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Herman Kurtze


Herman Kurtze

HERMAN KURTZE, farmer, Sec. 15; P. O. Muskego Center; born in Goze, Prussia, September, 1839; his parents, David and Rosine Kurtze, emigrated 1852, and located in Milwaukee, where Herman was engaged in Wertstein's Hotel for five months; he then engaged under Dr. Fassel for six years, and during the next six years worked the Doctor's farm in New Berlin; was engineer a year in Siegler's saw-mill, Hale's Corners, and in 1868 settled on his present farm of lily acres, most pleasantly situated on the shores of Muskego Lake.

He married Miss Paulina Warder, she was born in Prussia, and came to America in 1854; they have nine children, Emma, Bertha, Ida, Salina, Ella, Adda, Amanda, Charles, and Frances, all born in Waukesha County, the three eldest in New Berlin, and the others on the home farm, which is susceptible of being made a most beautiful summer resort. Mr. Kurtze is a Republican.

Died of tuberculosis on April 23, 1904 at the age of 64.

(source: History of Waukesha County)

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