Jennie (?)

F, b. circa December 1842, d. 20 April 1865
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Kelso.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageJennie (?) married Clark Kelso, son of Robert Kelso and Rebecca McCorkle.
Birthcirca December 1842Jennie (?) was born circa December 1842.
Death20 April 1865She died on 20 April 1865 at 22 years 4 months 22 days.

Heinrich Geffert

M, b. January 1828, d. after June 1900
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationHeinrich Geffert was also known as Henry.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageHeinrich Geffert married Margaretha (?).
BirthJanuary 1828Heinrich Geffert was born in January 1828 at Hanover, Germany.
Deathafter June 1900He died after June 1900.
Census DateLocationDescription
1880Westfield, Sauk, WisconsinHeinrich Geffert was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Westfield, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
2 June 1900Westfield, Sauk, WisconsinHe was listed as father in Carl Friedrich Geffert's household on the 1900 Census at Westfield, Sauk, Wisconsin.2

Children of Heinrich Geffert and Margaretha (?)

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-1446 Page Number 286D.
  2. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED149. Dwelling 10.

Margaretha (?)

F, b. circa 1830, d. before 1900
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Geffert.
Name VariationMargaretha (?) was also known as Margaret (?).
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageMargaretha (?) married Heinrich Geffert.
Birthcirca 1830Margaretha (?) was born circa 1830 at Hanover, Germany.
Deathbefore 1900She died before 1900.
Census DateLocationDescription
1880Westfield, Sauk, WisconsinMargaretha (?) was listed as wife in Heinrich Geffert's household on the 1880 Census at Westfield, Sauk, Wisconsin.1

Children of Margaretha (?) and Heinrich Geffert

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-1446 Page Number 286D.

Heinrich Jurgen Geffert

M, b. 1789, d. 1847
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1789Heinrich Jurgen Geffert was born in 1789 at Westerwehye, Hanover, Germany.
Marriagebefore 1831He married Anna Margarete Estorf before 1831.
Marriage1831Heinrich Jurgen Geffert married Catherina Margarethe Perau in 1831.
Death1847Heinrich Jurgen Geffert died in 1847.

Children of Heinrich Jurgen Geffert and Catherina Margarethe Perau

Catherina Margarethe Perau

F, b. 1802, d. 1866
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name1831As of 1831,her married name was Geffert.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1802Catherina Margarethe Perau was born in 1802 at Gross Liedern, Hanover, Germany.
Marriage1831She married Heinrich Jurgen Geffert in 1831.
Death1866Catherina Margarethe Perau died in 1866.

Children of Catherina Margarethe Perau and Heinrich Jurgen Geffert

Jurgen Heinrich Wilhelm Geffert

M, b. 1836, d. 1896
Father*Heinrich Jurgen Geffert b. 1789, d. 1847
Mother*Catherina Margarethe Perau b. 1802, d. 1866
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1836Jurgen Heinrich Wilhelm Geffert was born in 1836.
He was the son of Heinrich Jurgen Geffert and Catherina Margarethe Perau.
Death1896Jurgen Heinrich Wilhelm Geffert died in 1896.

Esther A. Geffert

F, b. February 1882
Father*Johann Heinrich Geffert b. 18 Sep 1834, d. 24 Jan 1909
Mother*Marie Dorothea Henriette Dargel b. 30 Oct 1842
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Smithson.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageEsther A. Geffert married Harold Smithson, son of Thomas Smithson.
BirthFebruary 1882Esther A. Geffert was born in February 1882.
She was the daughter of Johann Heinrich Geffert and Marie Dorothea Henriette Dargel.
Census DateLocationDescription
1930Multnomah, OregonEsther A. Geffert was listed as wife in Harold Smithson's household on the 1930 Census at Multnomah, Oregon.
  • Esther A. Geffert graduated in 1900 at Reedsburg High School, Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin.

Children of Esther A. Geffert and Harold Smithson

Anna Margarete Estorf

F, b. 1778, d. 1831
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namebefore 1831As of before 1831,her married name was Geffert.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1778Anna Margarete Estorf was born in 1778.
Marriagebefore 1831She married Heinrich Jurgen Geffert before 1831.
Death1831Anna Margarete Estorf died in 1831.

