THE KROUSE FAMILY

          Submitted by Chris Langheld 

                              

  Descendants of FRANZ OTTOMAR  

                                                               Copied From The Krouse Family Bible

                              

                                               Curtis Krouse's Model of Germantown Colony

Krouse Artifacts, picture taken at Germantown long before anyone did any preserving of the site.

                     Bob Grambling Photo, Compliments of Greg Grambling

Generation No. 1

 

1. FRANZ OTTOMAR1 KROUSE He married JOHANNA DOROTHEE GETTIN.

 

Child of FRANZ KROUSE and JOHANNA GETTIN is:

Generation No. 2

 

2. FRANCIO OTTO2 KROUSE (FRANZ OTTOMAR1)1 was born 23 Mar 1828 in HAINICHEN GERMANY, and died 20 Apr 1890 in GERMANTOWN WEBSTER PARISH LA. He married BERNHARDINE ROSUARA GOENTGEN 29 May 1860 in HOMER LA.. She was born 13 Sep 1839 in GERMANTOWN WEBSTER PARISH LA, and died 07 Sep 1918 in GERMANTOWN WEBSTER PARISH LA.

Notes for FRANCIO OTTO KROUSE:

F.O. KROUSE WAS A DOCTOR. HIS SONS FRANCIS OTTO AND ARTHUR MARRIED SISTERS BERTHA AND TRUDIE LANGHELD [New FTW Family File.FTW]

FRANCIO WAS A DR.

Children of FRANCIO KROUSE and BERNHARDINE GOENTGEN are:

Generation No. 3

 

3. FRANCIS LOUIS3 KROUSE (FRANCIO OTTO2, FRANZ OTTOMAR1)3 was born 10 Aug 1863 in GERMANTOWN WEBSTER PARISH LA3, and died 12 Mar 1912 in GERMANTOWN WEBSTER PARISH LA3. He married SUSIE FLORENCE CHANLER3 03 Jul 1889 in SIBLEY LA.. She was born 22 Sep 18683, and died 22 Jun 19283.

Notes for FRANCIS LOUIS KROUSE:

Children of FRANCIS KROUSE and SUSIE CHANLER are:

Curtis, Shirley, Velma, Arthur, Ruby, Bernie, Iona, Chester, Eunice, Frankie and Pratt

4. MAXIMIMILLION JOESEPH3 KROUSE (FRANCIO OTTO2, FRANZ OTTOMAR1)4 was born 28 Dec 1864 in GERMANTOWN WEBSTER PARISH LA, and died 02 May 1938 in GERMANTOWN WEBSTER PARISH LA4. He married ADDIE DELLA ELKINS4 11 Feb 1892 in MINDEN LA., daughter of WILLIAM ELKINS and NANCY GAMBLE. She was born 25 Jan 1875 in SHONGALOO LA, and died 15 Jan 1932 in WEBSTER PARISH LA..

Notes for MAXIMIMILLION JOESEPH KROUSE:

HIS DEATH CERTIFICATE GIVES HIS NAME AS MAXEY JOESEPH.

Child of MAXIMIMILLION KROUSE and ADDIE ELKINS is:

5. ROSAURA VICTORIA3 KROUSE (FRANCIO OTTO2, FRANZ OTTOMAR1)5 was born 18 Mar 1871 in GERMANTOWN WEBSTER PARISH LA, and died 13 Sep 1941 in CLAIBORNE PARISH LA.. She married GEORGE WASHINGTON ALEXANDER 07 Feb 1894 in MINDEN LA..

Notes for ROSAURA VICTORIA KROUSE:

ACCORDING TO A LIST FROM ELSIE HOCK ROSAURA WAS CALLED ROSALIE.

Child of ROSAURA KROUSE and GEORGE ALEXANDER is:

Generation No. 4

6. ARTHUR RAFFETT4 KROUSE (FRANCIS LOUIS3, FRANCIO OTTO2, FRANZ OTTOMAR1)6 was born 20 Aug 18907, and died 30 Apr 19727. He married BERTHA ESTELLE LANGHELD8,9,10 15 Jan 191411,12. She was born 15 Jul 1895 in CLAIBORNE PARISH LA.13,14, and died 26 May 197515,16,17.

Notes for ARTHUR RAFFETT KROUSE:

ARTHUR AND HIS BROTHER FRANCIS OTTO MARRIED LANGHELD SISTERS BERTHA AND GERTRUDE

Photograph of Arthur & Bertha Krouse

Children of ARTHUR KROUSE and BERTHA LANGHELD are:

7. EMILE STAKOWSKI4 KROUSE (FRANCIS LOUIS3, FRANCIO OTTO2, FRANZ OTTOMAR1) was born 01 Feb 1892. He married INA.

Children of EMILE KROUSE and INA are:

8. FRANCIS OTTO4 KROUSE (FRANCIS LOUIS3, FRANCIO OTTO2, FRANZ OTTOMAR1)18 was born 09 Oct 1893 in WEBSTER PARISH LA., and died 25 Dec 1966 in WEBSTER PARISH LA.. He married EDITH GERTRUDE LANGHELD19,20 13 Dec 1914 in CLAIBORNE PARISH LA.21. She was born 18 Oct 1896 in CLAIBORNE PARISH LA.22,23, and died 14 Oct 1972 in MINDEN LA.24,25.

