George J. Flesner Biography


George J. Flesner has spent his life quietly but with a record of real achievement and accomplishment as a prosperous and progressive farmer in Northeast Township, and is one the very able and influential men of that section of Adams county.

He was born in the township January 29, 1860.  His father, John H. Flesner, was born in Germany, came to Adams county when a young man and secured forty acres in Northeast Township.  Later he also owned a farm of 120 acres in Clayton Township.  He died September 6, 1914, at the advanced age of eighty-eight.  He was twice married.  By his first wife he had children named Henry, John, Annie and George.  He married for his second wife Adelina Heineke, who was born in Adams county.  She became the mother of two daughters, Marie and Helena.  John H. Flesner was a democrat in politics and a member of the Lutheran church.

George J. Flesner grew up on his father's homestead farm, was educated in the local schools, and has been making his own way in the world for forty years or more.  The results of his experience and hard work has substantial evidence in the farm of 240 acres he owns in Northeast Township.  He devoted his time to general crops and livestock, and has done much to improve it with buildings and other facilities.  Mr. Flesner is a democrat and a member of the Lutheran Church.

In 1883 he married Miss Kate Bruns, who was born in this county, daughter of Ehm Bruns, one of the early settlers.  His death occurred May 31, 1876, at the age of fifty-one years.  Mr. and Mrs. Flesner have five children:  Mrs. Catherine Totsch, Mrs. Anna Aden, Ehmes Flesner, Mrs. Marie Gronewald and Lewis Flesner.  All except the youngest are married and in homes of their own.

QUINCY AND ADAMS COUNTY, History and Representative Men, David F. Wilcox, Volume II.  The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago and New York, 1919,  p. 1249.

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