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Pvt John Scholten, Jr

Boyden, Sioux County, Iowa, USA
Death 29 Jun 1994 (aged 68)
Boyden, Sioux County, Iowa, USA
Burial Boyden, Sioux County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 100110790 · View Source
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Social Security Death Indexabout John Scholten
Name: John Scholten
SSN: 377-30-2623
Last Residence: 51234 Boyden, Sioux, Iowa, United States of America
Born: 26 Jun 1926
Died: 29 Jun 1994
State (Year) SSN issued: Michigan (Before 1951)

John Scholten was born on 26 Jun 1926 in Boyden, Iowa. As a child he would sit at the south end of the dinner table (his sister Henny thought so he would refrain from elbowing his siblings). One year Johnny had Scarlet Fever, and soon the rest of the family got it as well. The whole family was quarantined for several weeks. The next year Johnny came down with Smallpox. Johnny was a trapper, and caught pocket gophers. There was a bounty on gopher feet, so he would cut the feet off and put them in a tobacco tin, covering them with salt. He was in the army and served at Okinawa during the occupation after WWII. When he came home from the army, he went to college. After working at Dethmers in Boyden he served as principal of the Christian School in Chandler, Minnesota, then he taught math at Western Christian High School for 28 years. John grew up with two of his first cousins also named John Scholten. For a time, they all lived in the Hull area. They became known as John Scholten the plumber, John Scholten the sheep shearer, and John Scholten the math teacher. John was a talker and he could visit with anybody. He loved to tell goofy jokes, and he had a memorable laugh. (That really says something about a person-that you can remember their laugh…) He died on 29 Jun 1994 at the age of 68 in Boyden, IA


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  • Created by: Rubbings
  • Added: 3 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100110790
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt John Scholten, Jr (26 Jun 1926–29 Jun 1994), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100110790, citing Sheridan Township Cemetery, Boyden, Sioux County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Rubbings (contributor 47671529) .