From: "Biographical Review of Cass, Schuyler and
Brown Counties, Illinois 1892", by Biographical Review Publishing
Company, Chicago, Illinois; pages 467-468, a reprinted by Stevens
Publishing Co., Astoria, Ill., 1971, is sold by the Schuyler County
Historical Society, Rushville, Illinois.
Christian S. Krueger, a farmer of sections 22, 3, and 14,
township 17, range 12, was born on the farm he now owns in 1846. He was
reared on this farm, and has since lived on it. His father, John, was a
native of Hanover, Germany, who grew up and was married there to Mary
Hendricker, of the same place. After the birth of two children, in 1839
the family decided to come to America. They came from Bremen, and after
many weeks, landed in New Orleans, coming from thence to Beardstown. He
purchased the land where he lived and died, the latter event occurring
August 11, 1873, in the seventy-fifth year of his age. He was a good,
hard-working man, always very quiet and peaceable. He was a Lutheran,
and embraced the Republican political faith. His wife, who was also a
good Lutheran, died at the age of sixty.
Our subject is the younger of four living sons, a sister having
died young. The children are: Henry, a farmer in Morgan county; John
and Fred are farmers in Nemaha county, Kansas.
Christian was married in Cass county, to Elizabeth Meyer, who
was born May 10, 1853, in this county, and was reared and educated
here. She was the daughter of Charles and Minnie (Rusch) Meyer, natives
of Prussia, Germany, who came to the United States in the '40s and made
a settlement on a farm in section 17, Cass county, afterward selling
that and buying land in range 17, township 12, where they died, both
past the age of sixty years. Mrs. Krueger is the youngest of her
father's children, and she with the eldest, a brother, Charles H., a
farmer in this county, are the only members of the family living.
Mr. Krueger is a Republican, and he and his wife are active
members of the Lutheran Church. They have eight children: Christian V.,
Minnie K., Henry E., Charles F., Lydia N., John F., Amelia M. and Benj.
H. Mr. Krueger now owns 160 acres of land, which he purchased from the
heirs of his father's estate, having owned it eighteen years. He has
improved it, and is considered one of the most successful farmers of