Vitals: Carl Ferdinand & Margaret Georg Krause

Carl Ferdinand & Margaret Georg Krause

Carl Ferdinand W(ilhelm?) Krause (1840-1912) b. Evangelisch Paderborn, Westfalen, Prussia, Germany; r. Cove, Accident, Garrett Co., MD (son of Ludwig Wilhelm Ferdinand and Friedericke Hilcken Krause; Farmer/blacksmith) Because the family lived on the farm next to the church, he was appointed the first “Bellringer” at St. John’s, a very important responsibility in those days.
-burial: St. John’s Lutheran Church Cemetery, Cove, Accident, Garrett Co., MD (for GPS, see cemetery page)

Ferdinand Krause grave, Cove, MD

Margaret Louise Georg (1856-1941) b. Cove, Allegany Co., MD; r. Cove, MD (daughter of John & Louisa Smearman Georg)
-0bituary: Cumberland Evening Times, Cumberland, MD (4/26/41)-burial: St. John’s, Cove, MD (See cemetery for GPS)

Margaret L. Georg Krause stone, Cove, MD

Wedding: 1872, Baltimore, MD

Immigration: Ferdinand – 1871 from Evangelisch Paderborn, Westfallen, Prussia, and Port of Bremen to Baltimore on the Ohio, supposedly with his sister Ernestine, with whom he lost contact later. If she was on the ship, she had another surname (wife/widow) as their were no other Krauses on board. US citizenship papers signed in Garrett County, MD, 1884


1. George (1873-1937) b & r Western Maryland near Grantsville (m. Elizabeth C. Opel)
2. John Gerhard (1877-1937) b & r Accident, Garrett Co., MD (m. Mary Klotz)
3. Amelia Caroline (1878-1953) b & r Accident, MD (m. Burchard Hayes Bittinger)
4. William August (1880-1975) b Engles Mill, Garrett Co., MD; r. Berlin, PA (m. Nellie Estelle Smith)
5. Elizabeth M. (1881-1881) b & d Cove, Garrett Co., MD died in infancy
6. Charles “Charlie” “Pop”Frederick (1884-1973) b. Cove, Garrett Co., MD; r. Jennerstown, PA (m. Annie Lee; Farmer-our line)
-burial Lutheran Church Cemetery, Jennerstown
7. Mathilda Clara (1884-1942) b. Cove, MD; r. Washington, DC (m. Wilhelm August Egolf)
8. Ferdinand L. (1886-1897) b & r Cove; died as a youth
9. Walter John ((1888-1966) b. Cove; r. McKees Rocks, Allegheny Co., PA (m1 Lena May Fallinger; m2 Emma Smith, sister of brother William?)
10.Ernestine Marie (1891-1973) b. Cove; r. Olney, MD (m. David Art Heyser)
11.Rosina (1895-1957) b. Cove; r. Baltimore, MD (m. Lyman Ernest Folk)


“Carl & Margaret Krause.” 16 October 2018

“Descendants of Carl Ferdinand Krause.” Family Group Record. Cindy Krause Leonhardt. 2017

Unpublished family history & directory for 
the Annual Krause Reunion, compiled by Hilda E. [Krause] Miller and others in 1986



Last revised 2/15/21

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