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 John Arthur Jaekel

John Arthur Jaekel

Centerville, Klickitat County, Washington, USA
Death 1960 (aged 77–78)
The Dalles, Wasco County, Oregon, USA
Burial Maryhill, Klickitat County, Washington, USA
Memorial ID 19143667 · View Source
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In 1911 John Jaekel built the rock house, still standing downriver from the museum closer to Wishram.

Source: Charlott Jones - FAG #47003358
The Goldendale Sentinel
Goldendale, WA
December 15, 1960


John Arthur Jaekel, pioneer Centerville sheep rancher, died Wednesday, December 7, at a hospital in The Dalles. He was 78.

Jaekel was born January 15, 1882 at Centerville, Wash. to John and Christina Jaekel. His family came to Klickitat county in 1874. The fifth child in a family of ten, Jaekel received his education in Centerville and a business college in Portland.

May 31, 1910, he married Lena B. Geer in Goldendale. Their fiftieth wedding anniversary was celebrated this year at an open house at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Lewis Lyon. Five children were born to this marriage, one having died at birth.

One of the last pioneer sheepman left in the county, Jaekel was active in the sheep raising business with his sons until poor health forced his retirement. He was a member of the school board in Wishram for 15 years.

He is survived by his wife, Lena B. Jaekel of Wishram; two sons, Arthur N. Jaekel, James W. Jaekel; two daughters, Mrs. Otis Smith and Mrs. Lewis Lyon, all of Wishram; two brothers, James R. Jaekel of Goldendale, Albert O. Jaekel of Maryhill; one sister, Ida May McGill of El Cajun, Calif.; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Saturday at Phillips Funeral Home with the Rev. Arthur Campbell of the Methodist church officiating. Interment was at Maryhill cemetery.
World War I Draft Registration

Name: John Arthur Jaekel
City: Columbus
County: Klickitat
State: Washington
Birth Date: 15 Jan 1882
Race: White
Nearest Relative: Mrs. Lena Jaekel
Roll: 1991653

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  • Created by: Arthur Allen Moore III
  • Added: 29 Apr 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19143667
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Arthur Jaekel (15 Jan 1882–1960), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19143667, citing Maryhill-Columbus Cemetery, Maryhill, Klickitat County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Arthur Allen Moore III (contributor 46828136) .