My Maternal First Great Grand Uncle, August Luer

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Birth: Jan. 6, 1856
Zellerfeld, Neidersachsen Germany 

Death: Sep. 22, 1942
Alton
Madison County
Illinois, USA

Prominent member of the Alton German community & founders of Alton Banking & Trust Company, Luer Brothers Packing & Ice Company & the Mineral Springs Hotel.

Son of Carl Luer and Maria Kobel Clausen. Step son of Henry Clausen.

Married Helena Weisert on 6 September 1877 in Saint Louis, Missouri.

Children: Herman F, William Joseph, Augusta M (Turner),  Carl A, and Helen Luer (Peterson). 

Family links:
Parents:
Maria Kobel Clausen (1827 – 1903)

Spouse:
Helena Wiesert Luer (1858 – 1939)

Children:
William Joseph Luer (1887 – 1946)
Augusta M Luer Turner (1888 – 1951)
Carl A Luer (1892 – 1965)
Helen Luer Petersen (1895 – 1941)

Siblings:
Frederick H. Classen (1859 – 1930)**
Caroline Clausen Neumann (1863 – 1938)**
Emma Elsie Clausen Palen (1865 – 1931)**

** Half Siblings

Burial:
Alton Cemetery
Alton
Madison County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Grandview Mausoleum

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Record added: Jul 27, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 11224

Frederick Henry “Fred” Claussen

Lyons Cemetery, Lyons, Burt County, Nebraska, USA

Birth: Mar. 21, 1859
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jul. 6, 1930
Lyons
Burt County
Nebraska, USA 

Surname also spelled Classen, Classon, Clasen, Claussen, and Claussan.
Son of Henrick “Henry Claussen and Maria “Mary” Kobel.
Husband of Mary Wate Theis.

Married on 7 October 1884 in Eitzen, Houston, Minnesota.
Children: George August and Unknown Claussen.

Family links: 
Parents:
Henrick Claussen (1827 – 1901)
Maria Kobel Claussen (1827 – 1903)

Children:
George A Classen (1885 – 1918)
Unknown Claussen (1929 – 1929)

Siblings:
August Luer (1857 – 1942)**
Frederick Henry Claussen (1859 – 1930)
Caroline Claussen Neumann (1863 – 1938)
Emma Elsie Claussen Palen (1865 – 1931)
** Half sibling
Burial: 
Lyons Cemetery
Lyons
Burt County
Nebraska, USA

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Originally Created by: Lynn
Record added: Sep 22, 2011
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My Maternal Second Great Grandmother, Maria “Mary” Kobel Claussen

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

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

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

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

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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 (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K848-H81 : 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
age:48
estimated birth year:1827
father’s birthplace:Hanover
mother’s birthplace:Belgium
birthplace:Hanover
race:White
gender:Female
line number:28
family number:26
film number:0565723
HouseholdGenderAgeBirthplace
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 (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MKNJ-JST : 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:Census
event date:1900
event place:ED 67 Caledonia Township Caledonia village, Houston, Minnesota, United States
birth date:Feb 1827
birthplace:Germany
relationship to head of household:Stepfather
father’s birthplace:Germany
mother’s birthplace:Germany
race or color (standardized):White
gender:Male
marital status:Married
years married:40
estimated marriage year:1860
mother how many children:
number living children:
immigration year:1855
page:7
sheet letter:B
family number:157
reference number:100
film number:1240765
digital folder number:004120276
image number:00273
HouseholdGenderAgeBirthplace
headAugust LuehrsM43Illinois
motherMary ClaussenF73Germany
stepfatherHenry ClaussenM73Germany
Source Citation
“United States Census, 1900,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M9S8-W9N : 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: 
Spouse:
Henrick Clausen (1827 – 1901)

Children:
Emma Elsie Clausen Palen (1865 – 1931)

Burial: 
Evergreen Cemetery
Caledonia
Houston County
Minnesota, USA 

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Record added: Dec 11, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 102011110

Evergreen Cemetery – Caledonia, Houston, Minnesota USA

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My Maternal Second Great Grandfather, Pvt. Henrick “Henry” Claussen

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Birth: Feb., 1827
Hanover
Hannoversche Landkreis
Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany
Death: 1901
Caledonia
Houston County
Minnesota, USA 

Henry (Henrick) Claussen born in Feb. 1827 in Hannover, Lower Saxony (Neidersachsen), Germany. Surname also spelled Classen, Classon, Clasen, Clausson, and Claussan.

Emigrated in 1855 to Castle Garden, New York, and Naturalized in 1856 in New York.

Religion: Lutheran

Moved to Illinois and then on to Minnesota.
Husband of Maria “Mary” (Koble) Claussen.

Married in 1859 in Illinois.

Children of Henry and Mary Classen: August Luehrs (Classen) (step son adopted by Henry), Frederick “Fred” H., Minnie (Mina), Caroline (Carrie), Emma Else (Palen), and Louisa Classen (Olsen).

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43 RD. REGIMENT-ILLINOIS INFANTRY

Henry died in 1901, according to Mary’s Obituary, because she was listed as a Widower in her death record for 1903, and Henry was living in 1900 Census.

