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Kit Carson County Pioneers:

Peter and Christine (Dobler) Knodel, mother Justina (Kleis) Knodel , 6 South 45 West


Peter Knodel married Christena Dobler January 9, 1893, recorded in Kit Carson County.
In 1910 Kit Carson County, Justina Knodel, 72 born in Russia, is living alone. Next household is Jacob Knodel 28, living alone.
Justina proved up two quarters in 33, 6 South, 45W in 1915.

Justina 1838-1917 is buried in Bethune, per # 132539040.
In 1900 Kit Carson County, Peter "Noodle" born 1868, married eight years to Christina Oct 1866, both borni nnn Russia, have Theodore July 1896, John Aug 1897, and Mary Aug 1899, all three born in Colorado.
Peter, per Nathan Kramer's fine site, died Sept 10, 1909 at Bethune. His children John, Lydia and Emma died os scrlet fever in 1907, Ted, Lydia, and Emil survived.
On the same page as John in 1920 is Theodore Knodel 24, born in Colorado, with Christina 53 widowed born in Russia, immigrating in 1885, naturalized in 1893. Other kids of Christina are Marie M. 20 , Emil J. 13, and Lydia C. 11, all three born in Colorado.
Mrs. Christina Knodel married Gottlieb Deibler February 18, 1923, recorded in Kit Carson County.
In 1930 Kit Carson County, Christine 63 widowed is living with son Emil J. 23 and daughter Lydia 21.
Christina (Gehner) Knodel, per # 106168930, 1867-1933, is buried in Bethune, with Gottlieb 1869-1940.
Peter Knodel proved up a quarter in 11, 7S 45W in 1906.
He's buried in Bethune 1868-1909, # 118830212.

JACOB
Jacob was on the same boat arriving New York in December 1906.
Jacob Knodel married Ida Stutz December 8, 1912, recorded in Kit Carson County.

Jacob proved up two quarters in 32, 6S 45W and 5, 7S 45W in 1913, witnesses Frank Kramer, David Schlichenmeyer, John Schaal, and John Dobler.
Emanuel Knodel proved up 240 acres in 31, 6S 45W - 5, 7S 45W - and 6, 7S 45W - in 1920.
Andrew Knodel proved up a quarter in 33, 7S 45W in 1911.

GOTTLIEB
In December 1906 Gottlieb Knodel arrived at New York from Bremen, 38, with Christina 38, Marie 15, Eduard 12, Gottlieb 9, David 1, an Eva 6, Benjamin 3,a nd Gustav 2.
Gottlieb Knodel proved up a quarter in 15, 7S 45W in 1914.
Gottlieb J. Knodel married Dora "Schoal" February 27, 1921, recorded in Kit Carson County.
"Eva Knodel Schaal, 88, 910 Harrison Ave., Loveland, died April 18, 1989 in McKee Medical Center. She was born Sept. 15, 1900, in Joseph Darf, South Russia, to Gottlieb and Christina Gehner Knodel. She married William T. Schaal Feb. 27, 1921, in Bethune, Colorado. He preceded her in death May 29, 1988. She was a homemaker. The Knodel family, with eight children, came to America by freighter in December 1906. Her parents homesteaded on a farm approximately 12 miles north of Bethune, called the German settlement. She was confirmed in the Hope Congregational Church, where she remained a charter member until her death. She moved to Loveland in 1945 from Bethune. She was a member of the First Congregational Church. She is survived by sons Donald Schaal and wife, Virginia, Englewood, and Marvin Schaal and wife, Lillie, Colorado Springs; granddaughters, Elmyra Schaal, Colorado Springs, and Marvalyn Kothman, Big Pine, California; great-grandsons, Gregory, Eric and Bryan Kothman, Big Pine; and nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends. She was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the first Congregational Church with the Rev. Lanning Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Loveland Burial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Congregational Church. Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home is be charge of services and arrangements"


JOHN
On the same boat in December 1906 as Gottlieb was Johannes Knodel 33, with Dorothea 32, Emil 4, Johannes 2, Ida six months, Josephina 67 and, Jacob 24.

In 1910 Kit Carson County, John 37 and Dora 36 have Amelia 8, Ida 3 and Lovina eight months.
John Knodel proved up two quarters in 4 and 5, 7S 45W in 1914.
In 1920 Kit Carson County, they have Amelia 17, Ida 13, Lowina 10, Arthur 7, and Henry 4.

LYDIA
Lydia married Matt J. Schaal, and they're in Kit Carson County in 1940, - Matt is 26, Lydia 31, Darleen 7, and Daniel 6, all four born i Dolorado.
Lydia 1908-2002 is buried in Stratton # 75472158, with matt J. 1903-1986.

MARY
"Mary M. Schaal, 87, of Wapato, Washington died August 1986 in Mountain Vista Nursing Home in Toppenish. She was born Aug. 7, 1899, in Bethune, Colorado, to Peter and Christina (Dobler) Knodel. She was reared and educated in Bethune, and married John G. Schaal there Aug. 4, 1921. The couple lived in Colorado until they moved to the Yakima Valley in 1936. In 1946, they settled in Wapato, where they farmed. She was a member of the Pilgrim Congregational Church in Wapato and the Pilgrim Daughters, the church's women's association. She enjoyed gardening. Survivors include four sons, Arthur L. Schaal of Wapato, Leonard and John Schaal, both of Eureka, California, and Louis Schaal of Long Beach; three daughters, Mrs. Violet Vollmer of Pasco, Mrs. Esther Smith of Chico, California, and Mrs. Leah Walker of Granger; a sister, Mrs. Matt Schaal of Straton, Colorado; 16 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Her husband died July 10,1962. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Merritt Funeral Home in Wapato. Burial will be in the Reservation Community Memorial Park west of Wapato. "
Emil Knodel 1906-1985 is buried in Burlington, per # 89580195.
Theodore C. Knodel 1895-1986 is buried in Burlington, per # 89580271

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