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(March 15, 1921, Tiegenhagen, Molotschna, Russia - January 15, 1980, Tampa Florida, USA - Interred Leamington, Ontario, Canada)
(April 18, 1942, Leamington, Ontario, Canada)
(February 25, 1923, Alexanderkrone, Molotschna, South Russia - June 2, 1988, Leamington, Ontario, Canada

Heinrich Wilhelm Krause Jr.





1926, December 25

1928, February 3

Baptism (Taufe) Certification
Christening: Tauf Bescheinigung - Heinrich Wilhelm Krause - December 25, 1926

Certificate Issued by the Evangelical Lutheran Parish of Bischofswerda on February 3, 1928


Heinrich Wilhelm Krause

geboren am 15, März 1921 zu dörf Tiegenhagen,
goüvernement Taürien, Kreis Berdjansk, Halbstädter
Wollost, und sohn des hiesigen Glasmacher Metallarbeiter Friedrich Wilhelm
Kraüse, Ev. lüth., ünd ein Mennoniten Maria geb. Kornelsen,
hat am 25, December 1926
Die heilige Taufe empfangen.
Solches wird aus hiesigem Taufregister gemäss Nr. 136A des Jahrganges 1926 bezeugt.

Ev ~Luth. Pfarramt Bischofswerda, am 3, Febv. 1928.
Bischofswerdensis Sigillum Ecclesiae]          Sewin [?],

           Wölf, Kirchner.



Heinrich Wilhelm Krause

Born on 15, March 1921 at village Tiegenhagen,
government Taurien, Region Berdjansk, Halbstadter  
district, and son of local glassmaker metal worker Friedrich Wilhelm
Krause, Ev. luth., and a Mennonite Maria born Kornelsen,
on 25, December 1926
The holy baptism received.
Such is made according to local baptismal No. 136A of year 1926 shows.

Ev ~Luth. Parish Bischofswerda, on 3, Febv. 1928.
 Seal of the Church Bischofswerdensis]        Sewin [?],
                                                                     Chief Pastor.

     Wolf, Sexton.

Note: Wollost = Wolost, Vollost, Volost; Kreis Berdjansk or Berdyansk or Berdiansk

The Molotschna Volosts were part of the Berdiansk Zemstva
[Zemstva: the regional governements beyond the Volosts] -

The seal reads:  Bischofswerdensis Sigillum Ecclesiae


Bischofswerdensis Sigillum Ecclesiae: Location Bischofswerda


May 1932
Graded Lesson Course - Junior
The United Church Of Canada
Board of Religious Education
Bible Study Certificate


Ontario Department of Education
High School Entrance Certificate
It is hereby certified
That William Krause
has complied with the requirements for admission to a Collegiate
Institute High School, Continuation School or Vocational School
Signed on Behalf of the High School Entrance Board
At Ridgetown, Ontario, July 6th, 1935 ...



APRIL 18, 1942

Married: Anna "Annie" Mathies



Birth: Eric Richard Krause



Birth: William Alexander Krause



The Windsor Star, September 12, p. 17




Birth: Kathleen Ann Krause


Mersea Township


(5 to be elected)

William H. Krause Jr. ....

The Windsor Star, November 25, 1961 - p. 3 - p. 6


Mersea Twp.


(Five to Be Elected)

..... William H. Krause, Jr., ....

The Windsor Star, November 27, 1961, p. 15



William H. Krause, Jr. - Seeking office, Board of Mersea Township School Area "A"

The Leamington Post, November 30, 1961 - Pages 1 and 8


The Windsor Star, December 2, 1961, p. 13

The 11 candidates who have qualified for the five seats are .... Willian H. Krause, Jr. ...



(First Five Elected)


William H. Krause Jr.   114 ....

The Windsor Star, December 5, 1961, p. 15


Elected, William H. Krause, Jr., Point Pelee - Trustee, Board of newly formed Mersea Township School Area "A"

The Leamington Post, December 7, 1961 - Page 1



The candidates explained the program of the present administration and outlined their future plans for the township at a meeting after the nominations ....

The Windsor Star, November 24, 1962, p. 7







x - William Krause ...

The Windsor Star, December 4, 1962 - p. 3  - p. 7 - p. 9



LEAMINGTON - Mennonites from St. Catharines to Detroit far outnumbered the small congregation of the Faith Mennonite Church at dedication services Sunday for their new $35,000 church on Sherk St.

 The impressive looking structure was the product of a year's labor on the part of the congregation. William Krause, local contractor, was instrumental in its erection with the assistance of virtually every other member of the congregation ...

At a special morning service, keys to the new church were presented to George C. Janzen, pastor, by Mr. Krause ... 

The Windsor Star, July 13, 1964, p. 11


Election Assured In Mersea ....


(Five to be elected)

William Krause ...

The Windsor Star, November 30, 1964, p. 14



The eight trustees seeking the five public school board seats are: William Krause ....