Notes for FRANCIS OTTO KROUSE:

FRANK DIED OF A SELF INFLICTED GUN SHOT AT HIS HOME IN WEBSTER PARISH LA.

FRANK RAISED HIS CHILDREN ON HIS EFFORTS AS A FARMER AND CATTLEMAN. GERTRUDE ATTENDED THE BAPTIST CHURCH.

More About FRANCIS OTTO KROUSE:

Burial: GERMANTOWN CEMETERY WEBSTER PARISH LA.

More About EDITH GERTRUDE LANGHELD:

Burial: GERMANTOWN CEMETERY WEBSTER PARISH LA.25

Children of FRANCIS KROUSE and EDITH LANGHELD are:

                                                 

                                                  Prescott Krouse Son of Frank

9. EUNICE BERNARDINE4 KROUSE (FRANCIS LOUIS3, FRANCIO OTTO2, FRANZ OTTOMAR1) was born 09 Oct 1895. She married WILLIAM DUNLAP MILLER.

Children of EUNICE KROUSE and WILLIAM MILLER are:

10. IONA ROSAURA4 KROUSE (FRANCIS LOUIS3, FRANCIO OTTO2, FRANZ OTTOMAR1) was born 23 Jul 1897 in CLAIBORNE PARISH LA., and died 15 Aug 2000. She married ROBERT LEE BOTZONG 15 Apr 1917 in MINDEN LA.. He was born 02 Feb 1888 in CLAIBORNE PARISH LA., and died 01 Sep 1966 in PINEVILLE LA.

Notes for IONA ROSAURA KROUSE:

IONA KROUSE BOTZONG (SISTER OF FRANK AND ARTHER KROUSE) LIVED TO BE 104 YEARS OLD. MY LAST CONTACT WITH HER WAS JULY 2000, AND SHE WAS STILL ALERT AND ABLE TO WALK ALONE. SHE MARRIED ROBERT BOTZONG, A GRANDSON OF MY GREAT GRANDMOTHER, EMALINE, MILLER, BOTZONG, LANGHELD.

More About IONA ROSAURA KROUSE:

Burial: HOLLY SPRINGS BAPTIST CHURCH

Notes for ROBERT LEE BOTZONG:

ROBERT WORKED AS A MECHANIC AND RAN A SHOP OF HIS OWN IN TIOGA LA. SS# 434 24 3429

More About ROBERT LEE BOTZONG:

Burial: FOREST LAWN CEM. PINEVILLE

Children of IONA KROUSE and ROBERT BOTZONG are:

11. CHESTER PHILLIP4 KROUSE (FRANCIS LOUIS3, FRANCIO OTTO2, FRANZ OTTOMAR1) was born 28 Apr 1899 in WEBSTER PARISH LA, and died 06 May 1981. He married FLORENCE VASTIE VEAZEY 05 Apr 1931 in WEBSTER PARISH LA.. She was born 14 Dec 1911, and died 1992.

 
      ALINE  MILLER WAS GIVEN TO CHESTER KROUSE IN DEC. 1930 AFTER THE DEATH OF THIER MOTHER IN NOV.  AND RAISED BY THEM. SHE HAD A SISTER,  ALICE BERNICE, WHO WAS ALSO GIVEN TO CHESTER  TO RAISE. I TALKED TO HER ABOUT THIS AND SHE DOESN'T KNOW  WHY THE KROUSES WERE PICKED TO RAISE HER AND HER SISTER, OR IF THE KROUSE FAMILY  ASKED FOR THE GIRLS. AT THE TIME THE GIRLS WENT TO THE KROUSE HOUSEHOLD THERE WAS NO MARRIED COUPLE LIVING THERE. THE NEXT SPRING CHESTER GOT MARRIED AND BROUGHT HIS NEW WIFE THERE TO LIVE. THIS WOULD SPEAK WELL FOR THE KROUSE FAMILY, ESPECIALLY  CHESTER, WHO AT THE AGE OF ABOUT 30  ASSUMED THE DUTIES OF A FATHER AND WAS NOT YET EVEN MARRIED.
 
ALINE GAVE ME THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT BY LETTER AND PHONE IN JAN 2004.
 
