Lena Harms

b. 23 February 1871, d. 26 September 1923
  • Lena Harms was born on 23 February 1871 in Elverta, Sacramento County, California.
  • John Charles Harms and Anna Magdalena Dexheimer appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1880 in American, Sacramento County, California, and two farm laborers.. Other members of the household included Lena Harms, Henry Ditman Harms, Elizabeth Harms, Anna Harms, Caroline Harms and Sophia Harms.
  • She married John Henry Nicolaus on 6 December 1891 in Sacramento County, California.
  • Lena Harms died on 26 September 1923 at age 52 in Union House, Elk Grove, Sacramento County, California.
  • John Henry Nicolaus became a widower at her death.
  • She was interred at Elk Grove Masonic Cemetery, Elk Grove, Sacramento County, California.
  • The following appeared on 27 September 1923 in The Sacramento Bee: [Died] Near Union House, Sacramento County, Sept. 26, 1923, Lena wife of J. H. Nicolaus, mother of Earl, George, Charles, Lester, Henry Jr., Lawrence & Elva Nicolaus, Mrs. Walter Pascoe, daughter of Mrs Lena Harms, sister of Mrs. Sophia Dosch, Mrs. Annie Waite, Mrs. Benna Poole, Mrs. Lizzie Stahl, & Henry Harms; a native of California. aged 52 years 5 months 2 days. Friends are welcome at her late home, where funeral services will be held at 1 o'clock Saturday September 29th.
         Internment Masonic Cemetery, Elk Grove. Arthur D. Fenton, funeral director.
  • The following appeared on 27 September 1923 in Sacramento Union: [Died] Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock for Mrs. H. J. Nicolaus, age 52 years, who died at her home near the Union House Wednesday. Mrs. Nicolaus was well known in Sacramento county, her husband having been an extensive rancher for a number of years. She is survived by her husband, six sons, Earl, George, Charles, Lester, Henry Jr., and Laurence; two daughters, Elva Nicolaus and Mrs. Walter Pasco; four sisters, Miss Lena Harms, Mrs. Sofa Dosch, Mrs. Anna Waite and Mrs. Lizzie Stall, and a brother, Henry Harms.
  • The following appeared on 3 November 1924 in The Sacramento Bee: [Died] In Elverta November 1, 1924, Lena Harms. Wife of the late Charles Harms, beloved mother of Mrs. Lizzie H. Stahl of South San Francisco, Mrs. Anna Wait of Elverta, Mrs. Sophia Dosch, Mrs. Philippina Poole, Henry D. Harms of Sacramento & the late Mrs. Lena Nicholas: a native of Germany, aged 98 years, 8 months and 10 days. Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-morrow (Tuesday) at 1:30 p.m., from the home of Harry A. Nauman & Son. 1811 G Street. Interment City Cemetery.
  • A single grave marker identifies the graves of John Henry Nicolaus and Lena Harms.
  • Last Edited: 26 May 2012

Family: John Henry Nicolaus b. 11 May 1866, d. 28 March 1937