ADAM MUTZ, whose biography is herewith presented, is a native of Lancaster County, Penn., born December 22, 1829, the son of George and Catherine Mutz. The father was a native of Germany, and by trade a weaver. He came to the United States a number of years ago, settling in Pennsylvania, where he followed his vocation for some time, and where he subsequently married Miss Catherine Frybarger, a native of Switzerland. Some years after their marriage, Mr. And Mrs. Mutz emigrated to Montgomery County, Ohio, and settled near the city of Dayton, and later moved to Miami County, that state, where Mr. Mutz followed agricultural pursuits for a period of about twenty years. He subsequently retired from active life, and until his death, at the advanced age of eighty-four years, resided in the city of Covington. Mrs. Mutz departed this life in the spring of 1887, at the age of eighty-seven. Mr. Mutz served in the German army before coming to the United States, and served in several campaigns against the great Napoleon. Adam Mutz was reared principally in Montgomery County, Ohio, and obtained the rudiments of a practical education in such schools as the county at that time afforded. He subsequently attended a school at Fairmount, Ohio, paying his own way by working for wages during the summer seasons. At the age of nineteen he came to Johnson County, Ind., and after following various occupations for a number of years, effected a co-partnership, in 1860 or 1861, with Martin Lynch, in the drug business, which firm still exists, the oldest business establishment at this time in the town of Edinburg. In his business relations Mr. Mutz has a reputation more than local, and as a public-spirited citizen fully alive to all the interests of the city in which he has so long resided, few occupy a more conspicuous and honored place. By diligent attention to the demands of the trade he has succeeded in establishing a very successful business, which has returned him a comfortable competence, his property being among the most valuable in the city. He is a democrat in politics, and for a period of thirty-five years has been an honored member of the Odd Fellows fraternity, being at this time treasurer of the Herndon Lodge. On the 12th day of April, 1866, he married Miss Martha Jarrell, daughter of Henry and Lucy Jarrell, a union blessed with the birth of five children, namely: John R., Lucy, Kate, Edell and Howard H.
Transcribed by Cheryl Zufall Parker
Banta, D.D. History of Johnson County, Indiana. Chicago, IL: Brant & Fuller, 1888.