Happy Birthday Johann Krueger

Johann Krueger (1841-1911)

I was just texting with a friend earlier this week about how unsuccessful I’ve been at German genealogy. Johann is a good example. Information about his immigration and life in America is known, but I’ve yet to find a trace of his first 27 or so years when he still lived in Europe. The information might be there and I just don’t know how to find it yet. Or, the information may be lost. The town of his birth is now in the country of Poland. Many records from that area were destroyed, especially during World War … Continue reading

Going back 75 years to 13 December 1942

Most days of most lives are “ordinary.” But, our ordinary is likely very different than the ordinary of our ancestors. Though, in some ways things are probably similar. I’m using a random number generator to decide how many years to go back in time.  The intent is to see which ancestors were living, where they lived, the basics of what was going on in their lives, and what was going on in the world around them.

13 December 2017 – Wednesday

Here in 2017, we are counting down the days to Christmas. In Southern Minnesota, we only have a dusting of … Continue reading

Going back 102 years to 18 October 1915

Most days of most lives are “ordinary.” But, our ordinary is likely very different than the ordinary of our ancestors. Though, in some ways things are probably similar. So, this is the first of a series of what will become regular blog posts in which we will go back in time to explore what our ancestors may have been doing on a certain date. This idea was inspired by Roberta Estes’ blog post, On This Day – What Were Your Ancestors Doing? – 52 Ancestors #170. She picked a day and went back 100 years. I’m putting a slightly … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Augusta Baumann

Augusta Baumann (1840-1900)

Augusta Baumann was born on 02 Oct 1840 in Germany as the first child of Gottlieb Gotthilf Baumann and his first wife, whose name we do not yet know. Augusta had three full siblings, namely:  Ferdinand, Carl, and John. When she was about 13-years old, her father remarried, at Plathe (Piepenburg, Heidebreck), Pommern, Preußen to Charlotte Friederike Wilhelmine Albertine Koepsell. Gottlieb and Charlotte had four children, half-siblings to Augusta, namely: Ernst, Albert, and twins Julius Herman Bernhard and Wilhelmine Caroline Henriette.

When she was about 25, Augusta Baumann married Johann Krueger about 1866 in Germany. More accurately, … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Norman Krueger

Norman Arthur August Krueger (1904-1980)

Norman Arthur August Krueger was born on 22 Nov 1904 in Wausau, Marathon, Wisconsin as the fifth child of Bernhard Richard R Krueger and Frieda H Lemke. Norman’s maternal grandmother, Clara, was a midwife and assisted in his birth. He had five siblings, namely: Sadie Clere, Arnold F, Bernhard R, Irene Clara Anna, and John F. As we learned last week, when we were celebrating Bernhard’s birthday, the family lived in Wausau, Wisconsin.

Norman graduated from high school there in 1923. During high school he was on the agriculture track. He was … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Bernhard Richard R Krueger

Bernhard Krueger.

Bernhard Richard R Krueger (1873-1927)

Bernhard Richard R Krueger was born on 18 Nov 1873 in Herman Township, Dodge, Wisconsin, as the fifth child of Johann Krueger and Augusta Baumann. He had seven siblings, namely: Carl Friedrich Emmanuel, Franz W, Robert Friedrich, Louise, Anna Marie Mathilde, Martha J. E., and Otto Emil A.. When he was a child, his family moved from Dodge County, Wisconsin to the Town of Texas in Marathon County, Wisconsin.

When he was 25, he married Frieda H Lemke, daughter of Johann Carl Friedrich Lemke and Clara Christine Elsabe Freese. They married, … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Clara Christine Elsabe Freese

Clara Christine Elsabe Freese (1859-1943)

Clara Christine Elsabe Freese was born on 29 Jun 1859 in Grossen, Broda, Holstein, Germany as the first child of Johannes Freese and Alida Elisabeth Henriette Wallhöfer. She had three siblings, namely: Ferdinand Heinrich Ludwig, Henriette Pauline Friedricke, and Wilhelmine Henriette Emilie. Clara attended school in Germany until she was fourteen years old.

When she was 21, she married Johann Carl Friedrich Lemke, son of Heinrich Lemke and Friedericke Stroede, on 05 Feb 1881 in Hamburg, Hamburg, Deutschland.

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Ancestors of Norman Arthur August Krueger

Outline Ancestor Report for Norman Arthur August Krueger

1 Norman Arthur August Krueger (1904 – 1980)

—2 Bernhard Richard R Krueger (1873 – 1927)

——3 Johann Krueger (1841 – 1911)

——3 Augusta Baumann (1840 – 1900)

———4 Gottlieb Gotthilf Baumann (1817 – 1903)


—2 Frieda H Lemke (1881 – 1926)

——3 Johann Carl Friedrich Lemke (1845 – after 1896)

———4 Heinrich Lemke ( – before 1880)

——–4 Freiedericke Stroede

——3 Clara Christine Elsabe Freese (1859 – 1943)

———4 Johannes Freese (1830 – 1898)

———4 Arleda Walhoefer (1837 – 1873)

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Happy Birthday Sally

Selma Cornelia Aschbrenner (1904-1983)

Happy Birthday Sally!

Selma Cornelia Aschbrenner was born on 07 May 1904 in Berlin, Marathon, Wisconsin, 112 years ago today. She was the first child of Frederick A Helmut Aschbrenner and Alice Rosalie Fehlhaber. She had one sibling, namely: Frederick Carl Aschbrenner. Sadly, Freddy died at age 27.

She was called Sally.

Sally grew up on her parents’ farm in the Town of Berlin in rural Marathon County, Wisconsin. In order to attend high school, she left home to live with her Uncle Ed and aunt Laura Aschbrenner. She was the valedictorian of Wausau … Continue reading

Krueger Family

The Krueger book is now available. This book covers our Krueger ancestry. Johann and Augusta Krueger left their native Germany to settle in Wisconsin. The book traces four generations of descendants of the immigrants. The stories of the families of their son Bernhard and their grandson Norman are told in detail.

The book is available for purchase in either hard cover $$ or paperback $ format.


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