Krouse Family Genealogy Forum
As Jeanine McNeill said, I do have some information on the Krouse Family. Frances Francio Otto Krouse was born 3-23-1823 in Hainichon, Germany & died 4-20-1890 in Webster Parish, La. (some 7 miles from Minden, La.) He married Rosaura Goentgen 5-29-1860 when what is now Webster Parish was at that time Claiborne Parish. Rosaura Goentgen b 9-13-1839, in the Germantown settlement & d 9-7-1918 in Webster Parish. She and her husband are both buried in Germantown Cemetery (where my father is buried and many other Krouse descendants). F.O. and Rosaura had 12 children. Francis Otto, Ida, Frank Lewis, Maximillian Joseph (my Grandfather),Clara Eliza, Annie Clara, Rosalie, Ellenora Theresa, Clarence Phillip, Emma Helena, Victor Leo, & Alma. The only information I have on Annie Clara is born 1-1-1869 in Germantown & d 11-15-1921 in Monroe, Ouchita Parish, La. She married William M. Miller in 1890 in Minden, Webster Parish. I should have more info on the Miller family, but I haven't worked with that family as yet.
You asked about relationship to Ruby Krouse, Ruby is the dau of Frank Lewis Krouse and Susie Chandler. Last summer when I was there I visited her in the nursing home (Pilgrim Manor, I think) in Minden. She is a niece to Annie Clara as you thought. You would have a very good connection if you contacted Bill Botzong as Jeanine McNeill suggested. His relative is Iona Rosaura Krouse and the last time I heard was living in a nursing home around Alexandria, La. Jeanine can give you Bill's webpage. If I can be of anymore help, email me as I have a good bit of information on the Krouses of No. La. I still have relatives there and plan another trip South sometimes this winter.