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Notes for Dorothea "Dora" Yager Claus Thoennes

The Families of Conrad Claus

I thought at first she was twin of Elizabeth Claus, but now know she was a stepsister. Raised by Conrad Claus, listed on immigration papers and US census records as being his daughter, but she is the daughter of Eva Elisabeth Brehm Yager Claus from her first marriage. and she is listed in Conrad's obit as being his stepdaughter.

1900 census lists Dora's birth year as Dec 1885 and Lizzie's as May 1886. Both are listed as age 14

http://www.hamburg.de/LinkToYourRoots/english/start.htm

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 step-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, Nebraska)."

1900 census Cotton Mill Village, Kearney Ward 2, Buffalo Co., Nebraska, Sheet 14B. June 9, 1900
#302/313
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
#303/314
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, April 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

AND

1900 5th Ward Ft. Collins, Larimer Co, CO
210 Elizabeth Street #58/60
Frank E. Sullivan, age 30, md 5 yrs, OH/Maine/Maine, superintendant, sugar factory
Elsie, wife, age 26, md 5 yrs, 1 birth, 1 surviving, England/England/England
Elsie, daughter, age 3, CO/OH/England
Dora Clouse, servant, age 23, NE/Germany/Germany, servant, private family

1910 - age 34

about 1917 - Dora married William J. Thoennes

September 12, 1918
Registered by local board, County of Tippecanoe, Indiana in LaFayette, Indiana
William Joseph Thoennes, age 33
5'8", medium build, blue eyes, light hair
Born July 1, 1885
Permanent address: 1407 Grove, in LaFayette, Tippe, Indiana
Occupation: Farmer, self employed, Windsor, Weld, Colorado
Nearest relative: Dorothy Thoennes, 1407 Grove, LaFayette, Tipp, Ind.

1920 census Windsor, Weld Co., CO page 6b
300 Fourth St. #139/154
William J. Thomas, head, age 35, IN/IN/IN, Carpenter
Dora, wife, age 34, NE/Germany/Germany, mother tongue - German
Glenn A., son, age 2, CO/IN/NE

January 26, 1930 - listed in her half-sister Mary Jacoby's obit as Mrs. William Thoennes of Windsor, Colorado.

1930 census Windsor, Weld Co., CO page 55, sheet 2a
On index on Ancestry.com under Thoennes
Walnut St. #30/31
William J. Thomas, head, age 45, age at first marriage - 24, IN/IN/IN, Janitor, public schools
Dora, wife, age 42, age at first marriage - 20, Germany/Germany/Germany, imm 1891
Glenn A., son, age 12, CO/IN/Germany

March 24, 1931 - listed in obit of step-sister Anna Propp as sister Mrs. William Thoennes (of Windsor, Colorado).

November 24, 1931 - listed in obit of Conrad Clouse as stepdaughter Mrs. William Thoenneses

May 2, 1946 - listed in obit of step-sister Katie Claus Schleicher Fuss as mrs. Dora Thomas, Denver, Colorado

November 26, 1979 - Dora died in Englewood, Arapahoe Co., Colorado.

Lakeview Cemetery, Windsor, Weld Co., Colorado
THOENNES, DORA C. 065 03 11/26/1979
THOENNES, STILLBORN 252
THOENNES, WILLIAM J. 065 01 12/11/1944

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Social Security Death Index
Name: Dora Thoennes
SSN: 521-64-7534
Last Residence: 80110 Englewood, Arapahoe, Colorado, United States of America
Born: 13 Dec 1886
Died: Nov 1979
State (Year) SSN issued: Colorado (1963

75. Eva Elisabeth4 Brehm (Peter3, Johannes2, Johann Heinrich1) was born Dec 2, 1859 in Norka Colony, Saratov, Russia. She married (1) Johann Conrad (Jager/Yäger) Yeager Jan 22, 1880 in Norka Colony, Saratov, Russia, son of Johann Jäger and Catharina Grün. He was born Mar 29, 1858 in Norka Colony, Saratov, Russia, and died Feb 6, 1883 in Norka Colony, Saratov, Russia. She married (2) Conrad (Claus) Klaus Mar 25, 1890 in Norka Colony, Saratov, Russia. He was born Feb 24, 1843 in Norka Colony, Saratov, Russia, and died Nov 20, 1931 in Windsor, Weld, Colorado. Notes for Eva Elisabeth Brehm: Descendant information from Fred Hahn via email Sept 2002. Notes for Johann Conrad (Jager/Yäger) Yeager: On Dr. Pleve's chart, this death year looks incorrect. It looks like the 3 should be an 8. Notes for Conrad (Claus) Klaus: July 2002: death information per obit that Debbie Persinger has. Children of Eva Brehm and Johann Yeager are: 237 i. Catharina (Jäger/Yäger)5 Yeager, born Dec 3, 1880 in Norka Colony, Saratov, Russia; died Dec 29, 1881 in Norka Colony, Saratov, Russia. 238 ii. Johannes (Jäger/Yäger) Yeager, born Nov 17, 1881 in Norka Colony, Saratov, Russia; died Mar 22, 1883 in Norka Colony, Saratov, Russia. 239 iii. Margaretha (Jäger/Yäger) Yeager, born Dec 1, 1882 in Norka Colony, Saratov, Russia; died Jan 1, 1884 in Norka Colony, Saratov, Russia. 240 iv. Dorothea (Jäger/Yäger) Yeager, born Dec 13, 1886 in Norka Colony, Saratov, Russia. 241 v. Son (Jäger/Yäger) Yeager, born Sep 15, 1889 in Norka Colony, Saratov, Russia; died Sep 15, 1889 in Norka Colony, Saratov, Russia.