A. J. Shulse, farmer and stock-raiser, P. O., Kansas; was born in Nicholas Co., Ky., Oct. 17, 1827, being a son of Henry and Winnifred Shulse, the former a native of Kentucky, and the latter of Virginia. He was married Aug. 5, 1852, to Miss Martha J. Horn, a daughter of David and Anna Honn, of Nicholas County, Ky. She was born in that county May 9, 1826. In November, 1859, they removed to Coles County, and the following spring settled in their present home. Mr. and Mrs. Shulse are well pleased with the change from Kentucky to the prairies of Illinois. For nearly three years past, they have been traveling in the West, visiting the States of Missouri, Kansas and Colorado, spending over a year in the Rocky Mountains, and although well pleased with the Western country, have returned fully satisfied with their present home. Mr. Shulse owns a fine farm, improved with good buildings, shrubbery, orchards and miles of Osage hedge, which in summer time presents a most beautiful appearance. It occupies a commanding location, affording a fine view of the surrounding country. Mr. Shulse has devoted his attention exclusively to his business of farming, in which he has been very successful. His aim has been to farm in a thorough manner rather than to acquire large quantities of land, and the result fully demonstrates the wisdom of his course. His home farm contains 80 acres, besides which he has 20 acres of timber. In 1868, he was ordained an Elder in the Christian Church, since which time he has served in that capacity.