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History of the West Bend Brewery | By Lee and Mary Krueger

    Nov. 6, 2017 – West Bend, WI – As word circulates through West Bend about the dim future for the West Bend Brewery, we’ll give you a bit of history about the beer industry in the community.  On Tuesday, Nov. 7 the West Bend Plan Commission will

The history of Thecla Richter – life of a West Bend nurse during WWI. “Hear the humming of the engines of the German aeroplanes and the whiz of the bombs..”

  April 24, 2017 – Resident historian Lee Krueger is highlighting his great aunt Thecla Richter, who served as a nurse during WWI. Below are letters home from Richter dated February 9, 1918, Feb. 10, 1918 and March 18, 1918.   February 9, 1918 (received on March 9)  

The history of Thecla Richter – life of a West Bend nurse during WWI. “Poor men … but they must go back and fight to a finish.”

April 10, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Resident historian Lee Krueger is looking to highlight his great aunt Thecla Richter, who served as a nurse during WWI. Below are letters home from Richter dated Dec. 6, 1917 and Dec. 9, 1917.   Dec 6, 1917  (Received on Dec

The history of Thecla Richter – life of a West Bend nurse during WWI. “It is quite a relief when the nights are dark. The moon has lost all of its charm for us.”

April 1, 2017  – West Bend, WI – Resident historian Lee Krueger is looking to highlight his great aunt Thecla Richter, who served as a nurse during WWI. Below are letters home from Richter dated Oct. 8, 1917, Oct. 14, 1917, Oct. 19, 2017 and Oct. 23, 1917. Oct.

The history of Thecla Richter – life of a West Bend nurse during WWI. “We had an air raid the other night but not a German air raid.”

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March 21, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Resident historian Lee Krueger is looking to highlight his great aunt Thecla Richter, who served as a nurse during WWI. Below are two letters home from Richter dated August 30, 1917 and  Sept. 28, 1917. Aug. 30, 1917 (received Aug 30) “Somewhere in

The history of Thecla Richter – life of a West Bend nurse during WWI. “See all these strong men wounded so seriously that they cannot get well, or crippled, but this is war.”

March 9, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Resident historian Lee Krueger is looking to highlight his great aunt Thecla Richter, who served as a nurse during WWI. Below are two letters home from Richter dated June 14, 1917 and July 1, 1917. June 14, 1917   Our trip

The history of Thecla Richter – life of a West Bend nurse during WWI. “All were presented with beautifully woven American flags….. “

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Feb. 25, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Resident historian Lee Krueger is looking to highlight his great aunt Thecla Richter, who served as a nurse during WWI. Below is a letter home from Richter dated June 11, 1917 We are leaving London today and I hate to leave

The history of Thecla Richter – life of a West Bend nurse during WWI. “It was feared our ammunition had been tampered with by German spies.”

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Feb. 16, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Resident historian Lee Krueger is looking to highlight his great aunt Thecla Richter, who served as a nurse during WWI. On the Atlantic-Going to England…. The three units left New York on May 18, each assigned to a different boat.  The

The history of Thecla Richter – life of a West Bend nurse during WWI By Lee Krueger

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Feb. 2, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Resident historian Lee Krueger is looking to highlight his great aunt Thecla Richter, who served as a nurse during WWI. Read the first installment of the Thecla Richter story by clicking HERE. Thecla Richter’s WWI Time Line – (based on letters

The story of Miss Thecla Richter – a nurse from West Bend who served in WWI By Lee Krueger

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  Jan. 27, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Resident historian Lee Krueger is looking to highlight his great aunt Thecla Richter, who served as a nurse during WWI. During the years after “The Great War” Thecla Richter was asked to make a number of presentations telling about her