Bio: Frantz, George (1929)
Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon
Surnames: Frantz, Sontag
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville,
Clark Co., WI.) November 18, 2009
Frantz, George (1929)
November 1919, Good Old Days…Clark County
George Frantz, one of Clark County’s
successful farmers, resides on Section 23, Pine Valley
Township. He was born in Prussia July 8, 1929, son of Conrad
and Julia Frantz, natives of Prussia. His father was one of
Napoleon’s brave soldiers, having served in the army ten
years. George was educated in his native country and there learned
the butcher’s trade. At the age of 17 he came to the
United States, landing in New York. Upon his arrival in that
city, he had just $1 in his pocket with which to begin life in a
new country. He reached Wisconsin July 1, 1847 and the
following year came to Clark County. He was engaged in the
manufacture of shingles about three years and during that time
saved $200. Then for several years he was engaged in the
lumbering camps of this state.
Mr. Frantz was married in Jefferson County, Wisconsin, Nov. 15, 1855 to Barbara Sontag. She was born in Germany July 25, 1834. They are the parents of five children: Conrad G., George L., Harry A., Rudolph C., and one child deceased.
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