Thursday, September 23, 2010

Frank Clous Family

Left - Wedding of Frank & Mary (Worm) Clous - 1900
Right - Wedding of Frank & Hattie (Wurm) Clous - 1905

Gravestone of
Mary (Worm) Clous -
St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery,
Hannah, Grand Traverse
County, Michigan
Frank Joseph Clous was born 12 March 1877 at Ney, Ohio to Matthias and Mary (Hahler) Clous and died 1 July 1965.  He married Mary Worm 9 Jan 1900 at Hannah, Michigan.  Mary was born 4 March 1879 in Crawford County, Ohio to Thomas and Barbara (Miller) Worm.  She was baptised as Miriam Worm at St. Bernards Catholic Church in New Washington, Ohio on 6 April 1879.  Mary died of heart failure 30 March 1905 in Blair Township, Grand Traverse County, Michigan.  Following Mary's death, Hattie Wurm, daughter of Joseph and Katherine Dorothy (Weis) Wurm, began helping Frank with the care of his young daughter Marcella.  Hattie Wurm and Frank Clous were married 14 Nov 1905 at St. Mary's Catholic in Hannah, Grand Traverse County, Michigan.  Hattie's baptismal name was Hedwig Maria Louisa Wurm.  She was born 18 Nov 1887 in Venice Township, Seneca County, Ohio and died 5 Jan 1986 at Kingsley, Grand Traverse County, Michigan.

Obituary of Frank J. Clous - Record Eagle, Traverse City, Michigan, 2 July 1965, page 8
"HANNAH - The funeral mass for Frank J. Clous, 88, of Hannah will be sung at 10 a.m. Monday at Hannah St. Mary's Church, Rev. Fr. Francis Karl celebrant, with burial in the church cemetery.

Mr. Clous died Thursday morning in a Traverse City hospital after a long illness.

He was born March 13, 1877 at Defiance, O., the son of Mathias and Mary Clous, moved to Suttons Bay at an early age with his parents, and in 1898 settled at Hannah, where he had since reside and where he was a farmer.  He was a member of Hannah St. Mary's Church and Holy Name Society.

On January 9, 1900 he was married to Mary Wurm, four children being born to the union, and after her death was married on March 14, 1905 to Hedwig Wurm, who survives.

Also surviving are: four daughters, Mrs. Marcella Beuth of Pittsburgh, Pa., Mrs. Edward (Dorothy) Stein and Mrs. Whitney (Mary) Lyon of Traverse City, and Mrs. Howard (Teresa) Bott of Hannah; 10 sons, Victor, Clarence, Edmund, Ralph, August, and Francis of Kingsley, Leonard and Raymond of Buckley, Alfred of Traverse City, and Joseph of Saginaw; 76 grandchildren, including Rev. Fr. William Beuth of Peru, South America, and Sister Madeleva of Puerto Rico; 40 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Ed (Anna) Hoch of Traverse City; a brother, Joseph of Traverse City; and nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Mr. Clous was preceded in death by, in addition to the first wife, five sons, Wilfred, John, Thomas, Lawrence, and Julius; three brothers, Charles, Albert and George; and two sisters, Mary Chimoski and Kate Seiber.

Rosaries will be recited at 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Smith funeral home in Kingsley."

Gravestone of Frank J. and Hedwig (Wurm) Clous - St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Hannah, Grand Traverse County, Michigan
Obituary of Hedwig M. "Hattie" (Wurm) Clous - shared by Dorothy Simon-Tibbe
"KINSGLEY - Hedwig Maria Clous, 99, a homemaker, died Sunday at home.

She had been a resident of Hannah since the age of seven.  She was the oldest pioneer member of St. Mary's of Hannah Catholic Church, where she was a charter member of the Altar Society and St. Marie's Circle.  She belonged to the Third Order of Carmel.

She was born Nov. 18, 1887, in Stephens, Ohio, to Joseph and Katherine (Wise) Wurm.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank J. Clous in 1965.  Also preceding her in death were two sons, Julius and Lawrence; a brother, Innocence Wurm; a sister, Olivia Hahler, and several grandchildren.

She is survived by 10 sons, Victor and Alfred, both of Traverse City, Joseph of Saginaw, Edmund, Clarence, Ralph and Francis, all of Kingsley, Leonard and Raymond, both of Buckley, and August of Grawn; four daughters, Marcella Beuth of San Luis Obispo, Calif., Dorothy Stein and Mary Lyon, both of Traverse City, and Teresa Bott of Kingsley; a brother, Alois Wurm of Hannah; 86 grandchildren, 130 great grandchildren and 43 great great grandchildren.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's of Hannah Catholic Church.  The Rev. James McLaughlin will officiate.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.

A rosary will be recited tonight at 7 at the church, where friends may call from 2 until 9 p.m.

Memorials may be directed to Mass intentions.

In addition to regular services here, a memorial Mass will be celebrated later by her grandson, the Rev. William Beuth of Lima, Peru.

Arrangements were made by the Covell-Smith Funeral Home, Kingsley."

Frank J. Clous Family
Back row, left to right: Victor, Clarence, Alfred, Leonard, Raymond and Edmund
Middle row, left to right: Theresa, Dorothy, Marcella and Joseph
Front row, left to right: Hattie, August, Francis, Ralph, Mary and Frank

Frank Joseph and Mary (Worm) Clous had four children:
1 - Wilfred E. Clous was born 25 Oct 1900 at Kingsley, Grand Traverse County, Michigan and died 9 April 1901.
2 & 3- John Clous and Thomas Clous, twins, were born and died 4 May 1902 in Mayfield Township, Grand Traverse County, Michigan.  John lived for one hour and Thomas for an hour and a half.
4 - Marcella Mary Clous (1903-1996)

Frank Joseph and Hedwig Maria Louisa (Wurm) Clous had fifteen children:
1 - Julius August Clous was born 13 Sept 1906 at Kingsley, Grand Traveres County, Michigan and died 14 April 1930.
2 - Lawrence A. Clous was born 5 April 1908 at Kingsley, Michigan and died 8 Sept 1908.
3 - Victor Aloysius Clous (1909-1999)
4 - Clarence Theodore Clous (1911-2004)
5 - Edmund John Clous (1913-2003)
6 - Leonard Walter Clous (1915-2008)
7 - Raymond Charles Clous (1917-)
8 - Alfred Joseph Aloysius Clous (1919-)
9 - Dorothy Mary Clous (1921-)
10 - Joseph Francis Clous (1923-)
11 - Ralph Henry Clous (1925-2006)
12 - Theresa Marie Adeline Clous (1928-)
13 - Augustine John Philip Clous (1930-2000)
14 - Mary Rose Clous (1933-)
15 - Francis William Clous (1934-)

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