|Birth: ||Apr. 13, 1831, Germany|
|Death: ||Jul. 5, 1892|
Claus was born in Nordhusen, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. the son of Peter & Malen Classen Claussen. On 19 Sep 1852, he married Antje Katharina Carstens in the Lutheran Church in Marne, Schleswig-Holstein.
His wife Antje Katharina Carstens is in Wiota IA.
The family lived in Schleswig-Holstein Germany, near Marne, which is about 60 miles northwest of Hamburg and 12 miles north of the Elbe River. The children (they had 8) attended the Katrepel School. Their oldest son Peter was the first to leave for America in the spring of 1880. On Apr 14, 1881, Detlef was married in Germany. In June 1881, he, his wife, Catherine Gerdes, Herman Heinrick (our ancestor), and sister Margaret made the voyage and settled in Hickman Nebraska. In March 1882, the rest of the family set sail... parents, daughter Magdalena, Anna Marie and John. The trip took 2 weeks. They stayed in New York for 1.5 days with friend Christian Bockman, then went on to Nebraska.
Claus died July 5, 1892 of appendicitis, then called bowel infection. Antje moved to Iowa and died in 1920 in Wiota IA and is buried there.
Passenger's Name: Claus Claussen
Last Residence: Germany
Date of Arrival: Mar. 27, 1882
Final Destination: USA
Purpose for Travel: Staying in USA, but not a citizen of USA
Ship's Name: City Of Montreal
Manifest ID Number: 36505
Port of Embarkation: Liverpool & Queenstown
Mode of Travel: Steerage
Antje Katharina Carstens Claussen (1828 - 1920)*
Peter Jacob Claussen (1852 - 1935)*
Katherine Magdalena Claussen Wulf (1858 - 1931)*
John Diedrick Claussen (1873 - 1954)*
Created by: Deb
Record added: Mar 04, 2007
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