Biography of Richard Klug
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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


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