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Ernest Scheele, Sr., sons Benjamin Scheele, Edgar Scheele

Ernest H. Scheele, born about 1865, was in DuPage County Illinois in 1870.
One tree said he married Anna M. Luken March 7, 1890 in Corning Missouri, having Leona Nov 21 1890, Edgar March 19, 1892, Bernhardt F. October 24, 1894 in Atchison County, Missouri,, and Alma Feb 1898 in Corning.

Anna Scheele b. Jan 21 1868 - d. Feb. 13, 1900 - husband Ernest H. Scheele; She is buried in Mt. Hope Corning Cemetery, Atchison County, MO. # 42965570.

1892 Holt County, Missouri "Ernest Scheele, who lived on the Bruce Earl place, south of town, will move to the Peter Christen farm, west of Nishna."
George C. Sheele died in October 1894, living at Corning, Iowa. George was a painter and paper-hanger in Corning, and likely was Ernest's brother.

Ernest H. Scheele and Anna Schmutzer, both of Corning, Holt County, Missouri, married there March 20, 1907.
In 1910 Thayer County, Nebraska, Ernst H. Schule is 40, born in Illinois, second marriage of three years to Anna 40, Wisconsin. Edgar 18, Bernhardt 15, and Arthur 10 were born in Missouri. Anne's father William Fink 71 widowed is with them.

In 1920, Ernest was farming a quarter in 25, 5N 48W, Yuma County, Colorado, Benjamin next to him. But Ernest is in the 1920 Thayer County, Nebraska census 54, Anna 44. Perhaps Benjamin was farming Ernest's land.
In 1930 Thayer County, Nebraska, Ernst H. Scheele is 65, Anna C. 60. Anna's son Arthur Schmute, 19, born in Missouri is a laborer.

Anna Scheele 1870-1938 is buried in Deshler # 79913427. Likely Ernest is also.

In 1900 Holt County, Missouri, Bernhardt F. Scheele, born October 1894 in Missouri, is nephew of Herman and Tena Vollmer, and their year-old daughter Anna.

"He lost a thumb, which was pulled off while attaching a rope to a team of horses. Ben was a wrestler as a younger man; one of the toughest around. He worked as a policeman in Hastings, NE, as police chief in Lebanon, OR and as a policeman in Winston, OR and Falls City, OR."

September 30, 1904

In 1920 Thayer County, Nebraska, Bernhardt is 25, Sadie R. 27, Arthur E.P. 2, and Lavern five months.
In 1922 Yuma County, B.F. Scheele was the secretary of School District # 26 - the district in 5N 48W.
He was delinquent on taxes in 1923.

In 1930 Thayer County, Nebraska, Ben is 35, Missouri, Sada 37 Nebraska, Arthur E. 12 Nebraska, Laren B. 9 Nebraska, Alma D. 8 Colorado, John H. 6 Colorado, Eugenea 5 Nebraska, and Gerard 2 Nebraska.
In 1952 Ben was chief of police in Lebanon, Oregon.
January 6, 1960 " Falls City - the new police chief of this Willamette valley town is Ben F. Scheele, was former police chief at Lebanon and Winston. He succeeds Chris Miller here.

Bernhardt F. Scheele 1894-1967 is buried in Lebanon, Oregon. # 30635578, with Sadie (Trauernicht) Scheele 1892-1982.
Laverne Bernhardt Scheele 1919-1948 is buried in Long Island National, # 2810564.

Alma Dorothea Scheele, per one treee, was born July 30, 1921 in Yuma County, marrying Wilard Steen Ousley Sept 28, 1924, and dying June 14, 1983.


Arthur E. Scheele, 81, of Albany, died Sunday, Feb. 28 at his daughter's home in Lebanon.
Funeral services were held Friday, March 5 at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lebanon, with Pastor Edwin Rumerfield officiating. Burial followed at the Lebanon I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
He was born Nov. 25, 1917 in Chester, Neb., the son of Ben and Sadie (Trauernicht) Scheele. He was raised in Nebraska and married Ruth Yost on April 30, 1938 in Grand Island, Neb. The couple moved to Lebanon in 1954, and had lived in the Lebanon-area until moving to Albany 25 years ago.
Scheele served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He had worked in the lumber industry all of his life, and had worked locally for the Santiam Lumber Co.
He was a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church and the American Legion Santiam Post No. 51 in Lebanon. He was an avid fisherman, who also enjoyed hunting, reading and spending time with his family and grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth Scheele of Lebanon; a son and his wife, Ben and Bernice Scheele of Albany; two daughters and their husbands, Trudy and Arnold Kroll of Lebanon and Gina and George Lesley of Costa Mesa, Calif.; three brothers, John of Tucson, Arizona, Leonard of Portland and Don of Lebanon; a sister, Eva Jane Wiegert of Omaha, Neb.; eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.


Donald Eugene Scheele left this world on Thursday, Jan. 7, at the Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital.

He was born April 23, 1930, in Deshler Nebraska, the youngest of eight children born to Bernhardt Frederick Scheele and Sadie Regina Trauernicht Scheele. Most of Don's family moved to the Willamette Valley around 1950, including brothers Arthur and Leonard, and sister Alma Ousley. His older brother, John, still resides in Albany.

