The Robert Krueger Archives – Part 1

Robert Krueger, my great-grand-uncle, passed away last week.  His daughter Esther has generously allowed me access to his archives, which are extensive.  In total there must be over 3000 photos, clippings, documents, and other items.  I will post the best of the best items here as I am able, but this will likely take a long time.  This is the first bit of the collection.

My great-grandfather Oscar Karl Robert Krueger (1893 – 1983) and his first wife, Anna “Annie” Terpstra.  They were married just before Oscar was shipped off to fight in France in WWI, and were divorced upon his return from the war about a year later.  Much had changed while he was gone.  I’ll write that story another time.

Oscar Krueger & Annie Terpstra 1918

Oscar Krueger & Annie Terpstra 1918

Another photo taken the same day:

Oscar Krueger & Annie Terpstra

Oscar Krueger & Annie Terpstra


Oscar and his second wife, my great-grandmother Edith Edna Curtis (1903 – 1989) on their wedding day, 28 Feb 1921.  Edith was five months pregnant with my grandfather, Lloyd O. Krueger.


Oscar & Edith Krueger, 1921

This is my grandfather, Lloyd Oscar Krueger (1921-2010) on his Confirmation Day, 1925. One of my all-time favorite photos from the Krueger Family.


Lloyd Krueger Confirmation, 1925

A photo of Oscar and Edith from around 1933:

Oscar & Edith Krueger, 1933

Oscar & Edith Krueger, 1933

This one is labeled “Tom and Virginia Krueger”.  Likely taken on their wedding day.  Tom is the son of Oscar’s brother Eddie Krueger.


Tom Krueger& Virginia Adamski

A Krueger Family portrait taken about 1938.

Back row: Bobby Krueger, Harvey Krueger, Lloyd Krueger.

Front row: Edith Curtis Krueger, Bette Krueger, Oscar Krueger


Krueger Family , 1938

A casual shot of Oscar & Edith at home in 1973.

Oscar & Edith at home, 1973

Oscar & Edith at home, 1973



About cthomas1967

Seeking to bring my ancestors out of the shadows of history and into the light. I have always been interested in history, and at a few different times I tried to do a family tree, but wasn't able to do it with the technology that was available then. On a business trip I visited the World War I Museum in Kansas City, MO and it was a very impressive establishment. While I was there I remember thinking, "Didn't my great-grandfather father fight in World War I? And wasn't his brother killed alongside him in some famous battle? I wonder if I can find out where he died." That's what started it all. View all posts by cthomas1967

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