SCHULTZ, John 1849-1924
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/8/2015 at 20:12:44
John Schultz Passes Away
Was A Widely Known Citizen of Northwest Grundy County
Mr. John Schultz, one of the best known and highly respected citizens of German township, passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Thos. Trepp, seven miles northwest of Wellsburg on Wednesday of this week, aged 79 years.
Mr. Schultz was a member of the Board of Supervisors in the early nineties, and was on the board at the time the court house was built. He was an extensive farm owner in German township and was one of the prosperous farmers of that locality.
Mr. Schultz had been in poor health for several months and dropsy was the direct cause of his death.
His wife preceded him in death some years ago and is buried at Parkersubrg, and it is presumed that he will be buried beside her. No arrangements for the funeral had been announced at this writing.
Two daughters and three sons are left of the family. They are: Mrs. Thos. Trepp, at whose home he died; Mrs. Getting, Allison; Will, John and Grover.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 21 February 1924, pg 1
John J. Schultz was born in Mecklenburg, Germany, June 27, 1849, and departed this life early Tuesday evening, February 19, 1924.
When but a little child of four he came to America with his parents, settling in Forreston, Illinois, where he grew to young manhood and received his early education. In 1868 he came to Pleasant Valley, Grundy county, Iowa, where he continued to reside for forty years, and from where he moved to Parkersburg in 1908.
He was united in marriage to Miss Henrietta Buss November 10, 1871. To this union were born five children; three sons and two daughters, all of whom, W. W. Schultz, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Mrs. W. A. Getting, of Allison, Iowa, Mrs. T. A. Trepp, Ackley, Iowa, J. J. and G. C. Schultz, of Madison, South Dakota, together with four grandchildren, three sisters, three brothers and a large circle of friends survive to mourn his loss, his wife having preceded him in 1910.
When 19 years of age, Mr. Schultz was converted and joined with the Evangelical church, and continued to be an earnest, faithful Christian worker until God called him to share in the joys of that great church beyond.
After the death of his wife, who had been his companion for nearly forty years, Mr. Schultz, finding himself alone, gave up his home and lived with some of his children, his last earthly residence being with his daughter, Mrs. Trepp, of Ackley. For several months he had not been well, gradually he continued to fail, medical skill was provided for him, kind loving hands ministered to and supplied his every need, but to no avail. His earthly task was finished and with the setting of the sun he passed quietly into rest at the age of 74 years, 7 months and 23 days.
Always a devoted husband, a kind, loving father, accommodating neighbor, a good citizen and a Christian man, such as we can cheerfully commend to his God.
Funeral services were held from the Parkersburg M.E. church, conducted by the pastor, Rev. Westfall. The male quartet of the Ackley M.E. church furnished the music. The remains were then laid to rest beside his wife in Oak Hill cemetery.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 6 March 1924, pg 4
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