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 Pioneers: 

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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