- 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
- 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.