Sunday, August 15, 2004

Mini bio: Daniel & Margaretha (Eckert) Krauss

Brief biography of Daniel Krauss ("the younger", 1840-1905) and his wife, Margaretha Eckert (1848-1911). Their position on the family tree.

Daniel Krauss (the younger)
Daniel Krauss
Birth: August 30, 1840 in Becherbach, Kingdom of Bavaria (now in Rhineland-Pfalz, Germany)
Parents: Daniel Krauss & Catharine Jaeger
Known Residences:
--- 1861 (about) immigrated to Whitewater, Walworth County, Wisconsin with his parents
--- 1864 (about) moved to Columbia, Monroe County, Illinois
--- continued to live in Columbia, Illinois until his death
Occupation: blacksmith
Death: November 29, 1905 in Columbia, Illinois. Buried in St. Paul Evangelical (UCC) Cemetery, Columbia, Illinois.

Margaretha Eckert
Margaret (Eckert) Krauss
Birth: August 7, 1848 in Michelbach, Hesse-Darmstadt (now in Hessen, Germany)]
Confirmation: April 1862 at St. Paul Evangelical (UCC) in Columbia, Illinois
Parents: J. Eckert & Johanna Dahmer (?)
Known Residences:
--- 1859 (about) immigrated to the United States
--- 1862 living in Columbia, Illinois
--- continued to live in Columbia, Illinois until her death
Death: January 3, 1911 in Columbia, Illinois. Buried in St. Paul Evangelical (UCC) Cemetery, Columbia, Illinois.

Marriage and Children

Daniel Krauss married Margaretha Eckert on November 7, 1867, by Rev. E. Otto of St. Paul Evangelical, Columbia, Illinois

Children of Daniel and Margaretha (Eckert) Krauss:
--- Elizabeth "Lizzie" Kraus: born 1868. Married to Edward Payne, then Arthur Penn.
--- Catharine "Louisa" Kraus: born 1870, married William Harres.
--- Caroline "Lina" Kraus: born 1871, married Gustav Schroeder
--- Johannes Philipp "John" Kraus: born 1873, married Lena Koenig.
*** Valentine Friedrich "Fred" Kraus; born 1874, married Katie Wenkel
--- Anna Margaretha "Annie" Kraus: born 1876, married Philip Stumpf, Jr.
--- George Kraus: born 1878, unmarried
--- baby boy: born 1881
--- Heinrich Hermann "Henry" Kraus: born 1883, unmarried
--- baby girl: born 1885
--- Bertha Kraus: born 1886, died 1887
--- Wilhelm Adam "Bill" Kraus: born 1889, unmarried
--- Emma Sophie Kraus: born 1894, married Herbert S. Wingate

Posts about Daniel and Margaretha (Eckert) Krauss
World War I Draft Registration
Funeral cards of children Elisabeth, Louisa, Annie, Henry, and Bill.
1904 World's Fair in St. Louis
Emigrants from Michelbach, Hessent: The Eckert Family
The Krauss family from Becherbach
Our Ancestral Villages and Towns
Map of our Ancestors in 1800
Did Daniel Krauss serve in the Civil War?

Off-site Links
History of Columbia from "Combined History of Randolph, Monroe and Perry Counties, Illinois" published 1883. Daniel Kraus is listed as one of the town blacksmiths.
Confirmation Records of St. Paul's Evangelical in Columbia - Margaretha Eckert's confirmation
Marriage Records of St. Paul's Evangelical in Columbia
Death records of St. Paul's Evangelical in Columbia - with scans of both Daniel and Margaretha's death records.

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