This following biography was researched, compiled, and written by Geoffrey K. Fleming, Director, Southold Historical Society, Southold, NY.
GEORGE JAMES TETZEL (January 17, 1892 - March 2, 1965)
Artist, painter, and illustrator. Born in New York City on January 17, 1892, the son of August Paul Carl Tetzel (1866-1912) and Amelia (Emily) Shuster Tetzel (b. 1867). His father was a successful butcher who operated his own company, both in Great Britain and in New York City. In 1900 his family lived in Deptford, a town in Lewisham, a borough of Greater London, and by 1910 had returned to America, living in the city on Second Avenue.
It was in New York City that George J. Tetzel would receive his education
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