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
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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