December 17 – Days of Independence

On December 17, 1777 France acknowledges the independence of the United States of America.

On December 17, 1819 – at the Congress of Angostura Simón Bolívar declares the foundation of the Gran Colombia and therewith the independence from Spain.

And on December 17, 1909 Hans Hermann Ernst August KRUSE dies in Upahl, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany in the age of only almost 14 years.

Below you find the entry in the churchbook for his death and funeral.

death entry churchbook

death entry churchbook

He was born on april 4, 1896 in Upahl as the youngest of seven children of the carpenter Joachim Johann Friedrich KRUSE and his wife Christine Maria ROHDE. He received his baptism on April 19, 1896 in Diedrichshagen.

He got laid to rest on the cemetary of Diedrichshagen on December 21, 1909.



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