    I GREW UP AT GERMANTOWN OUT FROM MINDEN, AND WENT TO MINDEN SCHOOL. I GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOL IN 1940. IT WAS HARD GROWING UP ON A FARM IN MY DAY. (1930--1940). WE ALL WORKED IN THE FIELDS AND HOME. I DID NOT HAVE TO MILK THE COWS, BUT I WORKED IN THE HOUSE.  I COOKED, GOT IN THE WOOD, FED THE CHICKENS ETC. I DID HOE AND PICK COTTON. WE HAD PLENTY TO EAT AND A GOOD ROOF OVER OUR HEADS, FOR WHICH I AM THANKFUL. WE HAD NO FANCY CLOTHES OR MONEY. WE DID HAVE A TRUCK WHICH FEW PEOPLE HAD IN THAT TIME. WE HAD ONE OF THOSE TELEPHONES WITH THE HAND OPERATED RINGER AND WHEN YOU COULD NOT HEAR ON IT YOU HAD TO GO OUT AND POUR WATER ON THE GROUND WIRE SO IT WOULD MAKE A BETTER CONNECTION.  WE HAD CARBIDE LIGHTS IN THE HOUSE WHICH WERE LIKE ELECTRIC LIGHTS EXCEPT THEY USED CARBIDE GAS MADE FROM CARBIDE AND WATER IN A TANK BURIED IN THE GROUND. I THINK GRANDMA LANGHELD HAD THEM TOO.
      I USED TO GO UP THERE SOME AND KNEW ALL THE LANGHELDS A LITTLE. I KNEW ORAN, FINIS, AND EDGAR BETTER THAN THE REST. I REMEMBER JOHN BUT I CAN'T TELL YOU ANYTHING ABOUT HIM. MAYBE MILDRED OR ELSIE COULD TELL YOU ABOUT HIM.
        WE WENT TO CLINE VEASEY'S HOUSE ON SAT. NIGHT TO LISTEN TO THE GRAND OLD OPRY ON THE RADIO UNTILL LATER ON WHEN WE GOT ONE AT HOME.
         AFTER GRADUATION FROM HIGH SCHOOL I WENT TO WORK FOR THE SELECTIVE SERVICE SYSTEM IN 1941. I WORKED FOR THEM ABOUT 3 YEARS AND WHEN THE DRAFT SLOWED DOWN I WENT TO WORK FOR EMPIRE SOUTHERN GAS CO. AND WORKED FOR THEM UNTIL MAY 1947 WHEN I WAS MARRIED. IN THAT TIME WE WOULD RENT A ROOM IN SOMEONE'S HOUSE AND STAY THERE IN TOWN DURING THE WEEK , THEN GO HOME ON WEEKENDS. I LIVED WITH A FAMILY NAMED WATERS ON McDONALD  ST.  AT ONE TIME SHE HAD 6 GIRLS LIVING IN 3 ROOMS OF HER HOME.
         A J LOWE WENT TO WORK FOR INTERSTATE PIPE LINE CO AT 19 YEARS OF AGE AND WAS A GAUGER FOR THEM AT WELLER TANK FARM. I MET HIM ON A BLIND DATE. HE WAS TRANSFERRED TO BROOKHAVEN MS. IN JAN 1947 AND WE WERE MARRIED IN MAY OF THAT SAME YEAR. WE MOVED TO BROOKHAVEN  AND HAVE BEEN HERE SINCE THEN. THE OIL CO.  WAS SOLD AND CHANGED NAMES SEVERAL TIMES AND IS NOW CALLED EXXON.
WHEN HIS UNIT WAS TRANSFERRED TO  SOUTH LA.  ABOUT 20 YEARS LATER, A J LEFT THE OIL CO AND WENT TO WORK FOR PAUL REVERE INS. CO.  HE RETIRED FROM THERE AFTER 22 YEARS. THIS IS HOME TO OUR 3 CHILDREN.
          I STAYED HOME WITH OUR CHILDREN UNTIL THEY WERE OLDER AND THEN WENT TO WORK AS A TEACHERS AID IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL HERE IN BROOKHAVEN. THEN ALL THE FIRST GRADE CHILDREN  IN THE  BROOKHAVEN  SCHOOLS WENT TO SCHOOL THERE. AT ONE TIME WE HAD 13 FIRST GRADE CLASSES THERE. IT HAS CHANGED SINCE THEN. I RETIRED AFTER 13 YEARS THERE.
         ALINE LOWE   JAN 2004    

 

More About CHESTER PHILLIP KROUSE:

Burial: GERMAN TOWN CEMETERY WEBSTER PARISH LA.

More About FLORENCE VASTIE VEAZEY:

Burial: GERMAN TOWN CEMETERY WEBSTER PARISH LA.

Children of CHESTER KROUSE and FLORENCE VEAZEY are:

Florence, wife of Chester, with Don and Dale

12. LOUIS BERNARD4 KROUSE (FRANCIS LOUIS3, FRANCIO OTTO2, FRANZ OTTOMAR1) was born 24 May 1901 in MINDEN LA, and died 08 Feb 1970 in HAYNESVILLE LA.. He married FLORENCE HUTCHINS 25 Sep 1926 in WEBSTER PARISH LA.. She was born 01 Jun 1903 in YELLOWPINE LA WEBSTER PARISH, and died 27 Sep 1993 in HAYNESVILLE LA..

