SCHULTA, SABENS, WESEL, SENIOUS, CRUSE
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 11/12/2011 at 00:04:48
HARM SCHULTA, a representative farmer of Lincoln Township, Grundy County, residing on section 22, claims Germany as the land of his birth. He was born in Hanover in 1855, and is a son of Harm and Tebena (Sabens) Schulta. The grandfather owned a small farm, and also a ship for marketing turf. He spent his entire life in Germany. He was a member of the German Reformed Church, and reached an advanced age. The father of our subject was one of three children, and was reared in his native land, and in the common schools acquired his education. When he had arrived at manís estate, he married Tebena, daughter of Harm Sabens, a farmer, canal contractor and butcher. Unto Mr. and Mrs. Schulta were born two children, who reached mature years: Dena, wife of Godfrey Wesel, of Ogle County, Ill., and our subject. The father came to America in 1871, locating in Ogle County. In early life he was the owner of a vessel, which sank. He afterward bought another vessel and it also sank. He afterward hired upon an ocean vessel, became one of its officers, and followed the sea for about twenty-five years. He has visited many of the countries on the globe, and was cast ashore in South America. He there went to work on railroad bridges, and at length returned to Europe. After emigrating to this country, he became the owner of sixty acres of land, and carried on farming until his death, in 1881. He was a member of the German Reformed Church. His wife still survives him, and since his death she has married John Senious. She, too, belongs to the German Reformed Church.
At the early age of eleven years, Mr. Schulta whose name heads this record began life as a sailor, and for three years he was on the Atlantic on vessels which plied along the European coast. At the age of thirteen he came with his parents to the New World, and under the parental roof remained until twenty-six years of age, when he started out in life for himself. The following year he chose as a companion and helpmate on lifeís journey Miss Sarah Cruse, daughter of Henry Cruse. Their union has been blessed with three children: Harvey, Henry W. and Minnie Amanda.
Some eight years ago Mr. Schulta came to Iowa and purchased the farm on which he now resides, comprising one hundred and sixty acres. He also owns another quarter-section in the western part of the state. In his farming operations he has met with good success, for he attends closely to the details of business and is enterprising and progressive. His prosperity is the reward of his own efforts. His farm is now under a high state of cultivation, and the well tilled fields and neat appearance of the place indicate the careful supervision of the owner. In politics, Mr. Schulta is a supporter of Democratic principles.
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