Bio: Sutter, John George (1850 - 19??)

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Surnames: Sutter, Kurtz, Snyder, Knauer, Wintringer, Neuens

 

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

 

Sutter, John George (8 April 1850 - 19??)

 

JOHN GEORGE SUTTER, superintendent of the hub factory which belongs to the Athens Implement Company, has many additional interests here and is one of the leading citizens. He was born in Germany. April 8, 1850, and was brought to America and to Wisconsin in childhood by his parents, John George and Elizabeth (Kurtz) Sutter. The parents of Mr. Sutter after coming to the United States always lived in Wisconsin but in different counties, settling first in Waukesha County. He was a farmer until death in middle age. His widow some years later married Frederick Snyder and both are now deceased. To this first marriage two children were born: John George and Barbara, the latter of whom is the widow of Carl Knauer. To the second marriage a daughter Bertha was born, who became the wife of William Bridung.  

 

John George Sutter grew up on the home farm and attended the public schools. When eighteen years old he went to work in the pine woods and more or less has worked in wood all his life. He was one of the organizers of the Athens Implement Company and has been superintendent of the hub factory since it started and is one of the stockholders. He is a stockholder also in the Athens Bank, the Athens Printing Company and the Athens Telephone Company, owns two residences at Athens and ten acres adjoining.  

 

In 1884 Mr. Sutter was married to Mary Wintringer, who was born in Germany, a step-daughter of Peter and Mary Neuens. Mrs. Sutter had one brother and two sisters, Paul, who is deceased, and Catherine and Anna, and four half-brothers: John, deceased; John Peter, Peter and Theodore. Mr. and Mrs. Sutter have four children: George, Andrew, Clarence and Elizabeth. The family belongs to the Catholic Church. In politics Mr. Sutter is a Democrat.  

 

 


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