J. H. Schulte, one of the prominent farmers of Read Township, was a son of John E. and Mary (Wesling) Schulte, natives of Germany, where the former died. She came to the United States, and located in Ohio, where she died. Our subject emigrated to this country, and resided in Ohio until 1856, when he came to Clayton County, and settled on a farm adjoining his present one. He now owns 223 acres of valuable land under excellent cultivation. He was married in 1847 to Mary A., daughter of John Henry and Marguerite A. Waterman, nee Spode, natives of Hanover, Germany. They came to the United States in 1835, and located in Miami County, O., where they died. By this union there are nine children-- Anna, born in 1849, is now the wife of Herman Diers, and resides in Nebraska; Charles, born in 1860; Martha, in 1862; Louisa, in 1865, and Caroline, in 1870, are living. Mary, John H., Frederick and Maggie are deceased. The family are members of the Lutheran church at Garnavillo. Mr. Schulte is a member of the I.O.O.F. lodge, and in politics is a Republican.
source: History of Clayton
County, Iowa, 1882, p. 1076-1077
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