The Windsor Star, December 1, 1964, p. 9


Wm. H. Krause Jr. , Township School Area Trustee

The Leamington Post, December 3, 1964 - Page 13


The following are seeking five seats on the Public School Board: William Krause ....

The Windsor Star, December 5, 1964, p. 7


The Windsor Star, December 7, 1964, p. 15


SCHOOL BOARD (5 elected) ... William Krause - 607

The Windsor Star, December 8, 1964, p. 7


William H. Krause, Jr., Trustee, elected

The Leamington Post, December 10, 1964 - Page 1


... amalgamated Mersea Township Public School Board which will administer 14 schools in the area ...

Board members will be .... William H. Krause of R. R. 1, Leamington ...

The Windsor Star, January 14, 1965, p. 21


New Mersea School dedication draws 350

The Windsor Star, September 24, 1966, p. 10

School member plans to retire after long service

LEAMINGTON - There will be a vacancy for one new candidate on the Mersea Township School Board when nominations are called next week. No one has indicated his intention to step into office.

William Krause, a long-time member of the new central school board, said he is not going to seek re-election.

Mr. Krause of RR1, Leamington, said he needs more time for his business and family life. ....

The Windsor Star, November 18, 1966, p. 7

The Windsor Star, December 6, 1966, p. 18

c. 1969






Name: William H Krause
Race: White
Age at Death: 58
Birth Date: 15 Mar 1921
Death Date: 16 Jan 1980
Death Place: Hillsborough, Florida, United States Florida Death Index, 1877-1998 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2004.

Original data: State of Florida. Florida Death Index, 1877-1998. Florida: Florida Department of Health, Office of Vital Records, 1998.


January 19, 1980


Bill was born in Tiegenhagen, Russia on March 15, 1921. While yet an infant, his parents F. W. Krause and Maria (nee Kornelsen) travelled with him to Germany, the home of his father's people. At five years of age he was baptized at the Lutheran Church in Germany. He started school in Germany, but at the age of seven, at the urging of his uncle Jake Kornelsen, the family came to Canada, and lived for a while on the seventh Concession, Wheatley.

From there they went to Port Crewe and after two years in high school, at the age of 15 years, he decided it was time to help his parents earn a living. Since his Dad was working on a fishing boat [Crewe's Fishery], he joined him. At 17 years of age, he, his parents and younger brother, Rudy, moved to Point Pelee, where they bought their own fishery.


In 1942, he was married to Annie Mathies in the Oak Street United Mennonite Church. Three children were born to them:

He joined the Faith Mennonite Church when it began at the Margaret D. Bennie School, and was the contractor when the Church was built.

Although he had a limited formal education, his own interest in all things, combined with his talents, have resulted in the building of houses, boats, furniture, fish nets, etc. Bill was a Builder.

When he became ill four years ago and was told he had leukemia, he accepted it although he felt he still had a lot to do. He continued to fight to live as long as he could, taking one day at a time.

Peacefully he went to sleep on January 15, 1980, to wake eternally.


The Bereaved Family.



Last Name First Name Maiden Name Spouse Death Notice
Krause William H. Jr.   Anne (Mathies) Jan 16, 1980


Der Bote ("The Messenger") is a German-language Mennonite newspaper published  in Winnipeg, Manitoba, by Mennonite Church Canada.

Der Bote Obituaries: 1950-2004 Indexed by Erica Suderman

Surname Given Name Maiden Name Birth Year Death Year Place of Death Country Issue Page






Point Pelee, ON


1980 Feb 27







Point Pelee, ON


1980 Feb 27


Note: Death actually occurred in Tampa, Florida, USA


KRAUSE, William H. Evergreen Memorial Park, Leamington Essex Mersea EX-SX-040



January 15, 1980

William H. Krause, Jr.  of Leamington, a veteran area fisherman ...
former part owner of Krause Fisheries Inc., had been a Leamington fisherman for 42 years, retiring in 1978.

Windsor Star, January 16, 1980 -,22421&dq=krause+leamington&hl=en


A funeral will be held Saturday for William H. Krause Jr. of Leamington, a veteran area fisherman who died Tuesday in Tampa, Fla.

Mr. Krause, 58, former part owner of Krause Fisheries Inc., had been a Leamington area fisherman for 42 years, retiring in 1978.

Service will be at 10 a.m. at Faith Mennonite Church in Leamington.

Arrangements are being made by Reid Funeral Home in Leamington.

