C. F. Beltz was born in Saxony, October 4th, 1840. Came to America in 1858 with his parents and first located
in Oneida county, New York. In 1856 removed to Waukesha county, Wisconsin, and learned the trade of mason. During
the fall of 1859, went to Milwaukee and clerked in a wholesale liquor store until 1861, when he enlisted in Company
F, Sixth Wisconsin Infantry, and served until honorably discharged as first sergeant July 28th, 1864. He passed
about five years in prospecting, and in 1869, bought a farm in Iowa. Soon after came to Austin, Minnesota, and
worked at his trade until coming to Rantings. Continued in the pursuit of his trade till 1878, then assumed charge
of the present business in behalf of the Peller estate, and soon after for Shroth, the firm being formerly Peller
and Shroth. In 1879 he purchased the business of Mr. Otto, and still continues dealing in leather, harnesses and
hardware. Married in April, 1869, to Margaret Link, of Wisconsin. Amanda H., Frances L., Oswald C. and Carl N.
are their children.
The History of Dakota County and the City of Hastings.
By J. Fletcher Williams.
North Star Publishing Company.
Dakota County, MN
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