Death of Ex-Chief Louis Krug of Hartford
Louis Krug, who was chief of the Hartford, Conn., fire department from 1903 to 1912, died October 29, of arterial sclerosis with which he had been confined to his room for ten months and to his bed for six weeks. Mr. Krug was born in New York City, December 2, 1838, but had lived in Hartford since early childhood. For many years until he became chief he conducted a cigar and tobacco store on Main Street which was the headquarters for local firemen and those visiting that city. In 1859 he became a member of Stillman Hose No. 3, in 1860 he was elected foreman and was transferred to the command of Engine No. 2 January 4, 1865. On October 1, 1868, he was appointed an assistant engineer and became first assistant chief January 2, 1885. When the veteran Chief Henry J. Eaton resigned November 27, 1903, Krug became chief of department and thereafter he devoted his entire time to the department. He had previously served as a call member. He voluntarily retired on a pension March 20, 1912, and was succeeded by Augustus Looms, who resigned November 1, 1913.