Biography of Henry Kuenzli
Crane Township, Wyandot County, OH Biographies

HENRY KUENZLI, farmer, was born in Holmes County, Ohio, December 31, 1838. His parents were Samuel and Elizabeth (Parmseier) Kuenzli. He obtained the rudiments of an education in the district schools, attending three terms at the Greesburg Seminary, after which he engaged in teaching school at intervals for about five years. He learned the tanning trade, which he followed at intervals till 1867, at which period he removed to this county and purchased 120 acres of land, part of his present farm, to which he has since added forty acres more; he erected an elegant brick residence in 1881 at a cost of $3,000, and now values his farm at $100 per acre. He raises all ordinary cereals and the best grades of stock. He was married, in Stark County, Ohio, June 7, 1865, to Mary E. Slutts, daughter of James and Rachel (Slutter) Slutts, natives of Maryland and Pennsylvania respectively, and of German parentage. Mrs. Kuenzli was born in Stark County, Ohio, October 10, 1845, and by her marriage had eight children, seven living: Rachel L., born May 27, 1866; Sarah H., September 1, 1867; William A., January 8, 1869; James A., July 6, 1873; Avery S., January 28, 1876; Minerva L., September 11, 1881; and Ora A., November 26, 1883; an infant is deceased. Mr. Kuenzli was a soldier in the ranks, acting as Orderly Sergeant of his company in camp at Mansfield, Ohio, but hired a substitute, and abandoned the army on account of failing health. He is a strong advocate of Republicanism, a member of the Grange, and, with his wife, of the Evangelical Church.

The History of Wyandot County, Ohio
Liggett, Canaway & Co.,
Chicago 1884

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