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Schuldt, John F.


Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 1/18/2024 at 11:40:05

John F. Schuldt, a well known farmer and stock raiser, residing in section 15, Jefferson township, was born in Allamakee county, Iowa, near the village of Eitzen, Minn., March 18, 1874, son of William Edmund and Elizabeth (Linde) Schuldt. His parents were natives of Germany, but were married in this country, beginning domestic life at the location above mentioned, in Allamakee county, Iowa.

Soon after the birth of their son John F. they took a farm in Crooked Creek township, Houston county, Minn., which they operated for some years and then sold. In 1886 they bought a farm in section 14, Jefferson township, which is now owned by their, son, William Henry, with whom the father resides, the mother having died in 1893.

John F. Schuldt acquired a limited education, attending the district school whenever he found opportunity, but the greater part of his time in boyhood and youth being devoted to industry, as he had to assist his father and brothers in the development and cultivation of the home farm. This kind of work, however, fitted him for his vocation in life, and he continued in it, working but little on other farms.

Among the neighboring families was that of William and Elizabeth Pohlman, to whose daughter Elizabeth, John F. Schuldt was married May 16, 1905. She was then 21 years old, having been born in Jefferson township, Dec. 13, 1883.

Mr. Schuldt now felt it necessary to establish a home of his own and begin an independent career, and accordingly purchased in Jefferson township 322 acres of upland, together with 80 acres on the Mississippi bottoms. Of this land he now has 150 acres under the plow, all of which is very productive; but as much of his land is rough and hilly, he gives his chief attention to stock raising, breeding high grade Aberdeen Poll cattle, besides good swine.

His operating equipment, which is fully adequate, includes a good automobile, nowadays almost an essential for the up-to-date farmer. New Albin, Ia., only five and a half miles away, affords Mr. Schuldt a convenient market, and he is also interested in the business enterprises of the place, being a shareholder in the Co-operative Mercantile Company and the Co-operative Creamery.

For a number of years Mr. Schuldt has held the office of school director in his district. In politics he is a Republican, while religiously he belongs to the German Evangelical church, he and his family being members of the New Albin, Ia., congregation.

Mr. and Mrs. Schuldt are the parents of six children, who were born as follows: Edwin, May 24, 1907; Frida, June 27, 1908; Ella, April 13, 1910; Ervin, Aug. 28, 1911; William, Dec. 7, 1912; and George, March 22, 1916.

~~The History of Houston County, Minnesota, 1919, page 416 (transcribed by S. Ferrall from the book digitalized by Google) Biography included the photo of the John F. Schuldt family.


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