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1. John George Krouse (John George6, Matthaus5 Krauss, Phillip4, Martin3, Jakob2, Hans1) was born March 04, 1846 in Kane Co., IL, and died February 02, 1920 in Onslow, Jones Co., IA. He married (1) Jane E. Wasson March 11, 1868 in Wyoming, Jones Co., IA, daughter of John Wason and Jemima Russell. She was born December 07, 1843 in Amboy, Oswego Co., NY, and died February 02, 1903 in Onslow, Jones Co., IA. He married (2) Marion A. Davis November 09, 1906 in Monticello, Jones Co., Iowa.

Notes for John George Krouse:
Burial: February 09, 1920, Wyoming Cemetery (Krouse lot), Wyoming, Jones Co., IA
Military service: 1864, Joined the 14th Iowa Volunteer Infantry, Company B at age 18 as Pvt, remained until Aug 1865

Monticello Express, Monticello, Jones Co., IA
Thursday, February 19, 1920

Obituary of John G. Krouse.

Monday, February 9th, 1920, marked the passing of one of our oldest residents
and a pioneer of the county.
John G. Krouse was born March 4th, 1846 in Kane County, Illinois, at which
place he lived until the year 1851, at which time he moved to the farm near
Center Junction, Iowa, which place has been his home until the time of his death.
Mr. Krouse lacked just a few days of being 74 years of age.
He served all during the Civil war of this country, part of the time in Co.
B. 14th. Iowa Infantry, and part of the time in Co. K. 9th. Iowa Cavalry.
Mr. Krouse was twice married. The first time to Jane E. Wasson, who
died on February 2nd, 1903. To this union were born four children: John
G. Krouse Jr., of Monticello, Iowa; William G. Krouse, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa;
Mrs. Mable Hughes, of Scotch Grove, Iowa; and Mrs. Daisy Steyne, of Cedar
Rapids, Iowa. All of whom survive, except Mrs. Hughes, who died May 7th, 1896.
He is also survived by six grandchildren and one great grandchild, also two sisters,
Mrs. Emily Reed, of Onslow, Iowa and Mrs. Esther Pangburn, of Center Junction,
Iowa. Mr. Krouse was a member of the Presbyterian church of Onslow, Iowa.
The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon February 11, 1920, at his late
residence near Center Junction, Iowa.

Notes for Jane E. Wasson:
Burial: February 02, 1903, Wyoming Cemetery (Krouse lot), Wyoming, Jones Co., IA

Monticello Express, Monticello, Jones Co., IA
Thursday, February 05, 1903

Death of Mrs. John Krouse.

Jane E. Wasson Krouse was born the 7th day of December, 1843, in Oswego,
N.Y. She came with her parents to lowa when she was a child of 10 years, and
spent her life in this locality.
She was married to John G. Krouse the llth day of March, 1868, and departed
this life the 1st day of February, 1903 being 59 years, 1 month and 24 days old.
Mr. and Mrs. Krouse were blessed with four children, namely, John, who is station
agent for the G. & N. W. R. R. at Monmouth; William, who is in business
at Wyoming; Mabel, a lovely daughter who died in 1890, and Daisy, a successful
Jones county teacher.
Mrs. Krouse's brothers and sisters who survive her are William of Kansas, Joseph
of Onslow, Mrs. Chas. Gridley of Wyoming and Mr. David Sim of Onslow.
Mrs. Krouse in her girlhood days was a popular Jones county teacher, having
spent seven years in the profession.
She united with the Presbyterian church when she was seventeen years of age and
continued a most worthy member through life. She had been in poor health during
the last year, and knew her time on earth would be brief, but she was calm and
perfectly resigned, performing her house hold duties most cheerfully.
It would, perhaps, be impossible to greatly exaggerate Mrs. Krouse's virtues.
She was not a demonstrative woman, attracting attention by some unusual act or
word, but kind hearted, wise in counsel and constant in her friendship. She was
held in the highest esteem by her neighbors and friends, loved by her kindred
and adored by her husband and children.
Her death is a loss to all, but an irreparable loss to the children and now
lonely husband. They have the consolation of a happy life together in this
world, and the hope of a life of uninterrupted happiness in a better world. May
this hope be realized.
The funeral services were conducted in the Onslow Presbyterian church by her
late pastor, J. R. McQuown. The sermon, by request, was founded on John
14: 1, "Let not your hearts be troubled," etc. The music was furnished by a select
choir consisting of Mrs. M. M. Franks, organist, and Mr. and Mrs. Hoyt and
Mr. Sinclair of Scotch Grove, Rob't Corbit of Clarence, Mrs. Ethel Chase Bates
and the Misses Ruth Spooner, Stella McQuown, Jennie Streeper and Anna Streeper.
The pall bearers were Messrs. Wm. Corbit, Alexander, Young, Norris, Atwood and Hankens.
The interment was in the Wyoming cemetery. The church was nicely decorated
and the flowers accompanying the elegant casket were beautiful.

