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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania

 

GEORGE W. LANTZ, farmer and stock-grower, was born in Greene Township, March 24, 1844.  He attended the district school, and has been engaged in his present occupation for his youth.  In 1886 he engaged in the lumber business in company with Abner Munnell, and is owner and proprietor of a large planing [sic] and sawmill, at Greensboro, Penn.  Mr. Lantz is a son of Jacob and Cassandra (South) Lantz, natives of this county.  His father, who was a successful farmer, died in 1861.  Mr. Lot Lantz, George’s grandfather, was at one time elected brigade inspector of the militia of the county, and was a pioneer of Greene County.  He was a wealthy stock-drover and engaged extensively in pork packing, making heavy shipments to Baltimore.  He also carried on a distillery for years.  September 4, 1870, George Lantz married Miss Mary, daughter of Joseph Taunehill, and they were the parents of the following children: Laura V. Chandas, Hughes and James.  Lessie being deceased.  A remarkable fact exists in the history of these children.  Lessie, born July 14, 1878, who lived to be two years of age, was born just sixteen days after her brother Hughes, who was born June 29, 1878  Mrs. Lantz was a devoted member of the Baptist Church.  She departed this life August 19, 1888, she and her babe were buried in the same coffin.  Mr. Lantz is a Democrat in politics, has served as justice of the peace in Green Township, and is now postmaster at Willow Tree, Penn.

 

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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania

Samuel P. Bates

Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago. 1888

 

Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles

The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project – http://freepages.history.rootsweb.com/~arkbios/Greene/index.html.

Date of Transcription: 28 October 2008

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