George J. Shultz, a progressive business man of Barnes, Kan., and the owner of the only lumber yard in that thriving town, is a native of Ohio. He was born in Fairfield county, that State, April 30, 1864. His parents, George J. and Katherine (Smith) Shultz, were both natives of Wurtemburg, Germany. The father was engaged in farming and stock raising in Ohio until his death in 1880. The mother died six years later in that State. George J. Shultz was reared on his father's farm in Fairfield county, educated in the public schools, and remained at home with his parents while they lived. After the death of his mother, in 1889, he came to Kansas, locating in Washington county, where he worked as a farm laborer for M. Solt. He worked hard and economized, and in a few years was able to buy a farm for himself, and for sixteen years he was engaged in farming and stock raising. He was very successful in feeding cattle for the market, and was also a very extensive hog raiser and successful in this line of endeavor and made money. He kept a good breed of hogs, which proved profitable and yielded a handsome profit. He fed and sold from forty to 150 head of cattle each year, and about 150 head of hogs. Mr. Shultz remained on his farm until 1908, when he sold it and engaged in the lumber business at Barnes, which he has continued to the present time.
Mr. Shultz was married, February 10, 1892, to Miss Alice Glick. She was a daughter of Manassah and Eliza (Hartman) Glick, both natives of Pennsylvania, where the father was engaged in farming. Manassah Glick was a second cousin of former Governor Glick, of Kansas. The Glick family removed from Pennsylvania to Ohio and made their home in Fairfield county, where Mr. Shultz met and married his wife. To Mr. and Mrs. Shultz have been born six children: Bernice, student in the University of Kansas and a member of the class of 1914; Eliza (deceased); Madeline, a student at Canal Winchester, Ohio; Ernestine and Glick, attending school in Barnes, and Alice, the baby. The wife and mother departed this life, after a brief illness, December 7, 1913. Mrs. Shulz was a woman of noble Christian character whose untimely death brought grief to her many friends and neighbors as well as to her immediate family. The family are members of the Lutheran church.
Mr. Shultz served as trustee of Barnes township from 1902 to 1906 and is now serving his twelfth year as a member of the Barnes school board. Politically he is a Democrat.Pages 468-469 from a supplemental volume of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed October 2002 by Carolyn Ward. This volume is identified at the Kansas State Historical Society as microfilm LM196. It is a single volume 3.
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