GEORGE RENTSCHLER, of Liberty township, an industrious, ambitious and successful young farmer, was born in Kings
county, N. Y., Oct. 7, 1864. The following year his father brought
his family to Peru, Ind., and in that locality young George was
reared, educated and learned the moulder's trade. He was not content
to remain a tradesman and when he had concluded his first year as
a moulder he indicated to his father his desire to engage in farming.
The necessary arrangements were made and our subject launched
out on his new venture on the F. Reese farm, containing 183 acres,
which he has since purchased. He has cleared sixty acres, put in
2,000 rods of ditch and otherwise improved his premises. Mr.
Rentschler is a son of G. A. Rentschler, a foundryman of Hamilton,
Ohio, but formerly proprietor of the Ohio iron works at Peru. Ind.
He was born in Germany, came to the United States single and was
married in New Jersey to Catherine Graff, who died in 1879, leaving
George and Henry, a machinist at Hamilton, Ohio. Nov. 15. 1884,
George Rentschler married Lettie Ludwig, born in Fulton countv.
She is a daughter of J. J. Ludwig, of German parents, and reared in
Miami county, Ind. Mr. and Mrs. Rentschler are the parents of
Henry, aged ten; Andrew, aged nine; George, aged seven; and
Robert, aged one. Mr. Rentschler is a K. O. T. M.