Bio: Kuentz, Adam 

Contact: Stan

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 reside.  

Politically, he is a progressive Republican. His hobbies are target shooting and card playing.  



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