"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.


Krugel, Karl a well known farmer of the town of Bradley, Lincoln County, was born in Germany inf 1858, son of Bernhardt and Fredericka KRUGEL. The father, a laborer by occupation, died in Germany, his native land, and the mother subsequently came to the United States, married again and spent the rest of her life in Monroe County, Wisconsin. Their children were three sons, August, Karl and Emil. Karl KRUGEL after attending school in Germany became a laborer like his father, and like all German youths, he had to serve three years in the German army. In 1882 he came to the United States, seeking better opportunities for self advancement, and, settling in Vernon County, Wisconsin, rented a farm there which he conducted until 1893, when he went to Arkansas. He came to Lincoln County in 1900 and bought 80 acres in railway land in Section 8, and 80 acres from W. H. BRADLEY in Section 9, in the town of Bradley. This was cut-over land, covered with brush, small trees and stumps, and there were no improvements. Having built a log house Mr. KRUGEL, with the aid of his family, started to clear the land and now has 40 acres under cultivation. He has a pleasant frame house and good frame barn, besides other buildings and all necessary machinery, and is successfully carrying on general farming and dairying, having 14 head of Guernsey cattle. In 1914 he was elected assessor of his town and has since held that office. He has also served as a member of the town board and as a director on the school board of his district, facts showing that he has the confidence of his neighbors as a man of integrity and sound judgement. Mr. KRUGEL was married in Vernon County, Wis. in 1883 to Augusta HEINRICH, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry HEINRICH, the parents being early settlers in Vernon County, where the mother is now living at the advanced age of 90 years, the father having passed away. Five children were born to Mr. and Mrs. KRUGEL: Oscar, residing in Tomahawk; Emma, wife of Henry CIRBEL and living in Chicago; William, who is assisting his father on the home farm; Toney, of Viola, Wis. and Edith. Mrs. Augusta KRUGEL, the mother, died in 1920, and Mrs. William KRUGEL (wife of the son William) is now the housekeeper for the family.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 551, 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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