These pages contain the biographies for John George Frederick and John Ernest Martin Krueger, the sons of Carl and Maria Krueger.
Left: John George Frederick
Right: John Ernest Martin
John George Frederick was born in Gribow, Germany, and John Ernest Martin was born in Krien, Germany, two nearby villages in the present German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern The current page contains the biography of John George Frederick Krueger.
Read the biography of John Ernest Martin Krueger.
John George Frederick Krueger Family
Left to Right Back Row: Anna Carolina Wilhilmina, Alma Carolina, William August, Emma Sophie,
Left to Right Front Row: John August, John George Frederick and Caroline Cristine. Anna Maria Krueger, their niece, is seated between John and Caroline.
John George Frederick Krueger was born 2 May 1854 in Gribow, Germany. He died 31 May 1941 at home in Deloit, Iowa, and is buried in St. Johns Cemetery in Deloit.
John was the oldest child of Carl and Marie Wienholz Krueger. His mother passed away when he was only nine years of age, and for some time he helped his aging grandmother care for his brother and his two sisters.
After his marriage to Caroline Christine Heiden in Germany on October 17th, 1881, they left for America on October 20th, 1881, arriving at his uncle's home near Kiron, Iowa.
They remained there until they established a home of their own in the spring. John worked on nearby farms for several years. Later he purchased a small cottage on the edge of the prairie and over a period of seven years, he cared for a large herd of cattle during the summer months. He and his faithful dog became constant companions. In the spring of 1892, John and Caroline moved to a farm in Stockholm Township, which they had previously purchased.
Caroline Christine Heiden was born 25 Sep 1858 in Postlow or Pommerania, District Greifswald, Germany. She died 12 Feb 1905 at the age of forty- six years, four months and eighteen days in Stockholm Township, Crawford County, Iowa, and is buried in St. Johns Cemetery, Deloit, Iowa.
John and Caroline had the following children Anna Carolina Wilhilmina, Alma Carolina, Emma Sophie , John August and William August Albert.
John and Anna Judy
December 15, 1901
Anna Carolina Wilhilmina Krueger was born April 16th, 1879 in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. She was the daughter of John George Frederick and Caroline Christine Heiden Krueger.
On December 15th, 1901 she was united in marriage to John Elmer Judy in Crawford County, Iowa. To this union, three children were born. They were Edna Mae, Lester Lee and Eston Arthur.
John and Anna lived in Stockholm Township, Crawford County, Iowa. until their children completed grammar school. Then, in 1919, they moved to Goodrich Township, Crawford County, Iowa. where they farmed until retirement. Then, in 1940, they moved to Denison, Iowa.
John Elmer Judy was born on May 6th, 1879 in Rough Run, West Virginia. John passed away on January 7th, 1965 at Claudia's Nursing Home in Denison.
Anna passed away on February 6th, 1967, also at Claudia's Nursing Home in Denison. Both are buried at the Oakland Cemetery in Denison.
Alma Carolina Krueger
Alma Carolina Krueger was born on December 14th, 1882 in Crawford County, Iowa. She was the daughter of John George Frederick and Caroline Christine Heiden Krueger.
Alma was a rural schoolteacher for approximately nine years and also a Sunday school teacher for many years. Alma adopted her nephew, Norman Lowell Krueger, and later began keeping house and cooking for older people in the area. When moving back to Deloit, Iowa, she took in a close neighbor's brother giving him a home for almost two years.
Her favorite pastime was growing flowers, which she kept planted around the pond in her garden. For many years she entered her flowers in the Crawford County Fair and often won first, second and third awards for them. She also made wreaths with her flowers for Veterans Day to be placed at the Deloit Cemetery.
Alma died on November 4th, 1969 at the Eventide Lutheran Home in Denison, Iowa, and is buried at the St. John's Cemetery in Deloit.
