Biography of Peter Kuntz
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PETER KUNTZ, for many years a highly respected citizen and prosperous farmer in Walker township, this county, was born in that township on July 4, 1861, and died on his farm there on July 19, 1910. He was a son of Frederick and Elizabeth (Weber) Kuntz, both of whom were born in Germany and who came to the United States in youth and were married at Cincinnati. Frederick Kuntz was a well known farmer in Rush county and owned 176 acres of fine land in Walker township. Peter Kuntz with his brothers attended school in district No. 3, Walker township, after which he faithfully assisted his father on the home farm until his own marriage. He rented land from his father at first and later received from him the forty two acres on which Mrs. Peter Kuntz now resides. Mr. Kuntz operated this farm very profitably, growing grain and produce and also raising stock. It was in August, 1894, that he married Anna (Porten) Brooks, who was born in Decatur county, Indiana, daughter of Henry and Mary (Mack) Porten. The father of Mrs. Kuntz was a stonemason by trade. Her parents had five children and she is one of the three survivors, having one sister, Mary, and one brother, Nicholas. Mr. and Mrs. Kuntz had one child, Frank, who died when nineteen years old. Mr. Kuntz was a member of the Lutheran church in Shelby county. He belonged to the order of Red Men and attended lodge at Arlington, where he was well known and had many friends. He was never willing to accept a political office but was always a staunch member of the Democratic party. By a former marriage Mrs. Kuntz had one son, Albert Harry, who died at Columbus, Ohio, barracks, having joined the army in 1913, passing away shortly thereafter.

From:
Centennian History of Rush County, Indiana
Edited by: A. L. Gary and E. B. Thomas
Historical Publishing Company
Indianapolis 1921


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