Bio: Kreutzer, George A. (1861 - 19??)


Surnames: Kreutzer, Haushalder, Allers, Degner, Wilson, Rietz, Ciege, Werdeman, Zett, Durpkoff

----Source: History of Marathon County Wisconsin and Representative Citizens, by Louis Marchetti, 1913.

Kreutzer, George A. (8 March 1861 - 19??)

George A. Kreutzer who may be named as one of the most enterprising of the business men who have built up the village of Athens Wis. is owner and proprietor of a general store, is vice president of the Athens Bank, of which he was one of the organizers, and also is president of the Athens Implement and Manufacturing Company. He was born in Ozaukee county, Wis., March 8, 1861, and is a son of Andrew and Caroline (Haushalder) Kreutzer.

Andrew Kreutzer and wife were born in Germany and both came to the United States when young people and afterward married. He worked at first in a grist mill, but after coming to Wisconsin engaged in farming and lumbering. His death and burial were at Athens. His widow makes her home with her children and is well known and much beloved here. She is a member of the Lutheran Church as was her husband. Ten children were born to them, as follows: Amelia, wife of Nicholas Allers; Caroline, wife of Henry Degner; George A.; Andrew L.; Henry: John; Charles; Rose, wife of William Wilson; and Alfred and Oscar.

In the public schools George A. Kreutzer secured his educational training and afterward worked on the home farm for his father until he was twenty years of age, after which came five years of hard work at logging and sawing in the woods. Following this he embarked in the mercantile business at Athens, where he has continued. He has done his share in promoting the best interests of the place which has grown into not only a desirable business center but one in which culture, comfort, and education have been developed equally and pleasant homes have resulted.

In 1886 Mr. Kreutzer was married to Miss Eliza Rietz, who was born in Wisconsin, a daughter of William and Elizabeth (Ciege) Rietz, the former of whom is deceased. Mrs. Kreutzer has the following brothers and sisters: Charles; Edward; Martha, wife of Charles Werdeman; Minnie, wife of Alfred Cleveland; Clara, wife of Frank Zett; Caroline, wife of John Bauman; and George and Edward. Mr. and Mrs. Kreutzer have five children: Louise, wife of Arthur Durpkoff; Eleanora; Andrew; George, and Felice. The family belongs to the Lutheran Church. Politically Mr. Kreutzer is a Republican and fraternally he is a Mason, identified with the lodge at Abbotsford, Wis.



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