Claus Beherns

1879–22 March 1941 (Age 62)

The Life of Claus

When Claus Beherns was born in 1879, in Germany, his father, Claus Andreas Behrens, was 35 and his mother, Catharina Wilhelmine Sievers, was 23. He married Luise Katharina Hertle on 3 October 1902, in Benton, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Eldorado Township, Benton, Iowa, United States in 1910. He died on 22 March 1941, in Wilster, Steinburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, at the age of 62.

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Claus Beherns
Luise Katharina Hertle
Marriage: 3 October 1902
Harry Alerich Beherns
Johann Hinrich Rohwedder
Ester L. Behrens

Spouse and Children

3 October 1902
Benton, Iowa, United States


    Harry Alerich Beherns


    Ester L. Behrens


    Johann Hinrich Rohwedder


Parents and Siblings

    Claus Andreas Behrens


    Catharina Wilhelmine Sievers





    Wiebke Amanda Behrens


    Anna Catharina Wilhelmine Behrens



    Christian Ewald Behrens


+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 5

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 17

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: patronymic from Behrend , variant of Bernhard . According to documentary evidence, the earlier form Be(h)rendes was generally replaced by Behrens during the 17th century.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Claus Behrens, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Claus Johannes Andreas Behrens, „Deutschland, Schleswig-Holstein, Steinburg, Zivilstandsregister, 1874-1983“
  • Claus Behrens im Eintrag für Ester Louesa Behrens, „Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951“

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