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Louis Prosper Claude
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Birth: Jul. 3, 1861, France
Death: Mar. 11, 1952
Wright County
Iowa, USA

CLAUDE, Louis Prosper

Louis Prosper Claude, son of John and Sophie Claude, was born July 3, 1861, at Wildrsbach, France, and passed away at his home in Woolstock on March 11, 1952, at the age of 90 years, eight months and eight days.

He came to America in 1874 with his father and mother, three brothers to Somonauk, Illinois, from there they moved to Serena, Illinois, for three years. Then came to Wright county and lived here ever since.

He was married to Sophie Mourlam on March 8. 1885. To this union were born 11 children. Mrs. Claude died November 17, 1919. On April 20, 1921, he was married to Miss Nettie Bedient. They made their home in Woolstock, Iowa.

He is survived by his wife and six children. Joseph Emile, Louise (Mrs. Philip Grandgeorge) Henry, Nellie (Mrs. David Loux) and Lena; also 14 grandchildren. 25 great-grandchildren besides many nieces and nephews. Three boys and two girls preceded him in death.

Mr. Claude was one of the few remaining pioneers. He always liked to tell of his early days in Wright county. When the family came to America it took one month to cross the Atlantic. He made two more visit trips to France, which were more pleasant and only took six days on the ocean. Mr. Claude was very active in community service, serving many years on the school board and helping in many other ways.

Relatives from out of town attending the funeral were: Mrs. Bertha Bernard, Elk River, Minnesota, Mr. and Mrs. John Claude, Sioux City, Mr. and Mrs. Newman Tesdahl and son, Austin, Minn., Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Larson, Aurelia, Mrs. Elsa Edgington, Mrs. Roy Edgington, Mason City; Mrs. Pearl Filloon. Ft. Dodge, Mrs. Sophie Stienkie, Waterloo, Lt. and Mrs. Marvin Claude and family, Lawrence, Kansas, Wm. Floyd, Eagle Grove, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Claude, Allen Williamson, Mr. and Mrs. John Stepp and family, Iowa Falls; Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Croxell, Denison, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Claude and son, Hardy. Louie Claude, Dows, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Klatt, Steamboat Rock, Mr. and Mrs. Adolphe Claude, Ackley, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Neese, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Segar, Mr, and Mrs. E. E. Burnett, Webster City; Mr. and Mrs. Leo Gramblin and daughter, Duncombe, Mr. and Mrs. Walt Simmons, Rowan, Mr. and Mrs. Warren Isenberger, Blairsburg. Mr. and Mrs. George Wason. Jim Downing, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Downing, John Claude, Mrs. Robert Evans, Mrs. Nellie Loux and Loren of Clarion.

[ Wright County Monitor - April 10, 1952 pg 12 ]

Family links: 
  John Louis Claude (1811 - 1896)
  Sophie Catherine Loux Claude (1821 - 1896)
  Sophie E Mourlam Claude (1863 - 1919)*
  Nellie Lydia Claude Loux (1897 - 1984)*
  Adolphe Claude (1858 - 1928)*
  Louis Prosper Claude (1861 - 1952)
  Jule Claude (1868 - 1915)*
*Calculated relationship
French Church Cemetery
Wright County
Iowa, USA
Created by: DM Scott
Record added: Aug 20, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 75196187
Louis Prosper Claude
Added by: amy
Louis Prosper Claude
Added by: amy
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