Bio: George Krakenberger, 1901

stan@wiclarkcountyhistory.org on Sat, 17 Feb 2001

 

Surnames: KRAKENBERGER, EVERS, BAKER

 

----Source: History of Clark County, Wisconsin (1918), by Franklyn, Curtiss-Wedge


George Krakenberger

GEORGE KRAKENBERGER, who died at his home in Dorchester, Clark County, Jan. 20, 1901, was an early settler in Clark County, and had had a successful career both as farmer and merchant. He was born in Sheboygan, Wis., July 15, 1855, and was therefore only in his forty-sixth year at the time of his death. It was in 1874 that he came to Dorchester, Clark County, and bought a farm of eighty acres in Mayville Township. This he cleared, making his home on the place until 1891, when he moved to Dorchester. Here he erected a building and engaged in the hardware business, which is now being carried on by his second wife, Mrs. Annie Krakenberger. He soon became one of the leading business men of the village, and in 1888 was elected village treasurer, in which office he served thirteen years.

He was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. As a man and citizen he had many sterling qualities and had a wide circle of friends. The family church is the Evangelical Church of Dorchester. Mr. Krakenberger was first married to Caroline Edler, who died Feb. 22, 1892, leaving eight children: Lizzie, born July 13, 1879; William, born Feb. 21, 1881, who died Aug. 9, 1881; Rosa, born Sept. 23, 1882; Benjamin, born May 2, 1884; George, born Nov. 29, 1885; Clara, born Feb. 15, 1888; Elenora, born April 20, 1890, and Delia, born Jan. 30, 1892.

On Aug. 17, 1892, Mr. Krakenberger married for his second wife, Anna Evers, who was born at Charlestown, Wis., daughter of Jergen and Fredericka (Baker) Evers. Her parents were natives of Germany, who came to America in 1862, locating two miles south- of Dorchester, Clark County, Wis., where they carried on a farm for fourteen years. Later they sold that place and bought one of forty acres, one mile east of Dorchester. The mother died June 4, 1897, and the father, June 1, 1912. They had five children: Anna, widow of Mr. Krakenberger; John, who is deceased; Hans, a resident of Dorchester; Elvina, deceased, and William, who lives in Dorchester. The children born of Mr. Krakenberger's second marriage were as follows: Walter, born May 15, 1893, who died in infancy; Edwin, born Nov. 14, 1895, who also died in Infancy; Evaline, born April 25, 1896; Lawrence, born April 29, 1897, who died Aug. 1, the same year; Hilda, born Mar. 12, 1900, and Raymond, born June 20, 1901. Evaline, Hilda and Raymond are residing at home with their mother. The store is now conducted by Mrs. Krakenberger, with the assistance of the children.

 

 


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