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George Edward Schulz


Wisconsin Its Story and Biography, 1848-1912, by Ellis Baker Usher, Vol VIII, 1914.


Until his appointment, January 1, 1911, as United States collector of customs at the port of Milwaukee, George Edward Schulz was a Milwaukee business man, and since concluding his apprenticeship in 1890 has been identified with the drug trade in that city.


His father, Louis Schulz, was one of the early German settlers in Wisconsin, having arrived in America from Frankfort-on-the-Main in 1848, first settling in Watertown, where he was a Text Box: Father early druggist; Fountain Drug Storedruggist, and moving to Milwaukee in 1871. The mother came to this country from the district of Hanover, Germany, and met and married Louis Schulz in Milwaukee. George Edward Schulz was born December 17, 1868, in Watertown, Wisconsin, and was about three years old when the family established its home in Milwaukee. His early education was acquired in the public schools, finishing with a course in Concordia College at Milwaukee, and after an apprenticeship in the drug business engaged in that line for himself in 1890.


Though an active Republican since casting his first vote, Mr. Schulz never held nor aspired to any office until his appointment to his present duties as collector of customs, an appointment which was in recognition of his ability as a business man and thoroughly met the approval of citizens of all parties. Mr. Schulz is a member of the Lutheran church. On June 21, 1892, he married Alma Stephan, daughter of Martin Stephan. They have two daughters: Alma A., born at Milwaukee, November 8, 1896; and Hilda, born at Milwaukee, October 26, 1902.