Au­gust 10, 1862, St. Lou­is, Mis­so­uri.

Ap­ril 7, 1934, St. Lou­is, Mis­sou­ri.

Belle­fon­taine Ce­me­te­ry, St. Lou­is, Mis­sou­ri.


Ernest was the son of Adolph Ernst Kroe­ger and Eli­za Ber­tha Cur­ren, and husband of Lau­ra Clark.

He was a charter member of the Amer­i­can Guild of Organists; member the National Institute of Arts of Letters; conductor of the Amp­hi­on Male Chorus in St. Louis (1883–84); organist at the Un­i­tar­i­an Church of the Mes­si­ah, St. Lou­is (1886); director of the College of Music at Forest Park Un­i­ver­si­ty (1887); president of the Music Teachers’ Na­tion­al As­so­ci­a­tion (1896–97); president of the Mis­sou­ri State Music Teachers’ As­so­ci­a­tion (1897–99); instrumental adjudicator at the annual Kan­sas Ju­bi­lee (1900–03); master of programs in the Bureau of Music at the St. Louis World’s Fair, 1904; adjudicator at the Welsh Eis­tedd­fod in Can­ton, Ohio (1906); and director of the music department at Wash­ing­ton Un­i­ver­si­ty, St. Louis (1925–34).

He also ran the Kroe­ger School of Music in St. Lou­is (1904–34).

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