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Name:Henry Claussen
Event Type:Naturalization
Event Date:1856
Event Place:New York City, New York, New York, United States
Birth Country:Germany
Affiliate Publication Number: M1674 , Affiliate Publication Title: Index to Naturalization Petitions filed in Federal, state and local court in New York, 1792-1906 , Affiliate Film Number: 37 , GS Film Number:001420099 , Digital Folder Number: 005681416 , Image Number: 05375
New York, Naturalization Index (Soundex), 1792-1906
Citing this Record
“New York, Naturalization Index (Soundex), 1792-1906,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QVT7-DXW1 : accessed 25 February 2015), Henry Claussen, 1856; citing New York City, New York, New York, United States, Index to Naturalization Petitions filed in Federal, state and local court in New York, 1792-1906, NARA microfilm publication M1674 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 37; FHL microfilm 1,420,099.

Name:Henry Clausson
Name Note:
Also Known As Name:Henry Klausson
Also Known As Note:
Event Type:Military Service
Military Beginning Rank:Private
Military Beginning Rank Note:
Military Final Rank:Private
Military Final Rank Note:
Military Side:Union
Military Side Note:
State or Military Term:Illinois
Military Unit:43rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry
Military Unit Note:
Military Company:DBC
Military Company Note:
Note:Original filed under Henry/Klausson
Affiliate Publication Title:Index to Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the State of Illinois.
Affiliate Publication Number:M539
Affiliate Film Number:16
GS Film number:881636

Name: Henry Classen
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1865
Event Place: , Mary River, Randolph, Illinois
Number of White Males: 1
Number of White Females: 2
Number of Black Males:
Number of Black Females:
Page: 51
Line Number:
GS Film number: 972762
Digital Folder Number: 004679637
Image Number: 00055

1870 U.S. Census Record:
name:Henry Classen
estimated birth year:1827
gender:Male
age in 1870:43y
color (white, black, mulatto, chinese, indian):White
birthplace:Germany
home in 1870:Illinois, United States
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Henry ClassenM43yGermany
Maria ClassenF43yGermany
August ClassenM13yIllinois
Frederick ClassenM11yIllinois
Mina ClassenF9yIllinois
Caroline ClassenF7yIllinois
Emma ClassenF5yIllinois
Louisa ClassenF1yIllinois
Source Citation
“United States Census, 1870,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M6WY-NFY : accessed 31 July 2012), Henry Classen in household of Henry Classen, Illinois, United States.

name:Henry Clasenn
residence:Caledonia, Houston, Minnesota
birthdate:1827
birthplace:Germany
relationship to head:Self
spouse’s name:Mary Clasenn
spouse’s birthplace:Germany
father’s name:
father’s birthplace:Germany
mother’s name:
mother’s birthplace:Germany
race or color (expanded):White
ethnicity (standardized):American
gender:Male
martial status:Married
age (expanded):53 years
occupation:Farmer
nara film number:T9-0623
page:357
page character:C
entry number:1755
film number:1254623
HouseholdGenderAgeBirthplace
selfHenry ClasennM53Germany
wifeMary ClasennF53Germany
dauCarrie ClasennF17Illinois, United States
dauMinnie ClasennF19Illinois, United States
dauEmma ClasennF15Illinois, United States
dauLouisa ClasennF12Illinois, United States
Source Citation
“United States Census, 1880,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MZ98-9F6 : accessed 10 Aug 2012), Henry Clasenn, Caledonia, Houston, Minnesota; citing sheet 357C, family 0, NARA microfilm publication T9-0623.

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name:Henry Claussen
titles & terms:
event:Census
event date:1900
event place:ED 67 Caledonia Township Caledonia village, Houston, Minnesota, United States
birth date:Feb 1827
birthplace:Germany
relationship to head of household:Stepfather
father’s birthplace:Germany
mother’s birthplace:Germany
race or color (standardized):White
gender:Male
marital status:Married
years married:40
estimated marriage year:1860
mother how many children:
number living children:
immigration year:1855
page:7
sheet letter:B
family number:157
reference number:100
film number:1240765
digital folder number:004120276
image number:00273
HouseholdGenderAgeBirthplace
headAugust LuehrsM43Illinois
motherMary ClaussenF73Germany
stepfatherHenry ClaussenM73Germany
Source Citation
“United States Census, 1900,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M9S8-W9N : 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.

Family links:  
Spouse:
Maria Kobel Claussen (1827 – 1903)

Children:
Emma Elsie Claussen Palen (1865 – 1931)

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Burial: 
Evergreen Cemetery
Caledonia
Houston County
Minnesota, USA 

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Record added: Dec 10, 2012
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My Maternal Great Grandmother, Emma Elsie (Claussen) Palen

Claussen, and Kobel Ancestors

Emma Elsie Claussen Palen &amp; Phylis Adele Palen-c.1907

Emma Elsie (Claussen) Palen & daughter, Phylis Adele Palen, c. 1907, Caledonia, Minnesota. My Grandmother and Great Grandmother. This is the only pic that I have of her. I treasure it, and I share it with others. Emma died before I was born. I wish that I could have known her. Her father was Henry Claussen, and her mother was Maria “Mary” (Kobel) Claussen. They emigrated from Hannover, Prussia (Germany) in 1855.

Frank Joseph Palen, in 1948, at 705 W. Third Street, Dubuque, Iowa. Great Grandsons; Mike Jackson, Pete & Bill Burgess

Monee Reservoir, Monee, Will County, Illinois

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Emma Elsie (Claussen) Palen

Birth:

Feb. 15, 1865 MoneeWill CountyIllinois, USA

Death:

Nov. 27, 1930 DubuqueDubuque County Iowa, USA 

 Daughter of Henry Clausenn and Mary (Koble) Clausenn both born in Germany.

Emigrated in 1855 to Illinois. There name was also spelled Claussen, and Classen. I was so excited to find…

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