Katharina <I>Koch</I> Klug

Katharina Koch Klug

Death 29 Jan 1927 (aged 90)
Cedar County, Nebraska, USA
Burial Saint Helena, Cedar County, Nebraska, USA
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History of Cedar County, Nebraska, Chapter XXX, Reminiscences and biographies, Pages 158-159


Mrs. Klug was born in Germany, February 14, 1836. When she was eighteen she left the old country and came to America with her two brothers, Herman and Bruno Koch. The three went to Baltimore and there joined two sisters. After a two year residence in Maryland the Koch family moved to Vienna, Ia., where Katherine Koch was married to Stephen Klug in 1857. Nine children were born to them, four of whom Stephen, Joseph, Anna and Frederick died in childhood, the five surviving children are: Mrs. Ferdinand Asbre, Wynot; Bernard Klug and Mrs. Joe Becker, St. Helena; Mrs. Conrad Wiesner, Dimock S. D. and John Klug, Bloomsfield, S. D.

Mr. and Mrs. Klug, together with five other families, the Lammers, Suings, Wieslers, Wubbens, and Kohls, made up the first little band of settlers who came to Cedar County. They arrived in July, 1871, having traveled by ox cart for two months from their home in eastern Iowa.

In those days the railroad ran no further west than Chicago. No stage coach had yet reached Nebraska, and Civil War was over before these first settlers knew any thing about it. It was the time when the buffalo roamed in herds over the plains, when the rattlesnake was plentiful and when the Indian still terrorized the pioneer in many places. It took health and vigor and abundant faith to withstand the hardships of those early years. Their first home was a log house but it held the affectionate regard of great hearts united in the up building of the new country.

With Indians and grasshopper scourges devastating the territory in summer the rugged pioneers had indeed much to content with during those early days.

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