My Maternal Second Great Grandmother, Maria “Mary” Kobel Claussen


Hanover or Hannover, on the River Leine, is the capital and largest city of the German state of Lower Saxony, and was once by personal union the family seat of the Hanoverian Kings of the United Kingdom …Wikipedia

My Maternal Second Great Grandmother, Maria “Mary” Kobel Claussen

Birth: Mar. 28, 1827
Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany


Death: Feb. 7, 1903
Houston County
Minnesota, USA 


Daughter of Henry Kobel (also spelled Koble and Kobell) and Maria “Mary” Rabe. Religion: Evangelical Lutheran


Manhattan, New York, New York

name: Maria Kobel
event: Immigration
event date: 1836
event place: New York, New York, United States
gender: Female
age: 9
previous residence or nationality: Baden
ship: Europe
estimated birth year: 1827
nara publication title: Index to Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, New York, 1820-1846.
nara publication number: M261
nara roll number: 53
film number: 350256
digital folder number: 004786718
image number: 05191
Citing this Record
“New York, New York, Index to Passenger Lists, 1820-1846,” index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 30 Jan 2013), Maria Kobel, 1836.

Wife of Henry Clausen. Married in 1859 in Illinois.
Mother of August Luehrs, (step son of Henry Clausen), Frederick “Fred”, Minnie, Caroline “Carrie”, Emma Elsie (Palen), and Louisa Clausen (Olsen).

Daughter of Henry Kobel (also spelled Koble and Kobell) and Maria “Mary” Rabe.

[Obituary of Mrs. Henry Clausen in Caledonia Argus newspaper: Feb 14, 1903. Vol. 24. No 12: Mrs. Henry Clausen, whose death was briefly mentioned in our last issue, was born in Hanover, Germany, in the year 1828, and came to this country with her parents when quite young. The deceased was a resident of this county for a number of years, having made her home with her son, August Leuhrs, of this city, since the death of her husband in 1901. Six children are left to mourn the untimely loss of a good and loving mother: August Leuhrs, Mrs. F. J. Palen and Mrs. Wm. Kasten of Caledonia: Fred Leuhrs of Lyons, Nebr; Mrs Peter Close of Staples, Minn.; and Mrs. Geo. Oelshig, of La Crosse. The funeral was held Tuesday from the Lutheran church of this place. Rev. Pankow officiating, and remains were interned in the Evergreen cemetery. source: Duane St. Mary, FAG Volunteer  #47600306]

Name: Maria Classen
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1870
Event Place: Illinois, United States
Gender: Female
Age: 43
Race: White
Race (Original): W
Birth Year (Estimated): 1826-1827
Birthplace: Germany
Page Number: 4
Household ID: 26
Line Number: 22
Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number: M593
GS Film number: 000545791
Digital Folder Number: 004263294
Image Number: 00125
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Henry Classen M 43 Germany
Maria Classen F 43 Germany
August Classen M 13 Illinois
Frederick Classen M 11 Illinois
Mina Classen F 9 Illinois
Caroline Classen F 7 Illinois
Emma Classen F 5 Illinois
Louisa Classen F 1 Illinois

1875 U.S. Census:
name:Mary Clasen
residence:Mayville, Houston, Minnesota
estimated birth year:1827
father’s birthplace:Hanover
mother’s birthplace:Belgium
line number:28
family number:26
film number:0565723
Theodore ClasenFPrussia
Mary ClasenFHanover
August ClasenFIllinois
Frank ClasenMIllinois
Minnie ClasenFIllinois
Carolina ClasenFIllinois
Emma ClasenFIllinois
Louisa ClasenFIllinois
Citing this Record
“Minnesota, State Census, 1875,” index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 17 Oct 2012), Mary Clasen in household of Theodore Clasen, Mayville, Houston, Minnesota.

Name: Mary Clasenn
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1880
Event Place: Caledonia, Houston, Minnesota, United States
Gender: Female
Age: 53
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: Keeps House
Race (Original): W
Ethnicity: American
Relationship to Head of Household: Wife
Birthplace: Germany
Birth Date: 1827
Spouse’s Name: Henry Clasenn
Spouse’s Birthplace: Germany
Father’s Name:
Father’s Birthplace: Germany
Mother’s Name:
Mother’s Birthplace: Germany
Page: 357
Page Letter: C
Entry Number: 1756
Affiliate Film Number: T9-0623
GS Film number: 1254623
Digital Folder Number: 004241995
Image Number: 00719
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Self Henry Clasenn M 53 Germany
Wife Mary Clasenn F 53 Germany
Daughter Carrie Clasenn F 17 Illinois, United States
Daughter Minnie Clasenn F 19 Illinois, United States
Daughter Emma Clasenn F 15 Illinois, United States
Daughter Louisa Clasenn F 12 Illinois, United States

name:Henry Claussen
titles & terms:
event date:1900
event place:ED 67 Caledonia Township Caledonia village, Houston, Minnesota, United States
birth date:Feb 1827
relationship to head of household:Stepfather
father’s birthplace:Germany
mother’s birthplace:Germany
race or color (standardized):White
marital status:Married
years married:40
estimated marriage year:1860
mother how many children:
number living children:
immigration year:1855
sheet letter:B
family number:157
reference number:100
film number:1240765
digital folder number:004120276
image number:00273
headAugust LuehrsM43Illinois
motherMary ClaussenF73Germany
stepfatherHenry ClaussenM73Germany
Source Citation
“United States Census, 1900,” index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 01 Aug 2012), Henry Claussen in household of August Luehrs, ED 67 Caledonia Township Caledonia village, Houston, Minnesota, United States; citing sheet 7B, family 157, NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1240765.

Name: Mary Classen
Gender: Female
Burial Date:
Burial Place: Caledonia
Death Date: 07 Feb 1903
Death Place: Caledonia, Houston, Minnesota
Age: 75
Birth Date: 28 Mar 1827
Birthplace: Germany
Occupation: Housekeeping
Race: White
Marital Status: Widowed
Spouse’s Name:
Father’s Name: Henry Koble
Father’s Birthplace: Germany
Mother’s Name: Mary Rabe
Mother’s Birthplace: Germany
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: B53042-4
System Origin: Minnesota-EASy
GS Film number: 1316884
Reference ID: p 19

Family links: 
Henrick Clausen (1827 – 1901)

Emma Elsie Clausen Palen (1865 – 1931)

Evergreen Cemetery
Houston County
Minnesota, USA 

Created by: TEXAS TUDORS
Record added: Dec 11, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 102011110

Evergreen Cemetery – Caledonia, Houston, Minnesota USA

Evergreen Cemetary - Caledonia, Houston, Minnesota USA

Evergreen Cemetery - Inside - Caledonia, Minnesota, USA



Evergreen Cemetery – Caledonia, Houston, Minnesota USA



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