John Schultz
Biography

From: "Biographical Review of Cass, Schuyler and Brown Counties, Illinois 1892", by Biographical Review Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois; pages 468-469, a reprinted by Stevens Publishing Co., Astoria, Ill., 1971, is sold by the Schuyler County Historical Society, Rushville, Illinois.
  John Schultz, of the firm of Schultz and Baujan, proprietors of the Home Mills and Elevator, located on the south bank of the Illinois river, where they do a large business, was born in Bavaria, in the Rhine province, on the river Rhine, June 1, 1849. He learned his trade of wagon and carriage maker before he left for America in the summer of 1860. He proceeded to Beardstown, joining his sister, Mrs. Anton Rink, who had come before. The father of our subject was a native of Germany, and died there when sixty. He was a farmer and small land-owner, and married a German lady, Miss Margaret Caalmann, who died when forty-eight. She had six children.
  Mr. Schultz began in Beardstown as a carriage and wagon maker. He then became a dealer in wines and liquors for three years. His present business is successfully carried on by himself and the two sons of his old partner, Mr. Baujan, who took their father's place when he died in 1890. Their brands of flour are represented by traveling men and they do business all over the State. The mills have a capacity of 200 barrels per day, and the elevator of 80,000 bushels. They have warehouses also at Spring Bluffs and other places. The mills have nine sets of rollers and are run by steam power. Their main brands are Sunbeam and Sea Foam. It was started in 1875, under the firm name of Baujan & Company.
  Mr. Schultz is also connected with other local enterprises, being a stockholder in the First National Bank and the Beardstown Electric Light & Power company, and a director in both. He has been a leader in many other enterprises that have affected the welfare of the city.
  He was married in Beardstown to Miss Rosa A. Baujan, who was born and reared in Cass county. They have four children: Harry, now dead; Olive A., Etta A., Alfred C. Mrs. Schultz is a member of the Roman Catholic Church. Mr. Schultz is a strong Democrat and has been Alderman of the city, and also delegate to the State Congressional Committee. He is a member of the order A.O.U.W., and has filled the chairs. He has been sent to the Grand Lodge.



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