More About LOUIS BERNARD KROUSE:

Burial: GERMANTOWN CEMETERY WEBSTER PARISH LA

Notes for FLORENCE HUTCHINS:

FLORENCE WAS A HALF SISTER OF GLADYS HUTCHINS, MY WIFE. WHEN GLADYS WAS VERY YOUNG TIMES WERE TOUGH FOR GLADYS AND HER MOTHER SO FLORENCE TOOK GLADYS TO RAISE WITH HER OWN CHILDREN.

CHRIS LANGHELD 7 11 2003

Children of LOUIS KROUSE and FLORENCE HUTCHINS are:

13. SHIRLEY DAVID4 KROUSE (FRANCIS LOUIS3, FRANCIO OTTO2, FRANZ OTTOMAR1) was born 16 Nov 1902 in MINDEN LA, and died 27 Aug 2000 in HUNTSVILLE AL.. He married JO ELLEN WHITE.

Children of SHIRLEY KROUSE and JO WHITE are:

14. CURTIS LIFE4 KROUSE (FRANCIS LOUIS3, FRANCIO OTTO2, FRANZ OTTOMAR1) was born 30 Nov 1908 in MINDEN LA, and died 01 Mar 1991 in POINT BLANK TX. He married MATTIE LEE LONG 24 Dec 1933. She was born 18 May 1911 in MINDEN LA, and died 15 Aug 1986 in HOUSTON TX.

More About CURTIS LIFE KROUSE:

Burial: HOUSTON TX

More About MATTIE LEE LONG:

Burial: HOUSTON TX

Children of CURTIS KROUSE and MATTIE LONG are:

15. VELMA IRENE4 KROUSE (FRANCIS LOUIS3, FRANCIO OTTO2, FRANZ OTTOMAR1) was born 01 May 1910. She married W.S. (BILL) TUGGLE.

Children of VELMA KROUSE and W.S. TUGGLE are:

16. CLARENCE4 KROUSE (MAXIMIMILLION JOESEPH3, FRANCIO OTTO2, FRANZ OTTOMAR1) He married ETTIE EFFERSON.

Child of CLARENCE KROUSE and ETTIE EFFERSON is:

17. LESLIE4 ALEXANDER (ROSAURA VICTORIA3 KROUSE, FRANCIO OTTO2, FRANZ OTTOMAR1) She married RALPH CROSS.

Children of LESLIE ALEXANDER and RALPH CROSS are:

Generation No. 5

 

18. HAYWARD5 KROUSE (ARTHUR RAFFETT4, FRANCIS LOUIS3, FRANCIO OTTO2, FRANZ OTTOMAR1)27 was born 28 Apr 1916, and died 28 Jul 1995. He married JEWELL.

 

Children of HAYWARD KROUSE and JEWELL are:

19. THOMAS RAYMOND5 KROUSE (ARTHUR RAFFETT4, FRANCIS LOUIS3, FRANCIO OTTO2, FRANZ OTTOMAR1) was born 10 Mar 1920 in MINDEN LA., and died 24 Dec 1997. He married ANNA MARGARET DAVIS 22 Dec 1940 in LAMESA TX.. She was born 12 Jun 1919 in TULA MS., and died Jan 1994.

Children of THOMAS KROUSE and ANNA DAVIS are:

20. AYLON LLOYD5 KROUSE (ARTHUR RAFFETT4, FRANCIS LOUIS3, FRANCIO OTTO2, FRANZ OTTOMAR1) was born 11 Sep 1921 in HOUSTON TX.. He married FLORENCE EVELYN KEEN. She was born 10 Mar 1924 in ELKHART TX..

Children of AYLON KROUSE and FLORENCE KEEN are:

21. DORTHY5 KROUSE (ARTHUR RAFFETT4, FRANCIS LOUIS3, FRANCIO OTTO2, FRANZ OTTOMAR1) was born 04 Aug 1923, and died 30 May 1963 in HOUSTON TX.. She married E. LAWERENCE SANDLIN 24 Sep 1942 in SANANTONIO TX. He died 01 Dec 1980 in HOUSTON TX..

More About DORTHY KROUSE:

Burial: RESTHAVEN CEMETERY HOUSTON TX.

More About E. LAWERENCE SANDLIN:

Burial: HOUSTON TX.

Child of DORTHY KROUSE and E. SANDLIN is:

22. MARIE5 KROUSE (ARTHUR RAFFETT4, FRANCIS LOUIS3, FRANCIO OTTO2, FRANZ OTTOMAR1) was born 26 Aug 1926 in ROGANVILE TX.. She married SYLVESTER H. WEISINGER 16 Jun 1944 in HOUSTON TX. He was born 08 Sep 1919 in GRAPELAND TX., and died 16 Feb 1986 in JACKSONVILLE TX..

More About SYLVESTER H. WEISINGER:

Burial: RESTHAVEN CEMETERY HOUSTON TX.

