Notes for Johannes Krause: The Krause name changed around this time. This was because census takers, lawyers and clergy, who were educated. They used their best guess at how a name was to be spelled - for the illiterate - and that was what was put on the documents. Over the generations the name changed. Kraus - Krause - Crouse.
Melchior's son, Johannes, also known as John or Johann, seems to have had several children die young. The first known child is Magdalena, apt 1765 at Trinity Evangelical Luth Ch, New Holland, PA. Her mother is listed as Maria.
Records from the Bethabara Parish Graveyard Records at Bethabara, Wachovia Tract, NC list these non-Moravian burials.
Child, Cath. Kraus d 1771, daughter of Johann Kraus Child, Johann Kraus, no parent given d 1774 Child, Christina Elis. Kraus, daughter of Johann, d 1782 Unmarried man, Adam Krause, 16 yrs old, son of Johann Kraus, d Mar 7, (b Nov 25, 1769, Lebanon, PA, Records of Moravians, p. 2150) Boy, Isaac Krausse, 13 yrs old, son of Johannes Krause, d 23 Jul 1800, bur Jul 25. Married Woman, Anna Maria Krause, born Volk, (Wife of Johannes Krause) d May 23, bur May 24, 1801 Married Woman, Anna Mary Chitty, d Nov 7, 1792, maiden name Kraus
Joye Elkins also lists as children: George Krause, whose marriage bond to Louise Holder is recorded 29 Mar 1803, Stokes Co., NC., Anna Maria (Hannah) Crouse, Andreas Crouse, died at young age, and Andrew Crouse, whose marriage bond to Sarah Long is recorded on 29 Mar 1803 at Stokes Co., NC. Joye also lists Maria Margarette Crouse who married John Chitty on 17 Mar 1791 as a child. They had 9 children. This could not be Married Woman, Anna Mary Chitty listed above.
The will of John Kraus on 26 Aug 1825 lists son, George Krause, son-in-law, John Chitty, son, Andrew, son-in-law, Jacob Miller, son-in-law, Dan Petree, Joseph Chitty, no relationship given, wife, Dorothea, daughter, Hannah Petree.
Maybe the Anna Maria that Joye listed as (Hannah) was the Anna Mary Kraus Chitty buried at Bethabara, and she married Joseph Chitty listed in John's will and (Hannah) is another sister, who married Daniel Petree.
Dorothea is John Krouse's 2nd wife, Dorothy Petree. They applied for a marriage license 29 Mar 1803.
In the Shiloh Lutheran Church records, Forsythe Co., NC is the baptism of a daughter of Jacob & Magdalen Miller June 1801 with John Krouse, widower, Margaretha Chitty, & Elizabeth Miller as sponsors. Magdalen must be the Magdalen baptized at Trinity Evangelical Luth Ch, daughter of John Krause, and her husband is the Jacob Miller, son-in-law, in John's will.
More About Johannes Krause: Occupation: Siversmith / Blacksmith.
Children of Johannes Krause and Anna Marie Volck are: