Bio: Steltz, George A. (1860 - 19??)


Surnames: Steltz, Smith, McEachon, Albrecht

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

Steltz, George A. (9 October 1860 - 19??)

George A. Steltz, who is serving in his fifth year in the office of city assessor of Wausau, Wis., has been identified with the interests of this city for the past thirty-three years and is a factor both in political and business life. He was born at Wauwatosa, Wis., October 9, 1860, and is a son of Conrad and Margaret (Smith) Steltz. Conrad Steltz followed the trade of cooper. Both he and wife died at Beaver Dam, Wis., in October, 1900, he surviving his wife but three weeks. He served as a soldier in the Civil War.

George A. Steltz was about four years old when the family moved from near Milwaukee to Beaver Dam, where the father enlisted in the Federal Army, and there he was reared and attended school. Until the age of sixteen years he worked on a farm near Beaver Dam and then came to Wausau, December 1, 1879, and from 1879 until 1884 worked at lumbering in the woods. In the latter year he embarked in the liquor business, but one year afterward, in 1885, was employed by the Halley People to help set up the pump for the city waterworks, completing that contract by Thanksgiving of that year. Mr. Steltz then became cooper and millwright in the flour mill of H. E. McEachon, with whom he continued for twenty-three years. His election as city assessor caused him to retire from the mill and ever since official duties have largely occupied his time. He is held in very high regard in the Second Ward of the city, of which he has been alderman for thirteen years.

On September 14, 1885, Mr. Steltz was married to Miss Matilda Albrecht, of Wausau, and two children were born to them: Clara, who died in 1888 and Fred. The latter was born in February, 1889, and is a lineman with the Wausau Telephone Company. Mr. Steltz is identified with Lodge No. 215, Odd Fellows and to Encampment, No. 79; to Lodge No. 1464, Modern Woodmen of America; Lodge No. 3, Beavers; and the Eagles.



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