Richard Klug, an early settler in Caledonia township, was born in Bavaria, Germany, and there grew to manhood.
After coming to the United States in early manhood, he was married in Wisconsin to Mary Klos, a native of Belgium,
and they settled in Houston county, Minn., driving with an ox team to a point five miles west of Caledonia, where
he rented a farm. Subsequently he and his family moved to a farm three and a half miles west of Caledonia, which
he bought. It contained eighty acres and was provided with a log house 14 by 16 feet in size, in which the family
took up their residence. Making use of his oxen, he broke the land, and in time erected good buildings and increased
the size of his farm. His wife also raised some apple trees from seed, some of which are now standing on the place
and are as sturdy as oak trees. In early days she used to walk to Caledonia village, carrying butter and eggs to
dispose of. She is still living and now resides with her son Nicholas R. on his farm
in this township. A Catholic in religion, as were all his family, Richard Klug helped to support St. Peter's church
in Caledonia, and also served for some time as a member of the school board of his district. He was a worthy citizen
who did his part in helping to advance the interests of the community in which he had made his home. There were
eight children in the family, five of whom are now living.
The History of Houston County, Minnesota
Edited by: Franklyn Curtis-Wedge.
H. C. Cooper, Jr. & Co.
Winona, Minn. 1919
Houston County, MN
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Also see [ Railway Officials in America 1906