HISTORY OF STEPHENSON COUNTY, ILLINOIS (1880)
In 1879, A.S. Crotzer was elected President of the Lena Town Board.
In 1877, A.S. Crotzer was elected Treasurer of the Lena Town Board.
A.S. Crotzer, of the firm Crotzer Bros., lumber and hardware, Lena. Born Feb. 27, 1846, Clayton Co., Penn. (no such county, probably Clinton Co.). In 1857, he came with his parents to Lena; engaged in farming until 1864, when he enlisted in Co. E, 92nd I.V.I., mounted; served as cavalry; continued till the close of the war; they were under Gen. Kilpatrick's command; they participated in the battle of Atlanta, Sherman's march to the sea. Aiken, S.C., Wainsborough, Raleigh, N.C., Macon, Ga. and others; he then returned and continued farming and stock raising till 1873, whenhe commenced his present business; he is president of the Town
board of Trustees (reads Treasurers). Married Miss Maggie Sechler, Nov. 15, 1877; she was born in Pennsylvania; they have one child, Mary. Lutheran in religion; Republican in Politics.
A.H. Stahl of Lena, was married to Miss Catharine A. Crotzer Jan. 1, 1846; she was born in Clinton County, Penn. He was born Feb. 27, 1821, in Perry Co., Penn.; in 1859 he came to Ogle Co., Ill.; in 1863, he cme to Lena; they had 10 children.
S.J. Best, physician and surgeon, Freeport; He pursued his medical studies in the city of Philadelphia, Pa., under the preceptorship of his uncle, Dr. A.J. Crotzer and graduated at Jefferson Medical College in 1860.
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