William Schulz, who has lived and farmed in Flint River township for the past nine years, where he is a highly respected citizen, is a son of Fred and Anna Mary Elizabeth (Anholz) Schulz. He was born in Prussia, Germany, Feb. 11, 1870. His father was a substantial farmer, and a shoemaker by trade, and our subject was reared on the home place, attending the public schools there when his parents could spare him, during the winter and spring months. In 1886 he came across the Atlantic to the “home of the free and the land of the brave,” and located in Burlington. Being only about sixteen years old at this time, he was employed by various farmers of the surrounding country as a farm hand by the year. During these years he was enabled to accumulate a little of this world’s goods, so that in 1896 he could begin farming for himself, and at once purchased eighty acres of land in Flint River township. When he took up his residence on this place there were very few improvements on it, but Mr. Schulz has added the necessary buildings for his stock and grain as time has permitted. He raises cattle and hogs, and carries on general farming. April 29, 1896, the same year he moved onto his farm, he married Miss Mary Minnie Miller, daughter of William and Dorothy (Schulz) Miller. She was born in Flint River township, Feb. 2, 1878, and received her education in the district schools of the same place. Her parents were highly honored and well-to-do farmers. Mr. Miller’s sketch may be found elsewhere in this book. Mr. and Mrs. Schulz have been blessed with four children, namely: Anna, born March 13, 1897; Mary, born Sept. 28, 1899; Bertha, born Nov 11, 1900; William, born May 3, 1898, died Nov. 13, 1902. Our subject and his wife are devoted members of the German Lutheran church, where they take much pleasure in the duties devolving on them. Politically, he is a strong Republican, and has always been ready to assist his party in any way, but has never aspired to office. Although he is a man of only thirty-five years, and has been a resident of the township for only a little over nine years, still his life record is a good one, and his success along business lines is one of which he may well be proud. He and his worthy wife enjoy the hospitality of many of the homes of the township, and have by their kind and pleasant disposition made friends of all.