Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",  published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.

     EDWARD J. KRIEGLER is at the head of one of the largest mercantile establishments of Odessa. The firm name is The Kriegler-Page Mercantile Co. and Mr. Kriegler is secretary and treasurer of the same.  He was born in Bohemia, on November 27, 1871.  His parents, Joseph and Rose (Pechacek) Kriegler, were natives of Bohemia, and the father is a prominent and worthy merchant and land owner in Austria. This son received his early education in the common schools, then later completed a course in Landskron college, graduating with especial honors as leader of his class.  In 1886, Mr. Kriegler went to Waterville, Minnesota, where he was engaged on a farm for three years, then he turned his attention to the mercantile business there and in Dakota and in 1899, located at Mohler in this county.  He operated a general merchandise establishment and lumberyard there until 1901, in which year he disposed of his property and located in Odessa.  He handles all kinds of general merchandise, hardware, lumber, coal and wood.  In 1902, a stock company was formed in which he is now  general manager and they own the largest establishment in this part of the country.
      In 1900, Mr. Kriegler married Miss Louise Kanne, a native of Minnesota.  Her father, August Kanne, is a wealthy farmer in that state.  Mr. Kriegler was the first town treasurer of Odessa and has held many other offices of public trust in the various places where he has resided.  He is a sterling business man and has won the confidence of the people in this section and is the recipient of an extensive patronage.