Cottonwood County MN Biographies--Kumbert Krueger
Kumbert Krueger was born in Germany, November 18, 1858, a son of Wilhelm and Emelia (Geisler) Krueger, who were also natives of Germany and life-long residents of that country. The father followed the occupation of a farmer. The children of this family were: Wilhelm, Reinhold, Kumbert, Powell, Max, Meta and Louis.
Kumbert Krueger was educated in the public schools of his native country, and also attended the high school. He made his first trip to America, in 1874, at the age of sixteen years, and returned to his home in Germany after remaining here for about a year. Ten years later, in
1884, he came again to America, with a view of locating here permanently.
He found a location in Sheldon, Iowa, near which place he bought one hundred and sixty acres of land and went to farming. He remained there for about six years. In 1890 he sold his Iowa farm and came to Cottonwood county, Minnesota, where he bought three-quarters of a section of land, located in High Water township, and farmed this land for about ten years. In 1900 he came to Westbrook and built one of the first elevators in the town. He operated this elevator until 1906, when he sold the plant and became connected with a mill. This mill burned down in 1908, and then Mr. Krueger, soon after, bought the elevator and returned again to that business. He bought an elevator at Dovray, Minnesota, a few years later, and is still operating this. He still owns his farm in Cottonwood county, and also owns about six hundred acres of land in North Dakota.
Mr. Krueger was married, in 1889, to Agnes Spalding, and to this union twelve children have been born: William, Albert, Kurt, Walter, Paul, Veronka, Theresa, George, Carl, Victoria, Ernest and Dora.
Mr. Krueger is independent in politics. He is a member of the German Lutheran church.
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