Kansas State Census Collection, July 1865 Name: Anthony Kraus Residence County: Wabaunsee Residence State: Kansas Locality: Alma Birth Location: Hungary Marital Status: Married Estimated birth year: abt 1838 Household Members: -Anthony Kraus Hungary abt 1838 Male -Matilda Kraus Wertemberg abt 1839 Female -Frank Kraus Missouri abt 1859 Male -Anthony Kraus Junior Wabaunsee CO,Kan abt 1861 Male -Emma Kraus Wabaunsee CO,Kan abt 1863 Female -Morris Kraus Junior Wabaunsee CO,Kan abt 1865 Male -Morris Kraus Hungary abt 1842 Male (Soldier)
Anton Kraus and his wife built a log cabin located north of the dam at Lake Wabaunsee.Anton and his wife were born in Hungary, he in 1801.Three of their five children were born in Hungary before the family emigrated to the United States in 1850.They lived in New York City, Chicago, and Westport, Missouri before homesteading land that is now part of Lake Wabaunsee.
The second son, Moritz, born in Hungary in 1841, served in the 11th Kansas Calvary during the Civil war. He married Wilhelmina Welk and their five children were born in this cabin. When their son Paul took over management of the farm, he and his wife Linnie Sequist set up house keeping in the log cabin where their eldest don, Lester was born.
The first thing Anton did after building the cabin was to build an outdoor oven so his wife could bake breads and pastries as she had done in Hungary. The great grandchildren of Anton learned to speak the German language.