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William D Kruse


Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 4/12/2010 at 13:56:23

William D Kruse, a prosperous and enterprising young citizen of Boone county, is a factor in financial circles as assitant cashier of the Ogden State Bank, which position he has held for the past five years. He is a worthy native son of this county, his birth having occurred in Ogden on August 28, 1887. His parents, Hans and Catherine (Tetus) Kruse, were both born in Schleswig, Germany. The father took up his abode among the pioneer settlers of Boone county, Iowa in the early 60's and here devoted his attenttion to general agricualtural pursuits throughout his active businss career, winning gratifying success in his undertakings and becoming the owner of considerable property. He passed away on Apri 25, 1911, and the community mourned the loss of one of its substantial and esteemed citizens. His widow survives and is also widely and favorably known.
William D Kruse, reared and educated in the county of his nativity, was a youth of twelve years when in 1899 his parents estblished their home in Ogden, where he attended school for four years. Subsequently he spent six years as clerk in a grocery store and on the expiraton of that period was made assistant casheir in the Ogden State Bank, in which capacity he has served for the past five yers. He is a stockholder in the institution as an able and courteous offical has contibuted materially to its continuned growth and success. Mr Kruse likewise handles fire and life insurance and deals in real estate to some extent. He owns 160 acres of valuable land in Amaqua township, this county,
On February 15, 1911, Mr Kruse was united in marriage to Mis Grace Gustlin, a daughter of John Gustlin, a resident of Callender, Webster county, Iowa. Our subject and his wife have one child, Vivian, who is about two years of age.
Mr Kurse gives his political allegiance to the democracy and now acts as treasrure of Ogden, proving an efficient incumbent in that important position. He also serves as treasurer of the Boone County Fair Association and is widely recognized as a loyal and public-spirited citizen who has the best interests of his community at heart. His religious views are in accord with those of the Lutheran and Methodist churches. He is a young man of strong and estimable character and highly respected by all who know him.

1914 Boone County History Book


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