John Kantzer, was born in Ellsos, France, in 1832; came to Ohio with his father, and in 1855 married Barbara Reinhardt, who died in 1874. In 1876 he married Sophia Shaffer. He is a farmer. He has been township treasurer for three years, and justice of the peace for four years.
He is a member of the German Lutheran church, and has been one of the trustees for two years. In politics he is a Democrat. He is the father of nine children, six of whom are living, John B., Salmona C.; Sophia M.; William B.; Walter and Bertha.