Fred H. Schulz, who in the conduct of a real estate business has aided in the development of important additions and in negotiating many important property transfers in Racine, his native city, was born on the 17th of March. 1885. a son of John and Minnie (Teske) Schulz, both of whom were natives of Germany. They came to the United States in 1866, establishing their home in Racine, where the father engaged in business as a carpenter contractor, being identified with building operations for a number of years, but now living retired.
After passing through consecutive grades in the public schools Fred H. Schulz was graduated from the Racine high school with the class of 1901, giving considerable attention during his high school days to the commercial course and later pursuing a commercial course in the Wisconsin Business College. He has been identified with the insurance business since 1901 and in 1907 he entered into partnership with I. O. Mann for the conduct of a real estate and insurance business. That association was maintained until 1912, when the partnership was dissolved and Mr. Schulz organized the F. H. Schulz Company to operate in the same line in which he had formerly been engaged. While associated with Mr. Mann he was active in putting upon the market the Mound addition in 1911. He now conducts a general real estate, insurance and loan business and deals in mortgage bonds and other commercial paper. He has built up the business to large proportions, necessitating the employment of several men, and his career is actuated by a spirit of indomitable energy and enterprise. His high position in the regard of those devoting their energies to similar lines is indicated by the fact that he is now secretary of the real estate board of Racine, while in 1914 he was honored with the presidency of the Wisconsin Association of Real Estate Brokers. Neither has he confined his attention alone to this line, for he became one of the organizers and the secretary of the Call Publishing Company, which is now the Times-Call Company, and he still retains the position of secretary. He is also the secretary of the insurance board and his comprehensive knowledge of insurance and real estate business, resulting from broad, practical experience and wide study, enables him to speak with authority upon these questions.
Mr. Schulz is well known in fraternal circles as a member of Belle City Lodge No. 92, F. & A. M., and Racine Chapter, R., A. M. He belongs also to the Royal Arcanum, the Knights of Pythias and the Dramatic Order of the Knights of Khorassan. He is likewise a member of the Commercial Club and in politics is a republican, while his religious faith is indicated by his membership in the German Baptist church, of which he is now the treasurer. For the past two years he has been a member of the library board of Racine and in many other ways has given tangible evidence of his deep interest in the welfare and progress of the city, being ever among the first to respond to any call to further municipal interests.