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(September 3, 1931, Port Crewe, Ontario - April 6, 2013, Leamington, Ontario)



September 3

Karl Rudy Krause



Karl R. Krause - "Rudy"

August, 1932


Karl R. Krause - "Rudy" - 11 Months Old [b. September 3, 1931

[August, 1932]

F. William Krause Family - Karl R. Krause - "Rudy"

c. 1932

Karl R. Krause - "Rudy" - Maria M. (Kornelsen) Krause

H. William (Bill) Krause  - "Willy"/ Karl R. Krause - "Rudy"


Karl R. Krause - "Rudy"

2 Years Old

c. 1934

Mr. Story and Karl R. Krause - "Rudy" - where Maria M. (Kornelsen) Krause worked.

"Mr Story x Rudy  Mom work hier"


Karl R. Krause - "Rudy"

"Rudy" - 3 May, 1934 - 2 Years, 7 Months Old  //  "Rudy" - 11 [September], 1934 - 3 Years Old on 3 [September]

c. 1935

"Willy Rudy"

H. William (Bill) Krause (Rear) and Karl R. Krause (Front) - "Rudy"


September, 1936

Maria Mietz (Kornelsen) Krause, H. William (Bill) Krause (rear), Karl R. Krause - "Rudy" (centre) and F. William Krause

"Willy 15 years; Rudy 5 Years"

c. 1937-1938

Rudy Krause - c. 1928 at School
Union S.S.#2 E., Tilbury East and Raleigh, [at Port Crewe]
Miss Fern Gleeson Teacher (Later Crewe)
[Section School No. 2]

[Note: Karl Rudy Krause, then living (1928 - 1938) at Port Crewe, and identified as going to this school,
was born September 3, 1931, and in Grade 1 - Thus the 1928 date is incorrect]

Elizabeth J Marshall, Crewe Family of Ontario, p.841 -

The School was located across from the Crewe property [Karl Krause]




February Report of Point Pelee school. Pass 60, honours 75. ...

Jr. Pr [Grade 1 Junior]) - Rudy Krause ...

ALICE G. WARMINGTON, Teacher - The Leamington Post. March 10, 1938 - pg. 6

[Note: Rudy is not listed in the Monthly Report, Rural Schools, Point Pelee For November, 1937 - - The Leamington Post. December 9, 1937 - pg. 14 on the microfilm


April Report of Point Pelee School ...

Pass 60 per cent, honours 75 per cent ...

Jr. Pr [Grade 1 Junior] ... Rudy Krause ...


Also in the school: William Mathies (Grade 7); Harry Mathies (Sr. Pr.) - The Leamington Post. May 5, 1938 - pg. 10


Monthly Reports of Rural Schools

Pass 60 per cent, honors 75 per cent ...

 Grade 1 Jr. .... Rudy Krause


Also in the school: William Mathies (Grade 7); Harry Mathies (Grade 1 Sr.) - The Leamington Post. June 9, 1938 - pg. 11


September Report Point Pelee School ...

Pass 60 per cent; honours 75. ...

 Grade 2 ... Rudy Krause ...


Also in the school: Wm. Mathies (Grade 8); Harry Mathies (Grade 2) -The Leamington Post. October 6, 1938 - pg. 3



June Report of Point Pelee School

Rudy Krause - Grade 2

Alice G. Warmington, Teacher

Also in the school: Harry Mathies (Grade 2) -The Leamington Post. July 6, 1939 - pg. 3


December Report of Point Pelee School

Rudy Krause (Grade 3)

Alice G. Warmington, Teacher

Also in the school: Harry Mathies (Grade 3) -The Leamington Post. December 28, 1939 - pg. 3



June Report of Point Pelee School

Rudy Krause (Grade 3-4) 

