HARMON SCHULTZ

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              HARMON SHULTZ, a farmer, residing on his tract of five acres situated on the Kittanning road one mile south of the Brady�s Bend road, in Brady�s Bend township, owns also two other pieces of farm property, nine acres in Sugar Creek township, and forty-three acres which he recently purchased.  He is a miner as well as farmer.  He was born near Slate Lick, Armstrong Co., Pa., Jan. 2, 1863, son of August and Caroline (Houser) Shultz.

             August Shultz was born in Saxony, Germany, where he was reared, and there learned the business of weaving broadcloth.  Three years before coming to America, he married Caroline Houser, also a native of Germany, and five children were born to them:  Annie, who is the wife of Miles Daugherty, of Newmansville, Clarion Co., Pa.; Frederick, who is a farmer in Forest county, Pa.; Caroline, widow of Charles Garner; Harmon; and Edward, who is chief of the police force at Butler, Pa.  When August Shultz first came to Pennsylvania, he settled at Saxonburg, in Butler county, but soon after went to Freeport, Pa., and subsequently worked in the woolen mills of Butler and Kittanning.  In 1869 he began to mine coal in Brady�s Bend, after which for fifteen years he was engaged in weaving carpets.  He died in 1899 at the age of seventy-eight years, and was buried in the cemetery at Brady�s Bend, by the side of his wife, who had died in 1883, aged fifty-three years.  They were members of the German Lutheran Church. He voted with the Republican party, but was not much of a politician.

             Harmon Shultz attended school in Brady�s Bend township until sixteen years of age, when he went to Forest county, working in the woods there for seven years and then returning to Brady�s Bend township.  In the fall of 1913, he bought a farm of forty-three acres near the old homestead.

             On May 10, 1885, Mr. Shultz was married to Minnie Shong, daughter of Anthony and Margaret (Deisel) Shong, early settlers in this township, and they became the parents of six children:  Annie, who died in 1903, aged fifteen years; Harmon, Jr., who is a miner; Tillie, who attended the Slippery Rock State Normal School, is a music teacher and also teaches school, having been engaged three consecutive terms in Brady�s Bend township; Wesber, who is a coal miner; and Elmer and Earl, both of whom are going to school.  The family belongs to the Lutheran Church.  Mr. Shultz has been a lifelong Republican, but has never accepted any public office except that of school director, having been on the school board since 1904, with the exception of one year.  He belongs to the Knights of Pythias at Chicora, and to the Odd Fellows at Brady�s Bend, withdrawing from there to join East Brady Lodge (he has been an official in his lodge). 

Source: Page 859, Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J. H. Beers & Co., 1914
Transcribed May 2002 by James R. Hindman for the Armstrong County Beers Project
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