Biography of John L. Schultheis
Posey County, Indiana Biographies

John Lorenz Schultheis, clerk of the city of Mt. Vernon, is a native of Indiana, and was born in Haubstadt, Gibson county, on May 21, 1865, the son of Lambert and Elizabeth (Mauder) Schuitheis. Lambert Schultheis was born in Germany, September 24, 1838, and died on August 9, 1903. He came to the United States in 1844, with his father, Michael Schuitheis, who had $800, considered a large sum for an emigrant at that time. He came to Gibson county, Indiana, and bought land. His residence in the new land was short, however, as he died about three months after investing in Gibson county. Lambert, but six years of age at the time of his father's death, was reared in the family of Anton Schaefer, a distant relative, and later learned the cooper's trade. When seventeen years of age he secured employment, as a cooper, with Anton Raben, of St. Wendel, Posey county, remaining in his employ until 1872. From the last mentioned year until his death, which occurred in 1903, he followed the carpenter's trade. He was a Democrat in his political affiliations, and a devout member of the Catholic church. He married when a young man, Elizabeth Mauder, the daughter of Joseph and Margaret Mauder, of Haubstadt, Gibson county. She was born on May 8, 1839, and died on August 29, 1869. They were the parents of four children, two of whom survive: John Lorenz, the subject of this review, and Kate, who married Victor Knapp, M. D., a resident of Ferdinand, Ind. Mary, the eldest child, married August Wolf, who died, and she married Fred Schnautz, of Haubstadt. She died on April 30, 1901. Joseph M., the youngest of the children, died January 24, 1911, aged forty two. Lambert Schuitheis married for a second wife, Kate Handel, and of this union one son was born. Edmond, a resident of Mt. Carmel, and a cooper by trade. John Lorenz Schuitheis received his educationa training in the parochial school of Haubstadt, and was taught the carpenter's trade by his father, a line of occupation he followed until 1891. in the vicinity of Haubstadt until 1886, when he removed to Mt. Vernon, and until 1891, in the last named city. From 1891 to 1895. he was employed as clerk by William Melton. from 1895 until 1903. in a like capacity by Andrew A. Schenk. and from 1903 until January, 1906, as secretary and manager of the Mt. Vernon Opera House, by the late August Schieber. In 1905, he was elected treasurer of the city of Mt. Vernon, for a four year term, which expired in January. 1910. His administration of the affairs of that office was such as to secure his election, in 1909, by a flattering majority, to the city clerkship, in which position he is now serving. He is a Democrat, has been an active worker in his party's interests, and enjoys the confidence of his fellow citizens. As a public official, his acts have been marked by honesty and fidelity, and the departments of the city's business over which he has had charge have been known for their efficiency. Mr. Schuitheis is a member of Posey Aerie, No. 1717, Fraternal Order of Eagles, and of the German Aid Society of Mt. Vernon, of which he is secretary. Mr. Schuitheis married, on November 1, 1898, Miss Anna Maus, the daughter of Charles and Elizabeth Maus, of Mt. Vernon. Mr. Maus was a well known millwright and many of the flouring plants of Posey county were built under his supervision. Mrs. Schuitheis was born on August 15, 1870. There is one child of this union, Ruth E. Schuitheis, born August 22, 1899.

History of Posey County, Indiana
John C. Leffel, Editor
Standard Publishing Company
Chicago 1913.

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