George W. Getz

GEORGE W. GETZ, wagon-maker, Oregon; born in 1820 in Northampton Co., Penn., worked on a farm until 20; learned the trade of millwright at Easton, Penn., and followed it five years; the family settled in Illinois in 1844; a year later, he went to Chippewa Falls, Wis., living for eight months in a howling wilderness, with only a few whites within 250 miles.