John Shults, BiographyPorter County biographical sketches . . . .

Transcribed biography of John Shults

JOHN SHULTS was born in Washington County, Ind., September 16, 1816. He came with his mother or Porter County, Ind., in 1836, where he has since remained. On July 2, 1840, in this county, he was married to Deborah Heser, and shortly after moved to the farm which is now his home, and which he had bought previously; she died January 3, 1867. On December 25, 1871, he was married to Tillie Brown, born June 31, 1839. He has a family of eight children - Augustus, Rachel, Elizabeth D., Mary L., Virginia, Deborah H., John W. (deceased), and Cyrus D. Mr. Shults now owns 1,300 acres of land, after giving to his children about 500 acres. He began life as a poor boy, yet with energy, industry, and economy, he can consider himself worth about $50,000, an example of emulation. He is a most excellent man, with a large and happy family.

Source: Goodspeed, Weston A., and Charles Blanchard. 1882. Counties of Porter and Lake, Indiana: Historical and Biographical, Illustrated. Chicago, Illinois: F. A. Battey & Company. 771 p.
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