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Linz, George
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George LINZ, born May, 1831, in Muehlhausen, Thuringia, came to Quincy with his parents in 1844. He learned the printer's trade, and in 1850 began the publication of a German paper, Quincy Wochenblatt. In 1853 he changed the name to Illinois Courier. In 1861 he suspended the publication and enlisted in Company H, Sixteenth Illinois Infantry, serving during the Civil war. In 1867 he began the publication of the Demokrat, which he suspended six months later. Then he worked in the office of the Quincy Tribune, a German daily and weekly paper, until his death, December 28, 1874. His wife, Mary, nee ACKERMANN, also born in Muehlhausen, surviving, later became the wife of John KOEHLER; both have since died. Four children of George and Marie (ACKERMANN) LINZ live in Quincy; Otto LINZ, the printer, and George LINZ, Jr.; Mathilde, wife of John RETTIG, and Emilie, wife of William NEUER.

QUINCY AND ADAMS COUNTY HISTORY AND REPRESENTATIVE MEN by David F. Wilcox. Chicago: Lewis Publishing, 1919. p. 367.

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