"History of Lincoln, Oneida, and Vilas Counties Wisconsin"
Compiled by George O.Jones, Norman S. McVean and Others.
Printed in 1924 by H.C.Cooper. Jr. & Co., Minneapoli-Winona MN. ill.
787 pages. The first two hundred pages are history of the three
counties, the remainder of the book is biographies.
Krimm, Baldes in former years a farmer in the town of Skanawan, was born in Bavaria, Germany, Nov. 23, 1859. The date of Nov. 23 should be taken notice of, for in Mr. KRIMM'S life it seemed to have a fateful tendency. His parents were Nicholas and Anna (MOREHART) KRIMM, the father being the village blacksmith, which trade Baldes in time learned from him and was his successor, inheriting the house and business. In the year 1889 the date of Nov. 23 marks the day of our subjects marriage to Margaret, daughter of Alois and Anna (STENGER) SAUER. Eleven years after their marriage they came to the United States, and to Lincoln County, Wisconsin, where they arrived on June 15, 1901. Soon after they bought 80 acres of wild land in the town of King, but now in the town of Skanawan. The only building on it was an old shanty, in which the family resided for a year, when Mr. KRIMM built a better log house, which, however, burned a year later. He next erected a small frame dwelling, and continued to work hard in developing his land, when on another fateful Nov. 23-that date in the year 1913-his career was brought to a sudden close, as he was shot and killed by a hunter in mistake for a deer. He had cleared about 45 acres and erected a good set of buildings. His wife, who is yet living on the farm, was born Aug. 2, 1862, in the same German village as her husband. Of their four children the two eldest, Joseph and Elizabeth, were born in Germany, Joseph on Oct. 29, 1890. Elizabeth died in infancy. The other two were Gabriel, born May 12, 1894 and Anton Nov. 5, 1897, both on the farm in Lincoln County. After the death of Mr. Krimm his wife and sons continued to operate the farm, adding to its area until today it contains 320 acres. In 1918, during the great war, Gabriel entered the U.S. navy and served on the U.S.S. Petrel in southern waters, first as stoker and later as blacksmith. Discharged at the close of the war he returned to Lincoln County and entered the employ of the Stange Lumber Co., by whom he was employed as camp foreman, and he is still with that concern. When Gabriel left for the war his brothers Joe and Anton took over the management of the farm, their mother keeping house for them. All three brothers are as yet unmarried. They do general farming and dairying, milking 12 cows, and have a considerable number of young cattle. Steady, careful and industrious, they are making progress and have the respect of the community. Their operating equipment is good and includes a five-passenger Maxwell car. Seventy acres of the land is now under the plow. Joe and Anton had a common school education while Gabriel, in addition to that, had a business college training and also took a course in engineering. In politics they incline toward the Democratic party. Joe was for seven years town assessor and is now serving in his second year as town chairman, having proved himself a reliable citizen, well informed with respect to public affairs. In fact, each member of the family has an honorable record, and all are members of St. Mary's congregation at Tomahawk Farm, about eight miles southeast of Tomahawk.
Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 548-549,
History of Lincoln, Oneida and Vilas Counties Wisconsin;
Compiled by George O. Jones, Norman S. McVean and Others
1924, H. C. Cooper, Jr. & Co
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