Claus Johann Andreas Behrens

1879–22 March 1941 (Age 62)

The Life Summary of Claus Johann Andreas

When Claus Johann Andreas Behrens was born in 1879, in Germany, his father, Claus Andreas Behrens, was 35 and his mother, Catharina Wilhelmine Sievers, was 23. He married Louise Katharina Hertle on 3 October 1902, in Benton, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. 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 Johann Andreas Behrens
Louise Katharina Hertle
Marriage: 3 October 1902
Harry Alerich Beherns
Johann Hinrich Rohwedder
Ester L. Behrens
May Hellen Behrens

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  • Marriage
    3 October 1902Benton, Iowa, United States
  • Children


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    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

    Some characteristic forenames: German Kurt, Otto, Erwin, Hans, Erna, Ernst, Frieda, Guenther, Bernhard, Claus, Elke.North German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): patronymic from Behrend , a variant of Bernhard . According to documentary evidence, for Germans, the earlier form Be(h)rendes was generally replaced by Behrens during the 17th century. Jews used the personal name Behrend because its initial sounds are close to those of the common Yiddish name Ber .

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

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    Sources (18)

    • Claus Behrens in entry for Harry Alerich Behrens, "Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939"
    • Claus Behrens, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Claus Behrens im Eintrag für Ester Louesa Behrens, „Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951“

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