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S: Schultz Family Farm History

FC: Schultz Family Farm History

1: Our Friends On The Acres AUGUST SCHULTZ. A pioneer couple who have progressed through persistency and hard work, live one mile north of Postville on highway 51. They are Mr. and Mrs. August Schultz. Mr. Schultz was born Aug. 28, 1867, in Mecklenburg-Schwerin. Germany, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Dietrich Schultz. When he was eight years old he hired out as a farm laborer, spending his summers on the farm, and attending school during the winter months. This early experience proved to be valuable to him as he learned the farming 'business" from A to Z. "My parents passed away when I was eight years old, so I lived with my older brother, John," Mr. Schultz explained to the Herald reporter. "I had two brothers, Henry and William, who were located in Postville and in their letters they would describe the advantages of this country. They stated that they were earning from $200 to $240 a year working on farms near Postville. As I was working for $12 a year that sounded like big money to me, so I decided to leave Germany. "In July of 1884, my brother and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. John Schultz, and my sister (Mrs. John Renzman), and I boarded a ship on the Elbe river. After a long voyage we crossed the Atlantic ocean, landed at New York City then traveled to Chicago and finally arrived in Postville." | Couldn't Speak English. "We got off the midnight train at Postville, but as we could not speak English, we were considerably handicapped. My brother finally made the station agent understand who we wanted by showing him a letter addressed to a cousin of our, Henry Schultz. He was running a store in Postville at the time and was supposed to meet us at the train. He wasn't on hand when we got off the train, but the agent finally found him for us. We stayed with Henry that night, then I went to the Charles Schultz farm northwest of Gunder the next day, where I found work. Charles was my cousin. John and His wife located in Postville where John worked as a mason." August Schultz worked for Charles Schultz near Gunder for two years, receiving $12 a month. He worked the next two years for another cousin, Fred Schultz, who had an adjoining farm. "My wages were increasing then as I had been here four years," Mr. Schultz remarked. "Although I hated to move from farm to farm, I hired out to William Palas and worked for him two years.” Mr. Schultz then moved to the Wm. Brandt farm near Frankville, where he worked until Thanksgiving day in the year 1895. He had purchased a 90 acre farm five miles northeast of Postville in the Bethel community from Louis Schroeder some time before that, so he moved to his property. | "Devonia" - ship that brought August and his siblings to America | August Schultz

2: Married Christmas Day. On Christmas day of 1895 he was married to Miss Dora Schultz, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Schultz. Although her name was the same as her husband's, she was not related to him. Dora Schultz was born in Grand Meadow township near Postville, on August 14, 1877. She too had spent her early days on a farm. Mr. and Mrs. Schultz are the parents of 11 children. They are Velma (Mrs. Chas. Ohloff) of Postville; Bertha (Mrs, Joe Wirsching) of Reno, Nev.; Lawrence of Luana; Roy of Lombard, IL.; Mrs. Milda Waters of Postville; Elmer of Postville; Harry of Frankville; Kenneth who lives on the home property; Gertrude (Mrs. Ed Kohl) of Blooming Prairie, Minn.; Mardella Schultz of Twin Falls, Idaho; and Doris Schultz of Decorah. After making many improvements on their farm, they sold the property to George Schultz in 1911. They immediately purchased 200 acres of land from J. B. Hart just north of Postville, on which they are living today. They didn't take immediate possession as the farm buildings were not adequate. The house was only a one room affair and as they had eight children, they did not occupy the place until the following year. In the meantime Mr. Schultz constructed a large house and a granary. In 1912 a dairy barn, 72x34 feet was constructed. An additional good sized barn was built in 1915. Mr. and Mrs. Schultz continued to improve their property by erecting new buildings and installing farm equipment until today it is one of the most valuable properties in Allamakee county. ." | Purchase 90 Acres. During the World War they purchased 90 acres near the Stone House, a few miles from their farm. It is quite heavily wooded, with considerable pasture land. There are no buildings on this property. "Everybody seemed to be better satisfied before the war," Mr. Schultz remarked. "People aren't as satisfied today. Of course, labor was cheaper in the old days. Why in the old days a carpenter would work for $2.00 per day. The barn which was built on this place in 1912 cost me only $100 for labor. I don't want you to think that I'm dissatisfied with the present times, because I am satisfied. But it is the present generation which seems to have changed." In 1927 Mr. Schultz went into the dairy business, buying out W. L. Meyer. His business prospered, and further improvements and changes were made: the barn was remodeled, the milk house was repaired, and needed machinery was installed. Kenneth Schultz became a partner in 1933. He lives with his family in a house constructed that year, just to the east of the parents' home. They have 40 cows of which 35 are being milked at the present time. Last year their herd of 34 cows each averaged 412 pounds of butterfat. For the 1937-38 season the Schultzes owned the high herd, according to the report of the Elkader-Monona cow testing association. Their herd is now made up of approximately one-half Guernseys and one-half Holsteins to supply a mixed milk for a retail dairy business in Postville. They realize that good cows plus proper care and management are necessary for a profitable daily business. Alfalfa is the main crop on the farm. Two silos and an abundant supply of alfalfa hay furnish winter roughage for the herd. Ample summer forage is provided by a permanent blue grass pasture alternated with alfalfa. Postville Herald, Feb. 21, 1940

