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History of Cambria County, V.3

410 HISTORY OF CAMBRIA COUNTY.
and for the same length of time served on the school board. He was treasurer of Lodge No. 32, C. M. B. A., of Spangler, Lodge No. 399, Improved Order of Red Men, of Barnesboro, in which he passed all chairs, Lodge No. 639, Heptasophs, of Carrolltown, in which he also passed chairs, and the National Protective Legion, No. 1114. In politics he was a stanch Democrat. His family are members of the Roman Catholic church.
    Mr. Flick married Gertrude A., daughter of W. A. and Mary M. Lantzy, of Bar township, and two children were horn to them: Mary Retta, November 12, 1898, died March 20, 1899; and Raymond Charles, July 26, 1900.

    WILLIAM A. LANTZY, of Spangler, is a son of Joseph Lantzy, Junior, and grandson of Joseph Lantzy, Senior, who was born in 1780, in Switzerland, and in 1817 emigrated to the United States, settling in Luzerne county, Pennsylvania. He was a shoemaker by trade, but his versatility enabled him to apply himself successfully to almost any branch of industry. In 1826 he moved to Cambria county and settled near where Spangler borough is now situated. He was a member of the Roman Catholic church. Joseph Lantzy, Sr., married Ersilla Bitters, and the following were their children: Teressa, deceased, wife of John K. Nagle; Elizabeth, wife of Henry Gray; Susan, wife of Philip Gray; Joseph, of whom later; John, deceased; Mary Ann, wife of Daniel Eckenrhode; Ambrose, deceased; Matilda, wife of Augustine Eckenrhode; Philip A., killed at the battle of Antietam. Mr. Lantzy, the father, died February 26, 1870.
    Joseph Lantzy, son of Joseph and Ersilla (Bitters) Lantzy, was born January 13, 1823, in the eastern part of Pennsylvania, and was about four years old when his parents moved to Cambria county. In early life he began farming and gave his attention to agricultural pursuits until 1875, since which time he has lived in retirement. In polities he was originally a Whig, but eventually became a Democrat. He is a member of the Roman Catholic church. He married Mary Ann, daughter of John Baggley, and their children were: William A., of whom later; Susan, wife of Anthony Wyland; John D., farmer on homestead; Simon P., of Germantown; Michael, farmer near Spangler; Anna, wife of Valentine Wheatland; Agnes J., wife of Augustine Miller, farmer of Clearfield township; and Francis C., farmer of Carroll township.
    William A. Lantzy, son of Joseph and Mary Ann (Baggley) Lantzy, was born December 6, 1850, on the old homestead and received his education in the common schools. Since the opening of his business career he has been engaged in contracting and building, has erected several churches and schoolhouses, and has also moved several hundred structures. He is interested in the hotel business at Benedick. He served a term of three years as junior commissioner of Cambria county, and has also held the offices of constable, auditor, tax collector and assessor, being the present incumbent of that office in Spangler borough. He has been a Democratic delegate to several county conventions. He and his family are members of the Roman Catholic church.
    Mr. Lantzy married Mary Magdelaine, daughter of Leo J. and Martha (Koatz) Parish, and they have been the parents of the following children: Gertrude A., wife of Charles V. Flick; Mary Etta, wife of Edward M. Flick; Cletas H., hotel proprietor at Falling Tim-


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