Theresia (Sommers) Krug

Theresia (Sommers) Krug (1883-1962) was born on November 18, 1883 to Philip and Mary (Dietrich) Sommers in Louisville. She was the second of four children. The family made their home at 827 East Main Street in the Butchertown Neighborhood. Frank was a teamster, and Mary took care of the home and the family. They were first generation German Americans. At the age of 17, Theresia was working as a seamstress while living with her parents. On June 24, 1908, she married George Krug, son of Christopher and Katherine (Sorger) Krug, in Louisville. The couple made their home at 918 Washington Street in the Butchertown Neighborhood. George was a candy maker for the Frank A. Menne Company.


On December 26, 1911, Theresia gave birth to the couple‚Äôs only child, a daughter they named Thelma. The family eventually made their home at 255 Haldeman Avenue in the Clifton Neighborhood. By the time of the 1940 Census, the family was operating their own candy business with George, Theresia, and Thelma all working together. On August 21, 1962, Theresia died at the age of 78. She was buried in Section 9, Row 1, Grave 15 of Eastern Cemetery. On May 26, 1964, George died at the age of 78. He was buried next to his wife. They share a headstone. Thelma’s name and date of birth are included on the headstone; however, she died in 1995 and was buried in Cave Hill Cemetery. The photos of Theresia and George are from Find a Grave user Todd Mattingly. We also included a photo of Thelma standing in front of the family home on Haldeman Avenue. That photo is also from Find a Grave user Todd Mattingly.