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Below is a family biography included in The History of Cherokee County, Kansas included within the History of Kansas by William G. Cutler, published by A. T. Andreas, 1883.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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S. W. FRANTZ, of the firm of Frantz & Jarrett, butchers, was born in Pennsylvania, in 1835. He commenced the butcher’s business and carried it on for two years in Pennsylvania, and has since been in the same business in Joplin, Mo., seven years, and in Galena in the same business since 1879. Mr. Frantz is interested in mines, in Jackson Diggings and Skeeterville. He is a member of the A. O. U. W., and K. of P. He was married to Miss Mary Longwell in 1863, and has two sons—Clarence Eugene and Dean Charles.

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This family biography is one of 289 biographies included in The History of Cherokee County, Kansas included within the History of Kansas by William G. Cutler, published by A. T. Andreas, 1883.  For the complete description, click here: Cherokee County, Kansas History, Genealogy, and Maps

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