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George L. Krieg (b. 1833)

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George L. Krieg (b. 1833)

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George L. Krieg, farmer, and stock raiser, was born in Baden, Germany, October 18, 1833, the third son of Michael and Barbara (Karsh) Krieg. He was reared on a farm, attended the schools of his native country until fourteen years of age, when he began life for himself as a farm laborer, finding employment near his home, where he remained until his twenty-third year. Thinking the new world offered better inducements to a young man, Mr. Krieg in February, 1854, sailed for the United States, and after a sea voyage of forty-two days landed at the City of New Orleans. From thence he went to St. Louis, reaching the latter city with $2.50 in his pocket, his sole earthly possessions, which after securing employment he loaned to an acquaintance and taking a watch for security. He worked about two months near St. Louis, and at the end of that time severed his connection with his employer and started for Huntington County, IN, for the purpose of joining some friends who had preceded him to this part of the country. Arriving here he concluded to make this county his permanent home, and accordingly sought, and soon obtained employment on the Wabash Railroad, then in process of construction. Later he found employment with Israel Olinger and John McLaimy, farmers, working for the former one month and for the latter about six years. Upon reaching Huntington Co., Mr. Krieg had a cash capital of $5.00, but by close application and persevering industry he has since succeeded in accumulating a handsome competence, including a fine tract of 440 acres of land in Lancaster Township, the greater part of which is under a successful state of cultivation. He is a Democrat in politics and a member of the Masonic fraternity, belonging to Majenica Lodge, N. 563. He was married February 11, 1858, to Miss Anna M. Wilhelm, daughter of Michael and Mary Wilhelm, of Cincinnati, OH. Mrs. Krieg was born May 9, 1841, and is the mother of ten children, whose names and births are as follows: Barbara E., born February 8, 1859, died May 8, 1883; Michael L., born September 4, 1862; John Mc., born May 13, 1862[sic]; William H., born June 9, 1868; George F., born January 5, 1871; Mary L., born January 28, 1873, died June 13, 1873; Rebecca E., born September 4, 1874; Emma J., born June 17, 1878; Jacob E., born July 29, 1880; Otto H., born October 1, 1883. The following of his children are married, to wit: Barbara E., to William D. Schoeff; Michael, to Anna M. Schoeff, and John Mc., to Mary E. Batson. Mr. and Mrs. Krieg are both members of the German Reformed Church.

History of Huntington County, Indiana (Brant & Fuller: Chicago) 1887. Lancaster Township Biographies. Page 717/8

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