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Capt Leonard Krauss
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Birth: Feb. 3, 1760
Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Death: Jan. 12, 1858
Cecil County
Maryland, USA

Krauss fought as a private in the Continental Army under General George Washington, whom he greatly admired. In 1802, Krauss built the Cross Keys Tavern, near Harrisville, Cecil County, MD, where celebration of Washington's birthday was a great annual event. The tavern was a stagecoach stop, midway between Baltimore and Philadelphia.

In 1810, Leonard Krauss received his title of Captain from Edward Lloyd, the Governor of Maryland. Captain Krauss had organized a company of militia, the headquarters of which were at his tavern.

Krauss and his wife were the parents of 17 children. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Mary Loechler Krauss (1773 - 1854)
 
Burial:
Krauss Cemetery
Harrisville (Cecil County)
Cecil County
Maryland, USA
Plot: RT. 276, South of Harrisville, on the Elam Kirk Krauss farm
 
Created by: Susan Lewis Arday
Record added: Sep 22, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7888515
Capt Leonard Krauss
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My 5th or 6th great grandfather. There is information that he was also a tailor to general Washington, hence my grandfather's name - george Washington Krauss...many generations in my family had that name.
- Arlene Houghton
 Added: Jul. 4, 2013
Rest in peace. (My maternal 1st cousin 6x removed)
- Trina Abbate
 Added: Oct. 15, 2012

-Anonymous
 Added: Nov. 12, 2007
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