Elizabeth B. Schultz

b. February 1878, d. 31 December 1939

Lizzie Schultz and son Emil "Bud," about 1917
  • Elizabeth B. Schultz was born in February 1878 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.
  • She was known as Lizzie.
  • According to family lore, Elizabeth B. Schultz was raised from an early age by the family of William August Schultz and they remained close throughout their lives as sister and brother.
  • John Schultz and Anna Nagel appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1880 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, at 121 Sheffield Avenue. Other members of the household included Elizabeth B. Schultz, William August Schultz.
  • She married Emil Gustav Schultz, son of Friedrich August Schultz and Matilda PIllat, on 21 September 1899 in Michigan City, LaPorte County, Indiana.
  • Emil Gustav Schultz and Elizabeth B. Schultz appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Michigan City, LaPorte County, Indiana, at 823 Buffalo Street. Other members of the household included William August Schultz.
  • Lizzie’s grandson treasures a ruby-stained glass tootpick holder inscribed “Lizzie Schultz 1901,” possibly a souvenir from the Pan American Exposition in Buffalo.
  • Emil Gustav Schultz and Elizabeth B. Schultz appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Michigan City, LaPorte County, Indiana, at 307 Pearl Street. Other members of the household included Helen Schultz, Clara Matilda Schultz, Emil C. Schultz and William August Schultz.
  • Emil Gustav Schultz and Elizabeth B. Schultz appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Michigan City, LaPorte County, Indiana, at 307 4th Avenue. Other members of the household included Helen Schultz, Clara Matilda Schultz and Emil C. Schultz.
  • Elizabeth B. Schultz died on 31 December 1939 at age 61 in Michigan City, LaPorte County, Indiana.
  • Her husband Emil Gustav Schultz became a widower at her death.
  • She was buried at Greenwood Cemetery in Michigan City, LaPorte County, Indiana.
  • The following appeared on 6 December 1948 in the Michigan City News-Dispatch: Emil Gustav Schultz, 70, 307 Pearl, died at his home at 4 a.m. today following a brief illness.
         Funeral Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Hummer Mortuary. Burial will be in Grenwood Cemetery. Friends may call at the mortuary Tuesday afternoon, evening and Wednesday until the funeral hour.
         Mr. Schultz was born April 23, 1878, in Posen, Germany. He was the son of Frederick and Matilda (Pillat) Schultz and had been a resident of this county for 67 years. On September 21, 1899, in this city, he was married to Elizabeth Schultz, who preceded him in death.
         Surviving are a son, Emil C. Schultz, Potts Town, Pa; two daughters, Mrs. Helen Shepherd, LaPorte, and Mrs. Clara Keithl[e]y, Michigan City.
  • Last Edited: 10 Jun 2015

Family: Emil Gustav Schultz b. 23 April 1878, d. 6 December 1948