3: TRODDING THE SAME CLODS ON AN IOWA FARM Kenneth J. Schultz (I began this writing Feb-1966) Walking over the clods of dirt for fifty years or better has been most exciting and enjoyable to me. Having been born of German descent, my father, born in Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany, came to America at age 17 (1884). His parents both had died when he was eight years of age. Then he was reared by his oldest brother. All the brothers, four of them, and one sister came to America and settled in and around the Postville area along with my father, he being the youngest. One sister remained in Germany. My mother was born in Clayton County, near Postville (1867), but her parents came from Germany. They were hard working people and glad to have the opportunity to be in America. My father, I am sure, was so glad to be able to come to America and have the freedom that he felt he did not have in Germany. He was young, had lots of ambition, married my mother (1895) who was not afraid of work. Both were hustlers. | August Schultz b. Aug. 28, 1867 | Dorthea Schultz b. Aug. 14, 1877 | Dora and August

4: My father and mother always worked hard and never had any complaints whatsoever. A family of twelve children was born to them - six girls and six boys. Now, how come no complaining? Well, as I analyze their situation now, they had the determination to work out their problems and things would work out for the better. My father told me many times of the advice and help he got from older successful farmers around him. My father was always building something. On the first farm (90 A.) they purchased in the late eighteen hundreds he built a farm, then later sold the farm. I was born in the home on his farm in 1910. Then he bought a (200 A.) farm one mile north of Postville in 1911 (paid $125.00 per A.) from John B. Hart, a son of Abraham Hart. It was a good piece of land, but no buildings whatsoever. So he started to build again, house, barn, granary, and everything. I have in my possession a letter my mother had written to her sister-in-law in Minn. dated Sept. 1911, telling of how she had to do the chores, while my father was building on the new farm near Postville. Previously, my father and another good neighbor, W. J. H. Schultz, had purchased a tract of timber 70 A. (north of what we call the "Stone House"), half of the tract (35A) each, from this he cut logs, and more logs and firewood for house use. Most everything he could use for building came from the timber. In later years as the sons started farming, their materials also came from this same timber. | August Schultz Farm - 1 mile north of Postville, Iowa | Schultz children in front of the farmhouse built by August Schultz on his first farm.

