Peter Schuttler : The Wagon King Essay

1038 Words Nov 9th, 2016 5 Pages
Peter Schuttler, also known as the wagon king, was an entrepreneur and a knowledgeable business man that had a booming business that lasted from eighteen forty-three to the nineteen twenties. Peter Schuttler, born on December 22, 1812 in Wachenheim, Germany, emigrated from Germany to the United States. Peter Schuttler was only 22 when he emigrated from Germany. During the first few years living in the United States, Peter worked as a wagon maker in Sandusky, Ohio. After ten years of working as a wagon maker, Peter went on to form one of the largest wagon businesses in the history of the United States of America, the Peter Schuttler Wagon Company. Peter’s wagon company helped pave the way for the interest of transportation and exploration of the new regions of the United States. Schuttler set up his own wagon making company the same year he moved to Chicago, Illinois. The Peter Schuttler Wagon Company took off due to the immense demand for wagons at the time. This demand for wagons was due to the gold rush taking on in California at the time. Many people migrating to California to mine for gold were in dire need of a heavy and reliable vehicle, a job Peter Schuttler was ready to take head on. Another reason there was a high demand for wagons was due to the increased exploration in America. Soon after founding his company, the Peter Schuttler Wagon Company had employed around one-hundred men in his wagon making business. These one-hundred hard working men produced an average…

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