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Shattuck, S. F., et. al (ed.) / A history of Neenah
(1958)

The 1840's to 1860's inclusive,   pp. 13-20 PDF (2.0 MB)


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THE 1840'S TO 1860'S INCLUSIVE
building close to the C&NW tracks, Bishop & I)eLong started
fashioning monuments in I865. Then came a succession of ownership:
    Bishop & Rhodes         1872--I886
    Bishop & VanSlyke       1886-I893
    Louis Willis            1893-1914
       (who moved in 19o5 to a lot adjoining the Bergstrom Paper
       Company office)
    John C. Zentner         1914 1924
      (who moved to the present location)
        and
    Charles J. Madson       1924 - 954
      (who built the present structure that houses shop, office and
      display room).
Present officers are:
    John Stark, President
    Ellsworth Prahl, Treasurer
    Bernice Prahl, Vice President
    Verene Stark, Secretary
Win. kIrueger Co.
  Win. Krueger Company was founded in 1866 by Win. Krueger, who
came to Neenah from Germany in 1849. He settled originally on a
farm in the Town of Clayton, and moved to Neenah to go into the
hardware business seventeen years later. His two sons, Henry F
Krueger and M. W. Krueger, joined him in the 189o's. Later,
Win. H. Krueger and Carl F. Krueger, sons of Henry F. Krueger, also
entered the business.
  The original Wm. Krueger became inactive in i 890, and the business
was then operated by H. F. Krueger and M. W. Krueger until their
deaths in 1933 and 1941, respectively. In 19o6, Win. Krueger Com-
pany was incorporated, the officers being H. F. Krueger, President;
M. W. Krueger, Vice President and Secretary; and W. H. Krueger,
Treasurer. At this same time a furniture department was established,
and this department finally occupied 103 and 107 West Wisconsin
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