KAUTZ, Dr. A. J., physician, Berrysburg, Pa., was born in Union county, Pa., July 31, 1837; son of John Kautz. The father was a carpenter by occupation, and died in 1850. He married Mary Fisher, also a native of Union county, and they had six children: Christian, Mary A., George W., Samuel B., Dr. A. J., and B. Franklin. The mother died in Snyder county, in 1881. Dr. A. J. attended school in Washington township, Snyder country, and hired out as a farmer boy until he was eighteen years of age, after which he attended Freeburg Academy, and Dickinson Seminary, Williamsport, Pa., two terms. In 1860 he taught school during the winter months in Schuylkill county, and read medicine with Dr. Schaffer for six months. In 1862 he went to West Illinois and read medicine with Dr. Fox, and was an assistant in the hospital at Keokuk, Iowa, for three years. He was graduated from the medical department of the Iowa State University, in 1865, after which he worked in a drug store for a time, and, in the latter part of the same year came East and located in Northumberland county, where he practiced medicine for three years. He then took and extended course at Jefferson Medical College, at Philadelphia, and received a diploma from that institution in 1869. He came then to Berrysburg, where he has since been in practice since that time. Dr. Kautz was married, in February, in 1869, to Emeline S. Miller, of Berrysburg, and to this marriage there is nos issue. She died in 1888, and he married, in 1890, for his second wife, Sarah F. Kahler, of Berrysburg, and to this marriage no children have been f\born. In politics Dr. Kautz is a n ardent Democrat, and has served as school director. He is a member of the Lutheran church, in which he is an elder and deacon.
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