Re: Charles Krieger (1855 - 1934)
Here is what I was able to find from the US Census and city directories.Anna (Seekamp) Krieger and her two sons, Louis H. Krieger and Robert Jacob Krieger, were the original occupants of our house on 1630 Lucia Ave, Louisville, KY 40204 (formerly 1316 Lucia Av)in the year 1900 (year it was built).It appears Anna's husband, Jacob Krieger, had already passed away because Anna is listed as widowed and Head of household.Anna's parents and siblings lived directly next door at 1634 Lucia Ave (formerly 1318 Lucia).This includes Henry Seekamp as Head of household, followed by his wife, Matilda Seekamp and children Henrietta, Lillian, Mary, Elizabeth and others that I cannot recall at this time.At some point in the early 1900s it looks as though Henry Seekamp passed away and Matilda and the children moved into our house with the Kriegers.Louis H. Krieger & Robert J. Krieger, Anna's sons, went off to school at Purdue and graduated around 1917-20.I found records where they are listed as alumni and I found a description of Robert J's activities he was involved in while at school.Anna's sons moved away in the 20s.Louis H. Krieger went to Chicago and Robert J. moved to Worcester, Massachusetts.Lillian Seekamp married and became Lillian Howe but still resided with the others in the 20s as a widow so she must not have been married long.Sometime in the 20s, Anna Krieger and her Seekamp siblings moved back next door at 1634 Lucia and Edna Pearl Hall is listed has Head of household in our house (1630 Lucia) in 1930 and 1940.Are connections to the Halls?It appears Pearl Hall was a live-in nurse that cared for patients at our house.
I forgot to mention, Anna Seekamp Krieger was a school teacher and later on, a principle.First at a school called Enterprise and then at Benjamin Franklin, which is now Breckenridge Elementary.As far as I can tell, she never remarried and lived on Lucia with several of her sisters until her death in 1933. She is buried at the St. Louis cemetary at the end of our street.It looks like one or more of the Seekamps may have been buried at Cave Hill Cemetary, a really big old interesting cemetary down the street.
Not bad for a day's work, huh?I'm looking for anything interesting about the families and how they lived.It looks as though Jacob Krieger, his brothers and/or father and uncles ran some businesses in the area.Krieger's Pharmacy, Krieger's Drug Co. and Krieger's Saddlery Co.There was also an H F Krieger Bottling Co that bottled beer in Louisville, KY from Phoenix Brewing Co.I have not been able to trace that to this family but I think it would be interesting.Feel free to contact me at my email address if you ever want to discuss.