Schmalkalder, Germany-->Australia: KRAUSS family Glen Innes, Wellingrove, Inverell Districts NSW ... UPDATED
William KRAUSS born 1834 Schmalkalder, Germany, Occupation: Farmer, emigrated sometime to Australia, died 12 Sep 1898 Lambs Valley, Glen Innes NSW Australia. He first married in 1856 Margaret (or Margaretta) Elizabeth KNAUFF born 1833 Schmalkalder, Germany died 1879 Wellingrove NSW Australia, the daughter of John KNAUFF and Anne Elizabeth SHARPE.
This family has indeed been very difficult to research, but I have found the following children (possibly there were more):-
1.George Arthur KRAUSS born 1859 died 1912 married 1882 Glen Innes NSW to Elizabeth E. HOBBS. This couple had one known child; Hannah Elizabeth KRAUSS born 30 Dec 1889 Glen Innes and she married 1909 Glen Innes NSW Francis ADAMS.
2.Louisa (Louise / Loise) Christina KRAUSS born 19 Apr 1865 Glen Innes NSW Australia died 1884 Glen Innes NSW.
3.Hannah Elizabeth KRAUSS born 12 May 1867 Glen Innes NSW Australia married 31 May 1890 Edward DONNELLY.
4.Ranehart` KRAUSS born 1869 Wellingrove NSW died 1939 Inverell NSW married 1898 Inverell NSW Lina* (Lena) BRAZIER who was born abt 1884 died 1964 Inverell. Note*: Lina was the daughter of William BRAZIER and Mary (Marie) Broser MOIST. More about this family appears in my journals on the MOST family from Germany (my ancestors). Note`: Ranehart KRAUSS' first name appears recorded as Rined, Rinard, Reynard, Reinhardt, and even Rinchart!
Ranehart & Lina KRAUSS had I think 6 children;
(i) Alice M. KRAUSS born 1898 Inverell NSW
married 1921 Emmaville NSW Albert G. LEWIS 1891-1961 son of David William B. LEWIS and Sarah Louisa BATESON;
(ii) Ethel Elizabeth KRAUSS born 1900 Inverell NSW
married 1921 Glen Innes NSW Arnold Thomas FOSTER;
(iii) Arthur G. KRAUSS born 1902 Glen Innes NSW;
(iv) John William KRAUSS 1905-1965 Inverell NSW
(v) Colin Henry KRAUSS born 1907 Warialda NSW died 1951 Inverell NSW
(vi) Living male KRAUSS married living female MARCHANT.
5.Elizabeth Margaret KRAUSS born 22 Apr 1872 Wellingrove NSW died 1891 Inverell NSW.
6.Augusta KRAUSS born 19 Jan 1876 Wellingrove, died 1876 Wellingrove NSW.
After William KRAUSS' first wife Margaret Elizabeth KNAUFF passed away in 1879 he married again in Grafton NSW on 22 Sep 1881 to Elizbeth PAULUS born 3 Nov 1839 Viermunden, Hessen, Prussia died 5 Mar 1917 Glen Innes NSW. She was the daughter of Konrad PAULUS 1805-1869 of Viermunden and Anna Katharina MUELLER 1809-1881 of Frankenberg, Hessen.
This couple had two children:-
1.Henry Ernest KRAUSS 1882-1883 Glen Innes NSW
2.Alice May KRAUSS born 28 Aug 1887 Glen Innes died 22 Apr 1925 Glen Innes. Alice married 1 Nov 1906 Glen Innes to Edward Herbert RUSHBOURNE (Rusbourne) and had a large family of 10 children (have all their names). Spousal surnames of children: AUSTIN, CAVE, ARCHER, COLLYER, SUTTON, NEWSOME, MERTON, TOFT, BRINDLEY and BRADFORD.
Family members NSW and QLD (descendants of the Roads Merry family of Buckinghamshire) The ROADS Family of Buckinghamshire, and 'One-Place-Studies' of Waddesdon, Grendon Underwood and Wotton Underwood.
NSW Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages
KNAUFF data sourced by GenesReunited member Gail Pugh - DONNELLY ancestors.
PAULUS information - G.Shirra.
NB The KRAUS surname is prevalent in the State of Queensland between 1829 and 1914. It's possible that there are familial connections with the surname changed slightly.