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Title: John Simon Waltz
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Among the successful, self-made men of Warren county, Indiana, whose efforts and influence have contributed to the material upbuilding and general activity of their respective communities, the gentleman whose name appears above occupies a conspicuous position. In view of the energetic, consistent and successful record he has achieved, it is eminently appropriate that he be given representation in the present work.

John Simon Waltz is a native son of the Hoosier state, having been born at Williamsport, Indiana, on April 27, 1872. He is the son of William and Sarah (Schafer) Waltz, the former having been a native of Germany. In young boyhood he came to the United States, the trip across the Atlantic requiring forty-two days. At the time of his emigration he was an orphan, his parents having died in the fatherland. His first stopping place after arriving in this country was in New York City. Subsequently he came to Warren county, Indiana, and settled on a farm of fifty-two acres.

The subject of this sketch has devoted his entire active life to farming. He was reared under the paternal roof and received his educational training in the public schools of the neighborhood. Under his father's direction, he became a good, practical agriculturist and in all his subsequent operations his work has been characterized by sound judgment and intelligent direction. He knows no such word as idleness and his efforts have been rewarded with a very gratifying measure of success.

Mr. Waltz was united in marriage with Ella VanCleve, the daughter of Isaac VanCleve, and they have become the parents of two children, Charles and Ethel.

Religiously, Mr. and Mrs. Waltz give their support to the Presbyterian church, of which they are faithful and devout members, while, fraternally, Mr. Waltz is a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Knights of the Maccabees, in the workings of which he takes an active interest. He takes a good citizen's interest in public affairs and casts his ballot in accordance with the dictates of his conscience, his support being always given to all worthy causes.


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Date: 1/1/1913
Origin: Past and Present of Fountain and Warren Counties Indiana
Author: Thomas A. Clifton, Editor
Record ID: 00001041
Type: Book
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 8/10/2001
Collection: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Entered By: Leslie J. Rice

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