John G, Kotz, a farmer on sec. 29; P. 0., South Bend; Mr. K. is a son of Jacob and Anna (App) Kotz, both now
deceased, and was born in Germany in 1822. He came to this country Aug. 11, 1840, and first settled in Ohio, where
he lived about five years, and in the spring of 1846 came to this county; he became a resident of Clay tp. in 1847.
In 1844 he was married to Christina Blind, a native of Germany, who was born in 1823; from this marriage they have
10 children, all of whom are living. Jacob, a Wagon-maker in South Bend; George, a blacksmith in the same place;
William, a farmer in this tp.; Daniel, an artist in Chicago; the following are still at home: John, Charles, David,
Mary, Elizabeth and Matilda. Mr. K. and his wife are devoted members of the Evangelical Church. Politically, he
is a Bepublican. His educational advantages in Germany were good; he now reads fluently both the English and the
German languages. He owns 160 acres of land, on sec. 29, worth about $75 per acre. Mr. K. is an enterprising, successful
farmer. He built a large, two-story frame house in 1879, at a cost of $1,500.
History of St. Joseph County, Indiana
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St. Joseph County
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