C. F. Krüger
As published in
"The City of Kenosha and Kenosha County Wisconsin: A Record of Settlement, Organization, Progress and Achievement"
by Frank H. Lyman Vol. 2, The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., Chicago, 1916.
C. F. Krüger, who is a highly esteemed resident of Somers township, has been identified with agricultural interests in Kenosha county for many years and is now living retired, having gained a competence by his well directed labors. His birth occurred in Germany in 1837, and he received a good common school education in that country. Later he learned the wagon makeršs trade, which he followed successfully until he was thirty-one years of age, when, in 1868, he emigrated to the United States. He at once made his way to the middle west and for four years worked at his trade in Racine, Wisconsin, at the end of which time he purchased sixty-three acres on section 7, Somers township, Kenosha county, where he has since resided. In the meantime, however, he disposed of part of his land but still holds title to twenty-nine acres. He has improved his farm in various ways and while actively engaged in agricultural pursuits he was recognized as one of the most progressive and most successful farmers of his locality. He managed his business affairs well and practiced thrift and in time gained a competence that now enables him to enjoy a period of leisure.
In 1868 occurred the marriage of Mr. Krüger and Miss Louisa Kleppaoht (Klapproth), and they became the parents of eight children but only three survive, namely: Mathilda, now Mrs. Frank Linstroth, who has four children; Emma, now Mrs. William Sheckley (Scheckler), who resides in Racine and has three children; and Herman F., who married Lydia Lempert (Limper) and is farming in Somers township.
Mr. Krüger believes in the principles of the republican party but at local elections supports the best man irrespective of his political affiliation. His religious faith is indicated by his membership in the Evangelical Association and his many sterling traits of character have gained him the respect of all who know him. The success which he has gained is due entirely to his own efforts as when he began his independent career he had neither capital nor influential friends.
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