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Below is a family biography included in The History of Brown County, Ohio published by W. H. Beers & Co. in 1883.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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FREDERICK KANTZ, proprietor general store, Arnheim, was born in Franklin Township, Brown Co., Ohio, September 13, 1848. His father, Jacob Kantz, is a native of Baden, Germany, and came to America in 1838. The following year, he located in Franklin Township, this county, where he still resides. He owns a farm of 110 acres on the Georgetown & Brownsville road, but for the past twenty-four years has suffered from total blindness. He married Sallie Berry, also a native of Germany. Of the eleven children born to this union, seven are living. The subject of this sketch remained on the home farm till twenty-four years of age, with the exception of one summer. He then rented a farm of his father, which he operated two years. Seeking to better his condition financially, in 1875 he purchased the general stock and trade of Fred. Hanniman, at Arnheim, where he has since been engaged in business, and has met with fair success. Mr. Kantz is connected by membership with the United Order of Forresters, at Higginsport, and the Democratic party. He was married, in 1873, to Catherine Grosse, a native of Brown County. Four children have been sent to bless this union, three living — Albert David, Herman Adolph and Elmer Frederick. Mr. and Mrs. Kantz are consistent members of the Reformed German Church of Arnheim.

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This family biography is one of 992 biographies included in The History of Brown County, Ohio published in 1883 by W. H. Beers & Co.  For the complete description, click here: Brown County, Ohio History and Genealogy

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