5: The Old Stone House | Pasture across the road from the Stone House | Spring-fed creek | Fall Colors

6: In 1918 my father envisioned another project. He purchased 65 A. to the north of the (70 A.) tract of timber I have mentioned, from the Rueben Smith heirs where the old Stone House stood. He wanted it for pasture and water, for there are many springs along the bluffs. Then in 1923 when Highway 51 was built the county supervisors purchased from my father (seven A.) which included the Stone House. That is when the Stone House was restored, a spot where many family picnics were held. Vandals destroyed Stone House in the fall of 1957. | August Schultz Farm - @1918. | Schultz cows at the Old Stone House pasture. | During this period of building on this farm and improving it, in my opinion, is when my brothers and I learned at a very early age, what work and responsibility really meant. I also learned to be obedient to my parents, my father was head of the house, stern as they come on one hand and on the other hand could be most tender-hearted, would even shed a tear. My parents certainly had a method in disciplining a family of this size. There was a job waiting for all, all kinds of jobs. If not at home, if a neighbor needed help, we were sent there to help - no pay, just go. Now when I say trodding the same clods for fifty years plus, this is true. My mother reminded me many times when I was four years old, I took off my shoes & stockings in late October and wandered out to the cornfield where the family was picking corn. As the consequence, I got pneumonia for the third time, in fact, my parents and Doctor Blessin thought they would lose me, but I won the battle once more. | Threshing on the Schultz farm

7: Schultz Family - Back row: Elmer, Bertha, Kenneth, Roy, Harry, Velma, & Lawrence Front row: Gertrude, Dora, Mardella, Doris, August, & Milda

8: I never got discouraged at any particular point, of course I was still young. I am sure that my father's attitude toward farm life was reflected in his sons. I was left to handle horses at an early age. If they ran away, broke up a wagon or harnesses, I did not get a thrashing for it. I was left to plant corn at an early age; those days there was no fertilizer, herbicide, or insecticide to contend with, although we had cut worms and army worms to contend with. | My father's attitude was that we had to learn sometime and while we were young. He always kept his sons busy, he would take us to the timber when we had spare time, and taught us how to swing an axe and pull a cross cut saw. No matter how cold the weather we seemed to enjoy it. As the older brothers and sisters left home, got married, and started on their own, more and more responsibility fell on me, being the youngest son, and my father was very crippled with rheumatism. I could see after graduating from Postville High School in 1928 that farming would be my life. More responsibility followed. By 1931, I was the only son left to farm the home farm but not at all sorry. My father built a good set of buildings, well arranged back off the highway, wonderful location, a good place to live. My responsibility, I felt, was to take care of my parents’ accomplishments. My father had plenty of debt during his years of active farming, but he never felt discouraged. As the older brothers & sister left on their own, he would still try to help them in some small way to get them started on their venture in life. Again, I felt he could see a silver lining, things would work out for the good, regardless of the depression years of the early 1930's. | Threshing - Kenneth is in floppy hat and holding his nephew, Donald | Kenneth with his dog and horses

9: Well knowing my life would be farming, in 1933 I married my school classmate, Esther Deering, who was a farm girl and knew farm life, so she wasn't afraid of it. She attended University of Northern Iowa for two years. Only jobs available was to teach country schools. Taught country school two years. Her contract was signed with a salary of eighty ($80) per month. At the time we were considering getting married, which was set for June 14, 1933, on my grandmother and grandfather's 59th anniversary. We were married at six-thirty in the present Community Presbyterian Church. Rev. Galloway was our minister. I forgot the wedding license, he made me go home and get it before the ceremony. They have said that we were the first couple to have a church wedding in the present church. Our wedding dinner was held out at the Mort Deering farm home after the ceremony. Chivaries came not long after, the whole Henderson Prairie neighborhood. I didn't have much money, but I guess I gave them five dollars - with that they could buy a five gallon drum of ice cream easily. After the picture taking, etc., Esther and I headed for Waterloo. Stayed in the President Hotel. Next morning we headed for Chicago to World's Fair. We took my sister's Model A sedan car on our trip for I did not yet have a car of my own. | June 14, 1933 | E S T H E R | K E N N E T H | Community Presbyterian Church

