Fred H. Schultz is a resident farmer of Lincoln township, where he has one hundred and sixty acres of good land
on the northwest quarter of section 23. He resides with his widowed mother, his sister and two brothers on the
old homestead, which was his birthplace and which is situated on the southeast quarter of section 15. He is the
elder son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Schultz. The father was born in Germany, February 6, 1848, and on coming to America
in the spring of 1868 settled in Linn county. He at once began work on the farm of Isaac Kock, near Marion, and
after working there for two years went to Henton county, where he was employed by Johnson and Armstrong for four
years. He then came to Iowa county and for one year was in the employ of Ferdinand Younker in Lenox township. In
1876 he became the owner of one hundred and sixty acres in Lincoln township.
On the 26th of February, 1877, Mr. Schultz was united in marriage to Miss Caroline Hamann and the following month
they removed to the farm in Lincoln township which is still the old homestead. They spent thirty eight years of
happy married life and on the 6th of March, 1915, Mr. Schultz met with a fatal accident while driving. He always
felt safe when he could drive the little black team that was known far and near and he had traveled the road for
years with this team. What frightened the horses that day is unknown. The accident happened a short distance south
of the home of his son in law, Jacob Floerchinger, and was witnessed by his granddaughter, Clara Floerchinger,
who told her father that she heard something crack and saw the team run. He at once followed and by telephone neighbors
were quickly summoned. Mr. Schultz had been thrown against a post and was able to speak only a few words. In a
very short time he expired and it was found that his spine was broken. The team ran to the foot of a small hill
where the road made a sharp turn on a slight grade, and it was there that the accident occurred. Mr. Schultz was
widely and favorably known throughout this section of Iowa and had a circle of friends almost coextensive with
the circle of his acquaintance.
His wife was born in Germany, May 20, 1882, and came to America with her parents in May, 1872, settling in Benton
County. She has made many friends in this locality. Unto Mr. and Mrs. Schultz were born six children: Mary, the
wife of George H. Meyer, of Dayton township; Dora, the wife of Jacob Floerchinger, of Lincoln township; Fred H.;
Carl C., living on the old homestead, where he has one hundred and sixty acres of good land comprising the west
half of the southwest quarter of section 14 and the east half of the northeast quarter of section 22; and Miss
Minnie and Clarence, at home.
Since his father's death Fred H. Schultz has assumed the management of the home property and is now busily engaged
in the conduct of the farm. He is a republican in his political views and is a member of the German Lutheran church.
He has always lived in this locality and is well known throughout Iowa county.
History of Iowa County, Iowa
And its People
By: James C. Dinwiddie
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Iowa County, IA
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