Browse Items (1 total) Tags: George W. Kraft Browse All Browse by Tag Search Items Sort by: Title Creator Date Added George W. Kraft Photograph of George W. Kraft (d. 8/21/1851, d. 8/26/1931). He was a business man and hotel owner, who was originally from Baltimore, MD. He came to Decatur at 13 years old, and was enrolled in the 3rd Ward School. He spent his summers working for… Tags: 1931, 3rd Ward School, Ammann & Mattes' Brickyard, Baltimore MD, biography, business man, captain, Coeur de Leon Lodge No. 17, Decatur Herald, Decatur IL, Eagles, Elks, George W. Kraft, hotel owner, Knights of Pythias, Kraft Hotel, Macon Lodge No. 8 AF&AM, Moose, Photo File: Biography, Rescue Hose Co. No. 1, soft drink business, Volunteer Firemen, Volunteer Firemen's Association of Decatur, Whistling Bottling Co. Featured Item Uncle Walt and Jane's House on the Rock River in Rockford, IL Photograph of Uncle Walt and Jane's house on the Rock River in Rockford, IL in May 1955.