B. J. BETZ, son of George and Mary (Ball) Betz, is now a prosperous farmer of Knox township. He was born in Jefferson county, October 14, 1827, and was reared as a farmer, and to that calling has devoted himself entirely with the exception of nine years spent as bridge carpenter in the employ of the Pittsburgh, Chicago & St. Louis railroad. On July 26, 1866, he was married to Elizabeth A. Reed, daughter of Joseph A. Reed, and they have had four children, of whom Orrell M. and Daisy D. are living and Myrtle H. and Clarence E. He is energetic and public spirited and he and family are highly esteemed.
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