The following article about Jacob Beutler is from page 346 of the book "Portrait and Biographical Album of Otoe & Cass Counties." The book was published in 1889.

Note: The article lists several of his family members, some of whose descendants now live in Otoe County and Southeast Nebraska. Jacob Beutler's direct descendants include some people you may know, such as Mary Jean (Head) Johnson, Don Schnitzer, Dorothy (Schnitzer) Roberts and John Anderson (Ottumwa, Iowa). Some Beutlers remain in Sembach as well. Descendants of some of Jacob Beutler's siblings live in Otoe County. Also, if you know anyone named Kuwitzkys in Southeast Nebraska there is a good chance they are related to Jacob's wife, Pauline. Her parents were Joseph and Frances. They were related to Paulinus Kuwitzky, whose name lives on in Paul, Nebraska.

Jacob Beutler is the able managing editor of the Nebraska Staats Zeitung, one of the leading German newspapers of this State. It is devoted to the best interests of the city and county, and is a fine exponent of the policy of the policy of the Republican party. Our subject was born in the town of Sembach, in Bavaria, Germany, Dec. 18, 1859. His father, Peter Beutler, was a lifelong resident of the same village, and there learned the trade of wagon and carriage maker, which he pursued until his death in 1874. The maiden name of his wife, mother of our subject, was Mary Kinsinger, and Sembach was also her birthplace. She came to America in 1875, and settled in Nebraska City, where she still makes her home. She has seven children, namely: Annie, Jacob, Daniel, Lizzie, Christian, Mary and Arthur. All are in America except Daniel. Annie married Adam Schaefer, and lives in Nebraska City; Lizzie married George Hopp, and lives in Osage Precinct.

Jacob Beutler attended school quite steadily while he remained in the old country, and obtained an excellent, practical education. He came to America with his mother when he was fifteen years old, and further supplemented his education by a year's attendance in the schools of this city. After leaving school he entered the office of the Nebraska City Press to work on a German paper published in that office. Six months later the paper was removed to Plattsmouth, and he went to work on it in that city for one year. At the end of that time he returned to Nebraska City, and was employed for awhile in the office of the Chronicle, and later in that of the Press. In 1880 Mr. Beutler thought he would like to try the mercantile business, so he went to Malcolm, Lancaster County, and engaged as a clerk in a general store. But to a young man of his thoughtful, intelligent mind journalism held strong attractions, and at the end of a year he came back to Nebraska City, and once again resumed his work in the printing-office of the Press. In 1881, in company with Charles Young, he bought the office of the Nebraska Staats-Zeitung, and they conducted the paper together for a year, when Mr. Young sold his interests to Adam Schaefer and Paul Schminke. Mr. Beutler has now for some time had full charge of the paper, and we may note in this connection that he has been very successful in this; he brought the paper to a high standard, and it has a good circulation.

Mr. Beutler was married, in 1885, to Miss Paulina Kuwitzky, native of Bohemia. She came to America with her parents when she was quite young. Her husband finds in her a ready sympathizer and counselor, and she is truly devoted to his interests. They are esteemed members of the Evangelical Church, and contribute liberally of their means to the support of the Gospel. Mr. Beutler is one of the most earnest and enthusiastic of the young Republicans of Otoe County.

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