Charles Kranz, a native of Prussia, was born April 4th, 1828. He received the advantages of a common school,
also learned the blacksmith's trade in his native country. Going to Prance in 1847 he worked at his trade three
years, then joined the Prussian army. In 1851, came to America with his father, they locating at Hastings upon
Hudson, New York, where, early in 1854, Charles opened a shop for himself. Two years later, in company with mother,
sister and two brothers, came to Dakota county, Minnesota, his father having preceded them. In 1857, he located
in Empire, also started the first shop in Hampton, which he run for four years. His present farm was secured, in
part, in 1856. Married Miss Kate Able, at New Trier, in 1858. Susan E., Nicholas C., Peter M., John B. and Theresa,
are their living children.
The History of Dakota County and the City of Hastings.
By J. Fletcher Williams.
North Star Publishing Company.
Dakota County, MN
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