Biography of Anton William Keage
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Anton William Krage, well known as an enterprising farmer and stock raiser in Sheldon township, was born in Wiscoy township, Winona county, son of William C. and Wilhelmina (Marquardt) Krage. The father, born in Mecklenburg-Schwerein, Germany, May 11, 1848, died in 1901. The mother, who was two years younger than her husband, died Nov. 10, 1912. Anton W., who was the sixth born of their seven children, in his boyhood attended district school in Winona county. He resided at home until eighteen years of age and then worked out for six or seven years. At the end of that time he married and for the next three years rented his fatherin-law's farm. He then purchased his present farm of 160 acres in Sheldon township, where he is breeding Shorthorn cattle, Poland-China swine, Shropshire sheep, and White Leghorn chickens, with profitable results, besides raising the usual crop. Mr. Krage has for many years been an earnest advocate of the breeding of fine animals. He is particularly fitted by nature for the care and attention of animals, and is a thorough student of his chosen line of work, as well as a thorough believer in its constantly increasing possibilities. His Shorthorn cattle are all of high grade registered stock bred from a pure blooded sire. His Poland China swine are all pure bred from registered sires and dams. It is in sheep, however, that Mr. Krage takes his deepest interest, and to this branch of the farming industry he plans to devote more and more of his attention, believing that sheep are one of the most profitable branches of the stock-raising business for this region. His sires and dams are all pure bred registered stock, and his excellent flock justifies the faith that he has placed in it. Outside of his farm interests, Mr. Krage is a stockholder in the Farmers' Elevator at Houston. In politics he is independent voting for the man and the issue rather than fore the party. His religious affiliations are with the Methodist Episcopal church.

Mr. Krage was married March 31, 1910, to Pearl E. Todd, who was born in Winona county, Minn., daughter of Philip C. and Ellen (Robinson) Todd. Her father was born in New York State and her mother in Maine. They were early settlers in Wiscoy township, Winona county, Minn., where they farmed for many years, but are now living retired in Money Creek Village, Houston county.

The History of Houston County, Minnesota
Edited by: Franklyn Curtis-Wedge.
H. C. Cooper, Jr. & Co.
Winona, Minn. 1919


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