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Source:
The History of the City of Dayton
and
The Montgomery County, Ohio.

by Rev. A. W. Drury
1909


A. M. Kittredge
ARTHUR MELVILLE KITTREDGE

Source:  The History of the City of Dayton and Montgomery Co., Ohio by Rev. A. W. Drury - Publ. 1909 - Vol. II - Page 28


William Kuntz

 

WILLIAM KUNTZ

Source:  The History of the City of Dayton and Montgomery Co., Ohio by Rev. A. W. Drury - Publ. 1909 - Vol. II - Page


MICHAEL KURTZ

MICHAEL KURTZ, Sr., an old soldier and a gardener of Harrison township, Montgomery county, has about seventy acres of land in different tracts along the Covington pike, just outside of Dayton.  He was born in 1842 in Wurtemberg, Germany, the son of Michael and Treasse Kurtz.  The father was a weaver by trade, but shortly after coming to this country he purchased hte farm on which he lived the remaining years of his life.  The mother died in Springfield, Ohio, very shortly after her arrival in the United States.
     Michael Kurtz, Sr., the subject of the sketch, was the third in order of birth in a family of six dren, of whom his sister Lena, next younger, is the only other survivor; Fred, Christ, George and an infant having passed away.  He was ten years of age when his parents came to this country, and though he had started in school in Germany the greater part of his education was acquired in this county.  He was a small boy, unaccustomed to English and the school methods which prevailed here, so he had to study a great deal at night, in fact obtained almost all his education by work after the light of day had gone.  In August, 1862, he enlisted in the Ninety-third Ohio Volunteer Infantry, as a private in Company  A, and served with honor and distinction under Colonel Anderson in the Army of the Cumberland throughout the Civil War.
     Mr. Kurtz married Miss Margaret Stack, by whom he had three children, William F., who married a Miss Appenzeller, and is the father of three children, Grace, Dorothy and Edward; Julia, who lives at home; and Michael, Jr., who married a Miss Bordscher. 
Miss Margaret (Stack) Kurtz died and was buried in Shilo cemetery, and subsequently Mr. Kurtz married Miss Elizabeth Diehl, daughter of Carl Diehl, of Dayton.  Of this second marriage there have been born four children: Bertha; Carrie, who is the wife of Bird Thealgy and the mother of one child, Charles;  Hattie, the wife of Walter Farmer; and one who died in infancy.  The family attend the Lutheran church.
     Mr. Kurtz is a public-spirited man, deeply interested in educational matters and willing to give generously of his time and energy for their advancement.  For twenty-two years he was a member of the school board and during this time rendered valuable service to both the schools and the community, and this despite the fact that he has the care of a good sized berry farm.
Source: The History of the City of Dayton and The Montgomery County, Ohio by Rev. A. W. Drury - 1909 - Page 292

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