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Biography of Louis A. Swartz

Louis A. Swartz. Some of the finest farming land in Nemaha County is owned by members of the Swartz family, who were pioneers in this section of Kansas and by their energy and industry have acquired a conspicuous position as farmers and stockmen. The operations of Louis A. Swartz, a younger representative of the family, are in the vicinity of Bancroft, where he had made for himself considerable reputation as a farmer and cattle raiser. He was born on his father’s farm in Nemaha County October 11, 1891. He is a son of Albert Swartz, who had lived in this part of Kansas for over half a eentury and is one of the largest land holders in Nemaha County. His possessions comprise 1,550 acres. His home place where he resided is four miles west of Bancroft. The founder of the family in Kansas was Henry Swartz, grandfather of Louis A. He was born in Germany in 1833, came to this country when a young man and lived successively in New York State, Indiana, and Illinois, and in 1865 was a pioneer in Nemaha County, Kansas. He followed farming actively for many years and then retired to Soldier, where he died in 1909. Politically he was a democrat and the recipient of several township offices. He belonged to the German Lutheran Church, Henry Swartz married Mary Shumaker, who was born in. Germany in 1833 and died at Soldier, Kansas, in 1908. Their children were: Anna, wife of George Brenner, a retired ranchman and politician living at Colorado Springs, Colorado; Edith, wife of George Smith, a retired mechanic at Soldior, Kansas;...

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