He married Rose on June 15, 1912. She was also from New York City (born November 27, 1890).
Their first child, Marton, died at age 3. He was born in 1916 and died in 1919.
Jay Margulies told some stories about Joe on the day that Vicki passed away in August 2012. Jay had worked at Joe's store in NY while he was dating Leslie in the 1960s, especially at Christmas time when the store was busy.
Jay says that Joe liked to joke around and tickle Jay. Once while being tickled, Jay smashed an expensive, ornate display case window.
Jay remembers Joe as somewhat "cold and dictatorial." He refused to send Leonard to college but did send Florence.
Joe died in September 1977. J. Kraus and Company closed shortly thereafter.
"New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2WZX-5FH : 10 February 2018), Joseph Kraus in entry for Marton Kraus, 12 Apr 1919; citing Death, Manhattan, New York, New York, United States, New York Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm 1,322,447.
↑ Joe's store was started by his father. See Jacob's page for more about J. Kraus and Company.
"United States Social Security Death Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JP4R-HPV : 19 May 2014), Joseph Kraus, Oct 1977; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).
"United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K6J3-NG3 : 13 March 2018), Joseph Kraus, 1917-1918; citing New York City no 137, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,766,400.