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Richard H. Kuester
The History of Renville County, Volume 2
Compiled by Franklyn Curtiss-Wedge
Richard H. Kuester, a thrifty farmer of Beaver Falls township, was born in Germany, May 16, 1875, son of John and Frederika (Zammsow) Kuester. He began farming for himself at the age of twenty-seven years and bought 160 acres in Redwood county, where he remained for six years. Then he rented the home farm and is still there. He raises Poland-China and Yorkshire hogs and Durham and Holstein cattle, and carries on general farming. Mr. Kuester is a stockholder in the Farmers' Elevator at North Redwood and also at Wabasso. He is a member of the German Lutheran church. Sept. 15, 1901, he was united in marriage to Matilda Boltz, daughter of Benjamin and Caroline (Rose) Boltz. She was born March 11, 1884. Her father was a merchant in South Bend, Indiana, and died Jan. 1, 1897, at the age of fifty-six years, and her mother is now living at Minneapolis. Mr. and Mrs. Kuester have two children: Leroy Richard, born May 19, 1905, and Muriel Matilda, born Aug. 10, 1908.
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