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ROBERT KRAUSE CO. DAVENPORT, IA
Executives and Directors of the Robert Krause Company. Robert Krause Karlowa, President, Louis P. Best Jr., Vice-President, J.C. Bronner, Sec.-Treas., Frank Ott, Director, Frank Johnson, Director, John Norton, Factory Supt.
"Our Crow" Salesmen. Henry Klauer, Iowa, John Owens, Iowa,L.W. Matthess, Iowa, Tom Loftus, Iowa, H.P. Nelson, Tri-Cities, W.C. Ott, Dakota, P.I. Barnes, Nebraska, WM. Berch, Iowa-Missouri, U.T. Malanaphy, Iowa, R.G. Koch, Illinois
James Garber contributed these photos and reported that to his knowledge, the Robert Krause Company has been out of business for at least 75 years.
KRAUSE AND COMPANY
Allie Chambers, John C. Bronner and fellow employees, Krause and Co. Davenport IA.
ROBERT KRAUSE AND GRANDCHILD
Robert Krause holding a grandchild, most likely Robert Krause Karlowa.
EMIELIE K. KARLOWA AND CLARA K. BEST
Emelie K Karlowa and Clara K Best holding their babies, Klarchen "Kay" Karlowa and Margaret "Gretchen" Best.
KRAUSE FAMILY HOMES
Krause ancestral home in Germany.
Krause home on Main street in Davenport.
Obituaries of Mrs. L. P. Best and Mrs. Louise Steinhiber Krause
Summoned After a Long Illness Mrs. L. P. Best
Mrs. Best, prominent Davenport woman, died at her home yesterday afternoon following a long illness. She was the daughter of the late Robert Krause, founder of the Robert Krause Co., One of the pioneer industries of the city.
Mrs. L. P. Best Passes After Long Illness – Death of Prominent Davenport Woman Occurred Tuesday. [18 Apr 1922]
Mrs. L. P. Best, prominent Davenport woman who for years had been engaged in philanthropic and charitable work in the city, passed away at her home, 627 Ripley street, Tuesday afternoon following a long illness. Mrs. Best was born in Davenport 55 years ago and was a daughter of the late Robert Krause, founder of the Robert Krause Co., overall manufacturers. She was a director of the company founded by her father.
Born in Davenport on Oct. 28, 1866, Mrs. Best received her education in the public schools of Davenport. She was an active worker among the charitable organizations of the city during her life and was a generous contributor to the cause. She was active in the affairs of the Ladies’ Industrial Relief society and was a life member of the Lend-a-Hand club. She was also formerly a member of the board of directors of the Davenport Visiting Nurses association.
Her charitable acts among the poor families of the city will long be remembered. Christmas time found her spreading the holiday cheer in many of the destitute homes throughout the city.
Her father, the late Robert Krause was one of the pioneer business men of Davenport. The business which Mr. Krause founded is one of the pioneer industries of the city, and present factory being located at Fourth and Warren streets. Mr. Krause died a number of years ago while Mrs. Krause died in October, 1920. L. P. best, her husband, is the owner of the Best building in Rock Island.
The survivors are her husband, L. P. Best, sr., a son, L. P. Best, jr., now a student at the University of Iowa; a daughter, Miss Gretchen Best, at home and a step-son, Rubdolph Best of California. Two nieces, the Misses Caroline and Clara Karlowa and a nephew, Robert Krause Karlowa also survive.
Best Funeral - Funeral services for Mrs. L. P. Best were held at 3 o’clock yesterday afternoon from the home, 627 Ripley street, thence to Oakdale cemetery for interment. Henry Vollmer officiated at the services and Miss May Chambers sand “Beautiful Isle of Somewhere” and “Angel Ever Bright and Fair.” The pallbearers were John Bronner, Frank Ott, Herman Schmidt, William Weiss, Dr. Karl Vollmer, Dr. Herman Pape, Carl Richter and Louis Richter. Funeral services will be held at the home at 3 o’clock Thursday with Interment at Oakdale cemetery.