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Haupert, Nicholas 1840-1908 & Margaret Krantz Family


Posted By: Wilma J. Vande Berg - volunteer (email)
Date: 11/2/2022 at 07:21:48

Haupert, Nicholas 1840-1908 and Margaret Krantz Family

This biography was compiled by Wilma J. Vande Berg of the Greater Sioux County Genealogical Society and taken from various identified sources. Purpose was to find as much about the Nicholas Haupert family as is available in local sources. When family information is taken from various sources it is often found that the information varies from one source to another. Often birth places and dates are listed differently by family reports. The information in this biography was stated as found in the source addressed.

The life and times of Sioux County pioneers can be read about in several Sioux County books. “The Story of Sioux County” by Charles Dyk gives a very colorful account of pioneer life with its joys and hardships. The book “Siouxland A History of Sioux County” by Nelson Nieuwenhuis gives great historical accounts of the area. The “1908 Sioux County Atlas” also has historical accounts of the various townships of Sioux County.. Also, the ‘Sioux County Iowa digital archives’ can be googled as such can be searched for your ancestors names and lead to more items of interest in their daily life.

No prepared biography or family story was found in the available sources of the area.
Closest description of their lives is within the obituaries of the family members. There was a family story of Matt Haupert in the St. Joseph’s Church Book of Granville. It will accompany his portion in the CHILDREN’S section below.

RESEARCH NOTES: From a public member family tree on ancestry.com which was submitted and authored by other family members, not verified by this compiler.

Nicholas Haupert was born 23 Jan 1840 at Kehlen, Capellen, Luxembourg, Lusembourg and died 9 Jun 1908 Rochester MN, buried in St. Joseph’s cemetery at Granville IA. His parents were Heinrich Haupert 1803-1859 and Anna Margaretha Kraus 1806-1888. Nicholas married Margaret Krantz 1862 in Luxembourg.

Margaret Krantz was born 15, Sep 1841 Nospelt, Canton de Capellen, Luxembourg died 1883 Granville, Sioux county, Iowa. Her parents were Franz Krantz 1801-1847 and Anna Maria Hilger 1798-1858.

Arrival in the USA 28 Apr 1862 New York New York In the 1870 census of Prairie Spring Jackson County IA Nicohlas was living there with family. In the 1880 census the family was living in East Orange Sioux county IA. In the 1900 census Nicolas was living in LeMars IA.

Death of Nicholas’second wife Margaret Diederich 1838-1902 at LeMars IA Alton Democrat of May 3, 1902 page 8, the funeral of Mr. Nic Haupert who died of consumption at Le Mars last Saturday mornng took place here Tuesday morning at St. Joseph’s catholic Cemetery. Her husband Nic Haupert is at present on a trip to Germany.

CHILDREN of Nicolas Haupert and Margaret Krantz:

