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Dr Charles M. Mutz
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Birth: Aug. 15, 1854
Flat Rock
Shelby County
Indiana, USA
Death: Aug., 1921
Crawford County
Kansas, USA

He was the son of Jacob Mutz and Anna Maria Mariah SNEPP, both buried at St. George Cemetery, Shelby Co., Indiana.


Cherokee Sentinel, Sept. 2, 1921, page 1:

Dr. Mutz Dead
Dr. C.M. Mutz died at his home in this city on Sunday, after a week's intense suffering. He had not been in good health for many years, yet his friends did not realize that he was so near the end.
Funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church on Tuesday morning at 10:30, the Rev. C.G. Hamilton officiating, assisted by Rev. E.L. Torrence.
Interment was made in the Cherokee cemetery.

Dr. Mutz was a fine neighbor, and but few people realized his mental ability. We talked with him many, many times on different subjects and found him well read with an opinion upon all subjects. In his young manhood, he was a great Shakespearean student and has told us on several occasions about readings which he would give to people of Louisville when he was attending college. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to Mrs. Mutz and Mary M
Dr. C.M. Mutz was born on a farm near Flat Rock, Indiana, August 15, 1854. At the age of 13 he was apprenticed to a druggist, and after serving his apprenticeship, he took up the study of medicine under the noted Doctor Athon of Indianapolis. He pursued his studies at the state university at Bloomington, and graduated from the Louisville College in 1875. He practiced his profession at Indianapolis and later established himself at St. Louis, where he gained a lucrative practice. In the meantime, he had made a trip to Europe with the intention or pursuing his studies in London and Berlin, but owing to the unsettled state of affairs in the European capitals at the time time, he abandoned his project after reaching London, and returned home.

He traveled extensively in the U.S. for the noted firm of Parke Davis & Co., introducing new drugs to physicians; one of those is chaulmugra oil, used in leprosy.

He was married to Dr. Agnes M. Tucker in 1908. There were four children, three of whom died in infancy, leaving one daughter, Mary M., the sole survivor.

At Colorado Springs the doctor opened an office and resumed the practice of medicine, but later he came to Kansas. He was one of the first physicians in the state to take up electricity extensively, and was the first to have a G-ray outfit. In late years he came to Cherokee. Soon after establishing his office here, he was joined by his wife and daughter, and Dr. Agnes M. Mutz joined her husband in the practice of medicine.
Dr. Mutz, even while practicing his profession, was always a student. He was never satisfied with a thing until he had proved its worth. He did much research work, and being a fluent writer, he published the result of his labors in the leading medical journals. His aim in life was not merely to live by his profession, but to use it to discover, if possible, some way by with human life might be prolonged and human suffering be abated. He was not attracted by the sordid side of life, nor by the lure of social prestige, finding his most abiding pleasure in his work, and in the love of his family and friends.

Although at an early age he became a member of the English Lutheran church, he had a religion that was not too closely hedged about by sectarian lines. He believed that the best religion is to do good. He had many friends in Cherokee, friends good and true, who knew his goodness and worth, but even these did not realize how near he was to them until they were told he was dead.
Besides his wife and daughter, Dr. Mutz leaves two brothers and a sister, O.U. Mutz and Philo J. Mutz of Edinburgh, Indiana, and Mrs. Etoile Pierson, of Morristown, Indiana.

(page 6)
Card of Thanks
We take this method of thanking those who showed such sympathy during the sickness and death of Dr. Mutz. It is hard to find words to tell you how deeply we feel this. Hen children, neighbors, miners, business men, doctors, minister, patients, singers, all showed the same spirit, we know Cherokee is at its best in times of sorrow.
Mary M. Mutz
Agnes T. Mutz
Philo J. Mutz, Edinburgh, Indiana
E.T. Tucker, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Contributed by Cheryl White
Family links: 
  Jacob Mutz (1825 - 1906)
  Anna Maria Mariah Schnepp Mutz (1828 - 1898)
  Agnes M. Tucker Mutz (1868 - 1952)*
  Mary Mutz (1905 - 1981)*
  Charles M. Mutz (1854 - 1921)
  Emma A. Mutz Payne (1859 - 1916)*
*Calculated relationship
Cherokee Cemetery
Crawford County
Kansas, USA
Maintained by: Cheryl White
Originally Created by: Anonymous
Record added: Nov 11, 2008
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Dr Charles M. Mutz
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