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Below is a family biography included in the book,  Portrait and biographical record of Lehigh, Northampton and Carbon counties, Pennsylvania published in 1894 by Chapman Publishing Company.  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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WILSON L. KUTZ, M. D., a popular and highly respected physician of Weissport, where for several years he has successfully engaged in the practice of medicine, was born in Berks County, Pa., on the 9th of May, 1854. His grandfather, John Kutz, was of German descent. His father, Samuel D. Kutz, is a farmer by occupation, and carried on agricultural pursuits during his active business life, but is now living retired in Allentown, enjoying the rest which he has truly earned and richly deserves. His wife, who has been his faithful companion and helpmate on life’s journey, bore the maiden name of Caroline Dry. By their marriage were born eight children, six sons and two daughters, and the family circle yet remains unbroken by the hand of death.

The Doctor is the fourth in order of birth. He was educated in the district schools and in the Kutztown Normal School, from which institution he was graduated in 1 870. He then went to Philadelphia to learn the drug business, and entered the College of Pharmacy, from which he was graduated in 1874. He took up the study of medicine in the Jefferson Medical College, and after pursuing a three years’ course of study in that institution was graduated therefrom in the Class of ‘78. During the two succeeding years Dr. Kutz remained in Philadelphia engaged in general practice, after which he removed to the village of Parryville, where he conducted a successful practice for six years. In 1887 he came to Weissport, where he formed a partnership with Dr. J. G. Zern, under the firm name of Zern & Kutz, which connection still continues, mutually pleasant and profitable. They engage in general practice, and these gentlemen constitute one of the leading business firms of the city.

A marriage ceremony, performed in 1872 united the destinies of Dr. Kutz and Miss Victoria Diehl, of Philadelphia, daughter of Jacob Diehl. Two children grace this union, Leroy and Harry Cooper. The Doctor is a member and ex-President of the Carbon County Medical Society, also of the Lehigh Medical Society and the State Medical Association. He is a Director in the building and loan association, and socially is connected with several orders, including the Red Men, the Junior Order United American Mechanics and the Knights of Honor. He also belongs to the National Protective Union Society of Pennsylvania. He is now well established in practice and receives from the public a liberal patronage, which is well deserved. He is a close student of the profession, keeps abreast with the times and has worked his way upward to a position of prominence in the fraternity in Carbon County. In manner he is pleasant and genial, and through the many excellencies of his character has gained a large circle of friends who hold him in high regard.

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This family biography is one of numerous biographies included in the book, Portrait and biographical record of Lehigh, Northampton and Carbon counties, Pennsylvania published in 1894 by Chapman Publishing Company. 

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