Johan and Emma Schlimmer
March 18, 1908
Emma Sophie Krueger was born on May 10th, 1884 in Stockholm Township, Crawford County, Iowa. She was the daughter of John George Frederick and Caroline Christine Heiden Krueger. She received her early education in the county schools there and was confirmed in the Lutheran faith.
On March 18th, 1908 she was united in marriage to Johan Schlimmer in Denison, Iowa. To this union seven children were born. They were Lola Isabelle, Arlo Rolfe, Raynor Alvin, Loraine Lois, Ross Loyal, Adrian Lowell and Phyllis Elaine and were all born at home. For many years they farmed near Denison.
Johan Schlimmer was born near Scotch Grove, Iowa, on November 11th, 1886. He was the son of August and Emma Stahlberg Schlimmer.
He received his early education in the Scotch Grove area schools. He was a member of the St. John Lutheran Church in Monticello, Iowa.
After a long illness, Emma passed away on March 7th, 1935 at home in East Boyer Township, Crawford County, Iowa. Emma was a loving wife and a good mother and was highly respected by all. She is buried in the Oakland Cemetery at Denison.
Three years later Johan returned to Monticello, Iowa, to make his home and became employed in general construction work. He passed away November 10th, 1973 at Monticello and is buried beside Emma in the Oakland Cemetery at Denison.
John and Lois Krueger
October 1, 1933
John August Krueger was born on August 25th, 1888 in Stockholm Township, Crawford County, Iowa. He was the son of John George Frederick and Caroline Christine Heiden Krueger.
John married Lois Viola Ramson on October 1st, 1933 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Deloit, Iowa.
John worked fifteen years for the farmers Elevator and Lumberyard in Deloit and he also was a beekeeper for twenty-two years. For thirty-five years he served as Mayor, Fire Chief and school Secretary also in Deloit. He farmed with horses only and remembered the Indians trekking through the county from Nebraska to the Tama Reservation.
John died on August 31st, 1977 at the Eventide Lutheran Home in Denison, Iowa.
Lois was born November 12th, 1899 in Neola, Iowa. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Ransom of Aztec, New Mexico. Lois was a graduate of the Neola public schools.
In September of 1931, she came to Deloit, Iowa, to assist as teller in the State Savings bank and made her home with her sister, Mrs. F. Leaders. Her charming personality won her many friends during her residence here.
She died on November 12th, 1986 at the Eventide Lutheran Home in Denison, Iowa. Both are buried at the St. Patrick's Cemetery in Neola, Iowa.
William and Sarah Krueger
February 9, 1918
William August Albert Krueger was born September 8th, 1891 in Stockholm Township, Crawford County, Iowa. He is the son of John George Frederick and Caroline Christine Heiden Krueger.
William went to Country Schools in the Deloit, Iowa, area and was only twelve years old when his mother died.
William married Sarah Leeffia Shreffler on February 9th, 1918 in Ree Heights, South Dakota. Shortly after his marriage, he joined the Army and served in WWI.
After he was discharged from the service, they and their daughter Wilma, moved to Cushing, Iowa. Wilma was six months old before he first saw her. William built a brick building which became his own Auto Repair service.
To this union, five children were born. They were, Wilma Caroline, Duane Frederick, Nola Beth, Elta Mae and Reva Romayne.
Because of the depression, he moved his family back to Deloit. The couple farmed north of Denison and around the Deloit area. He also worked as a mechanic there. William was very active in the American Legion.
He passed away on February 14th, 1962 at the V.A. Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska. He is buried at the Deloit Cemetery.
Sarah was born on March 29th, 1893 in Ree Heights, South Dakota. She graduated from Ree Heights High School and attended College at Yankton, South Dakota. Up until she married, she taught public school in that area. She was very active in the Deloit Methodist Church, as well as the American Legion Auxiliary, in Deloit, Iowa. She also loved gardening and enjoyed sharing the fruit of her labor with local families in need.
Sarah passed away on August 18th, 1974 at the Eventide Lutheran Home in Denison, Iowa, and is buried beside her husband, William.
Submitted by Betty Pollack