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Friedrich & Johanna Kruschke
Johanna Baalke
(1872 - 1946)

Johanna ("Jenny") Baalke was born 16 October 1872 at Sheboygan, Wisconsin, daughter of Johann H. Baalke and Maria Dorothea Blum.

She married Friedrich Kruschke 23 January 1892 at Sheboygan, Wisconsin. The marriage was celebrated by Adolph Hoeckner, Justice of the Peace. Witness was John Baalke (father of the bride).

Friedrich ("Fred") Kruschke was born 3 December 1867 at Pommern, Germany, son of Carl Kruschke and Wilhelmina Schade. He came to America, settling at Sheboygan, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, in 1890. He was employed at the Art Furniture Shop for twenty-five years, retiring in 1928. He died 17 July 1940 at Sheboygan, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin.

Fred and Jenny Kruschke had at least five children:

1. Cleveland Kruschke. Born 15 November 1892.
2. Esther F. Kruschke. Born 26 November 1894.
3. Gordon E. Kruschke. Born 15 August 1898.
4. Melvin Kruschke. Born 7 July 1904.
5. Lerah Kruschke. Born 30 January 1907.

Johanna Kruschke died 4 May 1946 at Sheboygan, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin. She was buried 7 May at the Lutheran Cemetery in Sheboygan.

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