My Kruse was Christian, b.1843 Germany and came to the U.S. in 1864. He was in Dewitt county, Illinois until 1880 thenmoved to Holt county, Missouri. His fathers name was Henry and his mother was Grayce. I don't know if he had brothers or sisters, but I'll bet he did. Another man he was partners with was Gus Bahay, which might be some relation because they farmed together in Illinois and Missouri. Sure wish I could find a connection.