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Adam Betz quietly kept the peace

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According to one of his grandsons, Adam Betz had a knack for subduing people without damaging them. Peter Betz, professor emeritus at Fulton-Montgomery Community College and Fulton County historian, said of his extended family, “We are all descended from Adam.” Born in Weinheim, Germany in 1870, Adam Betz came to America in 1891. He ran away from his home in Germany, partly because he did not want to be conscripted into the army. Also, he ...

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