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Clara Leep Thiessen
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Birth: Feb. 5, 1910
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Death: Oct. 1, 1994
Richland County
Montana, USA

Clara is the sixth of seven children born in Chicago from 1900 until 1910. Her parents are both Dutch, born in the northern province Friesland.

In 1910 the two months aged Clara Leep, her father Oscar (35 y), her mother Sarah (34 y), her all in Chicago born siblings Nicholas (9 y), Harry (8 y), Julian (6 y), Therisa (4 y) and Edwin (2 y) lived in the southern part of Chicago, in ward 32.

In 1911 Clara's family Leep emigrated to the former Dutch settlement Cramersburg in the southwestern part of the Canadian south central province Saskatchewan. Her mother Sarah died there in February 1916 at the age of 40 years.
In 1916 Clara (7 y), her father and widower Andrew (40 y), her seven siblings Nicholas (16 y), Harry (14 y), Jerry (12 y), Tracey (11 y), Edward (9 y), Jennie (5 y), Mary (1 y, born in Canada) and her grandmother Clara Leep (66 y) were administrated in Maple Creek, about 70 miles southwest of Cramersburg, in the utter southwestern part of Saskatshewan.

Animal diseases, coldness, dust bowls, drought, grasshopper invasions, several successive crop failures and low grain prices caused them to leave Canada and in 1921 the family moved to Shepherd, Yellowstone County, Montana, where the family stayed for about five years.

In 1930 Clara Leep (20 y) was a servant to her sister Tracy Leep Oldenburger's family (FAG nr. 70223809) in the Dutch settlement Holland, Gallatin County, in the southwestern part of Montana.

Clara resided in 1935 in Hammond, Lake County, in the utter northwestern part of Indiana, adjacent to Cook County and Chicago in Illinois.
In April 1940 Clara Leep, 30 years aged, single and assistent in a hotel, resided in Bozeman, the seat of Gallatin County, in the southwestern part of Montana.

Clara Leep married on 28 December 1948 in Bozeman at the age of 38 years to the eleven years older David H Thiessen, born in June 1899 in Minnesota, son of David Thiessen [senior] and Agnetha Holzrichter, since July 1947 widower of Anna Schultz and father of three daughters.
On 20 November 1949 Clara and David Thiessen had son Allen David.

Clara died in 1994 at the age of 84 years in Richland County in the utter east of Montana, adjacent to North Dakota, very probably at the town of Lambert, since 1956 widow of David H. Thiessen, who died there too, at the age of about 57 years.
Family links: 
  Andrew K Leep (1874 - 1966)
  Sarah De Vries Leep (1875 - 1916)
  David Henry Thiessen (1899 - 1956)
  Nicholas A Leep (1900 - 1970)*
  Harry Leep (1902 - 1983)*
  Julian Leep (1904 - 1976)*
  Tracy Leep Oldenburger Te Selle (1905 - 2000)*
  Edward A. Leep (1908 - 1965)*
  Clara Leep Thiessen (1910 - 1994)
  Jennie Leep Alberda (1911 - 1974)*
  Mary Leep Schmidt (1914 - 2008)*
  Benjamin Leep (1924 - 1999)**
  Anthony J Leep (1927 - ____)**
*Calculated relationship
Community Memorial Cemetery
Richland County
Montana, USA
Created by: Peter Hakze
Record added: Mar 26, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 107322226
Clara <i>Leep</i> Thiessen
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