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Johannes Heinrich Theodor Grau

Theodore H. Grau

Born - Thursday, November 17, 1898

Phillips County, Kansas

Confirmed - Sunday, April 14, 1912

Married - Wednesday, November 19, 1924

Emmanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church

Stuttgart, Phillips County, Kansas

Died - Sunday, May 22, 1977

 Phillips County Hospital

Phillipsburg, Phillips County, Kansas

Buried - Emmanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery

Stuttgart, Phillips County, Kansas



Theodore Grau

Died May 22

Johannes Heinrich Theodore Grau, son of Heinrich and Elisabeth Bietz Grau, was born November 17, 1898, in Phillips County, Kansas, and departed this life at the Phillips County Hospital, Phillipsburg, Kansas, on May 22, 1977, having attained the age of 78 years, 6 months

 and 5 days.

Ted grew to manhood on the farm southeast of Stuttgart, Kansas, and lived there during his adult life. He was a farmer until his retirement, but always maintained his interest in farm life and farm business.

Ted was baptized into the Christian faith on December 11, 1896, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Stuttgart, Kansas, and was confirmed in the Lutheran faith at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Stuttgart,

 on April 14, 1912. He was a life-long member of the Emmanuel Lutheran congregation at Stuttgart.

On November 19, 1924, he was united in marriage with Ida Beyerlein at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Stuttgart. To this union two sons were born. Son Loren, and a stillborn son, born March 16, 1935.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, his stillborn son, one sister and two brothers.

He leaves to mourn his passing a son, Loren and his wife, Frances, and two grandchildren, Linda and Sonja Grau. He also leaves two sisters, Mrs. Elisabeth Hesterman and Mrs. Katie Badenhoop, Kensington, Kansas, plus nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

Memorial Services were held Tuesday, May 24, 1977, at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Stuttgart, Kansas, with Pastor Duane Levin officiating. Hymns were sung by Alvin Veeh and Norman Merklein and by the congregation with Mrs. Marene Levin as organist.

Casket bearers were Ernest Eltiste, Ernest Grau, Melvin Hesterman, Louis Beyerlein, Paul R. Beyerlein and Edwin Dusin.

Burial was in the Emmanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery, Stuttgart, Kansas, to await the resurrection.


The family of Theodore H. Grau with to extend their sincere appreciation for the flowers, cards, food, memorial contributions and other kindnesses shown at the time of their loss. Your thoughtfulness will never be forgotten.

The Phillips County Review





Wife - Ida Katharina (Beyerlein) Grau

Born - Saturday, August 12, 1899

Died - Saturday, March 29, 1952

Buried -Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery,

Stuttgart, Phillips County, Kansas

Father - John Paul Beyerlein

Mother - Mary M. (Preuss) Beyerlein



Son - Loren Paul Henry Grau

Born - November 27, 1928

Baptized - 1928

Emmanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church

Stuttgart, Phillips County, Kansas


 Son - Infant death

Born - March 16, 1935

Died - March 16, 1935

Buried -Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery,

Stuttgart, Phillips County, Kansas



Sister - Sophia Margaretha (Grau) Eltiste

Born - September 6, 1884


Brother - Johannes Konrad Grau

"Conrad J. Grau"

Born - January 16, 1887


Brother - Henry A. Grau

Born September 11, 1889 - Kansas


Sister - Elizabeth (Grau) Hesterman

Born - September 6. 1892  - Kansas

Married - February 18, 1914

Died - March 1978

Husband - Henry Johann Hesterman

Born - August 13, 1892  - Kansas Died - February 19, 1964

Father - Frederick Hesterman

Born - August 22, 1854   ♦  Died - November 19, 1915

Mother - Mary (Inteman) Hesterman

Born - January 11, 1858   ♦  Died - July 4, 1929


Sister- Katherina B. (Grau) Badenhoop

Born - July 16, 1895

Married - June 7,1922

Emmanuel Lutheran Church,

Stuttgart, Phillips County, Kansas

Died - December 1977

Husband - Heinrich J. Badenhoop

Born -  November 21, 1893 - Kansas  ♦  Died - September 18,1963

Father - John Badenhoop

Born -  October 4, 1863 - Germany   Died - February 23, 1944

Mother - Ottillge (Mann) Badenhoop 

Born - February 5, 1872  - Posen, Germany   Died - November 1, 1939



Father - Heinrich Grau

Mother - Anna Elizabeth (Bietz) Grau




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