Logan County Colorado Pioneers

Jacob and Josephine (Hradecky) Schamberger, 9 North 49 West

In 1900 Logan County, Josephine is with her siblings, John 24 a railroad section foreman, Joseph 22 a railroad laborer, Marie 20, and Katie K 9. Josephine was born Dec 1881 in Nebraska, no occupation.
In 1910 Logan County, Jacob is 35, born in Iowa, Josie 28 Nebraska, John 6 Oklahoma, and Mary seven months, Colorado.

Jacob proved up a quarter in sections 28 and 33, 9N 49W in 1913.

Jacob registered for WWI in Fleming, born June 1, 1874, wife Josie.
In 1920 Logan County, Jacob is 45, Josephine 38, John J. 16, and Mary J. 9.
In 1930 Logan County, Jacob is farming with Josephine, John 26 is a bookkeeper, and Mary has no occupation.
In 1940 Logan County, Jacob and Josie are alone.

Jacob Michael Schamberger 1874-1954 is buried in Fleming # 50187764, with Josephine Katherine (Hradecky) Schamberger 1881-1962.
1980 "Mrs. Floy Schamberger and her sister Mrs. Merle Mount of Tacoma, Washington were luncheon guests of Mrs. Mary Sweetman in Sterling."
1985 "Mr. and Mrs. Richard Schamberger of Buffalo, New York visited his mother, Mrs. Floy Schamberger in Fleming, his brother Mr. and Mrs. Edward Schamberger in Fort Collins and an aunt Mrs. Mary Sweetman in Sterling."

John J. 1903-1976 and Floy Violet (Cammack) Schamberger 1905-1989 are buried in Fleming.
"Mrs. Floy Schamberger, a former Fleming resident, died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 1989, at Columbine Care West at Fort Collins.
She was born March 23, 1905, in Bartley, Neb., spent most of her live in the Fleming area. She attended Colorado Teachers College of Edu cation (now University of Northern Colorado) in Greeley and for 20 years taught at various country schools near Fleming and in Fleming.
She married John J. Schamberger, June 29, 1930. He died Oct. 24,1976. Mrs. Schamberger moved to Fort Collins in August 1987.
She was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church and the Thursday Study Club of Fleming. Mrs. Schamberger is survived by tw sons, Edward Schamberger of Fort Collins and Richard Schamberger of Buffalo, N.Y.; a sister, Myrle Mount to Takoma Park, Md., and a sister-in-law, Mary Sweetman of Sterling. "

"Mary Sweetman died Tuesday, December 2, 1997 in Sterling.
Closed casket visitation will be Friday, December 5, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Tennant Funeral Home. Vigil and rosary will follow at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Satur day, December 6, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church. Burial will follow at St Peter's Cemetery, Fleming Colo. Mrs. Sweetman was born to Jacob and Josie (Hradecky) Schamberger on January 30, 1910 in Fleming. She grew up in the Fleming area and graduated from Fleming High School in 1929. She married John Sweetman in Otis in 1932. The couple moved to Sterling in 1963. She was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church, the Newcomers Club, and the Logan County Historical Society.
She is survived by; two nephews, Edward Schamberger of Fort Collins, and Richard Schamberger of Buffalo, N.Y.
She was preceded in death by her husband John in 1970, one brother, John Schamberger, and one sister-in-law, Ploy Schamberger. "

J. Edward Schamberger passed away peacefully Saturday October 29, 2011 after a long illness. Ed was a long time resident of Ft. Collins and a former professor in the English Department at Colorado State University. He was 79 years old. Ed grew up in Fleming, Colo. where he helped on his father's farm and his grandfather's homestead. Ed's early years helped him develop a fondness for the outdoors, he loved to hunt, fish and hike. Growing up on the farm also started his love for working with wood.
Ed graduated from Fleming High School and went on to Colorado A&M (as it was then known) where he received a BS in Forestry in 1950. Upon graduation Ed entered the army and served with the Counter Intelligence Agency in Vienna then Paris. There he developed his passion for literature and art. After the service Ed received an MA in English from the University of Colorado in 1960, then a Ph.D. in English from the University of Pennsylvania in 1963. Ed taught at the University of Pennsylvania and Marietta College (Ohio). Ed met and married Jo Ann Stocking, a kindergarten teacher, while attending the University of Colorado.
Ed returned to CSU in 1965, first as an instructor in the English Department and then as assistant and associate professor. He served on many of the departments major committees and served as assistant chair from 1970 to 1973. Ed taught American literature courses in introductory and advance levels; his specialty was the work of Nathanial Hawthorne. Ed Published articles on topics in American literature in several scholarly journals including Emerson Society Quarterly, American Transcendental Quarterly, College Literature and Essex Institute Historical Collections.
Ed is probably best remembered for his vision and leadership of three New England Renaissance Institutes (NERI) funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (1990-1995). The institutes were designed to enrich Colorado teacher's knowledge of the rich heritage of the early 19th century New England. Each institute included a three-week study at CSU followed by a two week visit to Boston, Concord, Salem and Amherst for "hand on" experiences of the history, literature and arts of the era. Over 75 Colorado teachers were inspired by his meticulous attention to detail in presenting the course work and the field experience. A senior staff member at the National Endowment for the Humanities noted that Ed was considered "a leader in state and national efforts to improve humanities teaching and learning in the schools".
Before fully retiring from CSU in 2002 Ed served on the College of liberal Arts, the Faculty Council and several other committees.
Before his wife Jo passed away they led a full life. Hiking, camping, scuba diving, gardening, and socializing with their many friends; plus extensive travels to such places as Africa, Australia and New Zealand. They were both animal lovers and were very active with the Humane Society. After retiring Ed turned part of his attention to fishing and wood working. Ed was an avid fisherman; he could fill his limit while others struggled to catch one. He was also master wood worker and was well noted for the beautiful boxes which he made and sold nationally as well as overseas. He attended several week long wood working classes with his brother Richard at a wood working school in Indianapolis.
He is survived by his brother, Richard of Granby, Colo.; his first cousins, Gay Mount of Arlington, Va. and Charles Mount of San Diego, Calif.

Josie's parents Frank 1844-1928 and Frances Anna (Bella) Hradecky are buried in Fleming, too.


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