The Children of John and Barbara Krostag

The John Gotthellf Krostag Family cira 1917
L>R Lewis, Viola, Jack, John, Charles, Peter, Arnie, Anna, Tony, Fritz, John, Barbara, Joe, Frank

In this photo and ancient form of Photoshop was used to fix Peter.
He had been stung by bees and his head was swollen - he did not look well.
(Photo courtesy of EK)


Barbara Krostag cira 1897
(Photo courtesy of LR)


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Anna 1893-1921
Charles 1895-1920
Joseph 1896-1971
Jack 1899-1981
John 1900-1953
Lewis 1902-1980
Peter 1904-1995
Tony 1906-1981
Frank 1908-1969
Viola 1909-1943
Arnold 1912-1966
Fritz 1915-1991






Anna
1893-1921



     It is amazing that in a family with 10 boys that the first child born was a girl.   Anna had to endure through 8 brothers before another girl was born.   By then she was 16 years old so she really didn't gain a close sister.   Anna eventually married Leo Fuerstenberg circa 1918.   They moved to the St Kilian area in southwest Minnesota.  Their first child was to be born in 1921 when another sadness reached the Krostag family.   Their baby Marian died at birth and then Anna died 5 days later on September 28.  Leo later married Perryetta Lynch and had a family with her.   Perryetta kept in contact with some of the Krostag family members until she passed on in 2006.




Anna
(Photo courtesy of EK)


Leo and Anna
(Photo from the Paulina Phelan Collection - Courtesy of IK, AE, CK)





Charles
1895-1920



     Charles met an untimely death at the age of 25.   He served our country in the military during World War I.   Unfortunately he had been poisoned by gas during the war which eventually led to his early surmise.




Charles
(Photo from the Paulina Phelan Collection - Courtesy of IK, AE, CK)





Joseph
1896-1971



     Joseph served in the military during World War I.   While on the east coast met Ella Edelhoff.   They were married circa 1920 and soon after started a family.   They settled in Pennsylvania near Ella's family and in 1930 lived in Courtdale, Pennsylvania with their children Evelyn, Viola, and Joe.


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Joseph in Pennsylvania State Police Uniform
(Photo courtesy of LR)





Jack
1899-1981



     Jack and Wife Theresa settled in West Allis a suburb of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


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Jack
(Photo courtesy of LR)



Jack, Theresa and children circa 1940
(Photo courtesy of LR)





John
1900-1953



     John and his Wife Adelaide stayed in the Marshfield area and had a large family of 9 children


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John and Adelaide Wedding. Brother Tony as best man. circa 1925.
(Photo courtesy of LR)


John with family and father John circa 1946. Children L->R Norbert, Richard, Joseph, Barbara, Theresa
(Photo courtesy of LR)





Lewis
1902-1980



     Lewis met Verbie Green while in the military. They intially lived in Abileene, Texas and later made their home in Duncan, Oklahoma.   After Lewis passed away Verbie lived near her daughters in Arlington, Texas.   On a Saturday morning August 1, 1992 at 8:00am one of the worst tragedies to behold the Krostag family occured.   Verbie and her daughters Pat and Sandra were in thier car on a local street. A car accident occured and both Pat and Sandra were killed.  Verbie died a few days later.







Peter
1904-1995



     Peter and Sarah were married in the early 1930's and moved from Marshfield to Wheaton Township outside of Eau Claire, Wisconsin where they raised their family.   They latter lived in Cornell, Wisconsin staring in the late 1940's.



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Peter and Sarah wedding circa 1935.
(Photo courtesy of LR)


Peter with family and father John circa 1946. Children L>R Peter, John, Ruth, Viola, Irene.
(Photo courtesy of LR)


Peter with family circa 1953. L>R Peter, Ruth, Peter, Viola, Irene, Sarah, John
(Photo courtesy of LR)