Alice G. Warmington, Teacher -The Leamington Post. July 4, 1940 - pg. 18



Rural School Report

Grade 6 to Grade 7 - Rudy Krause 63 -The Leamington Post. July 1, 1943 - Page 4




To Grade 8 - Rudy Krause

J. E. McIntyrte, Teacher -The Leamington Post. July 6, 1944 - Page 2



High School Entrance Results Announced

List of Successful Pupils - Krause, Rudy -The Leamington Post. July 12, 1945 - pg. 1


c. 1947

Maria M. (Kornelsen) Krause, Karl R. Krause - "Rudy", F. William Krause


1947 - Saskatoon - Karl Rudolph Krause

2nd Avenue South
Willson Stationery Co. Ltd; Daylight Theatre (136), Hearn's Ltd opposite side of street

[Note re Great Aunt Katherina and Great Uncle Jacob Thiessen: Living at that time in Saskatoon, was Jacob Johann "J. J." Thiessen married to Katherine [Katherina] Kornelsen (23 November 1893 - 2 February 1984), sister of Heinrich (April 17, 1876 - 1947), married to Maria Voth (November 28, 1877- April 12, 1904), parents of Maria (Mariechen, Mietz) Kornelsen (May 5, 1900 - April 2, 1991), mother of "Rudy" Krause.]


Left: Karl R. Krause - "Rudy", H. William (Bill) Krause, Unidentified, F. William Krause

Karl R. Krause - "Rudy"

Krause Fisheries -  L-R: Bill Sheller, Wm. H. Krause, Rudy Krause, Vern Scheller, Wm. Krause Sr., Bill Wilson


Photo Supplied by Alisa (Krause) McClurg

F. William Krause (foreground, middle)
Karl Rudy Krause (rear, 3rd from left), H. William (Bill) Krause (rear, far right)



(September 3, 1931, Port Crewe, Ontario - April 6, 2013, Leamington, Ontario)
(October 23, 1951)
(November 23, 1932 - )


Post 1952


he Krause fishing tug is named the "Patti Lynn" - Captain Karl Rudy Krause's trap-netting tug


Rudolph Fisherman Krause
in the Canada, Voters Lists, 1935-1980




The Windsor Star, July 23, 1958, page 7



The Windsor Star, July 23, 1958, page 7

Only Fourth in Last 10 years

 LEAMINGTON—A 40-inch. 5 3/4 pound American eel, caught in 14 feet of water in a trap net operated by William Krause and Sons Fishery, Point Pelee, is arousing a lot of interest among local residents and naturalists.

The eel, captured Monday by the fishermen, is the second they have netted within two months this year. The earlier catch, appropriately mounted, now reposes in a Toronto museum. Eels are not uncommon in Great Lakes waters, but the American type is rarely found in this district, Rudy Krause, one of the fishery operators, said. Only four others have been caught over a 10-year period, one at another Point Pelee fishery, two at Colchester, and one at Wheatley.

Unlike its much more familiar and destructive cousin, the lamprey, the American eel boasts a head much like those of the European species. Several visitors to the fishery already have said this is the type that becomes a delicacy when smoked.

Mr. Krause said the present specimen is a large eel, according to authorities, although they have been reported up to six feet in length. The earlier one measured 36 inches.

Peculiar feature of the eel is the fact that it has milky growths, similar to cataracts, over both eyes. Mr. Krause said that it does not appear to see well. However, in view of its plump condition, he felt that the marine rarity must have fed well in the depths in which it lived. He said that the fact that some smelt netting was used in the trips was probably the main reason for the capture, since the eel wasn't able to squirm through the mesh.

There is no definie fate in store for the rare specimen as yet. Mr. Krause has ideas of skinning it, and having the skin stuffed and mounted by a taxidermist to hang in his own home. A few of the destructive lampreys have shown up in the Krause fishing area, most of them during the spring when the smelt run was in progress. Mr. Krause said he wasn't sure why they came at that time, whether to feed on the smelt or to spawn in the same type of water frequented by the spawning fish.

The Windsor Star, July 23, 1958, page 7

Leamington Post and News

"RARE CATCH - When the William Krause and Sons fishing tug Paul Ynn [sic Paul Lynn] ... Rudy Krause ..."


