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Green County, Wisconsin


"Samuel Hutzel"

SAMUEL HUTZEL, a wealthy and retired farmer of Green county, who is spending his last years
in peace and comfort at Juda, was born Dec. 3, 1827, and is a son of John G. and Elizabeth (SHULTZ) HUTZEL, of Somerset county, Pennsylvania.
The HUTZEL family is of German origin, and George HUTZEL, the grandfather of Samuel, was a
native of Germany, coming to America before the breaking out of the American Revolution. John G. HUTZEL and Elizabeth SHULTZ were married in 1826, and to this union were born ten children, the eldest being Samuel, whose name introduces this article; Veronica, who married Isah DEAL, of Pennsylvania, and died in Wisconsin; Jeremiah; George, deceased; Abraham, deceased; Joel, deceased; William, deceased; Peter, deceased; Eliza, wife of John GEISE, of Wyoming; and William. The mother of these died in 1848, and Mr. HUTZEL married for his second wife Miss Hanna SUDER, of Pennsylvania. To this union were born five children, all of whom are residing in Nebraska.
Samuel HUTZEL came to Wisconsin in 1852, and the following year married Miss Lavina
BLACKFORD, daughter of William BLACKFORD, of Green county. To them were born the following children: Elizabeth married William BAIRD, a Green county farmer; Rebecca is the wife of Daniel STULL, of Shenandoah, Iowa; John married Miss Alice GANS, and lives in Iowa; Ida is the wife of William KEEFER, of Green county; James married Miss Edith BLOOM, and is a farmer in Nebraska; Alice married Emry BLACKFORD, and is now deceased; Ada married Frank CARTER, of the town of Jefferson; Nora is the wife of Edward HEFTY, of Iowa.
Mr. HUTZEL lost his first wife in 1881; she was born in 1835. For his second wife he married
Miss Mary BERRYMAN, who died in 1888, after four years of wedded life. Mr. HUTZEL's third wife was Mrs. Minerva HARRINGTON, the widow of Abraham HARRINGTON. She was born in 1834, and married our subject in 1893. Mr. HUTZEL was reared on the farm, where he received a common-school education and invaluable lessons in honored, manliness and self-reliance from the teachings and example of his parents. Mr. HUTZEL began life for himself with an axe and a grubbing hoe, and worked in Pennsylvania at grubbing and cleaning up forest lands. In 1852 he came to Wisconsin, and settled in Green county, and up to this time had scarcely made any headway. Here he has worked hard, taken advantage of the opportunities, and, by industry, economy and perseverance, is now counted among the wealthier farmers of this region. Two farms belong to him, and he owns over 500 acres of land, in a high state of cultivation. Mr. HUTZEL is a Prohibitionist, and belongs to the Baptist Church. He is a man of strong domestic virtues and has lived a life of honor and integrity.
Taken from "Commemorative Biographical Record of the Counties of Rock, Green, Grant, Iowa and Lafayette Wisconsin," (c)1901 Union Publishing; p. 592.
Courtesy of Carol.

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