George Henry Hintz, 1880

stan@wiclarkcountyhistory.org on Fri, 16 Feb 2001

Surname: HINTZ, KAPINE, CLAIR

----Source: History of Clark County, Wisconsin (1918), by Franklyn, Curtiss-Wedge

GEORGE HENRY HINTZ, the first and present chairman of the Hendren Township Board, and a successful dairy farmer of this township, was born in Stephenson County, Ill., Oct. 22, 1880, his parents being Frederick Charles and Augusta (Kapine) Hintz. The latter were natives of Germany, who came to this country in a sailing vessel, accompanied by three children, two daughters and a son, and on arriving here settled in Illinois on a farm.

George Henry Hintz was educated in the district school, and at the age of 22 years, Sept. 22, 1902, married Mary Clair, a native of Illinois, who was born April 6, 1881. He then rented a farm for three years, after which he came to Clark County in search of a home. In 1909 he took up 160 acres of wild land at Willard, in Sections 15 and 16, Hendren Township, there being then no road in the vicinity, and, having built a shanty, 14 by 28 feet, moved into it with his wife and two children, Paul and Ralph. When he began to improve the place he had two horses, three cows and a calf, eleven head of sheep and one hog, besides a plow and wagon, and he soon built a frame barn 24 by 36 feet. He has now seventy acres cleared, his sheep helping in this work by browsing off the second growth.

Mr. Hintz has also a fine two-story house, 24 by 26 feet, a basement barn with cement floor and swing stanchions, 40 by 86 feet in size, with room for twenty-five head of cattle, and a silo 14 by 28 feet. He raises thoroughbred Shorthorns. He helped to start the Willard cheese factory in July, 1914, and was its first vice president. this factory, which started with forty patrons, now has eighty-three, and averages 11,000 pounds of milk a day. After serving as vice president for two years, Mr. Hintz became its manager, and one of its board of directors, on Feb. 3, 1917, becoming its president. He also helped to establish his school district and served on its board, and is, as already mentioned, chairman of the township board.  He has always been an earnest advocate of good roads, and has helped to get them in Hendren Township.

His religious affiliations are with the Dunkard, or Brethren Church. He and his wife are the parents of six children; four born in Clark County: Roland, Boyd, Katherine and Bernice, besides the two already mentioned born in Stephenson County, Ill.

 

 


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