Biography of Joseph Gentner
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JOSEPH GENTNER, a blacksmith in Samaria, is the son of Jcseph and Katherine (Grasel) Gentner, and was born in Baden, Germany, July 15, 1847, and came to America in 1853. He lived with his parents in New York for two years, then moved to Monroe, where he lived till 1866. He then went to Toledo, Ohio, where be learned his trade and remained till 1887, when he moved to Bedford. July 15, 1875, while at Toledo, he married Anna, daughter of Gottileb and ___ (Hoeffner) Agner, by whom he has bad eight children, four boys and four girls. During the war of the Rebellion he enlisted January 18, 1864, at Monroe, as drummer, in Co. I, 7th Mich. Vol. Inf., and was mustered out at Jeffersonville, Ind., July 5, 1865. In religion he is a Roman Catholic, and in politics a Democrat.

From:
History of Monroe County, Michigan
Talcott E. Wing, Editor
Munsell & Company, Publishers
New York 1890.

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