1. MARY HAUPERT Mrs. Jacob Klein 1863-1941 Obituary Source: Alton Democrat (2-7-1941) Born: June 30, 1863 Died: February 3,1941 MRS. MARY KLEIN PIONEER VICTIM OF HEART ATTACK SUNDAY NIGHT ---BORN IN ST DONATUS, IOWA, IN JUNE 1863. Mrs. Mary Klein, beloved pioneer Alton resident, passed on Monday morning after a heart attacked suffered the previous night. Although not to robust health for the past two years, she was about as usual and had been especially well until stricken during the night Sunday. Mary Haupert was born to Nicholas and Margaret (Krantz) Haupert in St. Donatus, June 30th, 1863, and came with her mother to Sioux County when she was still a small child. On January 20th, 1884, she was married to Jacob Klein, son of another pioneer family, the wedding having taken place at Sheldon. She was a mother of twelve children, of whom ten are living namely: Mrs. Ted Huse (Anna) of Faulkton, South Dakota; Mrs. Nick Hansen (Margaret) of Alton; Sister Mary Verna of Worthington, Iowa; Mike Klein of Adrian, Minnesota; Mrs. Joe Schaul (Sylvine) of Hospers; Matt and Ray Klein of Alton; Mary, Lena and Christine, at home. One son, Bernard, died in infancy; another, Charles grew to manhood and passed away during the influenza epidemic in 1918. Mrs. Klein is survived also by 28 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; by one brother, Matt Haupert of Granville, and one sister, Mrs. Mary Ernster of Sisseton, South Dakota.
The family lived on the home farm east of Alton until twenty years ago when they moved to a comfortable and spacious new home in town. Seven years ago Mr. and Mrs. Klein celebrated their Golden Wedding with a family reunion and open house. Two years later Mr. Klein passed on, surrounded by his devoted family. Mrs. Klein was a member of the Rosary Society of St. Mary’s Church. Her home, family and Church were the center of her affections but she was never too busy to do a kindness to one outside the family circle and her memory will be revered by many friends.
Solemn Requiem High Mass will be held in memory of the pioneer mother this Thursday morning at 9:30 o’clock. The Reverend Father L.W. Klein of Leeds, nephew of the late Mr. Klein will officiate, assisted by the pastor, the Very Reverend J.N. Neppel, Msgr. M.A. Schemel of Remsen and the Reverend Reising of Granville. Sister Mary Verna arrived here Tuesday morning from Worthington and other member of the family and relatives are arriving as we write this, to honor the memory of this well-loved mother.

2. MATHIAS NICHOLAS HAUPERT 1865-1946 from the St. Joseph’s Church book page 107. Matt Haupert was born February 11, 1866 at Lamotte, Iowa and died on Sept 16, 1946. he married Mary Hemmen on March 28, 1894. Mary was born March 6, 1876 at Sandweiler, Luxembourg and died Sep 27, 1930. Matt was a farmer and Mary was a homemaker. They were the parents of twelve Children: Nicholas was born Jan 14, 1895 and died Nov 11, 1985. He married Rose Heidesch, they lived in Granville and had three children; Margaret was born Aug 16, 1896 at Granville and died Dec 20, 1985., married Fay Gaspar, they lived in Granville and Rock Valley; Mary was born Jan 15, 1898 in Granville and died Dec 19, 1955; Rose was born Dec 20, 1899 at Granville and died May 24, 1970, married Chris Portz and lived in Sheldon, they had three children; Jacob was born Mar 6, 1902 at Granville and died Dec 18, 1983 married Hilda Pottebaum and lived in Alton, they had eight children; Celecia born Aug 10, 1904 Granville, married William Stallman, they lived at Wien and Independence MO.,and had four chlldren; Lawrence born Jul 3, 1907 Granville, married Hedwig Staab, they lived at Remsen and Pipestone, MN, they had 12 chldren; Olivia born Jun 11, 1909 died 1982 married Ben Stallman they lived in Kansas City MO and had two children; Charles and Matthew (twins) born Aug 4, 1910 born died Charles same day Matthew May 30, 1911; Clarinda born June 6, 1912 Granville married Ray Portz and lived at Granville and Pipestone, MN, they had six children; Saverna born Oct 9, 1910, married Frank Spieler.
OBITUARY of Mathias ‘Matt’ Haupert 1865-1946 Source - Alton Democrat of Sept. 19, 1946 Matt. Haupert Pioneer Granville Farmer passes on.
Funeral services were held in St . Joseph's church, Granville Wednesday morning at ten o'clock for Matt Haupert, well known farmer who died at his home Monday, Sept. 16 at 4:30 after an illness of long duration. Matthew Haupert was born Feb. 11, 1865 in eastern Iowa and moved with his parents to a farm 4 miles southwest of Granville while he was still a small child. He lived all his remaining life on the same farm. After the death of Mrs. Haupert, two daughters, Clarinda and Mary remained on the home place with their father.
Surviving are three sons and 7 daughters, namely: Nick, Granville, Mrs. Fay (Margaret) Caspar of Rock Valley; Mary, Mrs. Chris Portz, (Rose), of Granville; Jake , Alton; Mrs. Wm. Stallman (Cecelia), New Cambria, Mo.; Mrs. Ben (Olivia ) , Stallman, Independence, Mo.; Lawrence, Pipestone, Minn.; Mrs. Ray (Clarinda) Portz and Mrs. Frank (Saverna ) Spieler, Granville; and by one sister, Mrs. Mike Ernster of Sisseton, S. D . who is the only surviving member of the family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Nick Haupert, by two sisters, one brother, and his wife. Interment was made in St. Joseph's cemetery. All of the children and their families and many other relatives and friends attended the services Wednesday.

