George Kantzer Jr. Was born in Ellsos, France, December 22,1824. He came to America with his father in 1840, and in 1849 married Catharine Taber, who was born in Ellsos, France, in 1825. He was a shoemaker by trade, but soon gave it up and engaged in farming. He is a prominent member of the German Lutheran church, in which he takes great interest, and has held every office except that of elder, and is at present one of the trustees, and contributes largely to its support.
He is the father of ten children, Catharine, wife of George Kreiffer, of Wayne County, Ohio; Saloma; John P., deceased; Emma M., George F.; Annie B.; Matilda M.; Caroline; Helena; and Minnie I.