This column is part of a feature series which focuses on a different Centre County family each week. Five new columns will be released each month unless some technical difficulty enters the picture.
This column's focus is on SHULTZ. An effort has been made to identify all persons carrying that name in the 1890 U.S. Census, using the Centre County business directory which was formed from a preliminary review of that census before the larger set of 1890 U.S. Census records was destroyed by fire. (Sadly, the postal directory does not typically provide the ages of females, but it's the best record we've got).
One book in the Pennsylvania Room of the Centre County Library in Bellefonte apparently deals in part with the Shultz family. It is Larry Wilson's Genealogy of the Family of Wilson of Pennsylvania, Ohio and Missouri: Including the Allied Lines of Deaton, Searls, Melvin, Hildebrand, Shultz, Shantz and Hollinger (Kansas City, Mo., 1994).
There are 17 first-name entries for Shultz in John Blair Linn's History of Centre and Clinton County (1883). In addition, there are several mentions of the name in Beers' Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania (1898).
And, now, your ancestors' Shultz neighbors in 1890:
Daniel E., 28, laborer--Roland Emily J. Charles W. 13 Harry C. 11 Eliza Mary B. Elizabeth H.--Roland Rachel C. George 24 Clara A. John O. 18 Henry A., 39, forgeman--Roland Henrietta W.H., 50, laborer--Milesburg Jane Mary E. Alta John L. 18 Miles J. 15 Blanche Phoebe Lillie B. Lela B. H. K. 8 H. W. 5 May A. C.
MILLHEIM Borough:William J., 36, laborer Jennie A. Minnie S. John O. 6 Daisy B.