Robert Schultz is the proprietor of the Theodore Harms Bottling Works, situated at 715 North Fifth street, a business which he purchased in 1908. He was born in Pommern, Germany, December 18, 1874, a son of William and Maria Schultz, both of whom were natives of the fatherland. The father died when our subject was only a small boy and the mother is living in Germany. Robert Schultz emigrated to the United States in 1890, soon afterward settling in Sheboygan where he entered the employ of the Crocker Chair Company. After remaining with that concern for a time he afterward went into business on the south side of the city, where he continued until in 1908, when he sold out and bought the business which he is at present conducting. In his factory he manufactures a large variety of soft drinks with which he supplies the trade in Sheboygan and neighboring cities.
Mr. Schultz was married in 1896 to Miss Bertha Splittgerber, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. August Splittgerber, both natives of Pommern, Germany. The father came to the United States in 1889 and was employed in a factory until the time of his death, which occurred in 1911. Unto Mr. and Mrs. Schultz were born three children, all of whom are living at home with their parents, namely: Erna, a graduate of the high school; Rosa, who has completed the work of the public school; and Elvira.
In his fraternal relations Mr. Schultz is a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, the Independent Order of Foresters, the Concordia Singing Society and the Turners. Mr. Schultz has long since earned the reputation of being a successful, upright and progressive business man. He has thoroughly mastered the details of his manufacturing business and by giving strict attention to his work and endeavoring by every possible means to render excellent service to his customers he has become successful. He is one of the highly respected citizens of Sheboygan and is well known not only in his own city but to the trade in a large surrounding territory.
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