Josef Kraus

27 January 1885–before 1985 (Age 99)
Roding, Bavaria, Germany

The Life of Josef

When Josef Kraus was born on 27 January 1885, in Roding, Bavaria, Germany, his father, Franz Xaver Kraus, was 34 and his mother, Regina Sophia Plechner, was 26. He died before 1985, in his hometown, at the age of 98, and was buried in Roding, Bavaria, Germany.

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Family Time Line

Franz Xaver Kraus
1850–1918
Regina Sophia Plechner
1858–1894
Anna Kraus
1881–1981
Regina Theresia Kraus
1882–1982
Maria Kraus
1883–1883
Josef Kraus
1885–1985
Maria Kraus
1887–1987

Parents and Siblings

    Franz Xaver Kraus

    Male1850–1918Male

    Regina Sophia Plechner

    Female1858–1894Female

siblings

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World Events (7)

1890

Age 5

Young William (Wilhelm) II dismisses Bismarck.
1914

Age 29

Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary and his wife were assassinated in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina provoking World War I.
1914 · Germany declares war on Russia

Age 29

On August 1, 1914, Germany declared war on Russia, sparking World War I. This would not be the last time Germany caused a world war. After the Allies defeated Germany, they signed the Treaty of Versailles.

Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for someone with curly hair, from Middle High German krūs ‘curly’, ‘crinkly’, German kraus.

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

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