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Charles Schultze
Read Twp.

Charles Schultze, general merchant, and one of the prominent men of Read Township, was a son of Henry and Mary Schultze, nee Genzel, and was born in Prussia, Jan. 15, 1826. He was the recipient of an excellent education in his native county, and there studied medicine, which he practiced to some extent since. He emigrated to this country in 1855, and spent one year in Momence, Ill., then came to Clayton County. In 1858 he was united in marriage to Mrs. Mary Best, nee Dachling, a native of Hanover, Germany. She was the widow of Henry Best, by whom she had three children-- Doris, born Jan. 30, 1845, married William Werger, of Farmersburg Township; Wilhelmina, born Oct. 3, 1846, now the wife of Lorenz Poesch, residing in Omaha, Neb., and William, born Dec. 15, 1854, is married and lives in Read Township. Mr. Schultze has held nearly all of the township offices, and is at present serving as Secretary of the School Board and Notary Public. He gives the Republican party his support.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 1077
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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