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W. H. Schultz, M. D.

Among the well known residents of Schleswig is Dr. W. H. Schultz, who for the past decade has been engaged in the practice of medicine in Crawford county.

He is a native son of this county, his birth having occurred on the 16th of June, 1877, and is the sixth in a family of fourteen children, his parents being August and Hattie (Fink) Schultz. The other children are as follows: Herman F., of Hanover township, this county; Emma, the wife of August Rasch, of Fort Dodge, Iowa; Eda, who married Edward Ebert, of Hanover township; Otto, a resident of Charter Oak; Fred, living in Hanover township; Carl, also a resident of Hanover township; Louis, who resides in Morgan township; Matilda, the wife of William Nemitz, of Ricketts; August, living in Schleswig; Adelheid, who married Hugo Wiegand, of Bronson, Iowa; Minnie, the wife of William Martin, of Manning; Ernest, a resident of Hanover township; and the fourteenth who died in infancy.

Dr. Schultz remained under the parental roof until he had attained the age of thirteen years, attending the common schools of Crawford county. After graduating from the public school at Denison he taught for one year in Hanover township, but, having chosen as his life vocation the profession of medicine, he then matriculated at Rush Medical College at Chicago.

He was awarded his degree with the class of 1900 and immediately thereafter became an intern in St. Joseph's Hospital, with which institution he was identified for one and one-half years. At the expiration of that period he felt that he was fully qualified to undertake the responsibilities of an independent practice and so returned to Schleswig, where he opened an office. He has been quite successful, having built up a good practice which is constantly increasing not only in Schleswig but in the surrounding country.

He has the personality, keen perception and confidence in himself and his methods of treatment which are essential to inspire in others that belief in his powers needful for the acquirement of results. He is a progressive man and is constantly studying along those lines which the members of his profession are finding so engrossing at the present and is doing all in his power to advance the science of medicine.

On the 2d of June, 1905, was solemnized the marriage of Dr. Schultz and Miss Lillian Hollander, a daughter of the late Asmus and Minnie (Henricks) Hollander. Mrs. Schultz is the eldest of the three children born to them, the others being: Roma, the wife of Paul Jepsen, of Schleswig, and Magnus, who is also a resident of Schleswig. Mrs. Hollander married for her second husband Hans Schmidt and by that union became the mother of five children, who are as follows: Arlo, Loretta, Earnest, Cryremus and Jeannette, all of Schleswig.

Dr. and Mrs. Schultz have become the parents of one child, Shirley Valentine, a very interesting boy, who is now in his fourth year.

Both Dr. and Mrs. Schultz are affiliated with the Lutheran church and they are also members of the Royal Neighbors, the ladies' auxiliary of the Modern Woodmen, with which he is also identified. They live in a very pleasant home. Their residence, which is the finest in the town, is situated on a quarter of an acre of ground and is provided with every modem convenience and appointment, even a private sewerage system.

Dr. Schultz gives his political support to the republican party, and although he does not actively participate in public affairs, his practice absorbing the greater part of his time, he meets the demands of good citizenship by being at the polls on election day and casting his vote for the candidates of his party. Both he and Mrs. Schultz are very popular in the social circles of their town and the hospitality of their home is most graciously extended to their many friends.

Source: History of Crawford County, Iowa. Vol. II. Chicago: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1911.