EDWARD SCHULER, merchant, Mound City. Among the enterprising young business men of this place, we must count him whose name heads this sketch. He is a native of St. Louis, Mo., where he was born December 22, 1852. He is a son of George Schuler, born in 1821, in France. He came to the United States when quite young, and here, after a useful life, he died June 22, 1875, in Mound City. He had been an active member of the I. O. O. F. His wife was the mother of six children now living — George, John, Jacob, Edward, our subject, Theodore, and Mary, who is now the wife of C. L. Boekenkamp. Our subject was educated in the schools of this place, and here he learned the ship carpenter's trade, or more properly speaking, steamboat building, under Capt. William Hambleton. and followed it for about eleven years, till 1881, when he went into partnership with his brother-in-law, C. L. Boekenkamp, and has been engaged in the mercantile business ever since. Politically, Mr. Schuler is identified with the Republican party.
Extracted 02 Nov 2014 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, Part V - Biographical Sketches, page 277.