Children of MARIE KROUSE and SYLVESTER WEISINGER are:

23. WALTER DAVID5 KROUSE (ARTHUR RAFFETT4, FRANCIS LOUIS3, FRANCIO OTTO2, FRANZ OTTOMAR1) was born 15 Dec 1932 in HOUSTON TX.. He married (1) HELEN KAY KOSS in HOUSTON TX. She was born 11 Jul in LAGRANGE TX. He married (2) IMOGENE COATS 01 Jul 1953. She was born in TROUP TX..

Children of WALTER KROUSE and HELEN KOSS are:

Children of WALTER KROUSE and IMOGENE COATS are:

24. LOUIS PRESCOTT5 KROUSE (FRANCIS OTTO4, FRANCIS LOUIS3, FRANCIO OTTO2, FRANZ OTTOMAR1) was born 21 Jul 1915 in WEBSTER PARISH LA., and died 25 Oct 1994 in MINDEN LA.. He married RITA FLORENCE MOORE 03 Aug 1943 in LITTLE ROCK AR.. She was born 24 Aug 1921 in EQUALITY CO IL., and died 29 Dec 1995 in MINDEN LA.

Notes for LOUIS PRESCOTT KROUSE:

PRESCOTT WAS A HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR AND FARMER.

More About LOUIS PRESCOTT KROUSE:

Burial: CREMATED

More About RITA FLORENCE MOORE:

Burial: CREMATED

Children of LOUIS KROUSE and RITA MOORE are:

25. ELSIE ALICE5 KROUSE (FRANCIS OTTO4, FRANCIS LOUIS3, FRANCIO OTTO2, FRANZ OTTOMAR1) was born 12 Dec 1916 in MINDEN LA. She married RALPH LAYMOND HOCK28 24 Jun 1939 in WEBSTER PARISH LA.. He was born 24 Jun 1914 in CHICKASHA OK..

Notes for ELSIE ALICE KROUSE:

Elsie grew up in the red hills of north La. and in the process developed a love for life, family, friends,and nature that is not often matched. She is constantly busy, with her flower garden, her Sunday school class of preschool children, or answering questions for those of us who are trying to find answers to some family history problem. Her interests are as varied as the people she is involved with. She is equally comfortable with the president of a large company or some needy person that she has comforted with some of the bare necessities of life. If she finds a need she fills it with her time, her talents and her money.

She has been married to Ralph Hock for more than 60 years and they still seem to enjoy each other with a zest more suited to a couple half thier age. Thier interests may be varied but they persue every new challenge as if each already knows that the choice the other will make. They seem to be intellectually in tune, from thier local interest in nature and the preservation of the ecology, to thier interest in world travel.

Elsie probably more than anyone else made it possible for me to get as much information together as I have for this family history. She always makes time for me when I ask silly questions. Everyone i know is proud to call Elsie a friend. Chris Langheld, Nov, 12, 2000

Notes for RALPH LAYMOND HOCK:

Born in Chickashay Ok. the oldest of 6 sons. At about 8 years of age he began his first paper route. Soon

the local grocery store owner hired him to clean the store and deliver groceries. He even learned to cut meat as the butcher did.One of his jobs as delivery boy was to deliver the fresh produce that could not be saved to the less fortunate people at a railroad overpass, where they would make a meal of it. One day when his aunt visited his mother, she asked in his hearing what his plans were for after high school. His mother said "college of course" When the aunt asked him what he would study he answered "chemical engineering" because he had heard this was the hardest course. When he visited his grandfather Jack Reynolds, who lived near the Indian reservation, theKiowa and Apache Indian would come to the fence but never came over to play with him. Once when the family was seated at supper, the door opened and a variety of Indians filed in and squatted against the wall and watched the family eat. Not a word was spoken until the Indians filed out again.

At a Chickashay bording house he came to know the Indian who had served as the model for the Indianhead nickel. Here he also met Will Rogers. During the great depression his father bid on a job hauling the mail from the post office to the airport. It was part time work and one man hired on to cover his main operation which was bootlegging. His name was Sherman Billingsley, who later owned the stork club in New York. At the airport he also met Wiley Post.

When he entered college at the University of Oklahoma, he worked with the inter urban railway that served Oklahoma City and Norman Ok. His job was from 4 to 7 am so it fit his school schedule well.In 1936 he received his chemical engineering degree and stayed on a fifth year to get a secon degree in petroleum refining. After graduation in 1937 he went to work for Stanolind Oil co in Hackberry La. In 1938 he was transferred to Minden La. and met Elsie Krouse. They were married in 1939 and recently celebrated 61 years of marriage.

He had been in the ROTC in college and was called into active duty as a 2nd Lt soon after Pearl Harbor. In May of 1942 he was part of the 630th Ordinance Co. in Australia. It consisted of 6 white officers and 160 black enlisted men. In Jan 1945 he was assigned to the Pentagon in Washington D.C.. Elsie joined him there in April. He had been in combat 23 months and in the service 44 months when he was discharged a captain.