Harold Smithson

M, b. circa 1883, d. May 1970
Father*Thomas Smithson
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageHarold Smithson married Esther A. Geffert, daughter of Johann Heinrich Geffert and Marie Dorothea Henriette Dargel.
Birthcirca 1883Harold Smithson was born circa 1883.
He was the son of Thomas Smithson.
DeathMay 1970Harold Smithson died in May 1970.
Census DateLocationDescription
1930Multnomah, OregonHarold Smithson was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Multnomah, Oregon.
  • Harold Smithson obtained US Social Security Card at Oregon; last residence Woodland, Cowlitz, Washington.
  • He was living in 1968 at Washington.

Children of Harold Smithson and Esther A. Geffert

John Martin Kruse

M, b. 26 April 1899, d. 4 January 1982
Father*Heinrich Nicholas Kruse b. 10 May 1856, d. 1935
Mother*Augusta W. Giese b. 31 Dec 1871, d. 21 Jul 1957
John Kruse 19 Jun 1924
John Kruse - circa 1902-Colorized
Life EventDateDescription
Birth26 April 1899John Martin Kruse was born on 26 April 1899 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of Heinrich Nicholas Kruse and Augusta W. Giese.
Marriage19 June 1924John Martin Kruse married Lena Dorothea Thies, daughter of August Thies and Dora Meyer, on 19 June 1924 at Loganville, Sauk, Wisconsin, John and Lena (Thies) Kruse wedding portrait.
John and Lena (Thies) Kruse wedding portrait 19 Jun 1924 Loganville, Sauk, Wisconsin-Colorized
John and Lena (Thies) Kruse wedding portrait 19 Jun 1924 Loganville, Sauk, Wisconsin
Death4 January 1982John Martin Kruse died on 4 January 1982 at age 82.
Census DateLocationDescription
1920Westfield, Sauk, WisconsinJohn Martin Kruse was listed as a son in Heinrich Nicholas Kruse's household on the 1920 Census at Westfield, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
  • Circa 1902 portrait of Augusta (Giese), Henry Kruse and son John Kruse.

Children of John Martin Kruse and Lena Dorothea Thies

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED171. Dwelling 142.

Edgar Carl Kruse

M, b. 8 October 1904, d. 27 April 1990
Father*Heinrich Nicholas Kruse b. 10 May 1856, d. 1935
Mother*Augusta W. Giese b. 31 Dec 1871, d. 21 Jul 1957
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageEdgar Carl Kruse married Edna Lucille Bretsch.
Birth8 October 1904Edgar Carl Kruse was born on 8 October 1904 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of Heinrich Nicholas Kruse and Augusta W. Giese.
Death27 April 1990Edgar Carl Kruse died on 27 April 1990 at age 85.
Census DateLocationDescription
1920Westfield, Sauk, WisconsinEdgar Carl Kruse was listed as a son in Heinrich Nicholas Kruse's household on the 1920 Census at Westfield, Sauk, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED171. Dwelling 142.

Lena Dorothea Thies

F, b. 25 February 1897, d. 5 February 1990
Father*August Thies b. 25 Apr 1873, d. 1954
Mother*Dora Meyer b. 24 Jul 1872, d. 1955
Mrs John Kruse (Lena Thies) 19 Jun 1924
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationLena Dorothea Thies was also known as Thiese.
Married Name19 June 1924As of 19 June 1924,her married name was Kruse.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth25 February 1897Lena Dorothea Thies was born on 25 February 1897 at Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of August Thies and Dora Meyer.
Marriage19 June 1924Lena Dorothea Thies married John Martin Kruse, son of Heinrich Nicholas Kruse and Augusta W. Giese, on 19 June 1924 at Loganville, Sauk, Wisconsin, John and Lena (Thies) Kruse wedding portrait.
John and Lena (Thies) Kruse wedding portrait 19 Jun 1924 Loganville, Sauk, Wisconsin-Colorized
John and Lena (Thies) Kruse wedding portrait 19 Jun 1924 Loganville, Sauk, Wisconsin
Death5 February 1990Lena Dorothea Thies died on 5 February 1990 at age 92.
Census DateLocationDescription
2 June 1900Westfield, Sauk, WisconsinLena Dorothea Thies was listed as a daughter in August Thies's household on the 1900 Census at Westfield, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
19 April 1910Westfield, Sauk, WisconsinLena Dorothea Thies was listed as a daughter in August Thies's household on the 1910 Census at Westfield, Sauk, Wisconsin.2

Children of Lena Dorothea Thies and John Martin Kruse

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED149. Dwelling 14.
  2. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED130. Dwelling 65.

