Frank Krueger's prison notes at Kay Scholtz's home near Granton were part of the nearly 700 letters Scholtz went through in order to complete 'Wisconsin Krueger Family Tragedy: 16 Years of Letters from Prison.'
The year is 1918. As brothers Frank and Ennis Krueger evade the World War I draft, police show up at their farmhouse near Withee, and a bloody shootout ensues.
The results: one dead policeman named Harry Jensen, two injured Kruegers, and life sentences for brothers Frank and Leslie.
Now, nearly 100 years later, Kay Scholtz of the town of Sherwood acquired more than 700 letters that Frank and Leslie wrote to their mother Caroline from prison and vice versa. Scholtz is an avid auction-goer and loves genealogy and history, so to her, six months of reading and sorting hundreds of old letters was ...