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 Dora <I>Jensch</I> Schloth

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Dora Jensch Schloth

  • Birth 1844 Saxony (Sachsen), Germany
  • Death 29 Nov 1916 Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA
  • Burial Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA
  • Plot Sec 17, Lot 6C, Grave 3N
  • Memorial ID 57656486

Mother of Representative-Elect Matthieu's Wife and Surviving Head of Well-Known Oregon Family Is Stricken.


Sudden heart failure caused the death last night at 5:50 o'clock of Mrs. Dora Schloth, long a resident of Portland,as she sipped a cup of tea in the presence of her daughters, Miss Hannah Schloth, teacher in Washington High School, and Mrs. Frederick Watson.

The stroke came without warning. Mrs. Schloth, who was 72 years old, was comparatively active and in good health. She had been making her residence with her daughter, Hannah Schloth, at 363 Benton Street. At tea time she joined the family and the meal had progressed without any sign of the impending stroke. Suddenly as she lifted a cup of tea to her lips, she settled back in her chair with the remark: "I feel weak-as if I was going to die."

She soon collapsed and death was almost instantaneous.

Mrs. Schloth was the surviving head of a family well-known in Oregon and linked with other pioneer families of the state. She was the mother of Mrs. Stephen A. Matthieu, of the Oregon Legislature, and daughter-in-law of the late pioneer, F. X. Matthieu, of Champoeg fame; Mrs. J. W. Shaver, wife of Captain J. W. Shaver, prominent river steam boatman; Mrs. J. E. Hardy, Mrs J. C. Watson, Frederick W. and Michael R. Schloth and Miss Hannah Schloth, teacher in Washington High School, all of whom survive. Her sister, Mrs. Augusta Wilhelm, survives also.

Mrs. Schloth was born in Saxony, Germany, 1844, and came to the United States at the age of 5. She was married at 18 in Dubuque, Iowa, and came to Portland via the Isthmus of Panama in 1861. She was the widow of the late Christopher Schloth, who was a pioneer business man of Portland, engaged in the meat business for many years with P. J. Mann and W. W. Spaulding.

Morning Oregonian; Date: 11-30-1916

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  • Added: 25 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 57656486
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Dora Jensch Schloth (1844–29 Nov 1916), Find A Grave Memorial no. 57656486, citing Lone Fir Pioneer Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA ; Maintained by VDR (contributor 47292775) .