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Frederick Klaus
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Birth: Jan. 2, 1824, Germany
Death: Aug. 21, 1863
Douglas County
Kansas, USA

Frederick Klaus was the oldest child of William and Elizabeth (Baltis) Klaus. He married Mary Shenk while still in Germany and together they had 8 children, 7 of whom were born in the United States.

Fred Klaus was shot in the back and killed while carrying a child to safety during Quantrill's Raid on Lawrence, Kansas in August of 1863. He and his brother William, Jr. were stonemasons working on the bridge across the Kaw River. William, Jr. was killed in this raid as well. Both are buried in a private cemetery on the land homesteaded by their parents in Lecompton, Kansas. The only remaining stone in this private cemetery has been sandblasted and is being preserved by the current owners of the property. The inscription on the stone reads:

"Fredrick Klaus, Born January 2, 1824, killed in the Lawrence Raid Aug. 21, 1863 - age 39 years.
Farewell my wife and children all, from you, a father, Christ doth call, mourn not for me it is in vain to call me to your sight again." 
Family links: 
  William Klaus (1795 - 1886)
  Elizabeth Baltis Klaus (1800 - 1868)
  William W. Klaus (1849 - 1893)*
  Frederick Klaus (1824 - 1863)
  John Klaus (1827 - 1868)*
  William Klaus (1829 - 1863)*
  Theodore Klaus (1830 - 1883)*
  Susan Klaus Sulzen (1836 - 1915)*
  Robert Klaus (1840 - 1922)*
*Calculated relationship
Klaus Family Cemetery
Douglas County
Kansas, USA
Created by: Patty Sturdivant
Record added: Aug 21, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40918793
Frederick Klaus
Added by: Patty Sturdivant
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- J Poole
 Added: Sep. 3, 2015
Your parents brought their family to America for a new beginning and settled in the Kansas Territories. (The sunflower is our state's flower.) You and your brother died in Quantrill's Raid (150 years ago yesterday on 21-Aug-1863) in the prime of both of ...(Read more)
- in memory of grandma
 Added: Aug. 22, 2013

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