My great great Grandfather was Louis G Yaus b.21 Oct 1832 in Germany (obit says Wittenburg, and a census mentions Balvaria). He came to the USA in 1847. There is a story in the family that he came with a brother. Also the family has a story that prior to coming to the USA the name was spelled Yause and some of their ancestors were French as well as German.
Louis was known to be in Ohio at the start of the Civil War and served in the 1St Ohio Cavalry. He married Anna "Annie" Bryan 28 Oct 1868 in Tuscarwas County Ohio. Annie died 16 July 1883 in Ohio.
Their children, who said they were born and raised until 1884 in the Tunnel Mine/Sandyville, Tuscarawas County Ohio area were:
Mary Katherine "Katie: b 2 Nov 1869 George Andrew b 2 June 1871 Jennie Christine b 21 Aug 1873 Addie Ann b 8 Sept 1874 Alfred Uriah Eugene "Eugene" b 20 Jan 1877
Louis took the children to Webster City, Hamilton county Iowa in 1884.
I am looking for any information pertaining to these individuals. Katie-was my Great Grandmother I do know that Addie died 21 Jan 1890 and also know a little information on George and Jennie.
I recently found some pictures relating to my Louis Yaus.
There are two picture's each with a girl in it-with the note that these were Grandpa Yaus' brother Andy's daughters...(so Louis Yaus had a brother named Andy or Andrew)-these pictures were taken in Ohio.
The other picture was taken in Canal Dover Ohio and had a note that this was Henrietta-Grandpa Yaus' older sister. There is no indication as to if she married or what her last name was if she married.
I also found a picture of a man with the note Uncle John-Annie Yaus' brother-so it is possible his name was John Bryan assuming her Mother wasn't remarried at any time.I have no idea if he was younger or older than Annie.
Is there anyone out there that has a connection?
(Since my great great grandfather was born in Germany--I assume his older sister was also. I have no idea if his brother was older or younger than he)
I have not had any luck finding a brother for Louis or his parents etc. and have not been able to locate any of Anna's family either.