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Transcribed biography of Carl Albert Otto and Dorothy M. (Bolls) Krause


Carl Albert Otto Krause was born on June 23, 1911 to Albert Otto Krause and Frances Fell Krause. His father was born and raised in Knox, Indiana and his mother was born in Monterey, Indiana.

Dorothy M. Bolles Krause was born October 30, 1908 in Lockport, Illinois, to Charles Bolles and Jesse Tupper. Charles Bolles was from the Lockport area and Jesse Tupper is a descendant of the Tupper family which was one of the founding families of Sandwich, Massachusetts.

They were married on July 16, 1932 in Gary, Indiana and resided in Hobart until October, 1941. At that time with their six children they moved to a farm in Jackson Township, Porter County, Indiana. For the total sum of $4,500 they purchased a farm containing 80 acres which included a house, barn and other farm buildings. Here the family lived until 1956. At that time they sold the farm with the exception of 40 acres of land on which a new home was built. Another home was built on a different portion of this land in 1971, and the house built in 1956 was sold.

Ten children were born to this couple including: Carl Daniel -- June 22, 1933; Leslie Howard -- February 3, 1935; Richard William -- July 28, 1936; Barbara Ann -- March 7, 1938; Carol Frances -- May 6, 1939; Jerry Michael -- December 13, 1940; David Floyd -- December 10, 1943; Evelyn Ruth -- January 2, 1945; Albert Otto -- January 24, 1949; and Gail Dorothy -- October 12, 1952.

Carl worked for United States Steel in Gary, Indiana for 40 years, retiring in 1969. During that period of time he also farmed on a part-time basis.

Source: American Revolution Bicentennial Committee of Porter County. 1976. A Biographical History of Porter County, Indiana. Valparaiso, Indiana: American Revolution Bicentennial Committee of Porter County, Inc. 180 p.
Page(s) in Source: 128-129

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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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