Schultz, Oscar T.

Dr. Oscar T. Schultz, deceased, during his lifetime a prominent physician of Posey county, Indiana, was born near Breslau, Germany, in 1848, and was the oldest son of Theodore and Henrietta (Weber) Schultz. The father came with his family to the United States in 1853 and located first in New York City, but after two years’ residence there moved to Evansville, Ind., where he engaged in the practice of medicine. Oscar T. received his education in the public schools of Evansville, graduating from the high school in 1856. In the fall of that year he moved to Owensboro, Ky., and taught in a private school. From 1868 to 1874 he was superintendent of German in the public schools of Owensboro and Evansville. February 26, 1875, he graduated from the Hospital College of Medicine at Louisville, Ky., at the head of his class. In April, 1875, he located in Mt. Vernon, where he resided and practiced his profession till the time of his death, which occurred late in the year of 1891. May 9, 1876, he married Louisa, daughter of John Pfeffer, of Mt. Vernon. To this union were born six children, four of whom are living. He and his family were prominent members of the German Evangelical Trinity church. Mrs. Schultz departed this life March 6, 1903. Dr. Schultz was one of a long line of physicians, there having been one at least in nearly every generation for three centuries, and his oldest son, Oscar Schultz, M. D., of Omaha, Neb., is not the least distinguished among the number.

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