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Henry B. Krumdick

Source: "Portrait and Biographical Record - Published 1894 by Excelsior Publishing Co., Chicago" Pages 265 - 266

Henry B. Krumdick, an early settler, a veteran of the late war, and a well-to-do farmer of Herman Township, has been a resident of his present farm on section 2 for nearly a quarter of a century. He was born October 21, 1831, in Edenburg, Hanover, Germany, and is a son of John Krumdick, who owned and operated a farm in the Fatherland. There was celebrated his marriage with Miss Margarette Ahrens, by whom he had eight children. In October, 1853, the family took passage in a sailing-vessel from Bremen, and at the end of a seven-weeks voyage landed in New York. They proceeded on their Westward journey, and on arriving in Sheboygan County soon made a settlement in Herman Township, on a tract of eighty acres on unimproved land. Here the parents died, the father in 1885, aged eighty-five years. He had never been sick up to the time of his final illness. His wife died in 1890, at the age of eighty-four.

Henry B. is the eldest of his father's family, and the others are as follows: Diedrich, who passed away in Sheboygan, at the age of fifty-four years; Herman, who died at the same age in Brown County, in 1890; Mary, the wife of Aarat Schumacher, of Fountain County, Wis.; Gerhardt, a fruit commission dealer in Winona, Minn.; Lena, who became the wife of Fred Bohre, a merchant of Fountain County; William, who died in 1887, and who was for years an employe {sic} of the Wells-Fargo Express Company of Newport News, Cal.; and Anna, the wife of Charles Lemmel.

Our subject, who received a good education in Germany, came with his parents to this country, and assisted his father until his marriage. On the 18th of October, 1864, he enlisted in Company B, Sixth Wisconsin Regiment, and took part in the battle of Petersburgh. He was in the Grand Review at Washington, and was discharged from service in August, 1865, in Madison, having never been in a hospital, but always at the post of duty. On his return home he was not able to work for six months on account of poor health, caused by exposure and hardships incident to army life.

A marriage ceremony was celebrated October 18, 1869, whereby Miss Augusta Geese became the wife of Mr. Krumdick. She was born August 16, 1846, in Gross Rader, Hinter Pommern, Germany, and came with her uncle from Bremen to New York in 1856. Her father, Fred Geese, died in Germany, and her mother and step father came later to the United States. The mother is still living in Brown County, Wis., and of her family of four sons and three daughters, all left their native land with the exception of one brother. Twelve children blessed the union of Mr. and Mrs. Krumdick, but only three are living; Mary, wife of Christian Henning, a stone mason of Herman Township; Helen and Gusta, who are at home.

After his marriage, Mr. Krumdick settled on his present farm, the old homestead, which comprises one hundred and twenty acres. The country was a wilderness when he first located here, but as years have passed great changes have been wrought. Politically, he is a Republican and is a member of Gustav Wintermeyer Post No. 187, G. A. R., of Sheboygan. His family are members of the Evangelical Church.


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