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 Marie Martha Matilda <I>Kruger</I> Klaus

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Marie Martha Matilda Kruger Klaus

  • Birth 11 Jan 1888 Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
  • Death 16 May 1962 Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Unknown
  • Memorial ID 83369602

My grandmother Marie Martha Matilda Kruger Klaus was born in Germany 1888, she was a small child when her mother died and her father Wilhelm married for a second time. Her stepmother sent her out at the age of 5 to work for the wealthy women in Schleswig Holstien German as a chamber maid. Her step mother did not like her. She had a half brother named Rolf. When she turned 17 years old she got permission from her father to migrate to the USA. She had 15 dollars to her name and was met in NY Ellis Island by some friends of her family. She became a maid for them until she met and married my grandfather Adolph Emile Klaus in 1905. They had 7 children my mother being one of them and the youngest. She had many grand children and great grand children. She passed away at age 74 in Chicago. She was preceded in death, by her husband and two daughters, Frieda and Elsie


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  • Created by: Froggie Lynne
  • Added: 13 Jan 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 83369602
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Marie Martha Matilda Kruger Klaus (11 Jan 1888–16 May 1962), Find A Grave Memorial no. 83369602, ; Maintained by Froggie Lynne (contributor 46611217) Unknown.