Biography - Philip A. Mautz

PHILIP A. MAUTZ. One of the German-American citizens in Tower Hill Township who emigrated to America that, under the star-spangled banner, he might reap the benefits to be derived from an unlimited freedom, is the gentleman who resides on the farm which he has made conspicuous for its nicety of cultivation, on section 6, of Tower Hill Township. On coming to the United States, he proceeded at once to Shelby County, this State, where he arrived October 13, 1856.

Philip Mautz is a son of George G. and Margaret C. (Anger) Mautz. Our subject was born in Wurtemberg, Germany, September 27, 1850. In 1856, the family emigrated to the United states and soon settled in Shelby County. They removed, however, to Ridge Township, where the father died June 8, 1856, at the age of forty years. The mother is still living and resides with our subject, having attained the threescore years and ten allotted in Scripture. She is the mother of eight children born, with the exception of one child, in the Fatherland. Of the eight children above mentioned, only three lived to years of maturity. They are Elizabeth C., Barbara M. and our subject. Elizabeth is the wife of Jacob Galster, of Rural Township. Barbara married Jacob Doll, and resides in Tower Hill; our subject is the only living son. His education was acquired for the most part in the United States, having here attended the district schools. With his mother he removed to the place where they now live in September, 1866, at which time his mother purchased ninety-four acres of new prairie land, which our subject has improved and of which he has made a most desirable home. He also owns one hundred and sixty acres of land in Dallas County. Mo.

February 14, 1878, he of whom we write, invited to be mistress of his home Mary S. C. Luepke. She was a daughter of Charles and Dora Luepke. She was born in Prussia and came to the United States with her parents when but seven years old. Mr. and Mrs. Mautz are members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church. Our subject gives special attention to the breeding of fine Clydesdale horses, and is the owner of the well known stallion, "Colonel Mills," No. 1057, also "Heirloom"' No. 8691, registered in Vol. 13, of the Clydesdale Stud Book of Great Britain and Ireland, No. 6021 of the American Clydesdale Stud Book.

Extracted 05 Feb 2020 by Norma Hass from 1891 Portrait and Biographical Record of Shelby and Moultrie Counties Illinois, page 656.

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