my grandmother's name is mary clara buss middendorf and she married francis middendorf (frank) in belleville, illinois. she passed away about 5 years ago and is buried in green mount catholic cemetary in belleville. if she is the clara you are looking for let me know and i'll get you my mother's email address. she is their oldest child. i wish i could give you more dates but i am just starting the middendorf geneology.