 Karl Rudolf Krause - "Rudy"- Working in the Twine House


CB radio QSL


"GETTING READY - Fishermen in most ports along Lake Erie are preparing nets and heading out into the lake. One crew hard at work, getting ready to head out is shown loading trap nets which are used to catch perch. These nets will be set along the shorelines. Working at the back of the boat as the nets reel off the truck at dock side, are from left: Rudy Krause, Harry Cree and Mel Fisher. They work for William Krause Fisheries Ltd., Point Pelee. "

Photo Supplied by Alisa (Krause) McClurg

(Left to Right)
Around the table:
Eleanor Krause, Paul Krause, Karl Rudy Krause, William (Billy) A. Krause, Eric R. Krause, Annie (Mathies) Krause, Kathy Krause,
Patty Krause

Maria Mietz (Oma) Krause, F. William (Opa) Krause
At their house (Probably February, 1962)


Rudolph Krause
in the Canada, Voters Lists, 1935-1980


Rudolph Krause
in the Canada, Voters Lists, 1935-1980


A pair of Detroit teen-agers narrowly escaped drowning in the dangerous waters off the tip  of Point Pelee National Park last Wednesday and were saved only after calls of help were heard by a passing fishing boat.

The two,  Sandy LaFranee, 17,  and Richard Michael, 17,  exhausted and choking were dragged into a fishing boat belonging  to Rudy Krause of Point Pelee.

They had been swimming with two other Detroit teen-agers, James MacDonald and Barbara Emerso, both 17. when the severe undertow pulled them 75 yards away from shore. MacDonald and Miss Emerson managed to swim ashore and hail the Krause fishing boat by waving their towels in the air.

The two swimmers were also calling for  help. -The Leamington Post. August 13, 1964 - Page 25


Rudy Krause
in the Canada, Voters Lists, 1935-1980


Just recently, an American eel about 40 inches in length, was caught by Rudy Krause on the southeast shoal of the lake. It was donated to the Point Pelee Nature Centre for study of habits and dispositions ....

The Windsor Star, July 28, 1967, p. 29


"SPRING'S FIRST - The William K., a fishing tug operated by Rudy Krause, of Point Pelee, was the first boat to pass through the new Sturgeon Creek harbor mouth ..."


Rudy Krause
in the Canada, Voters Lists, 1935-1980


Karl R. Krause - "Rudy"

The Windsor Star, May 6, 1975, p. 7


October 1, 1981 - Ralph Shuglo, Paul Krause, George Horvath, Rudy Krause


In defence of fishermen

I would like to reply to comments made by Marv Sokulsky in a recent letter to the editor.

The first comment made was that commerical [sic commercial] fishermen arc thieves

This writer has been in commercial fishing for 35 years. I believe in good standing with the community. I am sure that our reputation does not fall into the category of thieves.

The contributions to the church, hospital. local group, baseball teams, hockey teams, Red Cross, old age homes and many community drives also does not fall into such a category.

 We are honest. hard working people and most of all we do are about Lake Eric in the years to come.

As for the comment that wc just buy a boat and net and then rape Lake Erie of all the free pcrch, may I make it clear that our licences are issucd by the Queen and managed by the ministry of natural resources. This system provides fish for thousands of people not only for a few individuals.

As for comment about pickerel and salmon stocked in our lakes. As a fishery which has contributed many thousands of pickerel and whitefish eggs to the fish hatcheries when it was in existence (which by the way it no longer is.)

We now have a quota system which allows us so many pounds of pickerel and salmon which is yearly governed by the natural ministry of resources. To my knowledge there is no program for stocking pickerel. Salmon stocks are mainly introduced by the U.S.A. As for the perch population in Lake Erie your comments could be directed to the research stations in our area. They have been working side by side with the commercial fishermen for years. Their studies and findings are very consuming of time and effort so I would think Sokulskys quick analysis would be rewarding to them also. I would also like to mention that a quota system for perch is now introduced into the fishery for 1983.

Sokulsky's comment about the resources being depleted by bureaucratic neglect will certainly be much appreciated by the ministry of fisheries and all the members of the department of natural resources as well as the commercial fishermen (the bad guys).

