Mr./Mrs. August (55th Anniv. - 1936)
Surnames: SCHULZ THEILIG SMART
----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 09/10/1936
Schulz, Mr./Mrs. August (55th Anniv. - 4 Sept. 1936)
A surprise was tendered Mr. and Mrs. August Schulz on their fifty-fifth wedding anniversary on Friday night, Sept. 4th, by their children, grand children, great grand children and some relatives and friends. Mr. Schulz will be 84 years old and Mrs. Schulz 77. They have three sons and two daughters, namely: George Schulz of Colby, Ernest W. Schulz of Colby, Gottlieb Schulz of Spencer, Mrs. Minnie Theilig of Colby and Mrs. Annie Smart of Colby. Five years ago they celebrated their golden wedding having been married fifty five years ago at Green Grove.
At the age of eighteen, Mr. Schulz immigrated from Germany with his parents and located in Sheboygan. After working for four years in Sheboygan county he came to Colby with his parents in 1876 where he bought a forty acre piece of woodland. Colby at that time only had a few houses and the adjoining country was a vast wilderness with very few settlers that had just moved in at that time.
Mrs. Schulz was born at Centerville, Wis., and came to the town of Green Grove with her parents in 1876 at Christmas time.
They lived through the ox and jumper days which was the only way of transportation through the woods at that time. Their homes were rough log buildings. Farm animals consisted of a few chickens, a cow and a team of oxen. The sale of logs made them their living. Eggs were only six cents a dozen and butter seven cents a pound.
Several times Mr. Schulz walked to Minnesota to work in the harvest fields in order to earn some cash and then he came back on the train. In the winter, he worked in lumber camps. As the country became more settled, he helped build roads for the town through the woods where no axe had been laid before. He also was a building mover by trade and he moved many buildings and put them on foundations which improved this community.
In 1921, Mr. and Mrs. Schulz retired after they sold their farm to one of their sons and moved into the city of Colby.
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