Bio: Kuentz, Adam
Surnames: Kuentz, Zillmann, Stroota, Stieber, Schwierske, Hildebrand
----Source: Marshfield News Herald
(Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) 26 Aug. 1930
Adam Kuentz, a resident of Clark County
for 60 years, was born in Germany, April 2, 1844, and came to
America with his parents when he was two years of age. He attended
the country schools and assisted on the farm and later worked in
lumber camps. He conducted a cheese factory in Sheboygan County for
a number of years and came to Colby in 1870, buying 120 acres of
land. In 1880 he built a hardware store in Colby, which he
conducted for 19 years, disposing of it to Zillmann brothers, who
in turn sold it to Stroota and Stieber, the present owners. Mr.
Kuentz at one time belonged to the Wisconsin Scheutzen Verein, and
took an active part in the annual meetings, winning many prizes.
Although he is 68 years of age, he is enjoying good health. He is a
member of the Lutheran church.
He was married at Ashland, on July 1,
1892, to Miss Amelia Hildebrand. They have two children, Herbert
Kuentz, Appleton, and Mrs. Fred Schwierske, Colby, with whom they
Politically, he is a progressive Republican. His hobbies are target shooting and card playing.
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