August Krueger

Age: 75 years, 4 months, 13 days


DOB: August 7, 1876
Dolton, IL USA

DOD: December 20, 1951
St. Francis Hospital, Chicago, IL USA

Son of John Carl and Freidaricke (nee Spierling) Krueger

Brother to: Bertha, Herman, John C. Jr.( Elizabeth Heimsoth), Minna, William C. (Anna Bock), Augusta L. (William E. Beck), Frieda (John Lotz), Carl “Charley” (Mabel B. Gunther) and Emma Krueger

August Krueger, Standing - Center

Standing L to R: Augusta, William, August, John, Frieda

Sitting L to R: John, Charley, Fredericka Krueger

Photo taken circa 1895-1900?


Husband to first wife (name uncertain), married circa 1903; divorced by 1910.
The 1910 census lists August living with his parents on Grant St, Dolton, Illinois, at age 32 and divorced.
The 1920 census lists him as single, age 43, living with his parents on Grant St, Dolton, IL.
The 1930 census shows him married (Anna), age at first marriage was 27 years (so 1903 seems accurate for his first marriage), occupation listed as a Janitor for a church and school.

Husband of Anna L. Wittrock, married about 1925.

No known children


IMG_3901August Krueger of 13747 Leydon Ave. Riverdale, passed away, following an extended illness, at St. Francis Hospital, last Thursday, Dec. 20, at the age of 75 years.

Funeral services were conducted, Saturday, Dec. 22, at 1:30 p.m. from St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Dolton. Rev. Kemnitz officiated. Interment was in the Beecher Mausoleum.

The deceased was born, August 7, 1876, at Dolton. He and his wife, Anna, resided in Beecher for a number of years before moving to Riverdale about four years ago.

Beside his wife, several sisters and brothers survive him.

(Editor’s note: What August’s obituary does not tell us is that August and his wife Anna moved into the home of Carl Vagt, 166 Penfield St, Beecher, after the death of Mrs. Vagt in 1932 and lovingly took care of Mr. Vagt from about 1932-1937)

An excerpt from Mr. Vagt’s obituary describes his years after the passing of his wife, when he “tried pitifully to carry on alone, but the burden of many years making itself felt, he happily accepted the gracious offer of Mr. and Mrs. August Krueger to move in with him and take care of him. This arrangement proved a veritable blessing to Mr. Vagt, a blessing which he deeply appreciated and which flooded his declining years with the peace and quiet of a beautiful sunset. Being relieved of all cares and worries and surrounded by loving attention and care, he enjoyed life as never before and no doubt desired to have it continued.”

August’s family members also resting in the mausoleum are:

Wife Anna (Wittrock) Krueger

Although no direct family connections: Carl Vagt & Maria (Unruh) Vagt

No other family members are with the Kruegers.  August bought the two crypts in 1944.

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