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Minnie Krueger

1864 - 1951


80th Birthday Celebration

Watertown Daily Times, 02 21 1944


Mrs Minnie Krueger, 204 S 4ths St, last week celebrated her 80th birthday.  The anniversary was marked by a gathering of 28 friends and relatives at her home during the evening.  Mrs. Krueger the former Minnie Uttech was born in the town of Lebanon the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Uttech, who were among the first settlers in the town of Lebanon.  She was married twice.  Her first husband, August Budewitz died 40 years ago, and her second husband died 25 years ago.


She and a brother Henry, who operates a farm near Columbus, are the only surviving members of a family of 18 children.  She had 2 children by her first marriage, R. C. Budewitz proprietor of Vogue Cleaners, and E Budewitz, employed at Albrecht's Badger paint store.  There are also 5 stepchildren, Mrs. William Klug of Horicon and Mrs. August C Schoppe of the city; and Ben Krueger of Juneau, Hugo Krueger of Madison and the former Agnes Krueger of the state of Washington.


Mrs Krueger recalls vividly the stories of early Watertown as told to her by her parents.  Her mother worked before her marriage for Timothy Johnson, Watertown's first settler, and also was employed by the Boughton's, another pioneer Watertown family.  Her parents were among the very first settlers in the Lebanon locality.  A spade, hoe and rack were among the principal farm implements, Mrs. Krueger was told by her parents.


Mrs. Krueger has lived in Watertown for the last 45 years.  Her first husband Mr. Budewitz was a cheesemaker.  He operated a factory at Lebanon and later at Reeseville.  Her second husband, better known as "Pommer" Krueger a stock buyer.


Mrs. Krueger is in the best of health, and does her own cooking and most of her own housework.  Among those from out of town at the birthday party last week were Mr. and Mrs. Klug of Horicon and Mr. and Mrs. John Gloede of Johnson Creek.



Watertown Daily Times, 12 04 1951


Mrs. Minnie Krueger, 87, widow of August Krueger, died today at her home, 204 South 4th St.  She had been ill for some time and for the past four seeks was confined to her room.  She was the former Minnie Uttech and was born 16 February 1864 in the town of Lebanon, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Uttech.  She was married twice, her first husband being August Budewitz.  Her second husband was Mr. Krueger who passed away in 1918.


Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. William Klug, Horicon; Mrs. August Schoppe, this city; and a son Edwin L. Budewitz, this city, with whom she made her home.


Two other sons preceded her in death, Oscar Budewitz, Lebanon, and R. C. Budewitz, this city  There are 18 grandchildren.  One brother, Henry C Uttech resides in Beaver Dam.


Mrs Krueger was a member of St Mark's Lutheran Church and an honorary member of the Ladies Aid society.


Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Nowack Funeral Home and at 2 o'clock in St Mark's Lutheran, the Rev William Eggert and the Rev Gerhard Redlin officiating.  Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.




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