"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.


Krueger, Emil O. proprietor of a modern undertaking establishment in Merrill, Lincoln County, is a native son of the country, having been born in this city April 10, 1886, son of Anton and Caroline (GEHRT) KRUEGER. The parents were natives of Germany where the father followed the occupation of a sheep herder. It was in 1875 that he came to Merrill, Wis., where or in which vicinity he worked at logging and in saw mills, also as a scaller for the T. B. Scott Lumber Co. He and his are now living retired in Merrill. They have had ten children, namely: Anna, Reinholdt, Emil O., Herman, Martha, Bianca, Otto J., Eleanor, Amanda and Anton. Martha is now Mrs. Otto WINTER of Merrill and Bianca with wife of Charles HARRISON of Milwaukee. Amanda and Anton are now deceased. The last mentioned was for some time associated in business with his brother, the subject of this sketch. Emil O. KRUEGER was reared in his native city of Merrill. After leaving school he found employment in the furniture store of H. LITTLEJOHN, for whom he worked seven years, and after that he spent seven years in the employ of Mr. NUSBAUM, of whose undertaking department he had charge, having been graduated from the Philadelphia School of Embalming in 1907. In 1914 he started in business for himself as proprietor of his present undertaking establishment, which he is conducting according to the most approved modern ideas; and in addition to this he also does some picture framing. He draws his patronage from a wide territory including, in addition to Lincoln County, parts of Langlade and Marathon Counties, and his correct and dignified service, combined with reasonable charges, having created a favorable impression upon the people. That he is well thought of in Merrill is proved from the fact that in the spring of 1917 he was elected alderman from the Third Ward, a position in which he served for three terms of two years each, and that in 1917 he was elected coroner, and as such served until January, 1923. In 1913 Mr. KRUEGER was married at Wausau, Wis., to Katherine THEISEN, daughter of John and Anna (ADLER) THEISEN. Her parents, then residents of Wausau, later moved to Merrill, where the father died. His widow subsequently became the wife of Peter HARRY of Marshfield, Wis., in which city she is now living. Mr. and Mrs. KRUEGER have three children - a twin son and daughter, namely: Norbert and Vernette, who were born May 8, 1916, and Emil, Jr., born July 20, 1923.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 637-638; 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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