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.
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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