Tony
1906-1981



     Anthony was born on the family farm in Stratford Wisconsin August 15, 1906.   He grew up living on the farm.  Anthony went to visit his oldest brother Joseph in Pennsylvania in the winter of 1927-1928.   We are not sure of what prompted the visit to Joe.  Joe was friends with John Luzetsky.   Joe and John had a business together for mating birds.   On one occasion Joe brought Tony to the Luzetsky residence on Main Street in Swoyersville.  There Tony met John's younger sister Mary.   Things must have went pretty well because Tony stayed in PA and by May 1, 1928 Tony and Mary were married.  They soon settled at Harveys Lake where Tony opened his first barber shop and also operated a small store.   Tony and Mary lost there first son who died in the womb in November 1928 and their second son one day after his birth in November 1929.  Their son Robert was born in December 1930.  Soon after they had a daughter named Dorothy in 1932.   Another girl Catherine was born in 1933 but she only lived for 6 months.   As the depression wore on they lost the lease on their property and in 1939 they moved to Bridgeport CT to get jobs during WW II.   Tony worked at Remington Arms and cut hair part time.  Mary worked at Sikorsky as a rivitor.   After a while, Tony was able to buy the Barber Shop he worked at.   Many of Mary's brothers and sisters also moved to Connecticut where most of them stayed the rest of their lives.   In 1940 Tony and Mary had another child Lorraine.   Finally in 1947 after the war ended Tony and Mary moved the family back to Swoyersville to help Mary's parents with their farm and store.  By 1950 the store was turned into Tony's Barber Shop. Tony ran the shop for almost 30 years until he took ill in 1977.   During this time Mary worked at General Cigar and then Consolidated Cigar until they closed in the late 1960's.   She then worked at Nesbitt Hospital until she retired in 1980.   The house on Main Street in Swoyersville became the gathering place for the Krostag family in Pennsylvania.   A large grape arbor out back gave the house a European feel and provided plenty of shade.  After Mary's parents died, Tony and Mary purchased the home and kept it in the family for almost 70 years.   Mary also came from a large family to see some Luzetsky family photos select the following link.

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Luzetsky Family Photos
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Tony and Mary wedding May 1, 1928.
(Photo courtesy of LR)



Tony and Mary wedding May 1, 1928. John Luzetsky brother of Mary is the best man.
(Photo courtesy of LR)



Bobby and Dorothy Swoyersville 1936.
(Photo courtesy of KV)



Tony and Mary with their family in Connecticut circa 1945.
(Photo courtesy of PK)


Tony and Mary with children, spouses, and grandchildren 1961.
(Photo courtesy of PK)






Frank
1908-1969



     In 1930 Frank was living with his brother Jack in the West Allis suburb of Milwaukee.   He met Mary Bonk of Milwaukee and they were married circa 1934 and moved to the Greenfield suburb of Milwaukee.   They had a son, Frank Jr. in 1936.  Sadly Mary died at the age of 42 when Frank was only 16.   Sometime after this Frank moved to Florida with his son.  Things did not go well for Frank in Florida and lack of a mother led Frank Jr into some troubled times.   Frank later moved to Pennsylvania and stayed with the family of his brother Tony where he passed away in 1969.  Frank Jr. ended up in Blythe, California where he passed away in 1991.




Frank Krostag and Mary Bonk circa 1934.
(Photo courtesy of LR)



Frank Krostag Jr. circa 1950.
(Photo courtesy of LR)






Viola
1909-1943



     Viola married Joseph Kohlbeck in about 1930 and they remained in Marshfield.   Their son Richard died of an accident at the age of 24.   Their daughther Rosemarie married Edmund Peter Bangart and they settled in Chili, Wisconsin.







Arnold
1912-1966



     Arnold married Erna Hagen circa 1934 and they remained in Marshfield where they raised their family of 7 children.   They took over the John Krostag farm and Arnold worked for Weyerheuser and was helped by his family on the farm.   Erna passed away in 2017 at the fine age of 100.


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Arnie and Fritz
(Photo from the Paulina Phelan Collection - Courtesy of IK, AE, CK)




Arnold and Erna circa 1934.
(Photo courtesy of SK)




Arnold, Erna and family circa 1944. Children L>R Carol, Betty, Charles, Arnold, Yvonne.
(Photo courtesy of LR)




Front - Donna, Arnold, Erna, Joni
Middle - Betty, Yvonne, Carol
Back - Arnold, Charles

(Photo courtesy of EK)





Fritz
1915-1991



     Fritz spent time in the Navy. He met his wife Martha who was from Germany. They later moved back to Germany where the owned a restaurant business. They spent the rest of their lives in Mannheim, Germany.




Fritz
(Photo courtesy of LR)


Martha and Fritz
(Photo courtesy of LR)












More Photos





Krostag Cousins circa 1923 at the Krostag Farm in Marshfield
Frank, Irene, Arnie, Andrew Esser, Viola
(Photo from the Paulina Phelan Collection - Courtesy of IK, AE, CK)




Watermelon Feast
Gathering at the Krostag farm near Marshfield circa 1923
(Photo from the Paulina Phelan Collection - Courtesy of IK, AE, CK)




Watermelon Feast
Gathering at the Krostag farm near Marshfield circa 1923
(Photo from the Paulina Phelan Collection - Courtesy of IK, AE, CK)




At the Krostag farmhouse circa 1930s
(Photo courtesy of LR)




John with the cast of the Marshfield Housewives - Season 1
Circa 1946
(Photo courtesy of LR)




Barbara, John, Magdalena Engmann, Unknown, Leo, Anna, Jack
(Photo from the John Krostag Collection - courtesy of DS)




Barbara and John - Possible at Harveys Lake PA in the 1930's
(Photo from the John Krostag Collection - courtesy of DS)




John and friend
(Photo from the John Krostag Collection - courtesy of DS)




Krostag farm - North of Marshfield on Hwy 97