Herald Journal Winsted-Lester Prairie Journal, April 15, 2002

Postcard from the past: Martin Krueger

Pictured here are both sides of a postcard that was postmarked July 27, 1909 at 6 a.m. from Martin Krueger to Frances Quast. Here is the writing, with original spelling:

"Helo Frances how are you getting along. I am fine and dandy and hoping the same of you. From your uncle. Martin Krueger, Lindstrom, Minn."

Frances Quast was the daughter of Francisca (Krueger) and Martin Quast. She was married to Peter Entinger and George Cloutier.

Martin Krueger was a World War I veteran. He was born in 1890 and died in action in France in 1918. He was first of the Winsted doughboys to die in action overseas, and American Legion Post 407 of Winsted is named after him.

Krueger is the man on the left on the front of the postcard. Local historian Joe Kieser is looking for any other photos of Krueger that may be available, as well as the identity of the man on the right.

Anyone who can help with either request can call Kieser at (320) 485-2502.

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