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Christena Klass Christen
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Birth: Aug. 9, 1855
Death: Jan. 21, 1939


83Y 5M 12D
Born in Berne, Switzerland, died at Ladue, Henry Co.
Dau of Christopher Klass
m1: John Gross Nov 10 1877
--Seven children, including Lena and Clara
m2: Jacob Christen
--one son - Carl J.
Mo. Death Cert #2452/Henry Co MO.
Informant: Lena Madddox, Nevada MO (dau from 1st marriage).

b: Aug 9 1855, Berne, Switzerland
d: Jan 21 1939, Ladue, Henry Co, MO
bur: Ladue Cemetery, Davis Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Christina Gross Christen died at her home in Ladue, January 21, 1939. Christina Klass was born in Bern, Switzerland, August 9, 1855, and came to this country with her parents when she was 11, settling in Illinois and later coming to Missouri. November 10, 1877, she was married to John Gross who died July 1, 1893. To this union seven children were born. In January 1898, she married Jacob Christen and they were given one son. She was a member of the German Reformed Church, having joined when quite young, and has lived a quiet conscientious life among her friends. She moved to Ladue about 28 years ago. She leaves sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Bradley of Long each, Calif., and Mrs. Mary Stehwein of Lowry City; brothers, John Klass of California, Mo., and Flora Klass of Arvin, Calif. Also her children: Johnny Gross of Lovelock, Nev.; Mrs. George Marolf of Orange, Calif.; Mrs. Mary Marolf of Russell, Iowa; Mrs. John Lobaugh, Montrose, MO.; Mrs. Claud Crouch, Kimberly, Oregon; Mrs. J. N. Maddox of Nevada; Mrs. Ralph Stream and Carl Christen of near Ladue. She also leaves 19 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. There are two other people living who came over from Switzerland on the same boat that she and her parents came on. They are August Hoppe of Nevada, Mo., and Mr. Wally of Montrose. Mr. Wally visited Mrs. Christen several times during her illness and it was a great pleasure to reminiscence olden times. Funeral services were conducted Monday at the Christian Church. Interment at Ladue Cemetery.
(Obit from Henry Co. website)

1910 census: Davis, Henry Co MO: CHRISTEN: Jacob/45, Christina/54, Carl/12 and GROSS: Lena/21, Clara/19.
Lena and Clara are daughters from Christina's first marriage, stepdaughters of Carl.

1920 census, Davis, Henry Co MO: CHRISTEN: Jacob/55, Carl/20 and SUESS: Suzette/77, mother of Jacob, born in Switzerland

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  John Gross (1841 - 1893)
  Carl J. Christen (1899 - 1982)*
*Calculated relationship
Ladue Cemetery
La Due
Henry County
Missouri, USA
Created by: LaDon Brennan
Record added: Feb 08, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24484400
Christena <i>Klass</i> Christen
Added by: LaDon Brennan
Christena <i>Klass</i> Christen
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