Biography of John B. Kunz
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Kunz, John B., was born in Hessen Darmstadt, Germany, in December, 1851, came to America and located in New York city, in September, 1869, later went to Springfield, Mass., and in 1871 came to Troy, where he has since resided. Here he, with two others, was employed by McLeod & Reardon, in the manufacture of galvanized iron cornices, being the first in the city to do a regular business in that line. Mr. Kunz continued in that industry as foreman until 1880, when he became proprietor of his present restaurant on Federal street, succeeding Augustus Kolbe. He has been active as a Republican, casting his first vote for Gen. U. S. Grant for president in 1876. He is a member of King Solomon's Primitive Lodge No. 91, F. & A. M., Rhein Lodge No. 248, I. O. O. F., and he was one of the originators and is a trustee of the German Hall Association, and for sixteen years was a member of the Troy Fire Department, being captain of Ranken Steamer, No. 2.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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