|C. A. Schatz
Born June 15, 1858
||C. A. Schatz, who is a successful representative of the agricultural interests of Lovell township, is a native of this county and was born June 15, 1858. His parents were August and Eliza (Altmans) Schatz, both of German birth. In 1854, shortly after their marriage, they came to America, locating first in Dubuque county, Iowa, and three years later coming to Jones county. Here Mr. Schatz pursued the life of a farmer until he retired from active participation in his vocation and took up his residence in Monticello, where he and his wife are still living. Five children were born to them: Dora, who is the wife of Fred Kellogg, of Center Junction, Iowa; C. A., who is the subject of this sketch; Bertha, who has remained at home; one who died in infancy; and Anna, who is also deceased.
C. A. Schatz was reared at home and in the common schools of the township learned the practical lessons which would fit him for the responsibilities of life. At the age of twenty-seven he married, and being desirous to establish a home of his own bought eighty acres of land in Lovell township, which is part of the place on which be now lives, for as the years brought rich returns to his diligent and unremitting industry he has been able to add to the original tract until he has now tripled its acreage, owning two hundred and forty acres in Jones county. He also has one hundred and sixty acres in Texas, a fact which serves to show that he is a man to seize every opportunity for advancement that presents itself. On his farm in Lovell township, in addition to the raising of cereals, he devotes considerable time to dairying, obtaining from both industries an income that is a gratifying reward for his many hours of hard labor and serves to place him among the substantial men engaged in like pursuits in his locality.
Mr. Schatz was united in marriage to Miss Anna Harms, a native of Illinois and a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Harms who are now deceased. Eight children have been born to the couple, namely: E. A., Mary,. Dora, Harm, Carl, Anna, Eliza and Clara. The youngest has passed away, and Mary is now the wife of Adolph Egger, of Delaware county, Iowa, but the others live at home.
Mr. and Mrs. Schatz are members of the German Lutheran church, that being the faith in which they were reared, while Mr. Schatz gives his support in political matters to the democratic party, placing all confidence in the principles enunciated in its platform. While he cannot be called la politician in the sense of being a seeker for office, the success he was won in his own private concerns naturally suggested to his fellow citizens that he would be a man in whose judgment they might place reliance when it was exercised in their behalf. Accordingly through a period of twenty-seven years he was called upon to serve them as a school director and is now one of the trustees of the township. His duties have ever been administered with care and honor, so that he enjoys the respect and good will of those who have come in contact with him in a business way or as a representative of the people.
Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Past and Present, R. M. Corbitt, S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., Chicago, 1910, p. 85.
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