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1914 Obit found for: Antone KRIEGER, Verboort, Oregon, from Holland
Posted by: Jan Fenter (ID *****7098) Date: January 31, 2007 at 17:31:45
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KRIEGER is not one of my surnames. I was looking for another obituary when I came across this one, and it looked interesting to me. (The obituary included a picture of Antone KRIEGER.) Therefore, I'm posting it here, along with some census information, and two Oregon Death Index records. Maybe it will help someone researching this family. The Oregonian newspaper probably printed an abbreviated version and you might find an obituary with more information in the newspaper which serviced the towns of Verboort, Hillsboro and Forest Grove during 1914.

Obituary found for Antone KRIEGER, with picture.
The Sunday Oregonian, of Portland, Oregon, July 5, 1914, Section 1, page 7, col. 3.
Microfilm box 268, July 2, 1914 - Aug 2, 1914, at the Lake Oswego Public Library, Lake Oswego, Oregon.
"Founder Verboort Colony in 1875 Passes Away"
"Verboort, Or., July 4. (Special.)--Antone Krieger, founder of the colony of Verboort, died Tuesday at his home here at the age of 78 years.
Mr. Krieger came to America from Holland when a child and settled in Wisconsin, where he lived for nine years. In 1875 he led a colony of his people to Oregon and settled on what was then known as the Black donation claim.
He is survived by his widow and the following children: John Krieger, Peter Krieger and Mrs. W. Hermens, by his first wife; Mrs. Mary Lunrow, Herman, Theodore, Albert, Johanna, Dora and Pauline Krieger, by the second wife.
The funeral was held from the Church of the Visitation, solemn requiem high mass being chanted by Father Miller. The interment was in the Catholic Cemetery of Verboort."

(Research Note: Verboort is in Washington County, Oregon, just East of Hwy 47, North of Forest Grove and Hillsboro.)
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Oregon Death Index 1903-1930

KRIEGER, Antone, died: 29 June 1914, Washington County, Cert. #1661.
KRIEGER, Johanna, died: 8 August 1918, Washington County, Cert. #209.
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I found this KRIEGER family in the following census records on the Heritage Quest electronic database. Here is some of that information:

1900 Oregon, Washington County, North Forest Grove Pct., sheet 14A, E.D. 155, stamped page #272.
KRIEGER, Antone, Head, born 1836, married 15 yrs, farmer, born in Holland.
KRIEGER, Hannah, Wife, born 1860, married 15 yrs, born in Holland.
KRIEGER, John, Son, born 1872, born in Wisconsin.
KRIEGER, Peter, Son, born 1873, born in Wisconsin.
KRIEGER, Herman, Son, born 1886, born in Oregon.
KRIEGER, Theodore, Son, born 1889, born in Oregon.
KRIEGER, Mary, Dau, born 1890, born in Oregon.
KRIEGER, Albert, Son, born 1893, born in Oregon.
KRIEGER, Annie, Dau, born 1895, born in Oregon.
KRIEGER, Dinah, Dau, born 1896, born in Oregon.
KRIEGER, Dora, Dau, born 1898, born in Oregon.
(Research Note: The daughter, Pauline KRIEGER, was listed in the obituary but not listed in the 1900 census.)

1880 Oregon, Washington County, Cornelius Pct., page 31 C, E.D. 128, sheet stamped #348.
KRIEGER, Anton, 30. widowed, Farmer, born in Holland.
KRIEGER, Minnie, Dau, 10, born in Wisconsin.
KRIEGER, John, Son, 7, born in Wisconsin.
KRIEGER, Peter, Son, 6, born in Wisconsin.
MARTINS, Peter, Father-in-law, 65, widowed, Farmer, born in Holland.

1870 Wisconsin, Outagamie County, town of Kaukauna, post office of Little Chute, page 17.
MARTINS, Peter, 55, farmer, born in Holland.
KRIEGER, Anton, 30, Day laborer, born in Holland, married in Aug. 1869.
KRIEGER, Maria, 22, Keeping House, born in Holland, married in Aug. 1869.
KRIEGER, Wilhelmina, 3/12, born in Wisconsin in March.

(Research Note: The obituary indicated Antone was married twice. According to above census records, Maria MARTINS was his first wife. Hannah was his second wife, and survivor at time of his death.)

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