, occupation.
01.0464 Conrad Claus, age 42, Landmann
01.0465 Elisabeth Claus, age 33
01.0466 Catha. Claus, age 17
01.0467 Dorothea Claus, age 15
01.0468 Marie Claus, age 11
01.0469 Conrad Claus, age 7
01.0470 Dorothea Claus, age 4
01.0471 Elisabeth Claus, age 4
01.0472 Adam Claus, age 5 months

Obit of sister Katie states, "Kathrine Claus was born in the German settlement at Norka, Russia on Apr. 5, 1875, the daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Conrad Claus. She was 16 years of age (1891) when the Claus family emigrated to America. After a residence of six months at Sutton the family came to Grand Island (Hall Co., Nebraska)."

Adam Claus married Dora Clouse (Claus) on April 21, 1895 in Kearney, Buffalo Co., Nebraska. Farmed in Sutton, Clay Co., Nebraska

1900 census Cotton Mill Village, Kearney Ward 2, Buffalo Co., Nebraska, Sheet 14B. June 9, 1900
Adam Klaus, head, June 1869, age 30, md 4 yrs, Germany/Germany/Germany, imm 1878, in USA 22 yrs, naturalized, cotton mill, laborer
Dora, wife, August 1875, age 24, md 4 yrs, 1 birth, 0 surviving, Germany/Germany/Germany, imm 1878, in USA 22 yrs, cotton mill, spreader
Mary Michael, foster daughter, June 1880, age 19, Germany/Germany/Germany, imm 1898, in USA 2 yrs, cotton mill, weaver
Conrad Klaus, head, April 1849, age 51, md 10 yrs, Germany/Germany/Germany, imm 1890, in US 10 yrs, cotton mill, yard man
Lizzie, wife, Nov 1858, age 41, md 10 yrs, 9 births, 9 surviving, Germany/Germany/Germany, imm 1890, in US 10 yrs
Mary, daughter, Aug 1879, age 20, Germany/Germany/Germany, imm 1890, in US 10 yrs
Conrad, son, Jan. 1882, age 18, Germany/Germany/Germany, imm 1890, in US 10 yrs, mill laborer
Dora, daughter, Dec 1885, age 14, Germany/Germany/Germany, imm 1890, in US 10 yrs
Lizzie, daughter, May 1886, age 14, Germany/Germany/Germany, imm 1890, in US 10 yrs
Adam, son, Feb 1890, age 10, Nebraska/Germany/Germany
John, son, March 1893, age 7, Nebraska/Germany/Germany
Peter, son, Aug 1893, age 6, Nebraska/Germany/Germany
Henry, son, March 1899, age 1, Nebraska/Germany/Germany
Maria, daughter, March 1897, age 3, Nebraska/Germany/Germany

Note from Kari - I found Conrad Claus & family in 1900 - had previously only found Conrad & 2 sons living with married daughter Katie Claus Schleicher, but had never been able to locate Eva Elizabeth or the other children. Adam & Dora Klaus living next door is Conrad's daughter Dora who married her first cousin Adam. The John Klaus living next door to Conrad on the other side is also from Norka and he is a first cousin of Conrad. John's parents were George Claus & Katharina Elisabeth Rosh - George was the brother of Conrad's father Johannes Claus who married Margaretha Vogler. George & Johannes were both sons of Peter Claus & Elisabeth Blum. John and his wife Margaret (Ross) also moved to Windsor, Weld Co., CO, and John died there in 1920.

Daughter Leah born in 1902 in Colorado

1910 census Sutton, Clay Co., NE Census taken April 22, 1910
James Avenue #129/130
Adam M. Claus, head, age 38, first marriage, md 14 years, RussGerman/RussGerman/RussGerman, Bartender, Saloon
Dora, wife, age 32, first marriage, md 14 years, 2 births, 2 surviving, RussGerman/RussGerman/RussGerman
Lillie, daughter, age 8, Colorado/RussGerman/RussGerman
Baby, daughter, age 0 months, Nebraska/RussGerman/RussGerman (This is an error - this is Harry Claus, born April 15, 1910)

Moved from Sutton To Grand Island in 1916

1920 census Washington Twp., Hall Co., NE ed 108 Sheet 9A page 138
610 Koenig Avenue #180/182
Adam Claus, head, age 47, Russia/Russia/Russia, naturalized 1880, car repairer, railroad
Dora, wife, age 42, Russia/Russia/Russia
Leah, daughter, age 18, Colorado/Russia/Russia, helper, printing office
Harry, son, age 9, NE/Russia/Russia
Paul, son, age 2, NE/Russia/Russia

January 26, 1930 - listed in her sister Mary Jacoby's obit as "Mrs. Conrad Clouse of the east".

1930 census Grand Island, Hall Co., NE ED #12, Sheet 19B
312 South Oak Street #322/365
John Schleicher, age 33, age at first marriage - 22, NE/Russia/Russia, Brakeman, Railroad
Elizabeth, wife, age 26, age at first marriage - 17, NE/Russia/Russia
Evelyn, daughter, age 8, NE/NE/NE
Richard, son, age 11 months, NE/NE/NE
314 South Oak Street #323/366
Adam Claus, head, age 58, age at first marriage - 25, Russia/Russia/Russia, imm 1878, naturalized, no occupation
Dora, wife, age 54, age at first marriage - 20, Russia/Russia/Russia, imm 1887
Harry, son, age 20, NE/Russia/Russia, molter (?) Printing Office
Paul, son, age 13, NE/Russia/Russia
John is Blanche Schleicher's brother. Their mother was Katie Claus Schleicher Fuss. Katie was Dora Claus' sister.