3. NICHOLAS HAUPERT born 21 October 1869 Saint Donatus, Jackson County Iowa died 5 March 1881 Granville, Iowa.

4. MAGGIE HAUPERT 1871-1888 Alton Democrat of Jun 30, 1888. Miss Maggie Haupert aged 20 died at her hoome in the East Orange Township, last Tuesday of consumption. (the disease that plagued so many young people and adults during that time. Both wives of Nicholas Sr. died from it too.)

5. MARY HAUPERT ERNSTER 1873-1959 MARY HAUPERT ERNSTER No obit was found for Mary Haupert Mrs. Michael Ernster of Sisseton SD. Michael was born 1862 and died 1932 at Sisseton SD wife was Mary Ernster, Children Julia M. Van Drasek, Henry M., John A. and Viola M. Ernster. From a Family report on ancestry.com sent in to the public family tress by others, not verified by compiler. Michael Ernsterd born 10 Aug 1862 Luxemburg, Dubuque IA died 30 Sep 1932 Sisseton Marshall, SD His wife was Mary Haupert born 29 Jan 1873 Granville IA died 7 Aug 1959 Sisseton SD. She was the daughter of Nicolas Haupert 1839-1908 ad Mrguerite Krantz 1841-1883. They were married 31 Mar 1891 Granville IA Children were : Susan 1892-1989, Margaret 1894-1982, Maggie 1894, Henry 1895-1922, Lenora 1897-1986, Rose 1898-1980, John A. 1900-1980, Julia 1902-1978, Viola Ernster 1904-1994.

6. ANA HAUPERT 1876-1877 died as an infant child.

OBITUARY of Nicholas Haupert Sr. Source: Alton Democrat (6-13-1908) Born: 1839 died 1908 Nicholas Haupert died at Rochester, Minnesota Tuesday night from the effects of an operation performed up on him for cancer twelve days before his death. He was born in Kellen Luxemburg and was sixty nine years of age. He crossed the Atlantic not less than ten times since his arrival in this country in 1855. He had spent most of the past few years in the old country and had contemplated taking another trip this summer to the fatherland. He is survived by three children--Matt Haupert and Mrs. Jacob Klein residing in this vicinity and Mrs. Mike Ernster of Sisseton, North Dakota. Funeral services were held from St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Granville this Friday morning at nine o’clock and burial was made in the new cemetery. A number of Alton people attended the last sad rites. Note: Nicholas Haupert was married to Margaretha Krantz Haupert, when she died he married Margaret Diederich Apr 14, 1883. (Question - did Margaret Krantz Haupert died 1882 or 1883?)

OBITUARY of Margaret Haupert 1841-1883 No newspaper obituary found. Haupert, Margaret born 1841 died 1883 buried St. Joseph’s cemetery Granville, IA. Note: From reports on ancestry.com indicated she was Margaretha Krantz born 1843 died 1883. (exact death date was not found) The mother of Several children: Maria 1863, Mathias 1865, Nikolas 1868, Margaret 1871, Mary 1872 and Ana 1876. Ana reportedly died 1877. 1880 census of East Orange Township of Sioux County lists Nicolas age 41, wife Maggie age 39, children Mary 16, Mathew 14, Nicolas 11, Maggie 9, and Mary 8. See the obit of her husband Nicholas Haupert 1838-1908 for more family details.

No family picture was found in local archives.


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