Edna Lucille Bretsch

F, b. 10 February 1910
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Kruse.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageEdna Lucille Bretsch married Edgar Carl Kruse, son of Heinrich Nicholas Kruse and Augusta W. Giese.
Birth10 February 1910Edna Lucille Bretsch was born on 10 February 1910.

Walter Henry Herman Giese

M, b. 21 August 1912, d. 7 May 1999
Father*Herman Giese b. 12 Jul 1875, d. 1948
Mother*Ella Emma Helene Hanusa b. 23 Mar 1891, d. 7 Jul 1973
Life EventDateDescription
Birth21 August 1912Walter Henry Herman Giese was born on 21 August 1912 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of Herman Giese and Ella Emma Helene Hanusa.
Death7 May 1999Walter Henry Herman Giese died on 7 May 1999 at age 86.
Census DateLocationDescription
1930Honey Creek, Sauk, WisconsinWalter Henry Herman Giese was listed as a lodger with the George Felix family on the 1930 Census at Honey Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED56-16. Dwelling 69.

Violet E. Giese

F, b. circa 1914, d. 29 January 2010
Father*Frederick E. Giese b. Oct 1876, d. 1965
Mother*Anna A. Sprecher b. Sep 1875, d. 1955
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1914Violet E. Giese was born circa 1914 at Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of Frederick E. Giese and Anna A. Sprecher.
Census DateLocationDescription
2 January 1920Troy, Sauk, WisconsinViolet E. Giese was listed as a daughter in Frederick E. Giese's household on the 1920 Census at Troy, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
29 April 1930Troy, Sauk, WisconsinViolet E. Giese was listed as a daughter in Frederick E. Giese's household on the 1930 Census at Troy, Sauk, Wisconsin.2

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED180. Dwelling 3.
  2. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED37. Dwelling 194.

Benjamin F. Giese

M, b. 13 August 1903, d. April 1981
Father*Frederick E. Giese b. Oct 1876, d. 1965
Mother*Anna A. Sprecher b. Sep 1875, d. 1955
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationBenjamin F. Giese was also known as Bennie.
Name VariationBenjamin F. Giese was also known as Ben.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth13 August 1903Benjamin F. Giese was born on 13 August 1903 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of Frederick E. Giese and Anna A. Sprecher.
Marriagecirca 1925Benjamin F. Giese married Olive G. (?) circa 1925.
DeathApril 1981Benjamin F. Giese died in April 1981 at age 77.
Census DateLocationDescription
1 June 1905Westfield, Sauk, WisconsinBenjamin F. Giese is listed as son on the census of 1 June 1905 in the household of Frederick E. Giese at Westfield, Sauk, Wisconsin; living next door to August Giese.1
26 April 1910Westfield, Sauk, WisconsinBenjamin F. Giese was listed as a son in Frederick E. Giese's household on the 1910 Census at Westfield, Sauk, Wisconsin.2
2 January 1920Troy, Sauk, WisconsinBenjamin F. Giese was listed as a son in Frederick E. Giese's household on the 1920 Census at Troy, Sauk, Wisconsin.3
1940Troy, Sauk, WisconsinBenjamin F. Giese was listed as the head of a family on the 1940 Census at Troy, Sauk, Wisconsin, living next door to Fred Giese.4
  • Benjamin F. Giese obtained US Social Security Card at Wisconsin; last residence Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin.
  • On 5 November 1939 at Mr and Mrs Albert Hasz 25th wedding anniversary.

Citations

  1. [S364] Wisconsin State Census Wisconsin State Censuses, 1895 and 1905, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 80.
  2. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED130. Dwelling 148.
  3. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED180. Dwelling 3.
  4. [S373] U.S. Federal Census 1940 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1940; Census Place: Troy, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: T627_4523; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 56-39.

