Milton History

a pictorial history of Milton, PA

Krauser Building

Krauser Building 9-15 S Front Street

This building is on the east side of Front Street, just south of Broadway. The Milton Realty building was later built to the left, and the old Milton National Bank building is on the right. Daniel M. Krauser was born in 1845 and died in 1920. He lived with his wife Katherine E. (Heinen) and son William at 303 N Front St. His brother Ellis was single and lived at 241 N Front St.

From “Eyewitness Description of THE GREAT MILTON FIRE” By FREDERIC A. GODCHARLES: The Krauser block was destroyed February 17, 1904, in a terrible fire which had its origin in the basement of Sam the Shoeman. The immense drug business of the Krauser brothers, Daniel and Ellis, and the jewelry business of G. Dallas Fox, the shoe store of Sam the Shoeman, and the effects of the Henry Wilson Post, G. A. R., and S. Hepburn Pollock Camp, Sons of Veterans, were a total loss.

Krauser Interior Ellis Krauser Daniel M. Krauser Krauser Bottle

Ellis Krauser

Daniel Krauser

Photo at right courtesy of Zachary
King and Dana Bowersox