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Chicago: Its History and Its Builders by Josiah Seymour Currey. Published 1918 by The S.J. Clarke Publishing Company. Volume 4; Pages 298-299.



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  • Title  Chicago: Its History and Its Builders by Josiah Seymour Currey. Published 1918 by The S.J. Clarke Publishing Company. Volume 4; Pages 298-299. 
    Short Title  Chicago: History and Builders 
    Source ID  S83 
    Text  JOHN C. KRUSE.

    John C. Kruse has been engaged in the undertaking business in Chicago since 1907. He was born in Hobart, Indiana, on the 14th of March, 1884, and is a son of William and Minnie (Meyer) Kruse, the former a native of Germany, while the latter was born in Indiana. The father came to the United States when a lad of seven years and has since resided on this side of the Atlantic. He is now living retired in Hobart, having put aside all business cares.

    John C. Kruse, spending his youthful days under the parental roof, pursued his education in the public schools and after his textbooks were put aside began learning the butcher's trade, which he followed in Hobart and afterward in Chicago, feeling that he would find a broader field of labor in this city. In November, 1907, he entered the undertaking business at No. 2130 West Twenty-first street and still owns his establishment there. He opened another place of business at No. 816 West Nineteenth street and conducted it as a livery business for three years but now uses the place as an automobile livery and is the owner of two limousine cars. He has a well appointed undertaking establishment and is conducting a growing and profitable business.

    Mr. Kruse was united in marriage on the 6th of November, 1907, to Miss Ida Diedrich, of Chicago, and they have one child, Arvilla. The religious faith of the parents is that of the Lutheran church, to which they loyally adhere, and in his political views Mr. Kruse is a republican, giving earnest and stalwart support to the party yet he is without ambition for office. He feels that his full time and attention are needed in connection with his business and his fair dealing and reliability have won for him a growing patronage as the years have gone by. He belongs to the Chicago Undertakers Association and also to the Chicago Motor Liverymen's Association. 
    Linked to  John C. Kruse
    Family: John C. Kruse/Ida Diedrich (F412)