10: Honeymoon | Newlyweds

11: Prior to our wedding plans I talked things over with my father and mother about getting married. I was 23 yrs old, about time to grab her. We were together ever since graduation from high school. My father built an ice house where we packed ice in for one year. The year was 1927 when we started the dairy business. Spring of 1933 we converted it into a little three room house, not big but cozy. I went into partnership with my father when we were married in 1933. My father had entered into an intensive dairy operation prior to 1933. In June of 1927 he took over a small dairy operated by Ed Poesch - father of Leslie Poesch. Then in October 1927 he bought out W. L. Meyer. We served the entire town of Postville, outside of a few town cows that were still around. When the Depression hit, competition came in, too. I delivered with a team of horses until about 1937, then went to a pickup truck. About 1931 to 1932 we delivered milk for seven cents a quart, four cents a pint, nine cents for half pint of whipping cream. We delivered house to house for twenty years 1927-1947. We never missed a delivery no matter how bad the storms. My farming has always been an interesting occupation. My father never held back on any of the changes in agriculture. I always was in the habit of talking things over with my father. Listen to advice given by elders, and then give thought to my own problems. I always have said my years of delivering milk I learned to appreciate the older people. Older retired farmers who would be out helping their sons during the week, on Sunday morning they would be sitting on the porch steps. We would always have a short visit, and that they always appreciated, I am sure - my milk team would always see to it that it would be a short visit. | Kenneth standing in front of the former ice house - now his and Esther's first home. | Kenneth & his two "Lady"s and the milk wagon | Dora Schultz with some dairy customers

12: Milk Man Covers Plenty of Miles in Daily Work Kenneth Schultz, who runs one of the wagons from the dairy of Aug. Schultz & Sons and supplies a lot of us with milk and cream daily, got to wondering one day last week just how much territory he covered on foot in lugging the bottles from his wagon to the various doorsteps on his route. Hence it was that he borrowed one of those "dinglefloppers" that you wear in your pants pocket that indicates the distance you travel, and when he got back home he found he had covered just 7 miles. That pleased him so much he kept the thing in his pocket all day and found out that in his usual chorings around he covered a grand total of 16 miles. Postville Herald – March 31, 1932 | Cleanliness is the Watchword of the Modern Schultz Sunny View Dairy It was some months ago that a certain Postville businessman suggested that if we wished to see something that would interest us and perhaps open our eyes it would be a good idea to visit the Sunny View Dairy Farm of Aug. Schultz & Son, two miles north of this city, from which source comes a goodly portion of the milk and cream supply for the residents of Postville. A short time ago we were "taken for a ride" to this farm at the time of the evening milking and bottling of the milk and we were Impressed with this one fact more than any other that "cleanliness is next to Godliness" to the modern dairy. The "boss" of the place gave us a personally conducted tour that was quite enlightening. First of all we noticed on entering the barn where 52 head of fine cattle, mostly Guernseys, with a few choice Holsteins, were being milked by two men, a girl and two milking machines, was the fact that there was no barn odor about the premises, the sldewalls, ceiling, stanchions and every post in the barn were whitewashed, the floors and stalls heavily limed, and the cattle had no use whatever for their tails except as ornaments, as there was not a fly to disturb them while they were eating their grain ration. Next we visited the milk house, presided over by Mrs. Schultz and assisted by her new helper, Mrs. Kenneth Schultz, which, as might be expected, was also scrupulously clean. In this department are a number of electric motors which take care of the frigidaire, separator, milk cooling system, etc. The milk from the barn was poured into a tank and ran down over a group of coils chilled with brine and water and reduced from the animal heat temperature to 45 degrees In a very short time, and the milk runs directly from the receiving vat into the bottle, which is then capped and immediately put into the frlgidaire to be kept at the proper temperature until delivery time. There is also In this department the equipment for scrubbing, steaming and rinsing the bottles and they emerge scrupulously clean. And the milk is also strained four times between bossie and the bottle. We were then shown hastily thru the new home of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Schultz, which we found most elegantly furnished and fixed up very nicely indeed. It was now time to return home for the evening delivery of milk and cream for Postville stores was ready to start , we climb aboard the auto and in a few minutes are back in town after a most pleasant visit to this modern dairy, and we appreciate the value of our milk and cream more, since the inspection, and anyone else could not help but enjoy a visit to Sunny View Dairy Farm. Postville Herald – July 6, 1933 | Sunny View Dairy Barn