Marriage Notes for John Krouse and Jane Wasson:
Marriage License (03/11/1868) shows John G. Krouse born in Illionis, Jane E, Wasson born in Scotland.
Marriage license: March 11, 1868, Jones Co. marriage books 1863-1871 Book B pg 372 , witness Lyman Miles

More About John Krouse and Marion Davis:
Marriage: November 09, 1906, Monticello, Jones Co., Iowa
Note: November 09, 1906, Rev Van Buren performed marriage

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Children of John Krouse and Jane Wasson are:

i. John Grant Krouse, Jr., b. March 04, 1870, Jones Co., IA; d. July 13, 1943, Monticello, Jones Co., IA; m. Margaret Ardella Williamson, September 20, 1893, Jones County, IA; b. December 12, 1873, Center Junction, IA; d. February 03, 1947, Monticello, Jones Co., IA.

Notes for John Grant Krouse, Jr.:

Monticello Express, Monticello, IA
Thursday, 24 Sept 1896, Pg 4

Our McKinley club is growing in numbers, and Capt. Krouse is just the man to drill the
boys. He is a faithful and painstaking officer, and his lieutenants, H. Brinkman and Will
Krouse are alive and attend to business. We would not be surprised if Capt. Krouse had
the best drilled company in the county.

Monticello Express
Monticello, Jones Co., IA
15 July 1943, Front Page

Services Held Thursday For
John G. Krouse

Funeral services for the late John G. Krouse are being held this afternoon at 2:30 o´clock at the Goettsch funeral home,
Rev. Glenn McMichael, Methodist minister has charge of the services. Interment will be made on the family burial plot
at the Wyoming cemetery.
Krouse was born in Madison township March 14, 1870, a son of John G. and Jane (Wasson) Krouse. He grew up in that township, attending the rural schools and later attended the Onslow high school. He studied telegraphy and railroading
and served as station agent and operator for the Northwestern railroad at Monmouth for twenty years. Thereafter,
he was employed by the Milwaukee at Monticello for fourteen years, and during the world´s fair was station
agent and night operator at DeWitt.
He was married to Della Willianson in Scotch Grove township September 20, 1893. They would have celebrated their
fifteenth wedding anniversary next September had Mr. Krouse lived. One son was born, Ira E. Krouse of Washington,
D.C., who will be present at his fathers funeral. Krouse is also survived by a brother and sister, W.B. Krouse and
Mrs. Daisy Steyne, both of Cedar Rapids.

Notes for Margaret Ardella Williamson:
Burial: February 06, 1947, Wyoming Cemetery (Krouse lot), Wyoming, Jones Co., IA

Marriage Notes for John Krouse and Margaret Williamson:
Marriage license: September 20, 1893, Jones Co. marriage books 1840-1894 Book F pg 173, #3354

ii. William G. Krouse, b. October 10, 1873, Center Junction, Jones Co., IA; d. July 09, 1945, Cedar Rapids, Linn Co., IA; m. Louise J. Grieg, September 04, 1895; b. 1873, Clarence, Cedar Co., IA; d. April 12, 1961, Cedar Rapids, Linn Co., IA.

Notes for Willaim G. Krouse:

Monticello Express, Monticello, IA
Thursday, 24 Sept 1896, Pg 4

Our McKinley club is growing in numbers, and Capt. Krouse is just the man to drill the
boys. He is a faithful and painstaking officer, and his lieutenants, H. Brinkman and Will
Krouse are alive and attend to business. We would not be surprised if Capt. Krouse had
the best drilled company in the county.

Monticello Express
Monticello, Jones Co., IA
19 July 1945

Funeral services for William G. Krouse, 71, who died in Cedar Rapids at a hospital on
Monday evening, July 9, following a heart attack suffered earlier in the evening while
mowing his lawn, were held Thursday from the Turner chapel in Cedar Rapids with burial in
the Wyoming cemetery.
The deceased was born Oct. 10, 1873, at Onslow. On Sept. 4, 1895 he was married to
Louisa Greig ot Wyoming, They made Wyoming their home until 1918, when they moved to
Cedar Rapids, where he conducted the W. G. Krouse Manufacturing company. He was
a member of Olivet Presbyterian church.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his two daughters, Mrs. Harold Eggleston and Mrs.
Ed Jurgensen both of Cedar Rapids; a son Earl Krouse of Maywood, Ill.; six grandchildren;
a sister, Mrs. Daisy Steyne of Cedar Rapids. A brother, John Krouse, died in 1943.
He was well known during his residence in Wyoming for his mechanical ability.