March 24, 1931 - listed in her sister Anna Propp's obit as Miss Dora Clouse of Gering, Nebraska

November 24, 1931- (Tuesday) - Greeley Daily Tribune, Greeley, Colorado
Windsor - Funeral services for Conrad Clouse, age 82, who died at his home in Windsor Friday night, were held Monday afternoon at the Congregational Church with Rev. John Rothenberger in charge. Mr. Clouse was born in Norka, Russia Feb. 21, 1849. He was married to Elizabeth Jager in 1890, and the following year they came to America, locating in Nebraska. In 1902 they came to Colorado, and farmed near Windsor until 1917, when they moved to Windsor.
He is survived by his wife and the following children: Mrs. Catherine Foos, Mrs. Dorothy Clouse, both of Grand Island, Nebr.; Elizabeth Cadwalder of Windsor, Adam, Pete, John and Henry Clouse and Mrs. Marie Maul, all of Windsor; also by a stepdaughter Mrs. William Thoenneses; also 33 grandchildren and three grandchildren. A daughter Anna Propp, died in March, and another daughter, Mrs. John Jacoby, of Denver, died in January 1930.

November 25, 1931 (Wednesday) - Greeley Daily Tribune, Greeley, Colorado
Relatives from a distance, who were here to attend the funeral of Conrad Clouse, which was held at the Congregational church Monday afternoon, included Mr. and Mrs. Foos and son, John Schleiger, Dora Clouse and daughter, Grand Island, Nebr., John Jacoby children of Denver, and Mrs. Northrop of Denver.

November 27, 1931 (Friday) - Greeley Daily Tribune, Greeley, Colorado
Windsor - Nov. 27 - Shortly after returning to her home from Windsor, where she had been called by the death of her father, Conrad Clouse, Mrs. Dora Clouse, of Grand Island, Nebr., died Wednesday night. Mrs. Clouse became ill due to the high altitude soon after coming here for the funeral and was not able to attend the services which were held Monday afternoon, Nov. 23. On advice of a physician she, with a sister and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. John Foos, left here Tuesday for Grand Island, but her condition continued to grow worse and death occurred soon after she reached her home.
Her sister and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Cadwalder and her brother John Clouse, left Friday for Grand Island to attend the funeral.

May 02, 1946 - listed in the obit of her sister Katie Claus Schleicher Fuss as deceased sister (Mrs.) Dora Claus

IGI Family Group Record
Conrad Klaus
Birth: 21 FEB 1849 Norka, Saratov, Russia, Ussr
Marriage: 25 MAR 1890 Norka, Saratov, Russia, Ussr
Eva Elisabeth Brehm Pedigree (note - she was the second wife - children listed below are from the first wife)
Birth: 02 DEC 1859 Norka, Saratov, Russia, Ussr
Marriage: 25 MAR 1890 Norka,Saratov,Volga, , Russia, Ussr
1. Katherina Maria Klaus Pedigree
Birth: 05 APR 1874 Norka, Saratov, Russia, Ussr
2. Dorothea Margaretha Klaus Pedigree
Birth: 18 AUG 1876 Norka, Saratov, Russia, Ussr
3. Katherine Maria Klaus Pedigree
Birth: 20 AUG 1879 Norka, Saratov, Russia, Ussr
4. Elisabeth Klaus Pedigree
Birth: 20 MAY 1887 Norka, Saratov, Russia, Ussr
5. Conrad Klaus Pedigree
Birth: 08 JAN 1884 Norka, Saratov, Russia, Ussr
Sutton Cemetery Records Sutton, Clay Co., Nebraska
CLAUS, JOHN 01N-21-02-01 1/11/1824 11/06/1914
CLAUS, MARGARET 01N-21-02-02 4/04/1853 5/03/1932
CLAUS, JOHN 01N-21-02-03 1/25/1855 2/06/1922
CLAUS, VERNA 01N-21-02-04 1/26/1883 5/16/1964
CLAUS, ROBERT 01N-21-02-05 8/21/1912 4/10/1928
CLAUS, ADAM 01N-21-02-06 6/03/1870 5/18/1956
CLAUS, DORA M. 01N-21-07 8/18/1876 11/25/1931
CLAUS, JOHN H. 01N-21-02-08 6/12/1877 1/03/1956
CLAUS, KATHERINA 01N-21-02-09 7/06/1879 7/07/1923

CLAUS, MARIE CATHRINE 02N-19-05-02 2/07/1883 9/25/1902

CLAUS, ADAM 01W-18-10-08 3/10/1886 3/17/1959
CLAUS, MAGDALENE 01W-18-10-09 3/28/1886 5/20/1967
CLAUS, FLOYD G. 01W-18-10-10 7/09/1910 12/02/1946

CLAUS, CLARA ANNA 02W-02-10-03 7/02/1891 8/30/1970
CLAUS, GEORGE 02W-02-10-04 9/16/1889 1/03/1949
CLAUS, RALPH L. 02W-02-10-09 5/15/1923 11/16/1958