Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing
Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",
published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
WILLIAM F. MAURER, a farmer residing
five and three-quarters miles southwest of Rocklyn, was born in Bay county,
Michigan, March 15, 1871, the sort of George and Anna B. (Stengle) Maurer,
native Germans. He lived with his parents on a farm in his native
state until coming to Lincoln county, Washington, with them in 1889.
The family settled on land here and in 1895 William F. rented a farm in
the vicinity of his present home.
He was married February 21, 1900, to Ida Kruger,
a native of Minnesota. Mrs. Maurer's parents, George and Minnie Kruger,
both were born in Germany. The father is now dead.
This union has been blessed by one child,
Lester Herbert, born April 20, 1901.
Mr. Maurer started in life for himself in
1895 without other means at his command than the robust mind and body bequeathed
him by nature, and now owns an improved grain farm of three hundred and
twenty acres, which he purchased outright in 1900, a first class eight-room
modern cottage, an unusually large painted barn, and a large orchard of
carefully selected fruit trees all surrounded by a woven wire fence, making
his farm one of the most beautiful and artistic ones in appearance in the
Both Mr. and Mrs. Maurer are members of the
German Methodist church.