Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Klauses in:
 • Klaus Family Cemetery
 • Lecompton
 • Douglas County
 • Kansas
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial!
William Klaus, Jr
Learn about sponsoring this memorial...
Birth: 1829, Germany
Death: Aug. 21, 1863
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.
Family links: 
  William Klaus (1795 - 1886)
  Elizabeth Baltis Klaus (1800 - 1868)
  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# 40919134
William Klaus, Jr
Added by: Patty Sturdivant
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

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

 Added: Aug. 31, 2012

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service