August Krieger

August Krieger

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Death 1907 (aged 76–77)
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Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA
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On Saturday afternoon died, in the house of his son Alfred at 770 Island Avenue, Mr. August Krieger, a pioneer of Wisconsin's and one of the first white settlers of Kiel, due to infirmity at his age of 76 years, 11 months and ten days. The deceased was a brother of our wellknown fellow citizen Mr. Ferdinand Krieger. The "Milwaukee Sonntagspost" [Milwaukee Sunday Post]
writes on his vita as follows:
Mr. Krieger was born in 1830 in Robenkirchen in the Grand Duchy of Oldenburg, Northern Germany, and came to America in 1850. From New York, where he landed, he came directly to Milwaukee where he took a position in the pharmacy of Dr. Kalckhoff, in Chestnut St. near 3rd St, the first pharmacy that was established in Milwaukee. After a short time he moved to Thirnsville where he opened up a pharmacy of his own, and where he lived until 1856, in which year he moved to Kiel in Manitowoc County where he bought a farm.

Mr. Krieger was the second white settler in that area which was, at that time, inhabited mainly by Red Indians. He built the first house of Kiel, a log house, which he put together from the timber of a tree felled by himself. On this farm he lived for 38 years, after which, in 1891, he came, together with his family, to Milwaukee where he stayed until his death. Mr Krieger participated in the Civil War, as a member of the 26th Wisconsin Regiment. For two years, he served as hospital steward. He also took part in the famous campaign of General Sherman.

The deceased leaves ten grown-up children – six sons and four daughters -, six of them living in Milwaukee. The other have their homes in Davenport, Iowa, St. Louis, Ma., Manitowoc, Wis, and Brislaw, Wis. His wife died seven years ago.

The funeral will take place on Tuesday afternoon at Wanderer's Rest Cemetery.
(Translated from German by P. Bruns)

American Civil War Soldiers
Name: August Krieger
Residence: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Enlistment Date: 20 Oct 1863
Side Served: Union
State Served: Wisconsin
Service Record: Enlisted as a Hospital Steward on 20 October 1863.
Enlisted in Company S, 26th Infantry Regiment Wisconsin on 20 Oct 1863.
Mustered Out Company S, 26th Infantry Regiment Wisconsin on 13 Jun 1865.


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  • Created by: Rose Mohnsam
  • Added: 2 Dec 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 101610056
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for August Krieger (1830–1907), Find A Grave Memorial no. 101610056, citing Lincoln Memorial Cemetery, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Rose Mohnsam (contributor 47105797) .