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).