William H. Schultz

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Another Veteran Is Dead.
William Schultz, Whose Death Occurred In California, Was Civil War Veteran.

Following is a short sketch of the life of William H. Schultz, whose death occurred March 31 [1924], at his home in Burbank, California. The remains were brought to this city, and funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, April 6 at 2:00 o'clock, at the Christian church, Rev. Edwin S. Priest officiating. The remains were laid to rest in the family lot in the old Concord Cemetery, north of the city. A large number of friends and relatives of Mr. Schultz were present at the services.

William Henry Schultz was born in Dayton, Ohio, September 20, 1840. When he was about sixteen years of age, he with his mother and younger brothers and sisters, removed to Menard county. Here he remained helping his mother care for the fatherless family, until the Civil War broke out, when he volunteered his services to his country, serving during the war with Company B, 30th Illinois Regiment. He was a member of the local G. A. R. Post, which disbanded last year.

Mr. Schultz was married to Miss Mary Ellen Clemens, and they made their home for a number of years in Sandridge Precinct, north of the city. To this union were born six children, one of whom died in infancy. The others are Willis, Nellie May Owen, deceased wife of W. L. Owen, Lacy, who passed away a few years ago, Archie and Earl, both living in Burbank, California. Mr. Schultz made his home with the latter. He is also survived by a brother, John Schultz and a sister, Mrs. Knoles, both of this city, besides a number of other relatives and many friends. Mrs. Schultz passed away thirty one years ago, and was laid to rest in Concord cemetery. For about fifteen years he made his home in Petersburg, and then, about six years ago, he moved to California, where he had since lived.

For several years Mr. Schultz was a member of the Concord church, but after removing to the city, he united with the Christian church here, and remained a member throughout the remainder of his life.

Contributed by Matthew Ferricks

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