Erma V. Giese

F, b. circa September 1904, d. 1909
Father*Frederick E. Giese b. Oct 1876, d. 1965
Mother*Anna A. Sprecher b. Sep 1875, d. 1955
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationErma V. Giese was also known as Emma V.
Name VariationErma V. Giese was also known as Irmie.
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca September 1904Erma V. Giese was born circa September 1904.
She was the daughter of Frederick E. Giese and Anna A. Sprecher.
Death1909Erma V. Giese died in 1909.
Census DateLocationDescription
1 June 1905Westfield, Sauk, WisconsinErma V. Giese is listed as daughter on the census of 1 June 1905 in the household of Frederick E. Giese at Westfield, Sauk, Wisconsin; living next door to August Giese.1

Citations

  1. [S364] Wisconsin State Census Wisconsin State Censuses, 1895 and 1905, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 80.

Milton W. Giese

M, b. 15 March 1910, d. 23 October 1991
Father*Frederick E. Giese b. Oct 1876, d. 1965
Mother*Anna A. Sprecher b. Sep 1875, d. 1955
Life EventDateDescription
Birth15 March 1910Milton W. Giese was born on 15 March 1910 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of Frederick E. Giese and Anna A. Sprecher.
Marriage17 August 1938Milton W. Giese married Florence Propst on 17 August 1938.
Death23 October 1991Milton W. Giese died on 23 October 1991 at age 81.
Census DateLocationDescription
26 April 1910Westfield, Sauk, WisconsinMilton W. Giese was listed as a son in Frederick E. Giese's household on the 1910 Census at Westfield, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
2 January 1920Troy, Sauk, WisconsinMilton W. Giese was listed as a son in Frederick E. Giese's household on the 1920 Census at Troy, Sauk, Wisconsin.2
29 April 1930Troy, Sauk, WisconsinMilton W. Giese was listed as a son in Frederick E. Giese's household on the 1930 Census at Troy, Sauk, Wisconsin.3
  • Milton W. Giese obtained US Social Security Card at Illinois; last residence not specified.

Citations

  1. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED130. Dwelling 148.
  2. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED180. Dwelling 3.
  3. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED37. Dwelling 194.

Herman W. Kruse

M, b. before 1831, d. 1871
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationHerman W. Kruse was also known as H. W.
Name VariationHerman W. Kruse was also known as Heinrich.
Life EventDateDescription
Birthbefore 1831Herman W. Kruse was born before 1831.
Marriage18 September 1851He married Anna Christina Luehrsen on 18 September 1851 at New York.
Death1871Herman W. Kruse died in 1871.

Children of Herman W. Kruse and Anna Christina Luehrsen

Anna Christina Luehrsen

F, b. 9 August 1828, d. 17 August 1928
Anna Kruse 1828 - 1928
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationAnna Christina Luehrsen was also known as Annie.
Married Name18 September 1851As of 18 September 1851,her married name was Kruse.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth9 August 1828Anna Christina Luehrsen was born on 9 August 1828 at Hanover, Germany.
Marriage18 September 1851She married Herman W. Kruse on 18 September 1851 at New York.
Death17 August 1928Anna Christina Luehrsen died on 17 August 1928 at Loganville, Sauk, Wisconsin, at age 100.
Anna Kruse obituary 17 Aug 1928
Census DateLocationDescription
1880Westfield, Sauk, WisconsinAnna Christina Luehrsen was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Westfield, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
1920Westfield, Sauk, WisconsinShe was listed as mother in Heinrich Nicholas Kruse's household on the 1920 Census at Westfield, Sauk, Wisconsin.2
  • Anna Christina Luehrsen immigrated in 1850.
  • On 9 August 1928 Anna (Luehrsen) Kruse 100th birthday celebration.
    The Capital Times (Madison, Wisconsin) 08 Aug 1928 - Anna (Luehrsen) Kruse 100th birthday celebration

Children of Anna Christina Luehrsen and Herman W. Kruse

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-1446 Page Number 285B.
  2. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED171. Dwelling 142.

Emma Magdalene Kruse

F, b. 21 May 1852
Father*Herman W. Kruse b. b 1831, d. 1871
Mother*Anna Christina Luehrsen b. 9 Aug 1828, d. 17 Aug 1928
Life EventDateDescription
Birth21 May 1852Emma Magdalene Kruse was born on 21 May 1852 at New York City, New York.
She was the daughter of Herman W. Kruse and Anna Christina Luehrsen.

William Peter Kruse

M, b. 21 May 1852
Father*Herman W. Kruse b. b 1831, d. 1871
Mother*Anna Christina Luehrsen b. 9 Aug 1828, d. 17 Aug 1928
Life EventDateDescription
Birth21 May 1852William Peter Kruse was born on 21 May 1852.
He was the son of Herman W. Kruse and Anna Christina Luehrsen.

