SCHULZE, Martin, a well-known commission merchant of Bushnell, McDonough County, Ill., is a native of Germany, where he was born in 1866. His parents, August and Matilda (Sasse) Schulze, were also of German birth. The subject of this sketch came to America in 1886 and first located in Minonk, Ill., where he went into the produce business. After remaining there six months, he removed to Peoria, where he was engaged in the same line of trade for five years. From Peoria he came to Bushnell in October, 1891, in the capacity of superintendent of the P. & S. Poultry and Egg Company. He was manager of this concern until July, 1904, when he entered into the poultry, egg and butter business on his own responsibility. He has agents throughout the surrounding country buying poultry, which he dresses here, and ships to the East in car lots. He also handles butter and eggs in large quantities.
Mr. Schulze was married in 1887 to Johanna Jansson, a native of Germany, and they have one child, named Ida. Mr. Schulze is reasonably interested in politics, and has served the public in the capacity of a member of the School Board and of the City Council. Fraternally, he belongs to the I. O. O. F.
Source: The Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of McDonough County, compiled by Dr. Newton Bateman, and Paul Shelby, 1907, volume 2, page 997, extracted 30 Jul 2020 by Norma Hass.
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