Among the highly esteemed citizens and successful farmers and stock raisers of Hartford township is Matt Kinzler,
whose birth occurred in Michigan on the 28th of April, 1865. His parents, Matt and Minnie (Kuhn) Kinzler, were
born in Germany but many years ago emigrated to America. They first located in Michigan, where they resided until
1878, and then removed to Iowa county, Iowa, locating upon a farm. The father is deceased but the mother is still
living at the age of seventy six years and makes her home at Deep River, Iowa. They became the parents of ten children,
eight of whom survive.
Matt Kinzler began his independent career when a boy of fourteen years and from that time until he reached maturity
he was employed as a farm hand. He next rented land but after several years was able to purchase the farm of one
hundred and twenty six acres on section 24, Hartford township, where he still resides. He also owns a quarter section
of land in Davis county, Iowa, which is a well improved and valuable property. He makes a specialty of raising
and feeding stock and receives good prices for his animals, which are always in good condition when sold.
On the 28th of December, 1892, Mr. Kinzler married Miss Laura Shaull, a native of Ohio and a daughter of Samuel
and Susan Shaull, an accounts of whose lives appears elsewhere in this work. Mr. and Mrs. Kinzler have a son, Wallace
S., whose birth occurred on the 14th of November, two.
Mr. Kinzler is a republican and is giving splendid service as school director. Both he and his wife hold membership
in the Methodist Episcopal church and no movement for the moral betterment of their community lacks their ready
History of Iowa County, Iowa
And its People
By: James C. Dinwiddie
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Iowa County, IA
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