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
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.
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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