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Cyrus A. Lantz

LANTZ, Cyrus A., a well-known attorney-at-law, of Bushnell, McDonough County, was born in Schuyler County, Ill., in 1827. He is a son of James A. and Nancy A. Lantz, the father, a native of the State of Ohio, and the mother, of Iowa. The father, James A. Lantz, was engaged in agricultural pursuits in Schuyler County, Ill., for a number of years.

The subject of this sketch attended the public schools of his vicinity in boyhood, and afterwards pursued a course of study at Valparaiso, Ind., where he was graduated. For five years he was engaged in teaching school, was in the newspaper business in Rushville, Ill., a short time, and then came to Bushnell and entered upon the practice of law. He is also engaged in the real-estate, loan and insurance business, and has already secured a good patronage.

In 1898, Mr. Lantz was married to Luella Hillyer, and two children, Mildred and Katherine, have been born of their union. Politically, Mr. Lantz is a member of the Republican party, and fraternally, is identified with the I. O. O. F. and M. W. A.

Source: The Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of McDonough County, compiled by Dr. Newton Bateman, and Paul Shelby, 1907, volume 2, page 931, extracted 15 Jun 2019 by Norma Hass.

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