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Family Boards => Kruse => Topic started by: vortex150 on February 23, 2007, 07:04:40 AM

Title: Needed More KRUSE with Pedigrees from N. Germany
Post by: vortex150 on February 23, 2007, 07:04:40 AM
Hello all KRUSEs with ancestors in northern Germany.  I just submitted my KRUSE
pedigree that includes ancestors into the 16th Century. This lineage came from the
old Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany of far northeastern Germany
near the Baltic Sea.

Most of the information comes from research in church book records of several
parish churches like Neukirchen, Satow, and Kirch Mulsow, or about 100 miles
northwest of Berlin.

It would be great to connect with other KRUSE families from this region, or
elsewhere across Germany and get DNA tested to develop any relationships
through Y-DNA surname testing. My KRUSE surname has not variated from
this spelling, although it has been mis-spelled in the church books a few times
like CRUSE, but I have not seen it spelled as Krause yet.

I am about to get the 37 marker test soon and ask others to get tested so we
can begin to get a DNA Lineage going.

See my KRUSE lineage and website at:

Title: Re: Needed More KRUSE with Pedigrees from N. Germany
Post by: alabamakinchaser on February 26, 2007, 07:11:28 PM
My Kruse family came from Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.

Claus Kruse m Margaret `Maggie' (nee?)

Peter Kruse b Schleswig-Holstein, Germany moved to Canada no more know at this time.
John Clause Kruse b 29 Nov 1871 d 6 May 1908 (Washington County, Nebr) m Elizabeth Soll
Mary Kruse b 1 Dec 1867 d 21 Dec 1938 (Washington County, Nebr) m Claus Wrich

John Kruse children:

Lena b 1897
Henry b 1898
Howard b 1899
Arthur b 1901
Hilda b 1903  (twin)
Hulda b 1930 (twin)
Benhard b 1904

Shirley Whisenand McNeely poster.

Title: Re: Needed More KRUSE with Pedigrees from N. Germany
Post by: vortex150 on February 28, 2007, 11:50:26 PM
Hi Shirley,

Thanks for the info, I added your KRUSE pedigree to the Patriarch Page, see

I used the RootsWeb WorldConnect Page link to your family
and your contact email.*v133t0826&id=I0769

Let me know if this is ok with you.


Title: Re: Needed More KRUSE with Pedigrees from N. Germany
Post by: alabamakinchaser on April 14, 2007, 09:59:13 PM
It looks fine on the first link but I didn't find anything at  I am a member there too.

I sure wish I could find some more on this family.  You would think in over 30 years of searching I would find something.

I thought last year I may have found Peter in the census in Canada but have no way of proving it. ;-(

I can't seem to get any family members interested in the DNA....

Thank You,

Title: Re: Needed More KRUSE with Pedigrees from N. Germany
Post by: vortex150 on April 15, 2007, 08:30:29 AM
Hi Shirl,

That second link is only highlighted in part, so just cut and past that whole URL*v133t0826&id=I0769
or try this Tiny URL

It is too bad you do not have a living male KRUSE interested in the Y-DNA
study. Is it because of cost or they are fearful of something happening? As
more KRUSE are tested it will really help to expand everyones family tree.

Otherwise, a professional genealogist, may be the way to go, however look
at spending a few thousand dollars in the long run, while Y-DNA testing is
less expensive in comparison.

There is another Schleswig-Holstein KRUSE family listed on the Patriarch Page,
and there are likley many more that have a paper trail into Schleswig-Holstein.
The Y-DNA test could link you with one of those, or show you the correct KRUSE
lineage to persue. Plus if you match with a 12 marker test with me, that means
there is a common KRUSE ancestor out there. probably will not be able to help, because you already know the
KRUSE into Schleswig-Holstein. The next step would be to have someone help
you find the church records, however without a town name it is virtually
impossible to find the appropriate church records. This is where a professional
genealogist would be needed, or a Y-DNA study to help augment that search.

I cannot remember if you found your ship, if from the Hamburg port the town
name will be listed, if from Bremen the town name may be found in the NY
arrivals, but usually it only gives the country. Another way would be to find
the "Intent for Naturalization" paper. I have heard this can give the town name,
also if you find the marriage entry of any German born in your local U.S. Church
archive church books, this normally shows the town of birth of both bride and
groom. I think the only way can help you out is if someone
recognizes your Kruse and has the paper trail. This could come next year or
never, but many people do not get that lucky. Get back to me at my personal
email if you want to discuss these options. I have many ways to help find the