"History of Lincoln, Oneida, and Vilas Counties Wisconsin"

Compiled by George O.Jones, Norman S. McVean and Others. Printed in 1924 by H.C.Cooper. Jr. & Co., Minneapoli-Winona MN. ill. 787 pages. The first two hundred pages are history of the three counties, the remainder of the book is biographies.


Schultz, Reinhold E. a former citizen of Tomahawk, familiarly known as "Ryan," who was for many years in railway service, both here and elsewhere, was born in Germany, March 18, 1873, son of Carl and Charolotte (MATHEY) SCHULTZ. He was but three weeks old when he was brought by his parents to this country, the family settling at Portage, Wis., where they remained three years, subsequently moving to a farm in the town of Lewiston, Columbia County. There Reinhold attended common or district school. As his earliest occupation, aside from farm work, he chose telegraphy, which he learned under his brother Herman, having entered the employ of the C. M. & St. P. Railway Co. His first regular position was at Hazelhurst, Oneida County, as agent and operator, and from there he was transferred to Star Lake, and later to Merrill as cashier in the company's office. After remaining in Merrill two years, he came in 1890 to Tomahawk as operator, in which position he remained until his death on March 9, 1913, as the result of an automobile accident three months previous. At Portage, Wis., on June 14, 1889, Mr. SCHULTZ was united in marriage with Emma L., daughter of Carl and Amelia (ZESKE) SCHULTZ of that place, where she was born Aug. 13, 1877. Her parents were natives of Germany, the father born in September, 1850, and the mother May 5, 1852. The came to the United States at the ages of 18 and 16 respectively and were subsequently married at Portage, where Carl SCHULTZ died Feb. 23, 1909, and Mrs. Amelia SCHULTZ on July 23, 1922. Mr. and Mrs. R. E. SCHULTZ, the latter of whom as may be noticed, did not change her name on marriage, began domestic life together in Merrill. To them was born one child, Karl R., March 4, 1909, who was graduated from the grade school in Tomahawk. Mr. SCHULTZ was a member of the Masonic order, belonging to the local Blue Lodge and Eastern Star Chapter; also to the Modern Woodmen of America, the Maccabees and the Order of Railway Telegraphers. He was the owner with his brother Herman of 160 acres of cut-over land adjacent to the city of Tomahawk. The family home is at No. 203 Second Street.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 757, History of Lincoln, Oneida and Vilas Counties Wisconsin; Compiled by George O. Jones, Norman S. McVean and Others 1924, H. C. Cooper, Jr. & Co

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