(1851 - 1919)
Surnames: Krause, Bodle, Georgas, Wachholtz
----Sources: St. John Cemetery, Spencer, Wis. Burial Permit and Church Records provided by Janet Schwarze, tombstone photo by Kathy Englebretson.
(6 Dec 1851 - 1 Mar 1919)
Franz C. Krause was born 6 Dec. 1851, just in time to celebrate his first Christmas in Schontha Provinz, Pommern (Germany). He married Bertha, the daughter of Carl Pagel, 22 May 1887 who was also born in Pommern Germany. Their children were all born in Spencer, Wisconsin:Franz Jr. (31 Jan 1885), Otto (19 Mar 1888), Robert (10 Sep 1889), Alma (26 Mar 1900) and Marion (15 Feb 1904). Bertha became a widow, 1 Mar 1919 and remained so for more than 17 years and when she passed away, 6 Jan 1937, she was laid beside him in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, North Spencer, Wis.
Krause Family Record from the St. John Lutheran Church, Spencer, Wisconsin - Transcription.
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1910 Federal Census, Brighton, Marathon, Wisconsin, United States
Frank C Krause, white married male
Immigration Year: 1872
Father's Birthplace: Germany
Mother's Birthplace: Germany
Frank C Krause Head M 59 Germany
Bertha A Krause Wife F 46 Germany
Frank Krause Son M 25 Wisconsin
Otto W Krause Son M 22 Wisconsin
Robert J A Krause Son M 20 Wisconsin
Alma E Krause Daughter F 9 Wisconsin
Byron A A Krause Son M 6 Wisconsin
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