He entered graduate school at the University Of Oklahoma in 1945 and received a Professional Engineering degree. He returned to Cottonvalley Operators where he worked until 1952. Then joined A.J. Hodges where he worked until 1972 when he formed his own Petroleum Engineering Service Co. Later his sons Bruce and Larry joined him and they formed the Petro Chem. Operating Co in Shreveport La. This is now the sons business With Ralph serving as resident engineer.

He has taught Sunday School at 1st Baptist Church in Minden several years and now works with the preschool childen. At the age of 87 it is reported he still gets down on the floor with the children.

This information from Ralph and Elsie Hock. July 2000 Chris Langheld

Children of ELSIE KROUSE and RALPH HOCK are:

26. EDITH FLORENCE5 KROUSE (FRANCIS OTTO4, FRANCIS LOUIS3, FRANCIO OTTO2, FRANZ OTTOMAR1) was born 21 Dec 1918 in WEBSTER PARISH LA., and died 30 Jan 1992 in MINDEN LA. She married WALTER W. SIMPSON 01 Nov 1945 in GREAT FALLS MON.. He was born 11 Dec 1911 in E ST LOUIS IL., and died 06 Feb 1980 in SPRINGHILL LA..

Notes for WALTER W. SIMPSON:

WALTER AND EDITH WERE METHODISTS------- WALTER WORKED IN OIL FIELDS IN MISSOURI AND LOUISIANA

Child of EDITH KROUSE and WALTER SIMPSON is:

27. GLADYS LATITA5 KROUSE (FRANCIS OTTO4, FRANCIS LOUIS3, FRANCIO OTTO2, FRANZ OTTOMAR1) was born 13 Mar 1920 in WEBSTER PARISH LA.. She married OSA BENTON JR MOBLEY 05 Sep 1947. He was born 24 Dec 1923 in ELM GROVE LA, and died 16 Jan 1998 in E BATON ROUGE LA..

Notes for OSA BENTON JR MOBLEY:

GLADYS ATTENDED THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH, OSA WAS A GEOLOGIST

More About OSA BENTON JR MOBLEY:

Burial: FORREST PARK CEMETERY SHREVEPORT LA.

Children of GLADYS KROUSE and OSA MOBLEY are:

28. PIERCE FRANKLIN5 KROUSE (FRANCIS OTTO4, FRANCIS LOUIS3, FRANCIO OTTO2, FRANZ OTTOMAR1) was born 24 Dec 1921 in WEBSTER PARISH LA., and died 02 Feb 1991 in KIRBYVILLE TX. He married JOSEPHINE ROBB DAWKINS 16 Sep 1952 in HILLSBORO FL.. She was born 08 Jun 1926 in TAMPA FL..

Notes for PIERCE FRANKLIN KROUSE:

PIERCE AND JOSEPHINE WERE EPISCOPALALIENS. PIERCE WORKED AS A FORRESTER IN SEVERAL PARISHES IN LA. AND IN KIRBYVILLE TX AS A FORRESTER

More About PIERCE FRANKLIN KROUSE:

Cause of Death: PR0STATE CANCER

Children of PIERCE KROUSE and JOSEPHINE DAWKINS are:

29. RUPERT BENJAMIN5 KROUSE (FRANCIS OTTO4, FRANCIS LOUIS3, FRANCIO OTTO2, FRANZ OTTOMAR1) was born 19 Oct 1923 in WEBSTER PARISH LA., and died 14 Oct 2004 in MINDEN LA GARDEN OF MEMORIES CEMETERY. He married SARAH MAE HEARRON 22 Jan 1947 in MINDEN LA.. She was born 17 Aug 1928 in MINDEN LA..

Notes for RUPERT BENJAMIN KROUSE:

RUPERT WAS A RAILROAD ENGINEER FOR THE KCS AND L&A RAILROADS. THEY ATTENDED THE BAPTIST CHURCH

Rupert Krouse

Funeral services for Mr. Rupert Benjamin Krouse will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2004, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden. His life's message will be shared by the Rev. Wayne DuBose, the Rev. Bill Ichter and the Rev. Bill Collins. Burial will follow at Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Minden.

Visitation will be held from 5 until 9 p.m. today, Nov. 16, at the funeral home.

