Hans Schultz was born in 1830, probably in Germany.
Hans immigrated to America and settled in western Michigan sometime before the war broke out.
He was 31 years old and possibly living in Grand Rapids when he enlisted in Company C on May 13, 1861. (Company C was made up largely of German and Dutch immigrants, many of whom lived on the west side of the Grand River in Grand Rapids. This company was the descendant of the old Grand Rapids Rifles, also known as the “German Rifles,” a prewar local militia company composed solely of German troopers.)
Hans was reported as sick in the Regimental hospital in August and September of 1862. He was mustered out on June 20, 1864, at Detroit.