Cottonwood County MN Biographies--Solomon Balzer
"History of Cottonwood and Watonwan Counties of Minnesota, 1916"



An enterprising druggist at Mountain Lake, Cottonwood county, is Solomon Balzer, who was born in southern Russia, August 18, 1865, and he is a son of Jacob Balzer and wife, mention of whom is made elsewhere in this work. Solomon Balzer spent his boyhood in his native land and there attended the public schools. Coming to American before he reached his majority he finished his education at Mountain Lake, Minnesota, whither he came with his parents in 1877. Deciding on a career as druggist he attended the Minneapolis Institute of Pharmacy, where he was graduated in 1890. Returning to Mountain Lake he bought out the drug business of F. J. Kane, which he has since conducted with success, enjoying a good trade with the town and surrounding country, and carrying at all times a large and carefully selected stock of drugs and drug sundries. He also assisted in organizing the local telephone company. He has been a member of the board of health for about twenty years and was village clerk for two years. He belongs to the Mennonite church.

Mr. Balzer was married in 1895, to Anna Bauman of Mountain Lake, and a daughter of George Bauman. one of the pioneer settlers in the vicinity of Mountain Lake, having come here about 1871. The union of Mr. and Mrs. Balzer has been without issue.