Biography of William B. Kruse


Kruse, William B., Hamburg, was born in Prussia, Germany, August 15, 1842, and educated in their schools. He came to America with his parents in 1852, locating in the town of Hamburg. He carried on farming for a while, but he is now proprietor of the Center House at Hamburg. June 1, 1868, he married Sophronia Koelmel. and they have five daughters, Mary M., Jennie D., Elizabeth A., Blandina M. and Veronica R. His oldest daughter, Mary M., married John Burns of Middletown, N. Y., February 18, 1892, making him grandfather of her three sons, William H., Timothy F. and Robert L. Burns. Mr. Kruse in his political choice is a staunch Democrat. His father, John B. Kruse, was born in Germany, March 8, 1810, and married Diana Willing of his native place, and they had five children, William B. (as above), Jane D., Christine, Adeline and John. Mr. Kruse died March 4, 1879, and his widow survives at this date, 1896.

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Edited by: Trumen C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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