I received a packet in the mail with several items from the Plainfield, Minnesota Historical Society. Included were several obituaries for various members of the Schultz (Schulz) family who lived in and around Elgin, Minnesota. They make for interesting reading!
Gustave Rudolph Schultz (the MN folks added a “t” to Schulz) was the son of Martin Schulz, who was the brother of Wilhelmine Schulz Zierke, my 3rd great grandmother. Ferdinandine Ballewski Schultz was the wife of Gustave’s brother Wilhelm who killed himself in the haunted house. (See this story for more about Wilhelm.)