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Biosketch of Gottfried Gunzenhauser, b. 1833

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Biosketch of Gottfried Gunzenhauser, b. 1833

Posted: 26 Jul 2005 4:59PM GMT
Classification: Biography
Surnames: Gunzenhauser Erler Hartman Kocher Black
Gottfried Gunzenhauser, farmer of Huntington Township, was born in Baden, Germany, October 28, 1833. He was the third in a family of six children born to John and Magdalena (Erler) Gunzenhauser, the former of who was the son of John Gunzenhauser. He spent his early life in his native country attending school and working at the cooper’s trade and upon a farm. In 1854 he left home and emigrated to America, reaching New York City on the 9th day of May. He made his way to Ashland County, Ohio, where he remained two years—working at the cooper’s trade in winter and upon a farm in summer. He then went to Milwaukee, Wis., where he continued in the same way, two years, after which he came to Huntington County. That was in the fall of 1857. He found employment in the cooper shop of Robert Black, for who he worked six winters. During summer he worked upon his present farm which he had purchased in the meantime. He located upon the farm in the spring of 1863, where he ever since resided—his avocation being that of a farmer and stock raiser. He was married January 19, 1865, to Catharine Kocher, a native of Germany, and daughter of John and Catharine (Hartman) Kocher, with who she came to America in 1854. She was then but nine years old, her birth having occurred September 26, 1844. They are the parents of four children: Catharine, John, Jacob and Gottfried, all of who are living. Mr. Gunzenhauser and family are members of the German Reform Church. In politics our subject is a Democrat. He owns 160 acres of good land, most of which is in a high state of cultivation.

History of Huntington County, Indiana (Brant & Fuller: Chicago, IL) 1887. Biographical Sketches of Huntington – City and Township. Pages 488-489.

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