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CHRISTIAN SCHULTZ, farmer and hay presser, was born in Germany in 1841. He came to the United States in 1857, and settled io Lansing in 1859, and has been engaged in farminn ever since. He now owns 413 acres of choice land near Lansing. which is handsomely improved by a fine brick residence, commodious barns, and warehouses containing large hay presses. Mr. Schultz is an enterprising man, and in 1872 started in the hay pressing business, thns utilizing the long hay on the natural meadows around Lansing. Mr. Schultz ships hay to Cincinnati, Louisville, St. Louis, Cleveland and Chicago, for use in the foundries there, He presses on the average about 4,000 tons per season, but has pressed as high as 5,000. Mr. Schultz is a member of the Lutheran Church. It was mainly owing to his public spirit that a new church, costing about $3,500, was erected in Lansing last year. He was married in 1867 to Sophia Long, and has three sons and two daughters. Mr. Schultz is a Republican in polities and holds the office of school director.


FROM:
History of Cook County, Illinois
From the earliest period to the present time.
BY: A. T. Andreas
A. T. Andreas, Publisher
Chicago 1884.