ANDREW KENTZLER


From History of Dane County, Wisconsin, publ. by Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1880, page 1006

ANDREW KENTZLER, liveryman; owns a large brick stable on the corner of Pinckney and Clymer streets; also owns his residence on Butler street; was born in Switzerland in May, 1832; came to the United States at the age of 17, and worked in Washington Co., Wis., the first year, for $3 per month; the second year, for $5 per month and board; the labor was chopping wood. He was hostler at Green Mountain House, in Ft. Atkinson, Wis., for two years, at $9 per month; afterward same Hotel, in Madison, where he received $16 per month; was attentive and faithful to his duties, and appreciative patrons often contributed more to him than his wages. In 1858 he bought a horse and buggy, and started a "one-horse livery;" he now keeps twenty-five horses and a full assortment of vehicles and has the largest livery establishment in Madison. Mr. K. was married on Christmas, 1858, to Miss Johanna REINHARDT, of Madison; have four children, two girls and two boys; girls in school at home, and boys with him in livery. His family are members of the Evangelical Association; member of the A.O.U.W.; is a genial and popular business man.


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