The photo is of Anna Trost and Albert Kraus.

Anna Belle Trost (Maria Sophia Friederike Buchholz, (Martin) Johann Wilhelm Buchholz, Martin Jochim Heinrich Buchholtz, Franz Christian Buchholtz) was born 12 March 1876 in Miami County, Ohio.  She died 7 November 1941 in Miami County, Ohio and was buried 10 November 1941 in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Miami County, Ohio. 


Anna married Albert Kraus on 18 February 1897 in St. John's Lutheran Church, Covington, Miami County, Ohio by Paster J. Hermberger.  Albert was born in 26 August 1875 in Berndorf, Saxony, Germany and died in 6 February 1971 in Stouder Hospital, Troy, Ohio and was buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Pleasant Hill, Miami County, Ohio.


Anna and Albert had the following daughter:


1.  Lena Lenora Kraus was born 14 November 1897 in Pleasant Hill, Miami County, Ohio  and died 1 June 1947 in Troy, Miami County, Ohio.



Wife of Well Known Stock Dealer Victim of Diabetes and Complications-Rites Monday


     Mrs. Anna B. Kraus, 65, wife of Bert Kraus, residing on the Pleasant Hill pike west of Troy, died at 5:30 p.m. Friday in the Stouder Memorial Hospital here.  She had been suffering with diabetes and complications for some time, but had been confined to the hospital only a few days.

     Mrs. Kraus, the former Miss Anna B. Trost, was born near Pleasant Hill but had resided in the vicinity of Troy her entire life, and was a member of the First Lutheran Church in this city.  Mr. Kraus ia a well known Miami County farmer and stock dealer.

     The decendent is survived by her husband: one daughter, Mrs. A. E. Blackmore, of near Troy: four brothers, Fred and Josesph Trost of Tipp city, Ohio; Glen Trost of Pleasant Hill, Ohio and William Trost of West Milton, Ohio; three sisters, Mrs. Albert Schuesselin of Piqua, Ohio; Mrs. Samuel Holfinger of Covington, Ohio; and Mrs. Walter Hildebran, of near Pleasant Hill, Ohio and two grandchildren, Robert and James Blackmore.

     Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Monday from the residence with burial in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.  Rev. H.N. Gournley of Troy, will officiate.




The photo is of Anna and Albert Kraus's home in Newton Township, Miami County, Ohio.




The photo is of Anna Trost Kraus sitting in her beautiful home in Newton Township, Miami County, Ohio.




The photo is of Anna and Albert Trost.




The photo is of Lena Kraus as a child.



The photo is of Lena Kraus with her mother Anna Trost Kraus.




The photo is of Lena Kraus.



Lena Lenora Kraus married Arthur Emerson Blackmore on 15 May 1919 in Troy, Miami County, Ohio. They lived in Concord, Miami County, Ohio most of the married life.


Lena and Arthur had the following children:


1.   James Franklin Blackmore was born 9 June 1928 and died 29 September 2000.

2.   Robert Blackmore



FINAL RITES TUESDAY FOR MRS. ARTHUR BLACKMORE Well Known Local Woman Dies at Stouder Hospital Sunday Morning Mrs. Lena Kraus Blackmore, 49, RR 3, Troy, wife of Arthur E. Blackmore, passed away at 6:45 am Sunday in the Stouder Memorial hospital, where she had been admitted April 26. (1947) Services will be conducted at 1 pm Tuesday in the First Lutheran church of which she was a member, Rev. HN Gourley officiating and the burial made in Riverside cemetery. Friends may call at the residence ate 4 pm Monday until noon Tuesday, Mrs. Blackmore was born Nov 14, 1897 in Miami County the daughter of Albert and the late Mrs. Anna Trost Kraus and was educated in the Concord township schools. Her marriage to Mr. Blackmore was an event of May 15, 1919. Besides her husband and father, she is survived by two sons, Robert and James, both students of Ohio State University, Columbus and a grandson, Larry Blackmore of Columbus. Mrs. Blackmore was one of the charter members of the Smile Awhile club which was organized more than 30 years ago and has a wide acquaintance throughout the community. 

SOURCES:  Photo's and information from Susan Blackmore Keferl.  Genealogy from Virginia Brown and Mary Trost Snell.  Marriage information of Anna and Albert Kraus from St. John's Lutheran Church Records of Covington, Ohio.