Joan Gerardus KLAUS, born 10-10-1835 in Stapelfeld near Cloppenburg, Germany His parents were: Michael Anton KLAUS, born 10-19-1811 in Stapelfeld, died 03-20-1880 in Stapelfeld - and - Maria Elisabeth ABELN, born 11-22-1811 in Stapelfeld, died 02-24-1880 in Stapelfeld.
Joan Gerardus KLAUS may have died around 1868/1869
The widow Catherine married a second time about 1870 Mr. August ERICH
According to the 1880 CA-Census the following is mentioned: (Place was Sutter, in Sutter County) August ERICH - self - 36 yrs old - came from Holstein, farmer Catharine ERICH - wife - 33 yrs old - came from Oldenburg Joseph KLAUS - stepson - 17 yrs old - born in California Henry KLAUS - stepson - 15 yrs old - born in California Catharinae KLAUS - stepdaughter - 13 yrs old - born in CA Annie ERICH - daughter - 9 yrs old - born in CA Charles ERICH - son - 8 yrs old - born in CA Louisa ERICH - daughter - 6 yrs old - born in CA Josephine ERICH - daughter - 4 yrs old - born in CA August ERICH - son - 10 months old - born in CA
Any additional information about Joan Gerardus KLAUS is appreciated. Thanks in advance
Lothar Grafe GERMANY
PS: The son of Joan Gerard KLAUS, Joseph KLAUS may have lived on 10-15-1877 in Marysville or Vacaville