Saturday, July 28, 2012

John Clausius, 1816-1854

John Clausius is buried at Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery. According to the book Sandusky Then and Now, John Clausius was born in Germany on March 9, 1816, and he died on July 28, 1854. Erie County Probate Court records the marriage of John Clausius and Mary Oetinger as taking place in Erie County, Ohio on November 10, 1841. (Several Erie County marriage records are accessible at Family Search.)

In the 1850 U.S. Census for Erie County, John and Mary were living in Portland Township (now the city of Sandusky), and John's occupation was listed as Grocer. Sadly, John Clausius died at the age of 38 years, 4 months, and 19 days. The simple tombstone of John Clausius is amazingly legible in 2011.

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