Shultes, John B.

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Schultes, J.B. was born in Albany County on March 16, 1840 a son of Paul Schultes and Anna E. Bogardus.[1]


J.B. was reared on a farm and educated in Berne, he located in Rensselaerville, and operated a saw and cider mill business.[1]

Marriage and Children

In 1866 he married Miss Elizabeth E. Snyder of Berne and has one son, Arthur Schultes who was educated in Rensselaerville.[1]

Military Service

Name: John B. Shultes[2]
Residence at Enlistment: Berne[2]
Place of Birth: Berne, NY[2]
Date of Birth: 16 March 1839 [2]
Names of Parents: Paul (Shultes) and Anna Bogardus[2][3]
Marital Status: Single[2]
Occupation: Farmer[2]
Term of Enlistment: 3 years[2]
Bounty Received: $100.00[2]
Enlistment Date: 4 Aug 1862[4]
Enlistment Place: Albany, New York[2]
Enlistment Rank: Private
State Served: New York
Regiment: 7th Regiment NY Heavy Artillery[4]
Company: Company D
Promotion Date: 25 Feb 1864
Promotion Rank: Corporal[4]
Captured on: 16 Jun 1864
Captured at: Petersberg, VA[4][2]
Imprisoned at: Andersonville, Millen and Florence, GA[2]
Paroled Date: 26 Feb 1865
Muster Out Date: 23 May 1865
Muster Out Place: Jarvis US Army Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Additional Remarks: Enlisted at age 23. Name also spelled Shutes or Schultes.[4] "Taken prisoner at the Battle of Petersburg June 15th 1864 for eight months and 10 days in Southern prisons at Andersonville, Millen and Florence Paroled Feb 27 1865 Discharged May 1865 P.O. Address Bern Albany Co N.Y."[2]
Sources Used:, US Civil War Soldiers 1861-1865; Annual Report of the Adjutant-General of the State Of New York For The Year 1898; Howell, George Rogers, History of the County of Albany, NY from 1609-1886, W. W. Munsell & Co., 1886, page 817; Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War; 1850, 1860 & 1865 census, Town of Berne, Albany Co. NY


His wife died in 1910, and John died in New York at the home of his son, Arthur, in March of 1911.

John B. Shultes and his wife, Elizabeth Snyder buried at the Rensselaerville Cemetery, courtesy of Russ


Altamont Enterprise, March 17, 1911 John B. Shultes, an old resident of Rensselaerville, died at the home of his son, Arthur Shultes, at New York last week. His remains were brought to Rensselaerville for interment beside those of his wife who passed away about a year ago. One son survives.

Additional Research Notes

Schultes, J. B., was born in Albany county, March 16, 1840, and is a son of Paul and Anna E. (Bogardus) Schultes, born in Berne and a son of Adam, a son of one of the earliest settlers of the town of Berne, where he and the grandfather of J. B. died. The father has been a farmer and a saw mill man. He died in 1886, and his wife died in 1890. J. B. was reared on a farm and educated in Berne. He located in Rensselaerville and engaged in the saw and cider mill business. In 1866 he married Miss Elizabeth E. Snyder of Berne, and has one son, Arthur, who was educated in Rensselaerville.

Landmarks of Albany County

Additional Media

Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Landmarks of Albany County, NY, Edited by Amasa J. Parker, Albany, NY
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War
  3. 1865 census, Berne, Albany Co., NY
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Annual Report of the Adjutant-General