Sunday, August 15, 2004

Mini bio: Fred & Katie (Wenkel) Kraus

Brief biography of Valentin Friedrich "Fred" Kraus (1874-1928) and his wife, Katherina Elizabetha "Katie" Wenkel (1879-1964). Their position on the family tree.

Valentin Friedrich "Fred" Kraus
Fred Kraus
Birth: December 21, 1874 in Columbia, Monroe County, Illinois
Baptism: May 2, 1875 at St. Paul's Evangelical (UCC), Columbia, Illinois
Parents: Daniel Krauss and Margaretha Eckert
Known residences:
--- lived entire life in Columbia, Illinois
Occupation: blacksmith
Death: May 1, 1928 in Columbia, Illinois. Buried in St. Paul Evangelical (UCC) Cemetery, Columbia, Illinois.


Katharina Elisabetha "Katie" Wenkel
Katie(Wenkel) Kraus
Birth: September 15, 1879 in Columbia, Monroe County, Illinois
Baptism: May 29, 1880 at St. Paul's Evangelical (UCC), Columbia, Illinois
Parents: Johann Conrad "John" Wenkel and Sophia Margaretha "Margaret" Lepp
Known residences:
--- lived in or near Columbia, Illinois until the death of her husband Fred
--- 1930 living in St. Louis, Missouri at 3327 Carson Rd., with her daughter Ida (Kraus) Schmidt
--- subsequently lived with daughter Esther (Kraus) Mabry, also in St. Louis, Missouri
Death: August 2, 1964 at the Monroe County Nursing Home in Waterloo, Illinois. Buried in St. Paul Evangelical (UCC) Cemetery, Columbia, Illinois.

Marriage and Children:

Fred Kraus married Katie Wenkel on September 19, 1898 by Gottfried Dornenburg, minister of St. Paul's Evangelical (UCC) in Columbia, Illinois

Children of Fred and Katie (Wenkel) Kraus:

--- Ida Emma Kraus: born 1900, married William Andreas Schmidt
--- Edna Margarethe Kraus: born 1902, married Ralph Emerson Knowles, then Earl Baker
*** Esther Clara Kraus: born 1905, married Robert Neil Mabry

Posts About Fred & Katie (Wenkel) Kraus
World War I Draft Registration
1915 Graduation of daughter Ida Kraus.
• Funeral card of daughter Ida (Kraus) Schmidt
1904 World's Fair in St. Louis

Off-site Links
• Gravestone photo: Fred Kraus (1874-1928) and Katherine (Wenkel) Kraus (1879-1964), buried in St. Paul Evangelical Cemetery.
Baptism Records of St. Paul's Evangelical in Columbia
Confirmation Records of St. Paul's Evangelical in Columbia
Marriage Records of St. Paul's Evangelical in Columbia
Death records of St. Paul's Evangelical in Columbia

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