Douglas County Historic Resource Inventory, Reports - Here is buried, John L. Arzner, Sr. He was an immigrant from Germany being born in 1827, at Baudend, Germany. At the age of fourteen in 1841, Arzner, Sr. left Germany and finally located in Canyonville. He ran a blacksmith's shop in Canyonville and died in 1912. His son, John L. Arzner, Jr. built a Victorian, Queen Anne style, house at 165 Pruner Road, County Road No. 20. This house is known as the, John Arzner, Jr., House. Date of Construction, about 1910. Builder: John L. Arzner, Jr. It was built as a farm residence. Has an outhouse.
This Victorian house was built in 1910 by, John L. Arzner, Jr. who was born at Canyonville in 1873. Arzner, Jr. raised prune orchards on the Missouri bottom which is adjacent to the house and out buildings. It is approximately four miles long and two miles wide and is within the 100 year flood plain of the South Umpqua River. He undoubtedly dried the
prunes at Bert Riddle's prune dryer which is about 1/2 mile east of the Arzner home. The property is situated on apart of the Remmick A Cowles, Donation Land Claim No. 247.
John L. Arzner, Jr. died in 1946 and was interred at, Canyonville Cemetery.
SOURCE CONSULTED: Mrs. Abby [Arzner] Mack, interviewed, 22 Sept 1981. She was born in Canyonville in 1900. Her grandfather was Stelly Riddle and a grandmother was Ema Roberts for whom Roberts Mountain was named. Mrs. Mack now resides in the Tricity area.
Emma Jane Roberts Arzner (1841 - 1914)
Freddie Arzner (1872 - 1872)*
Note: Buried in the IOOF Section
Created by: Arline Poole Cox
Record added: Dec 17, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 23446099