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Joe Schutz

1871 - 1935


Waterloo paper, 1935


Funeral services were held at St. Henry’s on September 6, 1935, for Joe Schutz, age 64, who died of a heart attack on September 3rd.


Joe Schutz, son of George and Catherine Schutz, was born February 8, 1871, at LeRoy, WI, where he resided for several years.  The family then moved to Neosha where he remained for four years and learned the blacksmith trade.


Later he moved to Watertown to continue his blacksmith trade and was married there on February 16, 1898 to Rose Appenfeldt at St. Henry’s.


A few years after their marriage they moved to a farm near Sun Prairie where they resided for twenty-five years, and then moved to the Foley farm, north of Waterloo and later to the Hanke farm south of the village.  They resided on that farm, south of the village, for seven years.


Besides his wife he is survived by four children, one daughter, Mrs. William Schultz, Jr.; three sons, George, Raymond and Louis; five grandchildren; one brother, Louis Schutz and a sister, Mrs. Herman Schoechert.


Mr. Schutz dropped dead while working in a corn field at the Tom Fenney farm, south of Waterloo, one of his neighbors.  He was helping fill silo and suffered the attack shortly after dinner.


Burial was in St. Henry’s Cemetery.