Burial: Wyoming Cemetery, Jones Co., Iowa

Notes For: Louise Grieg:
Burial: Wyoming Cemetery, Jones Co., Iowa

Marriage Notes For: William Krouse and Louise Grieg:
Marriage license: September 04, 1895, Jones Co. marriage books 1840-1894 Book F #3695

iii. Mabel J. Krouse, b. March 12, 1875, Jones Co., IA; d. May 07, 1896, Scotch Grove, Jones Co., IA; m. Gedeon J. Hughes, March 23, 1893, Center Junction, IA; b. 1864, IL.

Monticello Express
Monticello, Jones Co., IA
14 May 1896

SCOTCH GROVE, May 7, 96.

The sad and unexpected death of Mrs. G. J. Hughes occured at her home in Scotch
Grove, Thursday May 7th. Her sudden departure cast a shadow of sorrow over the
whole community in which she lived, and left the bereaved husband, parents, brother,
sister and friends stricken with grief. Death was so unexpected, so sudden, so unwelcome
that no one was prepared for it save the departed one herself.
Three weeks before she had brought to their home, that sweet source of a mother's
and father's joy, a little babe, and the delight that its first appearance brought to them
could not be told in words. They had been blessed at last and their happy home thrice
happy made, while their close knit hearts vere closer bound with that new tie.
For a few days she seemed to be quite well and all looked forward to a speedy recovery.
But strength came slowly and before a week had passed she was taken very ill. It was
discovercd then that blood poisoning had taken a firm hold on her system and despite
all that physicians and loving ones could do, she grew steadily worse. Thursday
afternoon she sank into a heavy sleep. She aroused once and placing her arms around her
husband's neck uttered only one word, "darling" t'was the last she spoke on earth. She
sank back into a peaceful slumber, and about ten o'clock her spirit took its flight.
Mabel Crouse Hughes was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Crouse of Onslow. She
was born March 12, 1875, and hence was but a little over 21 years old when she was called to
give up all that was near and dear to her young life on earth, for the better world beyond,
She was married March .23, 1893, to G. J. Hughes of Scotch Grove, where their three
happy years of married life were passed.
Mabel was a young woman of that type whom to know is to love. Her happy disposition,
tender sympathy, gentle ways and attractive personality shed a light on those
who chanced to come within her presence that drew them closer to her. She was an
earnest Christian too, and seemed always happiest and most blessed when doing some
little act of Christian work. Quietly she went about helping those she could, and
silently her prayers were offered up for all. What good she thus did do she did not ask
to know. And could all those for whom she had kind words or offered silent prayer,
alas but one rose upon her grave, she would sleep today beneath a mound of flowers.
Her belief in Christ was strong. Often while sick she spoke of death but never once
of fear. T'was her desire to live and enjoy her happy home, but she murmured not at
what she saw was the inevitable will.
When married she became, to her husand what she had been to her own home
before, the source of light and joy. To him she was almost an idol and he the same to
her. She spared no time, no pains, no care to make their home a paradise of love ; always
willing and anxious to sacrifice herself if by it, she could see that he was
happier made.
The funeral took place Sunday morning at ten o'clock, at the Presbyterian church. The
serviccs were conducted by Rev. Mr. Bolton of Scotch Grove, who took for his text the
beautiful words requested by her, ''Let not our heart be troubled". He was assisted by
Rev. Palmer of Onslow. The remains were laid away in the Scoteh Grove cemetery "in
the presence of many sorrowing 'friends and relatives.

Marriage Notes For: Mabel Krouse and Gedeon Hughes:
Marriage license: March 23, 1894, Jones Co. marriage books 1840-1894 Book F pg 141, #3289

v. Daisy Jane Krouse, b. January 26, 1883, Center Junction, Jones Co., IA; d. June 12, 1958, Cedar Rapids, Linn Co., IA; m. Arthur Benjamin Stine, March 04, 1903, Onslow, Jones Co. , IA; b. May 07, 1878, Monticello, Jones Co., IA; d. April 03, 1945, Cedar Rapids, Linn Co., IA.

Marriage Notes For: Daisy Krouse and Arthur Stine:
Marriage license: Jones Co. IA #5004, father Thomas Steyne, mother Sarah Webster, father John G Krouse mother Jane E Wasson, witness Anna Nordman & Robt. Elwood

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