2. Henry Frederick Schulthies
Diabetic, leg amputated
orphaned at age 9
Excerpts from Henry F. Schulthies’ Life as told by Henry to grandson, Hal P. Schulthies, as told to sister, Celia Schulthies Darnell on 23 February 2013:
1. I was an orphan boy, and lived with various people: an uncle, grandma, neighbor, stepdad. At school the kids called me "Boob-a-lee". I said to them, "You call me that another time and I’ll hit you with a brick." They did and I hit them with a brick and they didn’t call me that any more.
2. Grandpa told Hal: "When things are bothering you and you’re thinking bad thoughts, go to work and work hard and the bad thoughts will go away."
3. I was an altar boy in the Catholic Church. I did something the Priest didn’t like, so the Priest took a candle and burned my fingers and I never did go back. I left home (with grandma, uncle, neighbor, stepdad) at age 14.
3. Lydia Ann Howard