Biography of Samuel Kuenzli
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SAMUEL KUENZLI, farmer and cheese manufacturer, was born in Wyden, Switzerland, December 14, 1822. His parents were Samuel and Elizabeth (Parmserier) Kuenzli, natives of Switzerland, who emigrated to the United States in 1834, settling in Holmes County, Ohio. where the father died in 1864, and the mother in 1872. Of their twelve children, but nine are living. The subject of this notice, Samuel Kuenzli, was reared on a farm and educated in the district schools of Holmes County. He removed to this county on April 10, 1847, purchased lands at $2.80 per acre, which he has cleared and improved; he now has 160 acres, valued at $75 per acre. Mr. Kuenzii was married in Tuscarawas County, April 3, 1847, to Mary Siscrest, and nine children were born to them, eight living: Samuel E., Anna E., Sophia. Henrietta, Rosenia, John F., Christian H. and William G. Mrs. Kuenzli's death occurred August 9, 1862, and he was remarried October 30, 1862, to Angeline Hefler, by whom he has seven chilthen, viz., Martha J., George F., Charles P., Ezra J., Laura E.; Ernest and Reuben H. Besides his farming interests, Mr. Kuenzli is a stockholder in an extensive cheese factory, manufacturing 30,000 to 40,000 pounds of cheese per year. Himself and wife are members of the Evangelical Church.

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


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