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Fred W. Kuglin
The History of Renville County, Volume 2
Compiled by Franklyn Curtiss-Wedge
Fred W. Kuglin successful farmer and stock-raiser, was born in Germany, April 19, 1872, son of Wilhelm and Augusta (Manthei) Kuglin. Wilhelm Kuglin came to America in 1874, living in Nicollet county for three years and then purchasing 80 acres in section 20, Henryville township, this county, where he remained until his death, Oct. 4, 1905, being fifty-seven years of age. At that time he owned 400 acres of land. Fred Kuglin remained at home until he was twenty-four years of age, then he bought 120 acres in section 24, Flora township. After seven years he sold this and bought 240 acres in section 20, Henryville township, which was the old farm home. He raises Durham cattle and makes a specialty of feeding cattle for the market, sending about one car of cattle and one-half car of hogs per year. Mr. Kuglin has been a member of the township board for six years and chairman for two years. He is a member of the German Evangelical church. Mr. Kuglin was married Dec. 9, 1897, to Annie Ahrendt, born July 9, 1875, daughter of John and Emma (Beurry) Ahrendt. Her father was a native of Germany and came to Flora township, where he was a farmer for thirty years. Then he moved to Todd county, where he lived for twelve years until his death, Nov. 1, 1908, being sixty-two years of age. Mr. and Mrs. Kuglin have seven children: Walter, born Nov. 17, 1898; Lawrence, born June 29, 1901; Silvia, born Dec. 11, 1903; Mabel, born June 6, 1906; Orville, born Oct. 9, 1908; and Pearl, born Aug. 22, 1910; Vivian, born Sept. 30, 1915.
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