13: Responsibility fell on my wife and I, a real asset in molding one's life. You learn the meaningful things of life, you learn to appreciate the things your mother and father worked so hard for. At this point in my life, I had the habit of walking out over the farm in the evening, maybe in the pasture where the cows were grazing, and where I could see almost the entire farm. The crops were growing well, the pastures green, the sun was setting, the air was perfect. I would say to myself, I hope I can own this farm some day. It was the height of my ambition to own the farm and develop a herd of registered Holstein cattle which I had already been working on. My wife and I had worked hard, along with the help of our parents, we thought it time to maybe buy the farm. | We finally asked my parents for this opportunity. They consented, the time April 1st, 1942 when we took over the ownership. My father was then seventy-five years old, my mother sixty-five. Our little house was just getting too small as our family grew, which they realized. We lived and worked together for nine years, 1933 to 1942 on the farm, only we had the separate houses, as I had three younger sisters still at home. We all worked together. Had lots of happy memories as our children grew up with a grandmother and grandfather around. They would fall asleep on their grandfather's lap many times while we were doing the chores. I always felt it left an impression of appreciation and love in the minds of the children. | Grandpa August Schultz and grandson, John Schultz | Grandpa August Schultz watches over granddaughter, Donna Schultz

14: "Lady" Passes On "Lady", the faithful old horse of August Schultz & Son's dairy, is no more. She went to the equine heaven last week after having been a familiar figure on Postville streets for over 15 years. She was 28 years old. "Lady" was known to everyone. She knew every stop on the dairy route in town; and when seven years ago her owners decided to make her work a bit easier by hitching her double with a stablemate, she taught the latter all the stops along the route with patience and perseverance. Kenneth Schultz had a tear in his eye when he told us how a humane method had to be employed to send “Lady'' to the other world. Postville Herald – July 13, 1939 | Kenneth Schultz Buys Farm and Dairy Business A deal was consumated last week whereby August Schultz of this city sold to his son, Kenneth, the home farm of 200 acres located north of Postville at $150 per acre. In addition to the farm, Kenneth also purchased the complete inventory, the dairy business and the 80 acres of pasture land located near the Old Stone House. The latter place was sold for $2,000. The Schultzes have owned the farm for the past 30 years and started the dairy business 14 years ago. Kenneth had been associated in this business with his father for the past nine years. Mr. and Mrs. Schultz retired from the farm and moved to Postville on March 1. Postville Herald – May 13, 1942 | Kenneth Schultz shows the Universal milking machine | Thank You! Having sold my dairy business to Paul Waters of the North Side Dairy, effective March 1st, I wish to take this method of expressing my sincere thanks to the many patrons and friends who through the 20 years the Schultz's have served them have accorded us their business. The serious labor situation and other circumstances compelled me to dispose of my business and I wish to bespeak for Mr. Waters the same consideration you have always given me. In leaving the milk delivery business I take with me many fond remembrances of favors shown me, and I shall always cherish the friendships I made while serving you. Cordially yours, Kenneth Schultz SUNNY VIEW DAIRY Postville Herald – February 26, 1947