Mr. Krouse, a native of the Germantown Community, passed away Sunday, Nov. 14. He was born Oct. 19, 1923. He was a liberator of Western Europe with the 3rd Infantry Division in World War II. He helped build the world's greatest economy by serving 35 years on the Kansas City Southern and L&A Railroad. He also spent a lifetime helping others. He taught his girls and grandchildren to hunt, fish, how to garden and to work and live life. He was a longtime member of First Baptist Church in Minden, where helped organize Jack Woodard's Sunday School class. H! e also belonged to Grand Lodge of Louisiana, F & A.M.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Gertrude Langheld Krouse; his brothers, Prescott and Pierce Krouse; sister, Edith Krouse Simpson and extended family member, Joe Murphy.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Sarah Hearron Krouse; daughters, Pam Krouse Lowe and husband Eddie of Minden, Paula Krouse Stewart and husband Travis of Arcadia, Phyllis Krouse Collins and husband Bill of Natchitoches; grandchildren, Jamin Butcher, Rachel Butcher, Lori Branch and husband Kyle, Maryann Stewart, Janie Stewart, Cole Collins and Cordell Collins; sisters, Elsie Krouse Hock and Gladys Krouse Mobley; brothers, J.L. Krouse and Otto Krouse; extended family member, Don Murphy and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Jamin Butcher, Eddie Lowe, Bill Collins, Mike Merritt, Gordon Still and Johnny Williams. Honorary pallbearers will be Travis Stewart, Cole Collins, Cordell Collins, his dear friend, Buster Sa! nders, Jack Woodard's Sunday School class, and the KCS-L&A Railroad crew.

The family wishes to express their appreciation to all the workers at Arcadia Healthcare Center and Dr. Carl Hines, and thanks to Larry for rescuing "Daddy" when he got lost on I-20. The best "Paw Paw" that a child could ever have prayed this prayer every day, "Dear Lord, thank you for the food, the children and the grandchildren. Help us down the road of life and teach us to serve others better. Amen."

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

More About RUPERT BENJAMIN KROUSE:

Cause of Death: COMPLICATIONS OF ALZHEIMERS

Children of RUPERT KROUSE and SARAH HEARRON are:

30. JOEL LIFE J.L.5 KROUSE (FRANCIS OTTO4, FRANCIS LOUIS3, FRANCIO OTTO2, FRANZ OTTOMAR1) was born 06 Aug 1925 in WEBSTER PARISH LA.. He married STELLA JO ANN TOWNES 16 Jan 1950 in TULSA OK.. She was born 13 Feb 1927.

Notes for JOEL LIFE J.L. KROUSE:

J.L. AND JO ANN BELONG TO THE METHODIST CHURCH.

Children of JOEL KROUSE and STELLA TOWNES are:

31. FRANCIS OTTO III5 KROUSE (FRANCIS OTTO4, FRANCIS LOUIS3, FRANCIO OTTO2, FRANZ OTTOMAR1)29 was born 24 Feb 1934 in MINDEN LA. He married LOIS MAE BAILEY 21 Nov 1958. She was born 08 Oct 1936 in HAYNESVILLE LA.

Notes for FRANCIS OTTO III KROUSE:

OTTO AND LOIS BELONG TO THE METHODIST CHURCH. OTTO WORKED IN STEEL MANUFACTURING AND IN SCHOOL MAINTENANCE.

Children of FRANCIS KROUSE and LOIS BAILEY are:

Latricia and Lois Jean Krouse, daughter's of Otto Krouse

32. MARGARET FRANCES5 BOTZONG (IONA ROSAURA4 KROUSE, FRANCIS LOUIS3, FRANCIO OTTO2, FRANZ OTTOMAR1) was born 25 Apr 1918 in MINDEN LA, and died 18 Feb 1977 in GrEENVILLE TN.. She married EARL ROY KELLER 15 Apr 1947 in TIOGA LA. He was born 07 Nov 1915.

More About MARGARET FRANCES BOTZONG:

Burial: TN

Child of MARGARET BOTZONG and EARL KELLER is:

33. WILBUR BERNARD5 BOTZONG (IONA ROSAURA4 KROUSE, FRANCIS LOUIS3, FRANCIO OTTO2, FRANZ OTTOMAR1) was born 24 May 1920 in MINDEN LA, and died 26 Feb 1993 in WESTMINSTER CA.. He married GEORGIE MAE MAYEUX 04 Sep 1948 in MORREAUVILLE LA. She was born 09 Apr 1924.

Notes for WILBUR BERNARD BOTZONG:

WILBUR WAS A COL. IN THE USAF.

Children of WILBUR BOTZONG and GEORGIE MAYEUX are:

34. SHIRLEY LEONA5 BOTZONG (IONA ROSAURA4 KROUSE, FRANCIS LOUIS3, FRANCIO OTTO2, FRANZ OTTOMAR1) was born 14 Apr 1927 in MINDEN LA. She married ELDRED TROY SMITH 31 Jul 1948 in TIOGA LA. He was born 20 May 1923.

Children of SHIRLEY BOTZONG and ELDRED SMITH are:

35. GLENN HAROLD5 BOTZONG (IONA ROSAURA4 KROUSE, FRANCIS LOUIS3, FRANCIO OTTO2, FRANZ OTTOMAR1) was born 08 Jan 1940 in PINEVILLE LA. He married CAROLYN JUNE TOWNSEND 14 Aug 1963 in LAS VEGAS NEVADA. She was born 17 Feb 1942.

