Gus A. Schellinger is the owner of a valuable and highly improved farm of one hundred and fifteen acres located on section 27, Plymouth township, where he engages in general agricultural pursuits and stock-raising. He was born in the vicinity of Herman, Sheboygan county, on October 26, 1864, and is a son of Diosker and Constantina (Browninger) Schellinger. The parents were both natives of Germany, whence they emigrated to the United States, locating in Cleveland, Ohio. There they met and were subsequently married and later removed to Superior, Wisconsin, where the father worked in the copper mines.
It was his desire to become a farmer and when he had acquired the necessary capital to buy and improve a place he came to Sheboygan county. He first purchased forty acres of land in the vicinity of Herman, that he energetically cultivated until 1875. In the latter year he removed to Plymouth, where the family homestead is now located, and there he passed away in 1880. Of the twelve children born to Mr. and Mrs. Schellinger, nine are still living.
The first ten years in the life of Gus A. Schellinger were passed on the farm where he was born, and there he began his education, completing his course of study in the high school of Plymouth. After laying aside his text-books he assisted his father with the work of the farm, remaining at home until he had attained his majority. Soon thereafter he was married and removed to a farm he had bought in the vicinity of Sheboygan Falls. He resided on this place until 1890 when he turned it in as part payment for his present holding on section 27. He has since extended the boundaries of his farm until it now comprises one hundred and fifteen acres, on which he has wrought extensive improvements, including the erection of large barns and various outbuildings. Mr. Schellinger takes great pride in his place and everything from the well tilled fields to the carefully repaired buildings manifests a life of capably directed activity as well as systematic supervision.
On November 17, 1885, Mr. Schellinger was united in marriage to Miss Barbara Moore, a daughter of Peter Moore and a native of Germany, her birth having occurred in December, 1862. Mr. and Mrs. Schellinger have six children, as follows: Hattie, now Mrs. Carl Brockman, born October 30, 1886; Oliver, born April 6, 1888; Ida, born December 22, 1889; George, born March 8, 1891; Irene, born May 22, 1903; and Milton, born April 4, 1905.
Fraternally Mr. Schellinger is a member of the Equitable Fraternal Union, and his political support he gives to the republican party. He possesses unusual business ability and an aptitude for capable supervision and management that united with diligence and perseverance has enabled him to achieve success and numbers him among the substantial agriculturists of his community.
Information gathered and adapted from History of Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, Past and Present
Carl Zillier, Editor
Pubished by The S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1912, Chicago, IL