Kit Carson County, Colorado

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Kit Carson County Pioneers:

William and Magdalena (Claussen , 6 South 44 West

William proved up 320 acres in sections 3, 4, and 32, 6S. 44W in 1914.
William F. proved up 327 acres in sections 4, 5, and 32, 5 1/2 South 44 West in 1919.

In 1900 Yuma County, William born March 1854, Lena January 1856, Alwina June 1884 Illinois, Ida Sept 1885 Arkansas, John Oct 1887, Emma May 1890, William Nov 1892, Antonia May 1894, and Claus Oct 1897, the last five born in Colorado.

1905 "Henry Claussen, who has a homestead near Idalia, Colo., came in from Dubois Nebraska where he has been working for several months. Henry is a young man of good habits and a hustler."
1906 "Hans Oye, wife and children of Blue Hill, Nebraska, are visiting relatives and friends in the county. Mrs. Oye is a sister of Mrs. Wm. Claussen, who resides near Kirk."
Anna (Jess) Oye 1856-1944, daughter of Henry & Christina Jess, is buried in Blue Hill # 55802599.
One tree said Claus Jess 1818-1894 buried in Douglas County Illinois # 30383872 is Magdalena and Anna's father, and their mother Christina M. 1817-1894.

1910 Idalia precinct, Yuma County, William is 55, married 28 years to Lena 56, both born in Germany, with William 17, Antonia 14, and Claus 12, all three born in Colorado. Next household is John Clausen, 21, born in Colorado.
William Claussen 1855-1923 # 36965545 and Magdalena 1854-1920 # 36965534 buried in Saint Pauls Lutheran Cemetery, Dundy County, Nebraska, are likely the ones.
William Frederick Claussen registered for WWI in Burlington, born Nov 17, 1892 at Newton, Colorado, single, working for William Scheerer of Hermes, Colorado.

In 1920 Burlington, living in the hotel run by Roscoe and Laura Yarnell, William Claussen M. 26, born in Colorado, is a tractor laborer.
William F. Claussen Pvt WWI, 1892-1979 is buried in Palisade Colorado # 47187666.
So is Hazel L. Claussen 1896-1980.

Alvina Katharina Claussen of Newton, Colorado, married Henry Wilhelm Hartmann of Idalia, at Idalia January 29, 1903 (1908 by the COlorado data base).
In 1910 Yuma County, Henry and Alvina are living with his parents William and Hannah Hartmann, with Annie 6, Frieda 4, and William ten months.
In 1920 Yuma County, Henry 43 and Alvine 35 have Annie 16, Freda 14, Willie 10, Walter 7, Lucie 5, and Rugh 2.
In 1930 Henry and Alvina have William H. 20, Hulda M. 17, Louise J. 15, Ruth A. 12, his mother Johanna Hartman 72,In 1940 Yuma County, Henry 62 and Alvina 55, have ony William 30 and his wife Mary 22.

Alvina Katharina (Claussen) Hartman 1884-1971 #64956518 and Henry 1877-1941 are buried in Idalia.

Fredia (Hartman) McKee 1906-1965 is buried in Idalia # 64967612, with Earl 1904-1977.

Hulda married Fulton Peters, and they're in Yuma County in 1940. Fulton is 30, Hulda 27, with Mont 6 and Kenneth 3.
Hulda and Fulton- a mechanic - is in Denver in 1959, living at 4958 Clayton.
Monte D. Peters married Eloyse, and he's a draftsman for the state highway dept, living at 362 S. Clarkson in Denver in 1959.


John Peter Claussen registered for WWI in Burlington, born October 8, 1888 in Burlington, single, farming.
John P. Claussen on Nov 25, 1920 married Viola Ruth Rowley, and they had Etta Odessa Claussen in 1923.

Viola Ruth Rowley, born March 13, 1895 in Iola, Allen Co., KS; died September 11, 1980 in Port Orchard, Kitsap Co., WA.

She married John Peter Claussen November 25, 1920 in Wray, Yuma Co., CO; born October 8, 1888 in Iola, Allen Co., KS; died August 19, 1979 in Port Orchard, Kitsap Co., WA.
Viola Ruth Rowley, born March 13, 1895 in Iola, Allen Co., KS; died September 11, 1980 in Port Orchard, Kitsap Co., WA.

In 1920 Denver, Antonia Claussen is 25, a servant, for the Threewit family - Mary 81, and Benjamin 56 widowed, and his son John 25.
She's a servant for the Cottrell family in 1930 Denver.
SSDI has her born May 3, 1894, dying Sept 26, 1988, last residence Arvada, Colorado.

"Emma Maria Claussen (daughter of William Claussen and Magdlene) was born May 02, 1890 in Newton, Colorado, and died March 10, 1974 in Wauneta, NE; Imperial, NE Hospital.She married Louis Karl Louis Blobaum on May 21, 1908 in St. Paul's Lutheran Church (Soap Creek) Dewitt, NE, son of Herman Henrich Bloibaum and Anna Marie Louise Nunnenkamp.
Burial: March 12, 1974, Riverside Cemetery, Wauneta, NE.
Residence: March 10, 1910, Dundy County, Nebraska.
Emma Maria Claussen and Louis Karl Louis Blobaum: Marriage: May 21, 1908, St. Paul's Lutheran Church (Soap Creek) Dewitt, NE. "

Emma M. Blobaum, May 2, 1890-1974 buried in Wauneta, Nebraska # 13662193, wife of Louis

George H. "Shorty" Blobaum died Wednesday, February 15, 1989, at his home in rural Wauneta. He was born April 20, 1913, at Wauneta, Nebraska, to Louis and Emma (Claussen) Blobaum. He died at the age of 75 years, 9 months and 26 days.
He married Elinor Branum at St. Francis, Kansas, on August 31, 1945. They made their home in Wauneta since that time."


Claus Jakob Classen registered for WWI in Burlington, born October 29, 1897, farming by himself, nearest relative William Classen of Burlington.

Claus Claussen, born Oct 29, 1897 in Colorado, died Nov 1, 1975 in San Bernardino County.

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