Mr./Mrs. August (50th Anniv. - 1931)
Surnames: SCHULZ THEILIG SMART MENGEL KLEINSCHMIDT PODEVELS ZELLA
----Sources: COLBY PHONOGRAPH (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 10 Sep 1931
Schulz, Mr./Mrs. August (50th Anniv. - 4 Sept. 1931)
Mr. and Mrs. August Schulz of the city of Colby celebrated their fiftieth or golden wedding anniversary at the home in Colby Sunday, Sept. 6th, the affair being arranged by their sons and daughters which was greatly appreciated by Mr. and Mrs. Schulz. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. George Schulz and three children of Colby, Mr. and Mrs. George Theilig and four children of Colby, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Schulz and six children of Colby, Mr. and Mrs. Gottlieb Schulz and two children of Spencer, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Smart and their hired man, Mr. and Mrs. John Mengel, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Kleinschmidt and son of Riplinger, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Kleinschmidt and child of Riplinger, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Podevels.
Mr. Schulz was born in Province Brandenburg, Germany, on Feb. 14th, 1853 and came to the United States in 1872. He worked in Sheboygan county for five years and then came to Colby, buying a piece of stump land from the railroad company. Mrs. Schulz was born in Manitowoc county on April 28, 1860, and came to Colby with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Zella, who bought railroad land in the town of Green Grove, several months after Mr. Schulz came here. They were married on September 4th, 1881, in the town of Colby on the farm occupied by Mr. Schulz and lived on the same until October, 1921, when they moved into the city of Colby. The farm is now occupied by their son, Ernest, and family.
When Mr. and Mrs. Schulz first came here, the farms were not cleared and improved as they are now but homes, barns, etc. had to be built and land had to be cleared. At first, Mr. Schulz purchased forty acres, two and one-half miles west of Colby in the town of Colby, but, later in 1900, bought eighty more acres. His land was all brush and stumps, but, by hard work and privations, built a splendid farm. He only had a few cows at first but gradually built up a herd. The method of conveyance, in the early days, was with the use of "jumpers" and steers and Mr. Schulz broke in eight steers before he purchased horses. There were only a few houses and stores in Colby at the time.
Mr. and Mrs. Schulz had nine children, four of whom are dead. Those still living are George Schulz, Mrs. George Theilig, Mr. Ernest Schulz, all of Colby, Gottlieb Schulz of Spencer and Mrs. Ben Smart of Colby. They have nineteen grand children.
A picture of Mr. and Mrs. Schulz may be found on page eight.
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