Schultz Obituaries

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.)


About cthomas1967

Seeking to bring my ancestors out of the shadows of history and into the light. I have always been interested in history, and at a few different times I tried to do a family tree, but wasn't able to do it with the technology that was available then. On a business trip I visited the World War I Museum in Kansas City, MO and it was a very impressive establishment. While I was there I remember thinking, "Didn't my great-grandfather father fight in World War I? And wasn't his brother killed alongside him in some famous battle? I wonder if I can find out where he died." That's what started it all. View all posts by cthomas1967

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