The Seitz Family of Prairie du Rocher Illinois
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George J. Seitz, the well-known liquor dealer, was born August 11, 1870, in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri. After attending the public and parochial schools, learned the trade of butcher and at the age of 20 went to St. Louis, working at his trade for some time; then he returned to Ste. Genevieve, and in 1894 he went to Prairie du Rocher, working for Mr. Hauck, the butcher. From 1906 to 1910 he conducted a hotel and two years later, in 1912, he started a saloon and has conducted it ever since.
Mr. Seitz is a Democrat, and is popular. He acquired considerable property, and is the owner of a 260-acre farm, besides saloon and residence property.
Mr. Seitz was president of the school board for nine years and served as member of the village board for six years. He is also a member of the Prairie du Rocher band, playing the trombone. He was married to Mary E. Menard April 27, 1905, and to their union were born three boys, George L., Walter E., and Valentine M. Seitz, and two girls, Melba M. and Genevieve G. Seitz.
Mr. Seitz is fond of hunting and fishing, and is well-known in this section of the country.
Mrs. George J. Seitz, who is the daughter of Edmund E. Menard of Prairie du Rocher, Illinois, was born here March 21, 1873, and is a grandniece of Pierre Menard, the distinguished pioneer settler of Illinois, also first Lieutenant governor. Her first husband, John Brickey, to whom she was married in 1894, died in 1903. There were no children to this union. Her husband was a son of F. W. Brickey, the well-known mill proprietor.