 Very likely Sokulsky's presence at the ministry of natural resources. commercial fishermen meetings could bring to light more valuable ideas as how the harvest all fish from Lake Eric including all the trash and undesirable species. It is very enlightening to see that we only reap profits from the lakes and make no contributions to the Canada and the community, such as taxes, employee UIC, CPP, OHIP, license fees, hydro, water, telephone. netting, fuel, buildings, machinery, etc.

As for the comments about the employment we could seek if the lakes were closed, let me be the first to give Sokulsky a personal invitation to enjoy a week with us on the lake.

It starts with early rising. being rolled and tossed about all day, plus all the hard labor that comes with fishing.

After observing the fishermen for a week Sokulsky would see that we would be capable of doing all types of hard labor. So no doubt he could then analyse what the bad guys might be good for. Don't forget the invitation is open anytime.


Krause Fisheries Inc.


The Windsor Star, October 4, 1982, p. 7


Fresh Frozen Fish
Production and processing

[Rudy owned race horses]

The Windsor Star, September 30, 1989, p. 79


[Krause Fisheries, 588 Bevel Line Rd, Leamington N8H 3V4, Ontario]

This is the first time a bighead carp has been caught in the Ontario waters of Lake Erie and Ontario in general. Ohio Department of Natural Resources has had two reports of bighead carp being caught in Lake Erie - one was caught in 1995 and a second one was caught in the spring of 2000 in Sandusky Bay.

Bighead carp being examined in MNR’s Wheatley Fisheries Station - LAKE ERIE FISHERIES NEWS (Information on the fish stocks of Lake Erie from the Lake Erie Management Unit of the Ministry of Natural Resources Summer ), Summer 2001


September 3, 1931 - April 6, 2013

In Memory of
Karl  "Rudy" Krause

Obituary for Karl Krause

Full Name Karl "Rudy" Krause
Date of Birth Thursday, September 3rd, 1931
Date of Death Saturday, April 6th, 2013
Place of Death Leamington, ON

Officiating Rev. Liz Chaplin

Interment Information

Krause, Karl "Rudy"

It is with heavy hearts we announce his passing at the age of 81 years, after a brief but brave battle with cancer. Beloved husband to Eleanor. Dear father to Patti Scott (Bob), Paul Krause (Marsha White), Lisa Batke (Rob). Special grandpa to Ryan Scott. Rudy was predeceased by his parents William and Maria and brother Bill (Annie). He is also survived by good friend and nephew Eric Krause (Lynda), sister-in-law Donna Young (Jack), nephew Brian and nieces Lori and Susan. Will be missed by his beloved canine friend Ink. Dad followed in his fathers footsteps as a commercial fisherman and was a top producer during his time. Rudy was known for his strong will to succeed and he fought that battle until the very end. It seems all too soon dad, but we know the seas were getting rough and you couldn't make any more course changes, so we had to say goodbye to our skipper. The old skipper always use to say, if my ashes could be returned to our fishing grounds the perch would be grinning from ear to ear and saying we won't have to worry about that guy anymore. You will be in our hearts forever, we love you and miss you. A very special thank you to Dr. Horen and the staff at Leamington District Memorial Hospital for your care and compassion. At Rudy's request, a private family funeral service and cremation has taken place. Memorial donations may be made to the Leamington Hospital Foundation by contacting the Reid Funeral Home, 14 Russell Street Leamington (519-326-2631) or online at


Karl Krause
in the Canada, Obituary Collection, 1898-2017

KRAUSE, Karl "Rudy"

The Windsor Star, April 8, 2013, p. 18



April 6, 2013

Many waters I have sailed
throughout the voyage of life.
Over waters tranquil
free of pain and strife.
Sometimes tossed in raging storms.
Though never left alone.
There was light beckoned me.
Towards the shores of home.
Always in the distance.
This beacon I could see.
Giving me direction.
As I sailed upon life's sea.
My journey is completed now.
The tide is drifting in.
My vessel moves on gentle waves ...
We all miss you! The Krause Family

The Southpoint Sun, April 2, 2014, p. 20



Krause, Eleanor