GEORGE W. KUNTZ, a general farmer and life long resident of Walker township, was born on his father's farm on
February 19, 1874. His parents were Frederick and Elizabeth (Weber) Kuntz, both of whom were born in Germany. Frederick
Kuntz came to the United States in boyhood and later, in Cincinnati, married Elizabeth Weber, who had accompanied
her parents to America in childhood. They had eight children born to them and four of these survive: Jacob, John,
Conrad and George W. Frederick Kuntz was a farmer all his life and owned 176 acres in Walker township, this county.
George W. Kuntz attended school in district No. 3, Walker township, in boyhood, helped on the farm during this
period and afterward farmed for his father, and at the time of the latter's death, inherited forty acres of the
old homestead. Later he bought thirty additional acres from his brother, Jacob, and now profitably operates a farm
of seventy well improved acres. He feeds from fifty to seventy five head of hogs yearly. On April 25, 1900, Mr.
Kuntz married Jennie Cross, who was born in Shelby county, this state, daughter of Edmund and Sarah (Hauk) Cross.
The parents ,of Mrs. Kuntz were born in Shelby county and her father was a farmer there all his life. They had
four children: Frank, Vern, Clara B. and Jennie. Mr. and Mrs. Kuntz have two children: Opal P. and Voyd G. Opal
P. Kuntz was born on October 29, 1906, and is a member of the freshman class in the high school at Manilla. She
has musical gifts of a high order and is organist of the Methodist Episcopal church at Manilla, to which the family
belong. Voyd G. Kuntz was born on January 17, 1911, and is attending school at Manilla. In politics Mr. Kuntz has
always been a staunch Democrat. He is a member of the Masonic lodge at Manilla and belongs also to the Modern Woodmen
lodge at Manilla.
Centennian History of Rush County, Indiana
Edited by: A. L. Gary and E. B. Thomas
Historical Publishing Company
Rush County, IN
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