James Henry Krueger

15 May 1882–30 March 1954 (Age 71)
Neenah, Winnebago, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of James Henry

When James Henry Krueger was born on 15 May 1882, in Neenah, Winnebago, Wisconsin, United States, his father, Henry Frederick Krueger, was 26 and his mother, Harriet Beecher Hinman, was 25. He married Helen Elizabeth Smithers on 27 September 1904, in Menominee, Menominee, Michigan, United States. He died on 30 March 1954, in Corpus Christi, Nueces, Texas, United States, at the age of 71.

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James Henry Krueger
Helen Elizabeth Smithers
Marriage: 27 September 1904

Spouse and Children

27 September 1904
Menominee, Menominee, Michigan, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Henry Frederick Krueger


    Harriet Beecher Hinman




World Events (8)

1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 1

A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.

Age 4

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

Age 19

"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."

Name Meaning

German (Krüger) and Jewish (Ashkenazic):1. occupational name for a maker or seller of stoneware mugs and jugs, from an agent derivative of Middle High German kruoc ‘jug’, ‘pitcher’, German Krug. 2. occupational name from Krüger ‘innkeeper’, an agent derivative of Krug ‘inn’, ‘tavern’, from Middle Low German krūch, krōch (probably originally a different word from 1, with which it has subsequently fallen together).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • James H Krueger, "Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940"
  • James H. Krueger, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"
  • 1900 United States Federal Census

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