Albert Krause is actively and successfully engaged in dairying and stockraising four miles west of Sheboygan Falls, where he owns seventy-seven and a half acres of highly cultivated land, known as the "Mullet Valley Stock Farm." He is a native of Germany, his birth having occurred on the 29th of May, 1864. and is the eldest of the ten children born to Carl and Minnie (Bartz) Krause.
The family emigrated to the United States in 1867 and located in Sheboygan county, where the father engaged in agricultural pursuits. The father is still living but the mother passed away on the 23d of June, 1900. The family of Mr. and Mrs. Krause, beside our subject, was as follows: Augusta, who married John Wapp and is residing on the old homestead; Annie, the wife of William Kohn, of Sheboygan; Emma, who married William Geirke, also of Sheboygan; Arthur, who died at the age of seventeen years; Minnie, who was twenty-two years of age at the time of her death; and four who died in childhood.
Albert Krause, who was only a child of three years when he accompanied his parents on their removal to the United States was reared to manhood and educated in this county, which has always been his home. Being the eldest son of the family he early began assisting his father about the farm, thus becoming before attaining his maturity thoroughly familiar with the duties and work of an agriculturist. He has long made a specialty of stock-raising and dairying and has met with a good measure of success in both, being numbered among the substantial and prosperous citizens of his community. He has devoted his energies to farming from early youth with the exception of four years when he worked for John Kohler.
On the 2nd of January, 1888, Mr. Krause was united in marriage to Miss Nettie L. Dayton, a daughter of Hiram and Martha Dayton, both of whom are deceased. The father was a native of Indiana and the mother of Massachusetts, but they were married in this county, and made it their home during the greater period of their lives. To Mr. and Mrs. Krause there have been born five children: Elmer, who is married and residing on the homestead; Elsie, at home; Viola and Violet twins, also at home; and Agnes, who died at the age of sixteen years.
For a number of years Mr. Krause had supported the republican party in national issues, but of late years has become an adherent of democracy. In local political affairs he is not influenced by any party dictates but gives his support to the men and measures he considers of the greatest benefit to the community. Mr. Krause has taken more or less interest in educational affairs and is at present serving in his second year as treasurer of the school board while he has been a director of this board for nine years. He is a Lutheran, in which faith he has been brought up and confirmed. Fraternally he is a Mason and an Odd Fellow, and he is also a member of the Equitable Fraternal Union. He has practically spent his entire life in the vicinity of his present home and enjoys a wide and favorable acquaintance among the people of this section, many of whom he has known from his early boyhood.
Information gathered and adapted from History of Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, Past and Present
Carl Zillier, Editor
Pubished by The S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1912, Chicago, IL