Anna Catherine Kruse

F, b. 19 December 1854
Father*Herman W. Kruse b. b 1831, d. 1871
Mother*Anna Christina Luehrsen b. 9 Aug 1828, d. 17 Aug 1928
Life EventDateDescription
Birth19 December 1854Anna Catherine Kruse was born on 19 December 1854 at New York City, New York.
She was the daughter of Herman W. Kruse and Anna Christina Luehrsen.

John Martin Kruse

M, b. 16 March 1858
Father*Herman W. Kruse b. b 1831, d. 1871
Mother*Anna Christina Luehrsen b. 9 Aug 1828, d. 17 Aug 1928
Life EventDateDescription
Birth16 March 1858John Martin Kruse was born on 16 March 1858.
He was the son of Herman W. Kruse and Anna Christina Luehrsen.

Albert Christopher Kruse

M, b. 26 March 1860
Father*Herman W. Kruse b. b 1831, d. 1871
Mother*Anna Christina Luehrsen b. 9 Aug 1828, d. 17 Aug 1928
Life EventDateDescription
Birth26 March 1860Albert Christopher Kruse was born on 26 March 1860.
He was the son of Herman W. Kruse and Anna Christina Luehrsen.

Lucia Christiana Kruse

F, b. 11 August 1861, d. 1900
Father*Herman W. Kruse b. b 1831, d. 1871
Mother*Anna Christina Luehrsen b. 9 Aug 1828, d. 17 Aug 1928
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationLucia Christiana Kruse was also known as Lucy.
Married Name27 November 1885As of 27 November 1885,her married name was Burmester.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth11 August 1861Lucia Christiana Kruse was born on 11 August 1861 at New York.
She was the daughter of Herman W. Kruse and Anna Christina Luehrsen.
Marriage27 November 1885Lucia Christiana Kruse married Heinrich William Burmester, son of Jurgen Burmester and Katharina Hager, on 27 November 1885 at Westfield, Sauk, Wisconsin.
Death1900Lucia Christiana Kruse died in 1900.
Census DateLocationDescription
1880Westfield, Sauk, WisconsinLucia Christiana Kruse was listed as a daughter in Anna Christina Luehrsen's household on the 1880 Census at Westfield, Sauk, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-1446 Page Number 285B.

Magdalene Elizabeth Kruse

F, b. 14 January 1864
Father*Herman W. Kruse b. b 1831, d. 1871
Mother*Anna Christina Luehrsen b. 9 Aug 1828, d. 17 Aug 1928
Life EventDateDescription
Birth14 January 1864Magdalene Elizabeth Kruse was born on 14 January 1864.
She was the daughter of Herman W. Kruse and Anna Christina Luehrsen.

