Krudwig, William 1840-1917
Posted By: Linda Ziemann, volunteer (email)
Date: 2/12/2009 at 21:09:05
September 18, 1917
OLD SOLDIER DIES
W. KRUDWIG, PIONEER VETERAN, PASSES AWAY AT RIPE OLD AGE
Leeds Sun: William Krudwig died at his home, 4311 Harrison avenue, Sunday
morning, September 9, 1917, aged 77 years, 7 months and 20 days.
William Krudwig was born in Prussia, Germany, January 20, 1840, where he
lived until 15 years of age when he moved with his parents to this country,
locating at Galena, Ill., where he remained until 1858, when he came to
Sioux City. In 1861 he enlisted in Company I, 7th Iowa cavalry, and
remained in that service for three years until he was honorably discharged
at the end of his enlistment. In February, 1865, he re-enlisted in Company
B, 4th U.S. Veteran volunteers, and served until discharged one year later.
He was stationed at Washington, D.C., at the time of the assassination of
President Lincoln. After the war, he took up a homestead in Plymouth county,
where he lived until removing to Leeds in 1899.
March 29, 1906, he was united in marriage to Elvira Daugherty, of Seney,
Iowa, who survives him. Besides his devoted wife, he leaves one sister, Mrs.
Mary Shoeb, of Augusta, Kansas, and two adopted daughters.
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