Biography of Conrad D. Posz
Rush County, IN Biographies





CONRAD D. POSZ, farmer and stockraiser in Walker township, was born in Union township, Shelby county, March 7, 1869, a son of Valentine and Margaret (Backer) Posz Both parents were born in Germany. The father was eighteen years old when he came to the United States but the mother of Conrad Posz was only four years old when she accompanied her parents to this country. Both families came to Indiana and settled in Shelby county. Valentine Posz followed farming there during all his active life. Of his family of eight children there are seven living: Catherine, Adam, Emma, Conrad D., Maggie, George and Barbara. Conrad D. Posz attended school in boyhood in Union township, Shelby county, and grew to manhood on his father's farm. When he married and started out for himself, he began as a renter in Shelby county, where he remained for fourteen years, then moved to Rush county and bought the farm in Walker township on which he still lives. He has 118 acres of well improved land, having put up substantial buildings and done a great deal of fencing and ditching. He has been quite successful as a general farmer and has given much attention to raising Duroc Jersey hogs, usually marketing about 150 head a year. On January 15, 1896, he married Louisa Kuhn, who also was born in Union township, Shelby county, daughter of Daniel and Louisa (Haehl) Kuhn. The father of Mrs. Posz was born in Germany and the mother in Shelby county. They had six children, three of whom are living: Herman, Curtis and Louisa. Mr. and Mrs. Posz have two daughters, Ethel and Julia, both of whom reside at home, Julia still attending school at Homer. Mr. Posz and his family are members of the Christian Union church at Homer. He is interested to some degree in politics and has always voted the Democratic ticket. Mr. Posz is well known at Homer and belongs to the Odd Fellows' and Red Men's lodges at that place.

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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