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William Scholle
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Birth: Jun. 24, 1822
Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
Death: May 16, 1913
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Born in Batavia, Germany, Wolf Sholey emigrated to American in 1845, joining his older brother in New York City

Brother of Abraham Scholle of New York City

Brother of Jacob Scholle of San Francisco and New York City

[From the 1858 San Francisco Directory:]
Scholle (Jacob) and Brother (Wm Scholle), manufacturers and importers clothing and gent's etc. 4 Custom House Block, Sacramento
Scholle, William (S. Brothers), dwl St. Mary's pl.

On the 1880 Census, another brother, Isaac (age 54, b.about 1826) had joined the Scholle household

Children of
William Scholle and Rosa Thurnauer (b.~1833/34) were:
* Albert G / Alfred W Scholle b. 1860
* Minna Scholle {Frowenfeld} b. 1862
* Florence Scholle {Rothenberg / Roberts} b. 15 Feb 1863 - d. 1 Sept 1949
* Clara Scholle {Kurzman} b. 1864
* Adolph T Scholle b. 1868- d.10 Dec 1894

[from The New York Times, May 17, 1913]

Willia Scholle, founder of the banking firm of Scholle Brothers, 5 Nassau Street, died yesterday, after four weeks' illness from pneumonia, at his home, 13 East Forty-ninth Street. He was born in Bavaria in 1822, and came to this country in 1841. A few years later he established the firm of Scholle Brothers, dealers in clothing and woolens, with a branch house in San Francisco. He went to California in 1950, when the firm became a banking establishment. He returned to New York in 1881.

[from The New York Times, Dec 3rd, 1913]

Six Institutions Benefit Under Banker Scholle's Will.
- William Scholle, founder of the banking firm of Scholle Brothers at 5 Nassau Street, who died May 16, in his will, which was filed for probate yesterday, made specific bequests of $17,000 to charitable institutions. The Montefiore Home for Incurables received $4,500 and the Pacific Hebrew Orphan Asylum and Home Society of San Francisco, the Home for Aged and Infirm Hebrews, the Hebrew Benevolent Orphan Asylum, the Mount Sinai Hospital, and the Hebrew Free School Association, $2,500 each.

Mr. Scholle bequeathed to his daughter, Clara S. Kurzman, the house at 13 East Forth-ninth Street, where she now is living. The residue of the estate was divided into five parts, to be held in trust, for Albert W. Scholle, his son; Minnie Frowenfeld, Florence Rothenberg **, Clara S. Kurzman, his daughters, and Gertrude S. Joseph, his grand-daughter.

(** William Scholle, whose children were born in San Fransisco, was the Great-Great-Grandfather of acclaimed 21st-century actress/screenwriter/director Helen Hunt, as researched in a March 2012 episode of "Who Do You Think You Are?")
Family links: 
  Albert W. Scholle (1860 - 1917)*
  Florence Scholle Roberts Rothenberg (1863 - 1949)*
  Adolph Thurnauer Scholle (1864 - 1894)*
*Calculated relationship
Salem Fields Cemetery
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
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Record added: Mar 24, 2012
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William Scholle
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