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Mary W. Klopping Claussen
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Birth: Mar. 19, 1845, Germany
Death: Feb. 15, 1928
Jasper County
Iowa, USA

Parent Conrad Klopping and Elizabeth (Reinke) Klopping 1844-

Spouse John Claussen 1844-1926

Married 1 Oct 1868 in Jasper Co., Iowa

Frederick W Claussen 1870-
Lenora Ella Claussen 1871-
Arthur Clause Claussen 1872-1943
Christopher Christian Claussen 1874-
Henry Claussen 1877-
Walter Claussen 1881-
Una Margaret Claussen 1891-1891

Born in Germany on 19 Mar 1845. She came with her parents to America when she was eight years of age and recounts that the ship that carried them was an old sailing vessel which was driven by contrary winds far out of her course. Eleven weeks they were upon the seas before they made port and when, after their provisions were almost exhausted, they came to land, it was the port of New Orleans they entered instead of New York as was first intended. She stated that much of their trouble came from the fact that their captain was making his first voyage to America and was inexperienced. Even at the time of landing he would have run his ship aground upon a sand bar, but for a pilot who came off from the shore and set them right.

Mrs. Claussen was a loyal and cheerful companion and helpmate to her husband, working with him to raise money with which to bring his brothers and sisters over to America from Germany and entering with spirit and sympathy into all his undertakings. She remembered much of interest concerning the growth of the county and the changes that had come about since 1853 when she came there. There were only thirty houses when she came and Sunday school was held in the old court house. Land was sold at five dollars per acre and she saw the first^court house in the county built.
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  John Claus Claussen (1844 - 1926)*
  Fred W Claussen (1870 - 1949)*
  Arthur Clause Claussen (1872 - 1943)*
  Henry William Claussen (1877 - 1944)*
  Una Margaret Claussen (1891 - 1891)*
*Calculated relationship
Newton Union Cemetery
Jasper County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Section 10, Lot 47, Block 7
Maintained by: Thomas Hartshorn
Originally Created by: Rickie Bickle
Record added: Dec 14, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45424945
Mary W. <i>Klopping</i> Claussen
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Mary W. <i>Klopping</i> Claussen
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