Jacob Schoessler

Jacob Schoessler

Birth
Death 29 May 1940 (aged 85)
Burial Ritzville, Adams County, Washington, USA
Memorial ID 41243003 · View Source
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Parents Jakob Schoessler & Anna Katharina Benner (Russia)

Ritzville Journal-Times, Thursday, June 6, 1940, issue

Pioneer Died Last Wednesday
Funeral services for Jacob Schoessler, Sr., 85, who died Wednesday at the Huppert home, were held Saturday from the Zion Congregational church with the Rev. F. Burkhardt officiating.
Burial was in the Ritzville cemetery with Haight and Sons in charge.
Mr. Schoessler was born March 18, 1855, in Walter, North Russia. In 1874 he was married to Elizbeth Walter and came to America two years later, settling in Culbertson, Neb.
In 1882, he with several other pioneers started on a wagon train for Walla Walla, where they lived for six years. After moving here, he resided on a farm four miles northwest of Ritzville until he retired and moved to town in 1904. During this time he served as commissioner of Adams county for several years.
After the death of his wife in 1925 he made his home here with his children until two years ago when he moved to the Huppert home.
Surviving are three sons, J. J. Schoessler, Henry Schoessler, Ritzville; John, Astoria, Ore., and one daughter, Mrs. Fred Thiel, Astoria, Ore.; 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren
and many friends.
Thank you Sue Gardner for this transcription.

His parents were Jacob Schoessler & Katherine Benner (Russia)

Funeral service for Jacob Schoessler, Sr., 85 who died Wednesday at the Huppert home, were held Saturday from the Zion Congregational church with the Rev. F. Burkhardt officiating. Burial was in the Ritzville Cemetery.

Mr. Schoesslers was born march 18, 1855 in Walter, North Russia. In 1873 he was marrite to Elizabeth Walter and came to America two years later, settling in Culbertson Nebraska. In 1882, he with several other pioneers started on a wagon train for Walla Walla, where they lived for six years. After moving here, he resided on a farm four miles northwest of Ritzville until he retired and moved to town in 1904. During this time he served as commission of Adams county for several years.

After the death of his wife in 1925 he made his home here with his children until two years ago when he moved to the Huppert home. Surviving are three sons, J. J. Schoessler, Henry Schoessler, of Ritzville; John of Astoria Oregon and one daughter Mrs. Fred Thiel, Astoria, Oregon; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren and many friedns

Journal Times May 1940 Courtsey of Sue Gardner 7 gapwork90.
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Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington", published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
JACOB SCHOESSLER, a member of the Adams county board of county commissioners, and a prominent farmer residing on a tract of eleven hundred and twenty acres of land five miles northwest from Ritzvllle, was born March 18, 1855, at Seradow, Russia, the son of Jacob and Katherine (Benner) Schoessler. The parents were natives of Russia. Our subject came to America in 1876 in order to escape military duty in the Russian army. The family came originally from Germany with a colony with the understanding that the members thereof were forever to be exempt from the Russian military law, but the promise made by the Russian government was broken, hence their leaving the country. The parents both died in Russia.
Upon coming to the United States Mr. Schoessler located on a farm in Nebraska, where he remained five years. He came to Adams county for the first time in 1883, having spent the intervening time in the middle western states, Oregon and Walla Walla. During his first trip to Adams county he merely looked over the land then returned to Walla Walla. In 1886 he came again, located his present homestead, and the following year began to make it his permanent home. For a number of years he saw hard times in plenty, but by his persistent and well-directed efforts he succeeded in his business and from time to time purchased more land until he now owns a tract in extent as stated above. All of his land is well improved and well cultivated.
In the year 1874 Mr. Schoessler was married to Elizabeth Walter, daughter of Nicholas and Elizabeth (Butherus) Walter, of German lineage but of Russian birth. They came to America in 1892, remained one and one-half years then returned to Russia, where both are now living. They are parents of seven children, George, Conrad, Jacob, Christian, Elizabeth, Mary M., and Lizzie.
The brothers and sisters of Mr. Schoessler are as follows, John, Anna, Elizabeth, Lena, Katherine and Lizzie.
To Mr. and Mrs. Schoessler have been born four children: Jacob, Adams county; Henry and John, both also of the vicinity of Ritzville; and Katie, wife of Fred Thiel, a prosperous Adams county farmer.
Mr. Schoessler is a Democrat and takes an active interest in party affairs. He was elected to his present office in 1901, and he has repeatedly held school offices. Both he and his wife are members of the Congregational church.
Mr. Schoessler has very recently completed a fine eight-room residence in Ritzville, which is now the family home, instead of the farm, as heretofore.




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  • Find A Grave Memorial 41243003
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