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Hermann Kroger

Entrepreneur & Town Councillor

Keith Tankard
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Updated: 14 October 2009
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Hermann Kroger was in partnership with Wilhelm Wiedemann in the firm Hermann Kroger & Company, general merchants.

He was nominated for a seat in the Town Council in the elections of February 1880 but only received three votes. He was thereupon elected for Ward 3 in February 1881 but resigned in August that year.

He re-joined the Council in January 1882 in the place of George Ulyate but was not re-elected after he had retired on rotation in February 1884.

His business went bankrupt in 1885 and Kroger probably left East London to seek a living elsewhere.

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