Transcribed from History of Labette County, Kansas and its Representative Citizens, ed. & comp. by Hon. Nelson Case. Pub. by Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill. 1901

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George W. Saltzman

GEORGE W. SALTZMAN, a highly respected farmer living in section 2, Labette township, Labette county, Kansas, was born in Defiance county, Ohio, in 1853. He is a son of Louis and Nancy (Harpson) Saltzman.

Louis Saltzman was born in Wayne county, Ohio, in 1825, and is still living. He married Mary Harpson, who was born in Wayne county, Ohio, and they reared the following children, namely: Mary, George W., Ellen, Sallie, and Louis W. Mr. Saltzman has been a farmer all his life.

George W. Saltzman received his mental training in the common schools of his native county, where he lived until he reached the age of twenty-one years. He had assisted his father in farming and after he became of age, he went to Illinois, where he followed that occupation until his removal to Kansas. In 1883, Mr. Saltzman settled on his present farm in section 2, Labette township, Labette county, and there he has been a tiller of the soil for many years. He is a hard worker, is thrifty and energetic, and now has one of the finest farms in the county. A man of honesty and integrity, he is greatly esteemed by all.

Mr. Saltzman married Ellen Atchley, who was born near Trenton, New Jersey, in 1858. She is a daughter of George Atchley, who was born in New Jersey, in 1833. Mr. Atchley married May Applegate, a native of New Jersey, who was also born in 1833, and they were the parents of six children: John, a butcher at Parsons, Kansas; Sarah; William, Jennie, and Edward, deceased; and Ellen. Mr. Saltzman and his wife have four children, namely: Jennie, Clara, Mary, and Frank.

Mr. Saltzman is a member of the Populist party. He is now serving his fourth term as treasurer of Labette township. He is treasurer of the school board and has served thereon a number of years. Mr. Saltzman belongs to the Anti-Horsethief Association, and is treasurer of his post. He and his wife are members of the Knights and Ladies of Security.