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Koss, Rudolph Alexander 1823 - 1894 | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Koss, Rudolph Alexander 1823 - 1894

Koss, Rudolph Alexander 1823 - 1894 | Wisconsin Historical Society

physician, editor, author, b. Parchim, Germany. He studied medicine at Jena and Heidelberg universities. He migrated to the U.S. and to Wisconsin in 1851, settling in Honey Creek where he farmed and practiced medicine. In 1856 he moved to Milwaukee where he operated a flour and feed store, and in 1868 joined the staff of the Herold Publishing Co. From 1868 to 1891 he was editor of the Ackerund Gartenbau-Zeitung, an agricultural weekly published by that firm. He also wrote a German-language history of Milwaukee (1871). Milwaukee Sentinel, Jan. 19, 1894; Milwaukee Herold, Jan. 19, 1894.

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[Source: Dictionary of Wisconsin biography]