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John W. Kuester
The History of Renville County, Volume 2
Compiled by Franklyn Curtiss-Wedge
John W. Kuester, a well-known farmer of Beaver Falls township, was born in Eyota, Minnesota, July 4, 1877, son of John and Frederika (Zammsow) Kuester. In 1904 he bought 160 acres in section 4, Beaver Falls township, and carries on general farming, dairying and stock-raising, raising Chester White hogs and Belgian horses, and specializing in Velvet Chaff wheat. He is a stockholder of the Farmers' Elevator Company, at North Redwood, and also of the Redwood Falls Telephone Company. He is a member of the German Lutheran church. Mr. Kuester was married June 15, 1904, to Hattie Breitkreutz, born Dec. 22, 1882, daughter of Emil Breitkreutz, a farmer of Flora township, who came to Renville county in 1875, and Minnie (Sommerfield) Breitkreutz, who were married Jan. 17, 1881, and had eight children, four boys and four girls. Mr. and Mrs. Kuester have three children, Lulu, born April 17, 1905; Erwin, born June 16, 1906, and died Jan. 12, 1907; and Leo, born Dec. 14, 1908.
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