Herman O. Krueger

H. O. Krueger, manufacturer of soda water and ginger ale. Mr. Krueger’s goods have attained a reputation throughout northeast Dakota for their purity and healthfulness, subsequently his well established trade is increasing from week to week. Commencing in a small way he has built up a business second to none in the Northwest. (Andreas Historical Atlas of Dakota, A. T. Andreas, Chicago, The Lakeside Press, 1884, Page 254)

The 1885 Dakota Territory census showed H. O. Krueger (age 35, barber, born in Germany) married to Augusta (age 28, born in Germany). The couple resided in Grand Forks, Dakota Territory.

Krueger, H. O., prop. pop factory and barber shop, res. 111 South Third. (Grand Forks and North Dakota Manual for 1885, William L. Dudley, Plaindealer Book and Job Rooms, Grand Forks, 1885, Page 90)

Barbers. Krueger, H. O., 113 South Third. (Grand Forks and North Dakota Manual for 1885, William L. Dudley, Plaindealer Book and Job Rooms, Grand Forks, 1885, Page 113)

Pop Factory. Krueger, H. O., rear 407 North Seventh. (Grand Forks and North Dakota Manual for 1885, William L. Dudley, Plaindealer Book and Job Rooms, Grand Forks, 1885, Page 125)

H. O. Krueger’s pop factory at 407 Seventh Street North in Grand Forks was unroofed by the June 16, 1887 Grand Forks/East Grand Forks tornado.

Bottling Works. H. Krueger does a large business in the manufacture of pop, birch beer, ginger ale, and the various forms of “soft drinks,” which seem to grow in popularity with each recurring season. Mr. Krueger keeps several employees at work, and his product of 300 cases per day is shipped to every part of the state. (Grand Forks Daily Herald, Sunday Morning, December 19, 1897, Volume 17, Number 42, Page 10)

The Grand Forks Bottling Works. In 1882 Mr. H. O. Krueger established the first Bottling Works in Grand Forks. He erected the building now standing on North Seventh street and now owned by O. J. Bostrom and John Engebretson and to whom he sold his interests in 1904. (History of the Red River Valley Past and Present, Volume II, C. F. Cooper & Company, Chicago, 1909, Page 632)

Herman Krueger died April 25, 1924 in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Augusta Krueger died December 14, 1940.

H. O. Krueger Passed Away Last Evening. Pioneer Resident of City Came Here 40 Years Ago; No Funeral Arranged. H. O. Krueger, pioneer resident of Grand Forks, died at 11:50 last night at his home, 7 1/2 North Third street. He was about 77 years of age and came to Grand Forks about 40 years ago. For many years he owned and operated a barber shop near the Great Northern depot, and is owner of the Krueger block where he made his home, as well as other real estate in the city. He is survived by his wife. Mr. Krueger was a member of the Grand Forks lodge, Knights of Pythias. No funeral arrangements have been made as yet. (Grand Forks Herald, Saturday, April 26, 1924, Volume XLIII, Number 153, Page 2)

 

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