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manufacturer of guns and dealer in firearms and sporting goods,  Dorado Street, settled in San Jose and opened his present business in the spring of 1862. By keeping the best grades of goods, honest methods in dealing, and diligent attention to business, he has built up a prosperous and growing trade, and made friends of his customers.

        Mr. Schilling was born in Southern Germany in 1835. Before reaching his fifteenth birthday he crossed the Atlantic, arriving in New York in 1850. He visited a number of cities in the East and South, working at his trade of gunsmith, before coming to the Pacific Coast. He married Miss Dooty, in San Francisco. She is a native of Dublin, Ireland, but came to this country in her childhood. Their family consists of two daughters and three sons. Their eldest daughter has been a teacher for several years in the public schools, a portion of the time principal of the Fourth Ward School of San Jose. The eldest son, H. E., is assisting his father in business; and the second son, Frank A., after attending school four years at Santa Clara College, is studying law in San Jose; Raymond, the youngest son, is taking a course in the San Jose Business College. Mr. Schilling is a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, the Ancient Order of United Workmen, and of the Knights of Honor. Though always a hard worker, he is a remarkably well-preserved man, and has never required the services of a physician in his life. He owns a number of pieces of improved property in the city, including the store in which he carries on business.

Pen Pictures From The Garden of the World or Santa Clara County, California, Illustrated. - Edited by H. S. Foote.- Chicago:  The Lewis Publishing Company, 1888.

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