Biography of Jacob Schutterle
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Jacob Schutterle has gained an enviable reputation as a farmer by his progressiveness and energy and holds the unqualified respect of those who know him. He was born in Germany on the 12th of August, 1876, a son of George and Barbara (Erbs) Schutterle, who in 1881 emigrated from the fatherland with their family, settling in the Amana colony in Iowa county, Iowa. After residing there for nine years, the father purchased a farm, which he continued to operate until his death, on the 28th of June, 1911, when he had reached the age of seventy six years. He survived his wife for ten years, her demise occurring in 1901, when she was sixty one years of age. They were the parents of seven children: Barbara, deceased; Lizzie; George; Jacob; Fred; Mary; and Rosa. The five older children were born in Germany and the two younger in Iowa.

Jacob Schutterle was reared to farm work and in 1900 took up his residence upon his present farm, comprising two hundred acres on section to, Washington township. He is not only practical in Lis methods of agriculture but is also alert and wide awake. He is very successful and the sale of his crops and live stock nets him a good profit annually.

On the 13th of June, 1901, Mr. Schutterle married Miss Trace Heager, of Johnson county, a daughter of Ferdinand and Anna (Novak) Heager, who reside on a farm. Both have reached the age of fifty five years and they have to some extent retired from the cares of active life. Mrs. Schutterle has two sisters: Anna, the wife of William Kopf; and Blanche, the wife of George Vogt. Mr. and Mrs. Schutterle have four children: Ferdinand George, born August 5, 1902; Jacob William, September 12, 1903; Henry Karl, June 13, 1907; and Leona Blanche, November 30, 1909.

Mr. Schutterle is a republican and has been school director and road commissioner. Both he and his wife are identified with the Methodist Episcopal church and their influence is a force for good in their community. Mr. Schutterle has found that farming offers an excellent chance to secure financial independence and his capital has been growing steadily year by year. In 1914 he raised two thousand bushels of grain, which he sold at a good price, and he is recognized as one of the substantial and valued citizens of his township.

From:
History of Iowa County, Iowa
And its People
By: James C. Dinwiddie
Vol II
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Chiago 1915


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