MY GREAT GRANDFATHER:
Johann Friedrich /Krüger/ John (JOHANN) Friedrich (Fred) Krüger,
Born: 16 Aug 1847 Died: 18 Mar 1922 in Barnesville, Clay county, Minnesota, USA
WHERE JOHN KRUGER WAS FROM:
1. 1920 Census for John Kruger says he was from Prague
2. 1920 census of George Krueger, son of Johann (John) , George said his father was from Luxemburg and his mother from Saxony ( which was true about his mother).
3. My grandmother, Elizabeth Moll/Krueger said he was from Luxemburg.
4. His obituary says he was from Preusen, Germany. Died in Barnesville, Minnesota, USA
5. On my ggrandfather's naturalization papers he said he was from Prussia.
We have different dates as to when he may have come to this country:
1. 1864 Source is his obituary. age 16
2. June 25th 1867 Source is his first naturalization papers. age 19
3. 1867 Source is the 1910 and 1920 census of MN age 19
4. 1870 Source is the 1900 census. age 22
So 3 records say 1867 is when he came(his first naturalization record, census of 1910 and 1920.
OBITUARY OF JOHN KRUGER:
Source: Barnesville Record Review Thurs. March 23 1922.
John Krueger Passes Away
Well know old Resident dies Saturday aged 74 years.
John F. Krueger was born on the 16th day of August, 1847, in Preusen, Germany, and died march 18th, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ole Nyeng, east of the city, being 74 years, 7 months and 2 days old. he came to this country in 1864 and was married in 1887, his wife preceding him in death 5 years ago. To this union were born four children, one of whom, Arthur F. Krueger, was killed in the world war. Those surviving are George Krueger, Mrs. Ole Nyeng, and John Krueger, the latter of Cincinnati, Ohio. he is also survived by three step-children, 16 grandchildren and one great grand child.
Mr. Krueger has been in failing health for some time, but only during the last few days was confined to his bed. The funeral was held from the German Evangelical church Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Karl G. Kissling officating, and the remains were laid to rest in the German cemetery. The pall bearers were Emil Fankhanel, Casper Wohlwend, Fred Weidel, John Specht, Paul Tuski and J.F. Tschabold.
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