Eleonora Carolina Kaus

23 February 1900–13 July 1994 (Age 94)
Marion Township, Franklin, Iowa, United States

The Life of Eleonora Carolina

When Eleonora Carolina Kaus was born on 23 February 1900, in Marion Township, Franklin, Iowa, United States, her father, Friedrich Henry Kaus, was 34 and her mother, Wilhelmina Carolina Sophia Rodemeyer, was 26. She married John Christian Petersen on 26 February 1924, in Cedar Falls, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Scott Township, Franklin, Iowa, United States in 1910 and Latimer, Franklin, Iowa, United States in 1920. She died on 13 July 1994, in Penn Valley, Nevada, California, United States, at the age of 94.

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John Christian Petersen
Eleonora Carolina Kaus
Marriage: 26 February 1924
Donald Frederick Petersen

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26 February 1924
Cedar Falls, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States


    Donald Frederick Petersen


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World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 6

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1926 · Iowa becomes a provider of food to the world

Age 26

Pioneer Hi-Bred International was the leader company experimenting with hybridization of corn and other seeds for agriculture in the world. It helped make different kinds of crop able to grow in harsh conditions so that other parts of the world would be able to farm and become self-sufficient. It was bought out by DuPont in 1999 and has continued to help struggling countries around the world.

Name Meaning

German: from a regional (Hessian) variant of the habitational name Kues, from a place on the Mosel river, probably so named from Late Latin covis ‘field barn’, ‘rack’ and earlier recorded as Couese, Cobesa.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ellenora C Kaus in household of Fred Kaus, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Elenora E Kaus, "Iowa State Census, 1905"
  • Elenora Kaus in household of Fred Kaus, "United States Census, 1900"

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