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Justine (Schultz) Klaus (1842 - 1921)

Justine Klaus formerly Schultz aka Schulz
Born in Leipzig, Bessarabia, Russiamap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married 12 Dec 1858 in Tarutino, Bessarabia, Russiamap
Descendants descendants
Mother of
Died at age 79 in Mercer County, North Dakota, USAmap
Profile last modified | Created 7 Dec 2009
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Black Sea Germans
Justine (Schultz) Klaus was a Black Sea German.

Justine Schulz was born on 8 May 1842 in Leipzig, Bessarabia, Russia to Christian Schulz and Louise Sprecher.[1]

See an online map pin of Leipzig, Bessarabia, Russia

Leipzig / Serpnevoye / Skinos, Akkerman, Bessarabia, Russia (Lat 46.3014N, Long 29.0223E) is now called Serpneve, Odes'ka, Ukraine.[2]

Justine married Michael Klauss on 12 December 1858 in Tarutino, Bessarabia, Russia.[3]

Justine and Michael had the following children:

  1. Christian Klaus/Klauss b 11 November 1860 Mannsburg, Bessarabia, Russia d 3 May 1904 Leipzig, Bessarabia; m Magdelena Steltzer/Stelzer[4]
  2. Daniel Klauss b. ___ d. 25 February 1867 Leipzig, Bessarabia, Russia [5]
  3. Johann Klaus/Klauss b 9 December 1867 Leipzig, Bessarabia; m Maria Bunk[4]
  4. Heinrich Klauss b.__ d. 26 January 1867 Leipzig, Bessarabia[5]
  5. Mathias Klauss b 24 February 1870 Leipzig, Bessarabia [6]
  6. Karolina Klaus b 21 September 1872 Leipzig, Bessarabia; m Ferdinand Henke/Hoenke[4]
  7. Christina Klauss b 28 March 1875 Leipzig, Bessarabia [6] m Jacob Kraft [4]
  8. Gottfried Klauss b 3 September 1877 Leipzig, Bessarabia[6] d 5 January 1965 Missoula, MT, USA[7]
  9. Gottlieb Klauss b 4 November 1879 Leipzig, Bessarabia[6]
  10. Carl Klauss b 1882 Russia[8]

In 1900, Justine and Michael were living in Township 146, Range 93, Mercer County, North Dakota, USA. Their son, Carl, age 18 was living with them. [8]

Justine passed away on 7 October 1921. [9]

It is assumed that Justine died in Mercer County, North Dakota, USA.

She is buried at Immanuel Cemetery, Mercer County, North Dakota, USA.[9]


  1. Arthur E. Flegel, Certified Genealogist. Extended Relationships of the Kulm, Leipzig, Tarutino Communities in Bessarabia, Russia. (2005, Germans from Russia Heritage Collection, NDSU Libraries, Fargo, ND, page 650.
  2. See the PDF list in bottom right corner. D. G. Bender. Germans from Russia and Eastern Europe Settlement Locations
  3. R. Drefs. Bessarabian Village Marriage Records, 185x published by the Odessa Digital Library - 20 Sep 1997
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Arthur E. Flegel, Certified Genealogist. Extended Relationships of the Kulm, Leipzig, Tarutino Communities in Bessarabia, Russia. (2005, Germans from Russia Heritage Collection, NDSU Libraries, Fargo, ND, page 360.
  5. 5.0 5.1 R. Drefs. ‘’Bessarabian Village Death Records, 186x’’ Published by the Odessa Digital Library - 17 June 1999
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 R. Drefs. Bessarabian Village Birth Records, 187x Published by the Odessa Digital Library 18 Apr 1998
  7. Gottfried Klaus Death Death Certificate. Ancestry. Montana Death Records Ancestry Record 5437 #61065054
  8. 8.0 8.1 Family Search. United States Census, 1900 Michael Klauss, Townships 144-148-Ranges 84-93, Mercer, North Dakota, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 95, sheet 8B, family 128, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,229.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Woodenshoes. Find a Grave Memorial for Justine Klaus #6159658

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