Hermann C. Schultz, Judge

From: "Biographical Review of Cass, Schuyler and Brown Counties, Illinois 1892", by Biographical Review Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois; pages 315-316, a reprinted by Stevens Publishing Co., Astoria, Ill., 1971, is sold by the Schuyler County Historical Society, Rushville, Illinois.
  Judge Hermann C. Schultz, a highly respected citizen of Schuyler county, Illinois, is an American by adoption, his birth place being Prussia, Germany; the date, October 2, 1832. His father, Johannes Schultz, was a native of the same country, and was engaged in the sugar refining business; he married Elizabeth Felech, a native of Germany, who survived him many years; she emigrated to America in 1852, and spent the last days of her life in Texas; he died in 1846, and she passed away in 1858. Hermann Schultz was reared and educated in his native land, and at the age of fifteen years went to learn the baker's trade; having served an apprenticeship of three years, he worked as a journeyman in different cities for two years; at the end of that time he sailed from Hamburg for America, and after a voyage of two months, arrived in Galveston, Texas. He was employed with various occupations in that State until 1857, and in that year came to Schuyler county, Illinois. He rented land until 1862, and in August of that year he enlisted in the One Hundred and Eighth Illinois Volunteer Infantry, and served until the declaration of peace. He participated in the battles of Vicksburg and Arkansas Post, was at the siege and capture of Vicksburg, and also took part in the engagement at Spanish Fort. He was mustered in as a private, but was discharged as First Sergeant, in August, 1865. He then returned to his home and resumed his agricultural pursuits, which he continued until he was elected to the office of Judge of the Probate Court, of Schuyler county.
  In 1854, Judge Schultz was united in marriage to Anna Heidenreich, a native of Saxe-Weimar, and a daughter of Adam Heidenreich; the father emigrated to the United States with his family, in 1851, and in 1857 he came to Schuyler county, Illinois, where he passed his last days. Judge and Mrs. Schultz are the parents of nine children: Ilermann H., Charles S., Julius C., Callie, Laura, Emma, Ferdinand, Nellie and Peter. Charles S., Laura and Nellie are deceased. The Judge and his wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and he is also a member of Schuyler Lodge, No. 209, K. of P., and of Astoria Lodge, No. 100, A.F. & A.M. Politically, he affiliates with the Democratic party, and is an ardent supporter of its principles. He has served twenty years as Justice of the Peace, and ten years as a member of the County Board of Supervisors. He was elected to his present office in 1890, and has discharged the duties devolving upon him with a wisdom and justice that have dispelled all doubt as to his ability. He has been a liberal contributor to all movements tending to advance the county's interests, and is numbered among her most loyal citizens.

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