BAUJAN, OTTO WILLIAM, a miller, and the foreman of all the elevators in the city of Beardstown operating under the name of Schultz, Baujan & Co., merchant millers, is one of the leading men of Cass County and one who is leaving his impress upon contemporary business history here. He was born at Beardstown, March 10, 1871, a son of John and Catherine (Yeck) Baujan, natives of Germany. The father came to Cass County from Germany in 1852, while the mother arrived here in 1854, making the trip with her brothers. John Baujan was a brickmaker by trade and later he conducted a milling business, under the name of J. Baujan & Co., until his death July 4, 1889.
Otto William Baujan was educated at Beardstown and learned the milling business, following which, for five years, he was in the employ of the firm of J. Baujan & Co., merchant millers. He then went into business for himself and conducted the same for ten years, then sold and associated himself with his old firm, having been employed by them for the past fifteen years. He is a good judge of human nature and is able to handle his men in a manner satisfactory to all.
On May 24, 1894, Mr. Baujan was married in Cass County to Nellie F. Duchardt, born in Cass County, February 6, 1875. Mr. and Mrs. Baujan have had two sons: Finas W. and Rayman R. Mr. Baujan owns his home at Beardstown, and is in comfortable circumstances financially. In politics he is a Democrat, while fraternally he belongs to the Maccabees, the Elks and the Modern Woodmen of America. He was reared in the faith of the German Lutheran church but does not belong as a member to any religious organization.