Biography of William Schutz
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Schutz, William, was born January 1, 1842. Daniel Schutz, father of William, was born in Germany in 1802. In Germany, March 1, 1838, he married Catherine Leibenguth, who was born in Germany, in 1807, and they emigrated to America in the same year and settled in Wayland on the place where his son now resides. He was a glazier by trade but followed farming in Wayland. They had four children: Daniel, who was born January 3, 1839; Margaret, who was born July 25, 1840, wife of Frederick Wagner, and resides in Ossian. They have eight children: Peter, Catherine (deceased), William, John, Fred, Daniel, Margaret, and Emma; William, as above; and Jacob, who was born April 15, 1844, and resides in Naples. William Schutz received a common school education and has been a great reader of current literature. He engaged in farming until 1863, when he enlisted in Co. B (Captain Parsons), 97th Regt. N. Y. Vols. (Col. Charles C. Whelock, of Oneida county). He took part in the following battles: Wilderness and all the battles of Army of Potomac to Lee's surrender, siege of Petersburg, and Appomattox, where Lee surrendered. Mr. Schutz has held several town offices, and has held the office of justice of the peace fourteen years, elected the fourth term. He is a member of Wayland Lodge No. 170, I. O. O. F. also a member of Theodore Schlick Post, G.A.R., No. 314. February 6, 1868, at Waviand, N. Y., he married Louisa Folts, who was born in Wayland, May 10, 1847, by whom he had eight children: Katie, born December 3, 1868, and married William J. Brown, jr., they have one child, Pearl; William, born May 22, 1870; Lizzie, born January 1, 1872; John, born September 28, 1873; Louisa, born March 26, 1875; Daniel, born June 14, 1878; Herman, born April 4, 1881; and Amelia, born April 23, 1885.

From:
Landmarks of Steuben County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Harlo Hakes
Assisted by: L. C. Aldrich and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1896


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