Lee County Biography


During the entire period of his active life William G. Krug has been associated with agricultural interests of Bradford, his native township, and he now owns an excellent farm of one hundred and sixty acres, a visible evidence of his industry and enterprise in the management of his affairs. He was born June 4, 1874, and is a son of John and Catherine (Hilliard) Krug, natives of Germany, who came to America at an early date, settling in Lee county, Illinois. The father died here April 10, 1883, and is survived by his wife, who makes her home in Ashton. To their union were born four children: Mary, who married John J. Wagner; Catherine, the wife of W. A. Kersten; William G., of this review; and John M., of Ashton.

William G. Krug was reared at home and remained with his mother until he was twenty-one years of age. He then rented a farm and operated it for about two years, after which he purchased land on section 22, Bradford township. He owns one hundred and sixty acres and has improved this with substantial barns and outbuildings and has brought the fields to a high state of cultivation.

In 1897, Mr. Krug was united in marriage to Miss Minnie Kersten, a native of Bradford township and a daughter of John and Christina Kersten, both of whom were born in Germany and both of whom died in Ashton township in 1912. Mr. and Mrs. Krug have four children, Roy J., Oliver J., Pearl C. and Alvin W. The parents are members of the Evangelical church and Mr. Krug is affiliated with the Modern Woodmen of America. He gives his political allegiance to the republican party and is now serving in a capable and efficient way as school director. As a citizen he is public-spirited and whatever tends to promote the best interests of the community receives his indorsement and hearty support.

Transcribed by Karen Holt - 1914 History of Lee County Illinois Vol 2 by Frank E. Stevens.


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