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Clara Helene Schultz Thompson Muhlbruch
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Birth: Sep. 27, 1895
Vest-Agder fylke, Norway
Death: Feb. 3, 1973
Bergen County
New Jersey, USA

Klara Helene Shultz (1895-1973) Thompson Muhlbruck. She migrated from Norway to the United States in 1908 and was a restaurant owner. (b. September 27, 1895, Farsund, Vest-Agder, Norway - d. February 01, 1973, Englewood Hospital, Englewood, Bergen County, New Jersey, USA) Social Security Number 147185071.

Name:
Klara Helene Shultz. He married names were Klara Thompson and Klara Muhlbruck. He name is sometimes spelled as Clara Schultz.

Parents:
She was the only child of Mathilde Sophie Amalia Pedersen (1872-1949) of Farsund, Norway; and Hans Andreas Carlsen Schultz (1867-1896) of Korshavn, Norway.

Birth:
She was born on September 27, 1895 in Farsund, Vest-Agder, Norway.

Death of father:
Her father died in Norway in 1896.

Farsund, Norway:
She appeared in the 1900 Norway census living in Farsund at Nykastelgaden 72a. Her mother was already a widow and working as a "restauratrice".

Mother remarries:
Around 1902 Matilde Sofie married Martin Andreassen (1865-c1940) aka Martin Anderson, a sailor and farmer. They lived in Korshavn, Norway.

Half siblings:
Matilda Sophia and Martin had the following children: Peder Severin Andreassen (1903-c1935), who was born on February 15, 1903 and may have died in Egg Harbor, New Jersey; and Sigrid Marie Andreassen (1905-1940) who was born on June 11, 1905 and later married Ralph Andreas Christian Tandberg (1901-1995) aka Thoralph Tandberg.

Migration:
She left Kristiansand, Norway for the United States on October 23, 1908 and she was traveling alone. She was listed as "Klara Schultz" and listed her residence as "Lyngdal" and her reason for travel as "reiser til slegtninger". When she arrived she lived in Jersey City, New Jersey with her aunt, Inga Pedersen (1885-1927); and Inga's husband, Emil August Schneider (1886-1955).

Mother and half-sister emigrate:
Matilde and Sigrid emigrated in 1910 or 1912. Matilde and Sigrid also lived with Inga Pedersen (1885-1927).

Trip to Norway:
On August 05, 1914 Clara was returning to New York from Hamburg on the ship "President Lincoln". She was unmarried and traveling alone, and listed her residence as New York, and her ethnicity as Norwegian. In 1914 there was a family gathering in Norway. Others who went were: Otto Perry Winblad; Salmine Pedersen; John Edward Winblad; and Lena Olsen. Salmine and John both died in Norway on the trip. Clara also left from Kristiansand, Norway on March 12, 1915, aboard the "Thingvalla". She was working as a "tjenestepige", a maid. She was traveling with her children: Sigrid Schultz and Peder Schultz.

Jersey City, New Jersey:
Clara appears in the 1920 US Census living in Jersey City, New Jersey in the home of Emil August Schneider (1886-1955) and Inga Pedersen (1885-1927). The home was at 2728 Hudson Boulevard. Clara was listed as a neice of Inga and she is listed as emigrating in 1910 from Norway. Also in the household was Lena Aadnessen (1882-?), a cousin of Inga, who emigrated from Norway in 1916.

First marriage:
She married Edward A. Thompson I (1895-1935) aka Trigsa Thompson, of Virginia, in Jersey City, New Jersey around 1921.

Children:
Together they had at least two children: Edward A. Thompson II (1929- ) who married and worked as a banker; and Dorothy Thompson who later married a Leale.

Jersey City, New Jersey:
In 1930 Clara was living at 2/4 Webster Avenue in Jersey City, New Jersey with her son Edward. They owned a delicatessen in Union City, New Jersey.

Second marriage:
She married John Muhlbruch (1905-1979) after 1930. In 1930 John was still married to Anna, who was born in Austria. John's father was from Germany and his mother was born in New Jersey. In 1930 John was working in a grocery store.

Death:
Klara died on February 01, 1973 in Englewood Hospital of a "myocardial infarction" with "arterial hypertension", and "coronary sclerosis". She also had cirrhosis of her liver. She was living at 666 Maple Avenue in Ridgefield, Bergen County, New Jersey at the time of her death. She was listed as "Clara Muhlbruch".

Funeral notice:
Her funeral notice was posted in the Bergen Record on February 2, 1973: "Muhlbruch, Clara H. of 666 Maple Avenue, Ridgefield on February 1, 1973 age 77 years. Beloved wife of John, dear mother of Mrs. Dorothy Leale and Edward Thompson, also survived by three grandchildren. Visiting hours at Blackley Funeral Home, corner of Broad and Elm Avenues, Ridgefield, Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 10 PM. Funeral Saturday 10:00 AM."

Burial:
She was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Fairview, Bergen County, New Jersey on February 1, 1973 under the name of "Clara Muhlbruck". She was buried with Sigrid Andreassen (1905-1940) who married Ralph Andreas Christian Tandberg (1901-1995) aka Thoralph Tandberg. Sigrid was buried on December 18, 1940; Sophia Andreassen (1872-1949) was buried on August 15, 1949; and in the same grave lot was Edward A. Thompson I (1895-1935). Sigrid was Clara's half-sister.

Memories about Klara Helene Shultz:
Adelma Tandberg (1928- ) said on May 06, 2006: "Clara was short, she was only about 5 feet tall. The deli she owned with her husband was on Hudson Avenue in Union City, New Jersey. They cooked a lunch special every day, and they made all their own foods. I remember going there as a kid, they didn't have any seating at the deli, it was all take-out. I was around 8 or 9." Adelma Tandberg (1932- ) said on May 10, 2006: "Aunt Clara was married to someone named John. She had a deli with Eddie Thompson and she married a guy named John "Schwemer" that was a bad guy, he yelled and made the kids a nervous wreck. Dorothy Thompson had naturally curly red hair and eyes that were crossed. John was not John Muhlbruch. We always had food during the Depression because of the deli."

Relationship:
Klara Helene Shultz (1895-1973) was the second cousin, twice removed of Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ). She was the first cousin of Eddie August Schneider (1911-1940) the aviator.

Research:
Researched and written by Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) for Findagrave starting on March 3, 2006. Updated on Chinese Tomb Sweeping Day, April 5, 2011, with her funeral notice from the Bergen Record. It gave the married name of her daughter.


 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Hans Andreas Carlsen Schultz (1867 - 1896)
  Sophia Pedersen Andreassen (1872 - 1949)
 
 Spouses:
  Edward A. Thompson (1895 - 1935)
  John Muhlbruch (1906 - 1979)
 
 Sibling:
  Clara Helene Schultz Thompson Muhlbruch (1895 - 1973)
  Sigrid Marie Andreassen Tandberg (1905 - 1940)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Fairview Memorial Park and Mausoleum
Fairview
Bergen County
New Jersey, USA
 
Created by: Richard Arthur Norton (1...
Record added: Mar 03, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13507462
Clara Helene <i>Schultz Thompson</i> Muhlbruch
Added by: Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )
 
Clara Helene <i>Schultz Thompson</i> Muhlbruch
Added by: Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )
 
Clara Helene <i>Schultz Thompson</i> Muhlbruch
Added by: Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )
 
 
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