Frederich Christian Kruse

M, b. 18 March 1868, d. January 1945
Father*Herman W. Kruse b. b 1831, d. 1871
Mother*Anna Christina Luehrsen b. 9 Aug 1828, d. 17 Aug 1928
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationFrederich Christian Kruse was also known as F. C.
Name VariationFrederich Christian Kruse was also known as Fred.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth18 March 1868Frederich Christian Kruse was born on 18 March 1868 at Westfield, Sauk, Wisconsin.
He was the son of Herman W. Kruse and Anna Christina Luehrsen.
Marriage29 November 1892Frederich Christian Kruse married Anna Hasz, daughter of Christian Jacob Hasz and Katharina Dorothea Elizabeth Westedt, on 29 November 1892.
DeathJanuary 1945Frederich Christian Kruse died in January 1945 at age 76 Fred C. Kruse, 76, Dies At Loganville Sunday
Fred C. Kruse, 76, died at his home south of Loganville on Sunday morning at about 3 o'clock.
He is survived by four children: Conrad, Paul and Edwin of Loganville; and Mrs. O. F. Eisenberg, Baraboo. His wife preceded him in death in March 1941.
The funeral was held on Wednesday afternoon at 2:15 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Loganville, with Rev. C. F. Stubenvoll officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
The Gant Funeral home had charge of the arrangements.
Census DateLocationDescription
1880Westfield, Sauk, WisconsinFrederich Christian Kruse was listed as a son in Anna Christina Luehrsen's household on the 1880 Census at Westfield, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
1910Westfield, Sauk, WisconsinFrederich Christian Kruse was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Westfield, Sauk, Wisconsin.2
  • FRED C. KRUSE is proprietor of the Roseland Stock Farm in Westfield
    Township. His career is a stimulating example of what may be accomplished
    by a man of energy in pursuit of a definite ambition and a determination
    to make a home and achieve something out of the ordinary
    in farming.
    Mr. Kruse is a native of Westfield Township, where he was born March
    18, 1868, a son of Herman and Annie (Luehrsen) Kruse. His parents
    were both natives of Germany. In 1853 they came to New York City,
    'where his father engaged in the wholesale candy manufacture for a
    number of years. He realized considerable capital in that and in the fall
    of 1867 came west and invested in land in Westfield Township of Sauk
    County. For a 160-acre farm he paid sixty-five hundred dollars. That
    was a rather high price for land at that time. The father spent the rest
    of his years here and died in 1883. The mother, who was born August
    9, 1828, lived to the venerable age of eighty-nine. There were four children:
    Henry; Lucy, who died in 1903; Fred C., and Annie.
    Fred C. Kruse grew up on a farm, attended school at Loganville,
    and when only fourteen years of age he started out to make his own way
    in the world. Nothing has ever been given him and by looking out for
    himself he has steadily made progress to his present prosperous and satisfying
    situation. He learned'the milling trade and worked at it two
    years. Then for four years he worked in mills and on farms, and always
    having an eye to the future he saved his wages until he could buy forty
    acres in Westfield Township. That was the nucleus of his present estate
    and he has since added to it until the Roseland Stock Farm comprises
    136 acres. He cleared up a large part of the land with his own sturdy
    right arm, and in getting the land ready for cultivation he sold any
    number of cords of wood at eighty cents per cord. Most of the returns
    from this timber he invested in permanent improvements, and he now has some of the best building equipment found in the township. His
    stock and dairy barn is 40 by 84 feet. For the past eleven years Mr.
    Kruse has been handling thoroughbred Holstein cattle. He has a dairy
    of about twenty-five cows and keeps about forty-five head of livestock.
    Another feature of his industry is the breeding and raising of high class
    poultry. His farm is operated on a business plan and under the firm
    name of Fred C. Kruse & Sons.
    Mr. Kruse has always been interested in movements directed to
    improve the condition of the community, and especially the local schools.
    He has served as school director, but has never been an aspirant for
    offices in the political sense. He is a republican and a member of the
    Lutheran Church. November 29, 1892., he married Miss Anna Hasz. She
    was born in Loganville in 1870, a daughter of Christ and Dora (Westedt)
    Hasz. Her parents were early settlers in Sauk County and her father
    died here at the age of fifty-five and her mother at fifty-one. Five children
    comprise the family of Mr. and Mrs. Kruse: Conrad, who married
    in 1916 Elsie Feldtman, of Loganville; Paul; Edwin; Martha, who died
    at the age of four months; and Clara.

Children of Frederich Christian Kruse and Anna Hasz

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-1446 Page Number 285B.
  2. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1910; Census Place: Westfield, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: T624_1737; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 130; Image: 143.

Anna S. Kruse

F, b. 8 September 1871, d. 1958
Father*Herman W. Kruse b. b 1831, d. 1871
Mother*Anna Christina Luehrsen b. 9 Aug 1828, d. 17 Aug 1928
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Ninneman.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageAnna S. Kruse married (?) Ninneman.
Birth8 September 1871Anna S. Kruse was born on 8 September 1871 at Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of Herman W. Kruse and Anna Christina Luehrsen.
Death1958Anna S. Kruse died in 1958.
Census DateLocationDescription
1880Westfield, Sauk, WisconsinAnna S. Kruse was listed as a daughter in Anna Christina Luehrsen's household on the 1880 Census at Westfield, Sauk, Wisconsin.1

Child of Anna S. Kruse and (?) Ninneman

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-1446 Page Number 285B.

William Kruse

M, b. 1871
Father*Herman W. Kruse b. b 1831, d. 1871
Mother*Anna Christina Luehrsen b. 9 Aug 1828, d. 17 Aug 1928
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1871William Kruse was born in 1871 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of Herman W. Kruse and Anna Christina Luehrsen.