Ferry & Clas, Architects
George B. Ferry, Architect, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Clas, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
George B. Ferry was born in February 1852 in Massachusetts. He was listed as an architect in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in both the 1900 and 1910 U.S. Censuses.[a] Ferry was married to Cora and was father to Robert and Mary.
Clas could refer to either Lois A. or Peter.[b] Born December 1864 in Wisconsin, Lois A. Clas was a Milwaukee contractor and builder who was married to a woman named Sophia. Peter Clas was a Milwaukee carpenter who was born in Wisconsin in May 1858. He was married to Emilia and had three children.
This page is a contribution to the publication, Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. See the Format and contents of Nebraska architect entries page for more information on the compilation and page organization.
Compiled Nebraska Directory Listings
Educational & Professional Associations
Buildings & Projects
Wisconsin State Building (1898), Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition, Omaha, Nebraska.
Theron Nye House (ca. 1901-1905), Fremont, Nebraska.
a. Ferry was not found living in Wisconsin in either the 1880 or 1920 federal census.
b. Neither Lois nor Peter Clas was found in the federal census in 1910 in Wisconsin.
1. James B. Haynes, History of the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition of 1898 ([Omaha]: Committee on History, 1910), 132.
2. “Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition,” Omaha Public Library Website (1998), accessed July 7, 2003. Images at <http://www.omaha.lib.ne.us/transmiss/buildings/wisconsin.html>
3. 1900 United States Census, s.v. “George B. Ferry,” Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, accessed through HeritageQuestOnline.com.
4. 1910 United States Census, s.v. “George B. Ferry,” Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, accessed through HeritageQuestOnline.com.
5. 1900 United States Census, s.v. “A. Lois Clas,” Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, accessed through HeritageQuestOnline.com.
6. 1900 United States Census, s.v. “Peter Clas,” Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, accessed through HertigeQuestOnline.com.
D. Murphy, “Ferry & Clas, Architects,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, December 9, 2014. http://www.e-nebraskahistory.org/index.php?title=Place_Makers_of_Nebraska:_The_Architects Accessed, December 5, 2022.
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