My Maternal 2nd. Great Grandfather, Henry Clausen, Germany

Hannover, Germany (550x550) Hannover, Germany

Henrick “Henry” Claussen

Birth: Feb., 1827

Hannover, Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany

Henry Claussen born in 1827 in Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany.
Emigrated in 1855 to Castle Garden, New York, and Naturalized in 1856 in New York.

Then moved to Illinois and Minnesota.
Husband of Maria “Mary” (Koble) Claussen.

Married in 1859 in Illinois.

Children of Henry and Mary Claussen: August Luehrs (Claussen) (step son of Henry), Frederick “Fred” H., Minnie (Mina), Caroline (Carrie), Emma Elsie (Palen), and Louisa Claussen (Olsen).

Name:Henry Clausson
Name Note:
Also Known As Name:Henry Klausson
Also Known As Note:
Event Type:Military Service
Military Beginning Rank:Private
Military Beginning Rank Note:
Military Final Rank:Private
Military Final Rank Note:
Military Side:Union
Military Side Note:
State or Military Term:Illinois
Military Unit:43rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry
Military Unit Note:
Military Company:DBC
Military Company Note:
Note:Original filed under Henry/Klausson
Affiliate Publication Title:Index to Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the State of Illinois.
Affiliate Publication Number:M539
Affiliate Film Number:16
GS Film number:881636

1870 U.S. Census Record:
name:Henry Classen
estimated birth year:1827
age in 1870:43y
color (white, black, mulatto, chinese, indian): White
birthplace: Germany
home in 1870: Illinois, United States
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Henry Classen M 43y Germany
Maria Classen F 43y Germany
August Classen M 13y Illinois
Frederick Classen M 11y Illinois
Mina Classen F 9y Illinois
Caroline Classen F 7y Illinois
Emma Classen F 5y Illinois
Louisa Classen F 1y Illinois
Source Citation
United States Census, 1870,” index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 31 July 2012), Henry Classen in household of Henry Classen, Illinois, United States.

name:Henry Clasenn
residence:Caledonia, Houston, Minnesota
relationship to head:Self
spouse’s name:Mary Clasenn
spouse’s birthplace:Germany
father’s name:
father’s birthplace:Germany
mother’s name:
mother’s birthplace:Germany
race or color (expanded):White
ethnicity (standardized):American
martial status:Married
age (expanded):53 years
nara film number:T9-0623
page character:C
entry number:1755
film number:1254623
selfHenry ClasennM53Germany
wifeMary ClasennF53Germany
dauCarrie ClasennF17Illinois, United States
dauMinnie ClasennF19Illinois, United States
dauEmma ClasennF15Illinois, United States
dauLouisa ClasennF12Illinois, United States
Source Citation
“United States Census, 1880,” index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 10 Aug 2012), Henry Clasenn, Caledonia, Houston, Minnesota; citing sheet 357C, family 0, NARA microfilm publication T9-0623.

name:Henry Claussen
titles & terms:
event date:1900
event place:ED 67 Caledonia Township Caledonia village, Houston, Minnesota, United States
birth date:Feb 1827
relationship to head of household:Stepfather
father’s birthplace:Germany
mother’s birthplace:Germany
race or color (standardized):White
marital status:Married
years married:40
estimated marriage year:1860
mother how many children:
number living children:
immigration year:1855
sheet letter:B
family number:157
reference number:100
film number:1240765
digital folder number:004120276
image number:00273
headAugust LuehrsM43Illinois
motherMary ClaussenF73Germany
stepfatherHenry ClaussenM73Germany
Source Citation
“United States Census, 1900,” index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 01 Aug 2012), Henry Claussen in household of August Luehrs, ED 67 Caledonia Township Caledonia village, Houston, Minnesota, United States; citing sheet 7B, family 157, NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1240765.

Family links: 

Maria (Koble) Claussen (1827 – 1903)


August (Luehrs) Claussen (April 1857) Illinois (Henry’s step son)

Frederick “Fred” H. (March 1859) Illinois

Minnie “Mina” (1861) Illinois

Caroline “Carrie” (1863) Illinois
Emma Elsie Claussen (Palen) (1865 – 1930)

Louisa (Olsen) (1868) Illinois

Died: 1901

Caledonia, Houston, Minnesota

Burial:  1901

Old Caledonia Cemetery

Caledonia, Houston, Minnesota

Created by: TEXAS TUDORS
Record added: Dec 10, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 102009798


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