The Windsor Star, January 16, 1980, p. 4 - Page 4


January 15, 1980

Krause, William H Jr.,

W. Krause Jr. services held

Funeral services were conducted Saturday morning for William H. Krause Jr., of RR 1, Leamington, who died Jan. 15 at Tampa General Hospital, Florida, after a long illness. He was 58.
Born in Tiegenhagen, Mol., USSR, Mr. Krause had resided in the Leamington area for most of his life.
He had been a commercial fisherman for 42 years, retiring in 1978, and had been a former part owner of Krause Fisheries, Inc.
He served for several years as a trustee on the old Mersea Township Area Public School Board and was a member of Faith Mennonite Church, Leamington.
Surviving are his wife, the former Annie Mathies; two sons, Eric R. Krause, of Sydney, Cape Breton; William A. Krause, of Cottam; a daughter Mrs. Dan Beveridge (Kathleen), of Leamington; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. William Krause Sr., of Point Pelee; a brother, Rudy, of Mersea Township, and four grandchildren.
Re. Peter Janzen officiated for the last rites at faith Mennonite Church with interment in Evergreen Memorial cemetery. The Reid funeral home, Leamington, was in charge of arrangements. -Leamington Post, January 23, 1980, p. 3


1980, January 15

The Windsor Star, January 16, 1980, p. 49

H. William 'Bill' Krause

The Windsor Star, January 17, 1980, p. 39

The Windsor Star, January 17, 1980, p. 6

The Windsor Star, January 18, 1980, p. 25


1980, January 15


H. William "Bill" Krause

William Krause
Point Pelee, Ontario

Am 19. Januar 1980 versammelten sich Verwandte and Freunde in der Faith Mennonitengemeinde, Leamington, Ontario zu der Beerdigungsfeier des verstorbenen William H. Krause Jr. Br. Krause gehörte zu den Gründungsgliedern der Gemeinde.

Die Versammlung and der Gemeindechor sangen mehrere Lieder. Der ehemalige Pastor der Gemeinde, George Janzen, Er sprach über Hiob 19, 23 - 27 and Matth. 11, 25 30. Die Leichenrede hielt Peter H. Janzen. Ersprach über den Auferstehungsglauben. Nach der Beisetzung auf dem Evergreen Memorial Friedhof wurde bei der Kirche ein Gedächtnis- und Gemeinschaftsmahl abgehalten.


William (Bill) Krause wurde am 15. März 1921 in Tiegenhagen, Südrüßland, geboren. Bald darauf zog er mit seinen Eltern nach Deutschland, der Heimat seines Vaters. Im Alter von 5 Jahren wurde er getauft and in die lutherische Kirche aufgenommen. In Deutschland fing er auch an, die Schule zu besuchen, aber auf das Drängen seines Onkels, Jake Kornelsen, kam die Familie nach Kanada, wo sie zunächst bei Wheatley ansiedelte. Etwas später zog die Familie nach Port Crewe, wo der Vater im Fischfang arbeitete. Als William 15 Jahre alt war, brach er seine Schulbildung ab, um seinem Vater in der Fischerei zu helfen. Zwei Jahre später zog er mit seinen Eltern and einem jüngeren Bruder nach Point Pelee, wo die Familie eine eigene Fischerei erwarb.

1942 heiratete Br. Krause die ehemalige Annie Matthies in der Oak Street Vereinigten Mennonitengemeinde. Drei Kinder wurden dem Ehepaar geboren: Eric Richard (1943), William Alexander (1945) and Kathleen Ann (1956). Als die Faith Mennonitengemeinde gegründet wutde war die Familie Krause mit dabei. Br. Krause war der Bauherr des gegenwärtigen Gotteshauses der Gemeinde. Er widmete dem Ban kostenlos ein ganzes Jahr seiner Zeit.

Vor vier Jahren erkrankte Bill an Leukämie (Blutkrebs). Tapfer, und doch dem Willen Gottes ergeben, kämpfte er gegen these tückische Krankheit and nahm jeden Tag als eine Gabe von Gott entgegen. Am 15. Januar 1980 durfte er ruhig einschlafen, um erst in der Ewigkeit zu erwachen.

Die trauernde Familie




Source and Translator: Margreta (Kornelsen) Gronski

On January 19, 1980 friends & relatives gathered at Faith Mennonite Church for the funeral of .... He was a founding member of the church.

The gathering and choir sang several songs. The Previous pastor George Janzen  spoke about Hiob 19, 23-27 and Matthew 11:25-30. The main sermon was conducted by Peter Janzen. He spoke about resurrection. After the burial at Evergreen Cemetery there was a meal and memorial in the Church.


William (Bill) Krause was born on March 15, 1921 in Tiegenhagen South Russia. Soon after he moved to Germany the home of his father with his parents.

At about 5 years old he was baptised in the Lutheran Church. He started his schooling in Germany but after coaxing from his uncle Jake Kornelsen the family came to Canada and settled in Wheatley. Sometime later the family moved to Port Crewe where his father started working in a fishery.

William left school at age 15 in order to help his father with the fishery. Two years later he moved to Point Pelee with his parents and younger brother, where the family had their own fishery.

In 1942 Brother Krause married Annie Mathies in the Oak St. Mennonite Church. The couple had 3 children.

Eric Krause (1943)
William Alexander (1945)
Kathleen Ann (1956)

As Faith Menn. Church was founded the Krause family took part. Brother Krause was the head builder of the actual Church building. He gave the project a year of his time.

For 4 years Bill was sick with leukemia "Tapfer?" and yet given the will of God he fought the disease and took each day as a gift of God.

On January 15, 1980 he quietly went to sleep to wake up in eternity.