Children of GLENN BOTZONG and CAROLYN TOWNSEND are:

36. DON FRANCIS5 KROUSE (CHESTER PHILLIP4, FRANCIS LOUIS3, FRANCIO OTTO2, FRANZ OTTOMAR1) was born 03 Jan 1945. He married REBECCA BOWER30 23 Jan 1975 in MINDEN LA. She was born 20 Jan 1950 in BRIAN OHIO.

Rebecca Bower Krouse

Child of DON KROUSE and REBECCA BOWER is:

Frank Krouse, 2004, son of Don Krouse, son of Chester

37. BETTY JO5 KROUSE (LOUIS BERNARD4, FRANCIS LOUIS3, FRANCIO OTTO2, FRANZ OTTOMAR1) was born 10 Mar 1932. She married DOUGLAS JONES 21 Oct 1950. He was born 23 Jul 1932.

Children of BETTY KROUSE and DOUGLAS JONES are:

     
    Charles Miller grew up on this road.  Charles and Kaye Wright Miller's son, Michael, lives near the old home place with his family. 

    Charles' mother lived there until her death.

 

Endnotes

 

1. New FTW Family File.FTW, Date of Import: Apr 21, 2000.

2. ELSIE HOCK 1383 HIWAY 531 MINDEN LA 71055.

3. New FTW Family File.FTW, Date of Import: Apr 21, 2000.

4. CHERYL TERRY POB 1257 JENA LA 71342.

5. ELSIE HOCK 1383 HIWAY 531 MINDEN LA 71055.

6. LANGHELD FAMILY.FBK 4 3 2000.FBK.FTW, Date of Import: Apr 12, 2000.

7. New FTW Family File.FTW, Date of Import: Apr 21, 2000.

8. langheld family.fbk 4 3 2000.fbk.ftw GRACE WATSON 9 13 2000, Date of Import: Apr 12, 2000.

9. New FTW Family File.FTW, Date of Import: Apr 21, 2000.

10. LANGHELD FAMILY.FBK 4 3 2000.FBK.FTW, Date of Import: Apr 12, 2000.

11. langheld family.fbk 4 3 2000.fbk.ftw GRACE WATSON 9 13 2000, MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE CLAIBORNE PAR. LA, Date of Import: Apr 12, 2000.

12. New FTW Family File.FTW, Date of Import: Apr 21, 2000.

13. langheld family.fbk 4 3 2000.fbk.ftw GRACE WATSON 9 13 2000, Date of Import: Apr 12, 2000.

14. New FTW Family File.FTW, Date of Import: Apr 21, 2000.

15. langheld family.fbk 4 3 2000.fbk.ftw GRACE WATSON 9 13 2000, Date of Import: Apr 12, 2000.

16. New FTW Family File.FTW, Date of Import: Apr 21, 2000.

17. LANGHELD FAMILY.FBK 4 3 2000.FBK.FTW, Date of Import: Apr 12, 2000.

18. ELSIE HOCK 1383 HIWAY 531 MINDEN LA 71055.

19. langheld family.fbk 4 3 2000.fbk.ftw GRACE WATSON 9 13 2000, Date of Import: Apr 12, 2000.

20. New FTW Family File.FTW, Date of Import: Apr 21, 2000.

21. MARRIAGE RECORD STATE OF LA CLAIBORNE PAR.BOOK 15 PG 136.

22. langheld family.fbk 4 3 2000.fbk.ftw GRACE WATSON 9 13 2000, Date of Import: Apr 12, 2000.

23. New FTW Family File.FTW, Date of Import: Apr 21, 2000.

24. langheld family.fbk 4 3 2000.fbk.ftw GRACE WATSON 9 13 2000, Date of Import: Apr 12, 2000.

25. New FTW Family File.FTW, Date of Import: Apr 21, 2000.

26. MRS ELSIE HOCK MINDEN LA..

27. ELSIE HOCK 1136.

22. langheld family.fbk 4 3 2000.fbk.ftw GRACE WATSON 9 13 2000, Date of Import: Apr 12, 2000.

23. New FTW Family File.FTW, Date of Import: Apr 21, 2000.

24. langheld family.fbk 4 3 2000.fbk.ftw GRACE WATSON 9 13 2000, Date of Import: Apr 12, 2000.

25. New FTW Family File.FTW, Date of Import: Apr 21, 2000.

26. MRS ELSIE HOCK MINDEN LA..

27. ELSIE HOCK 1383 HIWAY 531 MINDEN LA 71055, ALL KROUSE HISTORY FURNISHED BY ELSIE HOCK.

28. MRS ELSIE HOCK. MINDEN LA..

29. MRS ELSIE HOCK MINDEN LA..

30. REBECCA BOWER KROUSE OCT 2 2004.

31. MRS ELSIE HOCK.

32. JOEL LIFE KROUSE 7 1 2000.

33. THE BOTZONG FAMILY BY BILL BOTZONG JUNE 26 1997.

Also submitting pictures were Larry Mays and LeVerne Langheld Kidd