Obit: Krumrey, Henry (1851?-1922)

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Surname: Krumrey

----Source: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 01/19/1922

Krumrey, Henry ( 1851? - 13 Jan. 1922)

The entire state of Wisconsin was shocked and grieved to learn that Henry Krumrey had committed suicide at his cottage at Crystal Lake, Wisconsin, on Friday, January 13th, Mr. Krumrey had been in poor health for some time, and this is given as the main cause of his untimely death. It is also reported that a slump in the cheese market greatly depressed him, as he was at the head of the co-operative cheese marketing association. For many years Mr. Krumrey was engaged in farming at Plymouth, being very successful. He became interested in politics and was one of the La Follette leaders in the state. In 1901 he was elected to the assembly, where he served with distinction. In 1908 he was elected to the state Senate and there took part in pushing all the great progressive movements in Wisconsin.

Later he became interested in cheese marketing and organized a co-operative association among the farmer around Plymouth for marketing their own cheese. This grew and prospered, became the Wisconsin Cheese Producers Federation which was merged with the Minnesota Cheese Producers association. This combination was already marketing a large portion of the cheese in two states and is still growing. Mr. Krumrey worked day and night for its success, often pledging his own credit to furnish means to keep ti going, until it was established.

He was a brother of C. Krumrey of Neillsville and often visited here. Senator Krumrey was a man of splendid qualities, large hearted, kindly, road in this vision of helpfulness for his fellow farmers. Many here mourn his death.

He was born at Plymouth and was nearly 70 years of age.



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