Franz Kinzel’s surname was variously spelled Kinzell or Kuzel, and his given name as Francis, Frank or Frantz. During the Civil War, he served on the side of the Union, in Company G, Eighth Regiment, New York Volunteer Infantry. On his military records, his name was spelled Francis X. Kinsel.
Born in January 1826 in Austria, he was a retired physician when he settled on the shores of Lake Worth. He bought land on the Palm Beach side in 1890.
In 1892, Dr. Kinzel married Elizabeth Taylor Marsh, born January 1838 in Connecticut. They had no children.
The Kinzels were active in the social life of the pioneer community. They were members of Union Congregational Church and charter members of the Lake Worth Pioneers’ Association.
Franz Kinzel died 1 May 1907 and is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, West Palm Beach. Elizabeth died five years later at the Keystone Hotel, where she had been living for some time, and was buried beside her husband.