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Jay County Indiana Biographies

Addison F. STULTZ, one of Jay county's well known and substantial farmers, stockmen and landowners, proprietor of an excellent farm in Greene township, situated on rural mail route No. 1 out of Pennville, has been a resident of this county since he was seventeen years of age and has done well his part helping in the work of development that has been carried on here during the past three decades and more. Mr. STULTZ was born on a farm in Wood county, Ohio, November 27, 1871, and is a son of Charles and Catherine ( WALTER ) STULTZ, the latter of whom was born in Hancock county in that same state. Charles STULTZ, who was a veteran of the Civil war, was born in Pennsylvania but when he was five years of age his parents moved from that state to Hancock county, Ohio, where he grew to manhood and was married. Shortly after his marriage he moved to Wood county, Ohio, where he bought a farm and established his home, remaining there until 1888 when he disposed of his interests in Ohio and came to Indiana, buying a tract of 244 acres in Greene township, this county. He drained and cleared that place, erected new buildings and otherwise improved it, and as his affairs prospered added to his land holdings until he became the owner of 324 acres in Greene and Penn townships. Charles STULTZ and his wife were the parents of five children, four of whom are now living, the subject of this sketch having two brothers, George F. and Joseph C. STULTZ, and a sister, Anna. As noted above, Addison F. STULTZ was seventeen years of age when he came to Jay county with his parents in 1888 and he at once took an active part in the labors of improving and developing the home place in Greene township. After his marriage he lived on a rented farm for two years and then bought a tract of forty-five acres from his father and started in "on his own." Mr. STULTZ's operations prospered and he is now the owner of an excellent farm of 284 acres, in the operation of which he is assisted by his sons, who since their marriage continue to live on the place, which has three sets of buildings and is admirably improved in accordance with modern methods. Since 1918 Mr. STULTZ and his sons have been giving particular attention to the breeding of pure bred Shorthorn cattle and Duroc Jersey hogs and are doing well along that line, feeding out about two carloads of hogs a year. Mr. STULTZ is a Democrat and a Freemason, is a past noble grand of the local lodge of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and is a member of the local grange of the Patrons of Husbandry, of which he formerly was a lecturer. In 1895 Addison F. STULTZ was united in marriage to Rosa DORIOT and to this union three children have been born, two sons, Charles and Irwin, and a daughter, Esther, the latter of whom is at home with her parents. Charles STULTZ married Fern DUGAN and has two children, Harold Francis and Wilbur Glenier. Irwin STULTZ married Majestia SMITH. Mrs. STULTZ was born in Putnam county, Ohio, and is a daughter of Emil and Louise ( CHARLES ) DORIOT, the latter of whom also was born in Ohio. Emil DORIOT was born in France. When he was two years of age his parents came to America and located in New York State, where they remained until he was about ten years of age, when they moved to Putnam county, Ohio, where he grew to manhood and was married, and where he established his home, becoming a substantial farmer and stockman. He and his wife were the parents of fourteen children, of whom eight are living, those besides Mrs. STULTZ being Lorena, Ida, Theo, Otto, Herdam, Lulu and Carrie. The STULTZ's have a pleasant home and have ever taken an interested part in the general social activities of the community in which they live.

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