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William Klaus, Jr
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Birth: 1829, Germany
Death: Aug. 21, 1863
Lecompton
Douglas County
Kansas, USA

William Klaus sailed to America with his parents and siblings in 1846. Little else is known about him, except that he was married and separated from his wife according to Klaus Family History notes found at the Lecompton Museum.

William and his brother Fred were stonemasons working on the bridge across the Kaw River at the time of Quantrill's Raid on Lawrence, Kansas. Both were killed that day. Fred was shot while trying to run to safety carrying a little girl. William and George Collamore, the mayor of Lawrence, went down into a well to escape death. A burning roof fell on the well and smothered them.
 
 
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 Parents:
  William Klaus (1795 - 1886)
  Elizabeth Baltis Klaus (1800 - 1868)
 
 Siblings:
  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
 
Burial:
Klaus Family Cemetery
Lecompton
Douglas County
Kansas, USA
 
Created by: Patty Sturdivant
Record added: Aug 21, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40919134
William Klaus, Jr
Added by: Patty Sturdivant
 
 
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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

-Anonymous
 Added: Aug. 31, 2012
 
 
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