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RG1140.AM:  August Karl Klase, 1837-1897

Papers:  1835-1906; mostly 1870-1897

Size:  One folder


The collection includes various papers relating to August Klase. Included in the collection are a confirmation certificate (1851) and a German Army discharge paper (1864) for August Klase. Both documents are in German, but English translations are also provided. Also included are various land documents dating from 1872-1897, including mortgage receipts, deeds, abstracts of title for land, etc. relating to land near Reynolds, Jefferson County, Nebraska. These documents mainly relate to August and Phebe Klase, but other names mentioned include Volney Kinyon, George Willey, Charles J. Bills, Joseph Thaller, Clarence A. Menefee, J.B. Williams, and S.H. Williams. One additional item is that of an obituary for James McCrea, Custer County, Nebraska, dating from 1906.

Some of the documents provide alternative variations on Klase’s name, including:

Karl August Kloss

Carl August Kloss

August Klass


Subject headings:

Fairbury (Nebraska)

Klase, August Karl, 1837-1897

Klase, Phebe

Land sales — Nebraska — Jefferson County

Land titles — Nebraska — Jefferson County

Real property — Nebraska — Jefferson County

Reynolds (Nebraska)


Revised TMM         05-06-2009