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F. Krauss

The present industrial development of the South is due to men who are willing to back their faith In the up-building of their country with their brains and capital. To this class of men Mr. F. Krauss, senior member of the firm of S. Krauss & Sons, belongs. He was born in Europe, August 29, 1833, and came to America In 1852. In 1863 Mr. Krauss moved to Jefferson county and engaged in the mercantile business. At the breaking out of the civil war he cast his lot with the Confederacy and enlisted in Chas. Clark’s Rifles, of the Twelfth Mississippi Regiment. He saw hard service In the Virginia campaign, having been wounded at the battle of Seven Pines and captured and made prisoner in the Wilderness fight. After the war Mr. Krauss returned to Fayette and resumed the business which war had interrupted. In 1898 he formed a partnership with his sons and his establishment is one of the most flourishing ones in Jefferson County. Besides his mercantile interests, he is identified with several of the industries of the county, and is a Knight of Honor.

Albert Krauss

One of the successful mercantile establishments of Jefferson county is that of F. Krauss & Son, and to buying for cash, discounting all bills and fair dealing is attributed their success. Mr. Albert Krauss, a member of the firm, was born In Jefferson county, December 14, 1879, and after attending public schools, accepted a position as clerk, in New Orleans, for Krauss Bros., which he held for four years. He afterwards worked in his father’s store and in 1898 was made a partner in the firm. Mr. Krauss is liberal and progressive and a shrewd business man.

Jake Krauss

The above-named gentleman was born in Fayette, August 5, 1867, and received his education in the public schools of his native town. After leaving school he entered the employ of his father and served his business apprenticeship as a clerk for five years. In 1898 Mr. Krauss became one of the members of the firm of F. Krauss & Son, and he is an active member of that firm.

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