Johan D. Klaus
1813 — 1878
Transcription of the biographical sketch:
KLAUS JOHN D. Farmer; Sec. 7; P. O. Colesburg; born in Hanover, Germany, Feb. 2., 1813; emigrated to U. S. in 1837, and to this county in
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1842; entered 120 acres of land; now owns 480; married in St. Louis March 23, 1848, to Elizabeth Hartbecka, who was born in Hanover, Germany, May 28, 1821; have six children living - Margaret A. (now Mrs Holscher) Mary M. (Wellemeyer) Elizabeth (Innsher) William H., John H. and Samuel W. Lost one - John H., died in this county, aged 16 months. Mr. K. is one of the oldest settlers here; helped to clear away the hazel brush and timber; was Road Supervisor several terms. Family belong to the M. E. Church.
Source: The History of Delaware County, Iowa; Containing a History of the County, its Cities, Towns, etc., a Biographical Directory of its Citizens, War Record of its Volunteers in the Late Rebellion, General and Local Statistics, Portraits of Early Settlers and Prominent Men, History of the Northwest, History of Iowa, Map of Delaware County, Constitution of the United States, Miscellaneous Matters, etc. (Chicago: Western Historical Company, 1878); pages 611-612.