Bio: Lantz, Peter F. (History - 1833)

Contact: Janet Schwarze




----Source: 1891 History of Clark and Jackson Co., Wisconsin, pg. 258

PETER F. LANTZ, of sections 27 and 28, range 2 west, was born in Metz, near the Rhine, Germany, February 13, 1833, the son of George P. Lantz, deceased, a native of the same place. He brought his family to the United States in 1838, settling in Detroit, Michigan, where he worked at the trade of stone-mason until his death, which occurred about twelve years ago. Our subject was reared and educated in Detroit, and on reaching maturity engaged in farm work in the same county. He enlisted in the late war in Company D, Twenty-fourth Michigan Volunteer Infantry, and served ten months. He was in the battles of Fredricksburg, Port Royal and Front Royal, and never received a wound, but was otherwise disabled by rheumatism and bronchitis, and now draws a pension. After the war he resumed farming several years, and also worked in Detroit some time. Mr. Lantz removed to this county in March, 1882, settling on his present farm, where he owns eighty acres, twenty-five of which is cleared. Socially he is a member of the G. A. R. post, and politically a Republican. Mrs. Lantz is a member of the Woman's Relief Corps.

Mr. Lantz was married January 2, 1855, to Mary J. Sheldon, daughter of Frederick Sheldon, deceased, a native of Connecticut. Mrs. Lantz was born in Onondaga County, New York, April 1, 1833. They have had five sons, four of whom still survive: Perry A., George F., Walter A. and Bradley E. The deceased, John A., died when one year of age. Perry married Ellen Bogue, and lived in Newaygo County, Michigan, and has three children: Charles D., Claude E. and Maud P. (twins). George who lives in Vancouver, Washington, married Ellen McCarty, and they have two children, Charles H. and Bessie L. Walter, a printer by occupation, married Florence L. Taylor, and lives at 23 Whipple street, Chicago.




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