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Guth, Anton
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Anton Guth was born in Herboldsheim, Baden, in 1795, and with his wife Katherine, nee Oertle, came to Quincy in 1834. Together with the old pioneers Paul Konantz and Christian G. Dickhut he was engaged grading Maine and Hampshire streets from Third Street through the high bluff to the river front. Later he moved to the country, where he followed farming for many years. He died in 1866, survived by his wife, who died later. The oldest son, Charles Guth, born in Herboldsheim October 28, 1828, came with his parents and grew up in Quincy. When sixteen years of age, in 1844, he accompanied his father, Anton Guth, as a member of the Quincy Guards, a German military company under the command of Capt. John Bernhard Schwindeler in the Mormon war. Charles Guth became a marble cutter, which occupation he followed for many years. He also was a musician, and served in a military band during the Civil war. He died in California several years ago. Henry Guth, born in Quincy in 1845, also was a son of Anton and Katherine (Oertle) Guth, was in the grocery business for a number of years and is still among the living. Joseph Guth, the youngest son, born in 1847, was assistant chief of the fire department for some years, and is living here at present.

The text here is an excerpt from QUINCY AND ADAMS COUNTY HISTORY AND REPRESENTATIVE MEN by David F. Wilcox. Chicago: Lewis Publishing, 1919. pp 292-293.

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