15: When The Dairy Business Was A Horse And Cart Operation Sunny View Dairy owned and operated by August Schultz with his sons started its operation June 1, 1927 on the farm now occupied by John Schultz, buying a small dairy operation from Ed Poesch. Milk was placed in the restaurant owned and operated by Jim Steele, now the Nyberg Farm Store, where people could buy a quart of milk when needed. Fresh milk was delivered morning and evening. Ice was the means of refrigeration. On October 1, 1927 they purchased the dairy operation from W. L. Meyer and delivered milk house to house, except there were still a few town cows for competition Seven Cents When the depression came, milk dropped from ten cents a quart to seven cents a quart, four cents a pint, and nine cents for a half pint. of whipping cream. Then on Aug. IS, 1934 the price was raised to eight, four and ten cents respectively. Daily delivery was made regardless of storms. Their daily diary reads like this, Jan. 1, 1942 heavy snow and terrible blizzard. Jan. 2, took big team of horses and bobsled to deliver Milk. On Jan. 7 still 30 degrees below zero (entire week). Kenneth Schultz came into operation as partner with his father in 1933 and continued the dairy until October, 1947. Milk delivered during those twenty years was raw whole milk, not pasteurized. It had the cream line on a quart of milk that many housewives would say they could pour off and whip. The good old daysl | Team Was Beat The team of horses shown in the picture hitched to the Sunny View Dairy milk wagon was the delivery team until 1937 when the change was made to a pickup truck for delivery. The team was really the best method for delivery as they would travel the streets by themselves, even main street, never dented a car, and never an insurance claim against the horses. The oldest of the two horses made the daily trips into town for a total of at least fifteen years. She made six of the fifteen years for W. L. Meyer. She lived to be twenty one years old. Mr. Schultz reminisces, being a milkman was truly a great and unforgettable period. Wednesday, June 26, 1974 Postville (Iowa) Herald | Team Delivery For 10 Years Kenneth Schultz is pictured here on the wagon of Sunny View Dairy which delivered milk daily to businesses and residents in Postville until 1937 when a pickup truck was purchased. The team was so accustomed to the routine they would travel the route by themselves.

16: Kenneth, Donna, & Esther | Kenneth & Donna | Donna & John | Donna, Kenneth, & John | Donna, Esther & John | John | Donna | Raising a family

17: Kenneth, John, Donna, Esther, & Baby Barbara | Pal wants to play with Donna & Barbara | John, Donna, & puppies! | Barbara | John, Barbara, & Donna | Donna & John with the chickens | on the farm

18: In 1948 (February) we were very, very fortunate. We had a flash fire that started in the kitchen about 8:30 in the morning. Children were still asleep, were left alone while we went out to do the rest of the chores. Geo. Frederick was working for us at the time and he discovered the house was on fire. Esther was in the milk house, I was up in the hay mound. Luckily, John got Barbara out of the downstairs bedroom window. Donna we got out of an upstairs window. Barbara was only three years, John 10 years old, Donna 12 years old. A frightening experience. Had to remodel the entire downstairs of the house. | Marginal Notes By Bill If there's such a thing as a "lucky" fire, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Schultz think they had it at their home Sunday. With their three children trapped in the burning house, asleep in their rooms, it just happened that their hired man should glance toward the house and saw smoke pouring out of it. Ordinarily chores keep them from having a full view of the house and the fire may have gotten much more of a headway before being discovered. Fires usually produce freakish things, like in cyclones. At the Schultz fire the heat melted a toy whistle into a round ball of metal, but the piano standing in the same room, "was in good tune" when Mrs. Schultz pounded the keys for a test Monday morning. * * * * * The value of the rural fire truck was also proven Sunday again. Within a few minutes after the alarm was sounded, the truck was at the scene of the fire. The firemen used a minimum of water, about 200 gallons, to put out the blaze. It has often been said that water causes more damage at a fire than the flames, but with careful, sympathetic firemen on the job, as those who man the local country equipment, damage has been held to a minimum at the fires they have attended. Postville Herald – March 3, 1948 | Donna, Esther, Kenneth, John, and Barbara (in front)

