Henry Nicholas Claus

16 November 1894–19 November 1964 (Age 70)
Hermann, Gasconade, Missouri, United States

The Life of Henry Nicholas

When Henry Nicholas Claus was born on 16 November 1894, in Hermann, Gasconade, Missouri, United States, his father, John Francis Claus, was 26 and his mother, Bertha Fricke, was 22. He married Therese Jacobi on 18 October 1921, in Knox, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 19 November 1964, in his hometown, at the age of 70, and was buried in Rhineland, Knox, Texas, United States.

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Henry Nicholas Claus
Therese Jacobi
Marriage: 18 October 1921
Marion Henry Claus
Rose Mary Claus
James Gerard Claus

Spouse and Children

18 October 1921
Knox, Texas, United States


    Marion Henry Claus


    Rose Mary Claus


    James Gerard Claus


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

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.
1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

Age 7

"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 19

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

Name Meaning

1 Variant spelling of German Klaus , which is from a popular personal name, a reduced form of Nikolaus ( see Nicholas ). This spelling is also found in Dutch.2 Occitan: topographic name for someone who lived by an enclosure of some sort, such as a courtyard or farmyard, from Late Latin clausum ‘enclosure’, ‘closed’, originally the past participle of claudere ‘to close’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Henry Claus in entry for Marion Henry Claus, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"
  • Henry Claus in entry for Marion Henry Claus, "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935"
  • Henry Claus in entry for Marion Henry Claus, "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935"

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