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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


HON. ANDREW LANTZ, farmer and stock-grower, Whiteley, Penn., was born in Greene Township, this county, May 8, 1839.  His parents, John and Jane (Wildman) Lantz, were natives of Greene County, and of English and German descent.  His father, who was a farmer and stock-grower, was a man of marked business ability, and at the time of his death, in 1876, was the owner of 2,000 acres of land.  Andrew has 1,400 acres.  He was reared on the home farm and attended the district schools.  Being the only child who grew to maturity, his father carefully instructed him in all kinds of work and the proper transaction of business.  In 1860 Mr. Lantz married Miss Lucretia, daughter of George Lemley.  Mrs. Lantz is of English descent.  Their children are—John F., David E., Charley and Ada Alice.  Mr. and Mrs. Lantz are active members in the Methodist Episcopal Church, in which he is trustee.  In politics Mr. Lantz is a Democrat, and has served as justice of the peace for ten years in Greene County.  He takes an active interest in educational affairs, and has served as school director for a number of terms.  In 1882 he was elected to the Legislature, and was an active member during the two terms he was connected with that body.


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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 –

Date of Transcription: 28 October 2008

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