19: Two Country Fires Demonstrate Worth Of New Equipment Two fires in the country made trips necessary for the new rural fire fighting equipment, one on Sunday morning to the Kenneth Schultz farm, and the other call was to the Harlen Heins home on the Jess Uhl farm, northeast of town Tuesday forenoon. At the latter place it developed a chimney was burning out, but no damage resulted. The Schultz family was less fortunate. There fire had broken out behind the kitchen stove and before it was brought under control the downstairs rooms were badly burned or scorched by the terrific heat. Firemen used only 200 gallons of water to extinguish the fire. Mr. and Mrs. Schultz and their hired man, George Frederick, were out doing the morning chores. The Schultz children, Donna, 12, John, 10, and Barbara, 3, were sleeping in the house, when the fire was discovered by the hired man who summoned Mr. and Mrs. Schultz from their chores. The alarm was sent to neighbors and the town firemen via a telephone in the dairy house, and the fire truck responded at once. In the meantime the Schultz children were removed from the house through windows, the two younger children through the downstairs bedroom window, while Donna crawled out of an upstair window onto the porch roof, from where she was rescued by her father with the aid of a ladder. Much of the interior will have to be rebuild and some of the furniture needs replacing. Fire insurance adjustors came to the Schultz home Sunday afternoon to view and appraise the damage done, and it is hoped to start repair work immediately. Both Were Members. Chief Glenn Olson of the fire department reported Tuesday afternoon that both Mr. Schultz and Mr. Heins held membership in the rural fire fighting company. "At the farmers' banquet the other night I urged fire prevention measures be taken on all farms, as well as in town," Mr. Olson stated. "I again renew that warning today, and you may tell all farmers who have not joined up with the rural fire truck company that memberships are still available. And tell them, too, that the men manning the truck are ready and willing to answer all calls promptly. It was no snap to buck the snowstorm this morning, but weather won't stop us if we get the call for help." Postville Herald – March 3, 1948

20: In 1951 we had a Dispersal sale of our Registered Holstein herd. It was a very successful sale. | Kenneth Schultz and nephew, Robert Schultz, are at left; brother-in-law, Irving Deering, is second from right.

21: Kenneth Schultz To Hold Dispersal Kenneth Schultz will hold a dispersal sale of his famous registered Holsteins at the farm north of Postville on Thursday. October 25. Billed as the "Ken-Jon" sale, it will include 70 head of Holsteins. The herd includes a concentration of "Transmitter" and Tritomia Pietertje Ormsby blood lines. The first cow of the herd was purchased in 1929 and she heads a four generation group. The cattle selling includes 34 cows and heifers of production age. 16 open yearlings, four bulls and 15 baby calves. Full particulars of the sale maybe found on page eight of this issue of the Herald. Postville Herald – Oct. 17, 1951 | Holstein Sale Shows $607 Average Per Head There was a large attendance at the Kenneth Schultz dispersal sale of his Holstein herd last Thursday afternoon and bidding remained good throughout the afternoon. A total of 63 head of purebred cattle was sold in the ring with an average of $607 per head. The top cow brought $1,200 and the top bull brought $1,000. The bull was purchased by the Postville Bull Club members. Buyers came from Iowa and surrounding states for the sale. The weather was excellent for the occasion. Postville Herald – Oct. 31, 1951

22: In 1947, we bought my brother's farm (Harry) for $125 per A. - we called it the Frankville farm - then sold it to Erbie Steffens for $300 per A. In 1958 we purchased the Fred Hangartner farm 160A - $325 per acre - which joins the home farm - gave me 360 A. Built the new home 1963. Moved into it about the middle of Dec. 1963. Built the first Harvestore 1966 and also the cattle shed, built second Harvestore 1968. This in addition to home farm gave us 360 A also the pastureland - what we call the Stone House property. I took this property over in 1942 when I purchased the home farm. All in all it has been an excellent farming unit for John and myself. | Cows at the Stone House pasture | Kenneth & Esther's second farm

23: Today, 1976, I find myself in the same situation as my father, back a number of years ago. My wife and I feel very fortunate for the family we have. They all had the desire to get their college education. Donna graduated from University of Northern Iowa in (1957). She taught school. Married her husband and has two daughters. Barbara graduated from the University of Iowa, got her four year Nursing Degree. Barbara is married and has two fine boys. John graduated from Iowa State University (1960). got his four year degree in Farm Operations. John is married and has four children, two boys and two girls. John decided he wanted to farm after graduation, so it was in 1960 we started our partnership, and has been a successful operation for the past sixteen years. | I relinquished my ownership on the home farm. I sold the home farm in 1972 to John, thirty years after I purchased it from my father (1942), the same home farm my father purchased in (1912). | Donna | John | Barbara | Esther & Kenneth

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