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Lenz, John Joseph "J.J."

House 1883-84 (District 31)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served:  Scott


Date of Birth: 2/25/1834
Birth Place: Alendorf
Birth County:
Birth Country: Prussia
Date of Death: 11/21/1892
Gender: Male
Religion: Catholic
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names: J.J.
Alternate Spelling of Last Name: Lentz
City of Residence (when first elected): Union Hill
Occupation (when first elected): Farmer



State Board/Commission/Council: Minnesota Railroad and Warehouse Commission, and Land Committee; 18?? to 18??


Spouse: Anna Maria Klinkhammer (married on June 6, 1863)
Children: 13 children, 12 while in office: Nickolaus, Peter, Anna Barbara, Gerhard Thomas, Rudolph Maria Valentine, Margaret, Theresa, Johanna Louise, Katherine, Joseph, Herman Gerhard, Dorothea Gertrude, and Leo Joseph (Leo was born after he left office); (7 sons, 6 daughters)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:


Toensing lists his last name as Lentz. The Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1883 lists Lenz. A relative says it is Lenz.

The Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1883 lists his country of birth as Germany. A relative says it was Prussia.

He came to the United States in September 1852. He moved to Minnesota in 1856.

He had a twin sister.

His first name, middle name, birth date, birth year, party affiliation, spouse's name, marriage date, number of children, names of children, death date, and death year were provided by a relative.

Religion provided by a relative.

Total Days Served: 735


23rd Legislative Session (1883-1884)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 31
Elected: 11/7/1882
Residence: Union Hill
Term of Office: 1/2/1883 to 1/5/1885
Counties Represented: Scott
Occupation: Farmer
Party: Republican Party Notes: His party affiliation was provided by a relative.
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