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Edward L. Krueger


Edward L. Krueger, the owner of an excellent farm of one hundred and seventy-five acres on section 14, Franklin township, is widely recognized as an enterprising and progressive agriculturist. His birth occurred near Viroqua, Vernon county, Wisconsin, on the 29th of July, 1882, his parents being Charles and Carolina (Lefler) Krueger, natives of Germany. The father did the required service as a soldier of the German army and during his active career followed general agricultural pursuits. In 1873 he crossed the Atlantic to the United States, locating in Dayton, Ohio, where he secured employment in the paper mills and resided for ten years. On the expiration of that period he removed to Vernon county, Wisconsin, purchased land and there followed farming during the remainder of his life, his demise occurring in 1897. His widow remained on the farm until 1912, when she disposed of the property and took up her abode in La Crosse, Wisconsin, where she has since resided. They were the parent of ten children, seven of whom survive.

Edward L. Krueger, who was the fourth in order of birth in his father’s family, obtained his education in the schools of his native county. He remained at home until twenty-five years of age and then spent a year in La Crosse, Wisconsin, working for Mitchell Brewer as coachman and in other capacities. Subsequently he came to Iowa and here worked for his brother Charles for one year, while later he spent a similar period in hauling cream. He next rented the farm of Henry Hahman for one year and then purchased a tract of one hundred and seventy-five acres on section 14, Franklin township, where he has since carried on general agricultural pursuits with gratifying success. The property is evidence of the care and progressive spirit of its owner.

On the 27th of October, 1910, Mr. Krueger was united in marriage to Miss Minnie Hahman, who was born in Clayton county, Iowa, on the 16th of August, 1881, her parents being Henry and Augusta (Wittenburg) Hahman, more extended mention of whom is made on another page of this work in connection with the sketch of Amos W. Nagel, a brother-in-law of Mrs. Krueger. Our subject and his wife have one son, Henry, whose natal day was January 16, 1912. Mr. Krueger gives his politician allegiance to the republican party, while his religious faith is that of the Lutheran church. He is well known throughout the community and his many friends esteem him highly for his personal worth.

-source: Past & Present of Allamakee County; by Ellery M. Hancock; S. J. Clarke Pub. Co.; 1913
-transcribed by Diana Diedrich

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