On July 22, 1951, he married Dora Mae Kennedy, originally settling in Lebanon, where his father, Ben, was chief of police. They had six children: Donald Mitchell Scheele, Polly Ann Beam, Julie Sue Daniels, Ronald Arthur Scheele, Richard Lee Scheele and Rachael Dee Butenschoen. Don remarried on May 14, 1976, to Laurene Patricia Perry Moore, adding Jerri Barreto, Bill Moore, Jacquie Page and Julie Campbell to the extended family. Don had a grand total of 18 grandchildren and 17 great-grandkids.

Don got injured playing high school football, and got an infection called osteomyelitis in his leg. A doctor removed part of the bone and flesh which resulted in him having a limp the rest of his life. But, he seldom if ever complained about it.

Don worked for Standard Oil for around a decade during the ’50s and ’60s, as many new service stations were built around the Northwest. Each time he was promoted (and for other reasons) the growing family moved. They lived in Lebanon, Salem, Wren, Corvallis, Albany, Portland, Woodland Washington, and finally back to Lebanon where Don opened his own Chevron Station in 1966. During the last 50 years of his life, he worked at Primasing Motors, Lebanon Marine and the Lebanon Elks Club.

He was a dedicated fisherman wherever he went, and family vacations usually included that endeavor. Although he was not much of a cook, he was known to make a big pan of caramel, boil a pot of crawdads, cook up some morel mushrooms, or bake a pie with apples from his back yard.

Don was a very good pool and poker player, and counted on these skills to get him through lean times. He was also an avid fan of OSU Beaver and Lebanon Warrior football.

Edgar Scheele is with his uncle Henry's family in 1900 Holt County, Missouri, born March 1892 in Missouri.

In 1900 Holt County, Missouri, William Reynolds born July 1854 is married 17 years to Mary April 1864, with Edna March 1887, George S. Oct 1883, Katie January 1893, Clifford March 1896, and William October 1898, all born in MIssouri.

William Henry Reynolds 1854-1926 is buried in Atchison County, Missouri # 90969453, with Mary Ella (Kirkland) Reynolds 1864-1952 # 102167482.

Edgar Menn Scheele registered for WWI in Hardy Nebraska, born March 31, 1892 at Corning, Missouri, farming, with a wife and child.

May 25, 1923 "The stork express left a baby son at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Scheele, thirteen miles northeast of Yuma, on Friday, May 25."

Kenneth Leroy, the little son of Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Scheele, was born May 25, 1923 and passed away at the hospital in Yuma, January 6, 1925, aged one year, seven months, and twelve days.
Little Kenneth was a strong, healthy child until stricken with that dreaded disease pneumonia and intestinal flu, which soon sapped his strength and in ten days the Master said, "You have suffered enough; come unto Me and I will give you rest."
He was a bright little boy for his age, and endeared himself to all who had the privilege of looking into his smiling face. Soon after being taken sick, medical aid was summoned and all that science and skill and loving hands could do was done. Gradually growing worse, it was thought best to take him to the hospital in Yuma where he might receive the very best of care, but the Master willed that he should join the Heavenly host of little children there to await the coming of his loved ones here.
The funeral was held from the family home Friday afternoon. Rev. Jones spoke for twenty minutes upon this text bringing out many helpful, inspiring and encouraging thoughts and impressed upon his hearers that while we cannot bring little Kenneth back, we can so live that we can go to be with him.
Music was furnished by the Waverly choir which was most impressive and appropriate for the occasion. In addition to flowers furnished by the parents, the school which little Kenneth's sisters attended furnished flowers as also did the women's Waverly club.
The little body was laid to rest in the Yuma cemetery - thus another home is vacant, another soul in Heaven. He leaves to mourn their loss, his parents two sisters, as well as many other relatives and friends. They child's grandmother, Mrs. Ella Reynolds of Corning, Missouri arrived in time for the funeral.

Yuma Pioneer, Yuma, Colorado
January 15, 1925
Transcribed by Carol Moore.

February 5, 1925 "E.M. Scheele is busy getting ready for the public sale of his brother Ben, which will be held at his place next Tuesday."

August 27, 1925 "Mrs. H.I. Sanders, her daughters Misses Fern and Ina and son John Henry, who had been visiting with Mr. and Mrs. E.M. Scheele northeast of Yuma for about a week, left on the afternoon train Monday, bound for theier home at Corning Missouri. Mrs. Sanbers and Mrs. Scheele are sisters."
April 15, 1926 - District 35 items "Edgar Scheele of Paoli purchased two brood sows last week of M.r. Higgs." In 1920 Holt County, Missouri, Henry Sanders is 41, Edna 32, Fern 12, and Ina 10. Edna Eva (Reynolds) Sanders 1887-1965 is buried in Holt County # 141040362.

March 3, 1927 Wages items "Mr. and Mrs. E.M. Scheele and Myra Newbanks were Haxtun visitors Tuesday of ast week."
March 29, 1928

Edgar M. is living in Yuma in 1930, 38, with Kathryn 37 Missouri, married 17 years. Eunice is 16, Missouri, Evelyn B. 11, Nebraska, and Lloyd E. 3. Colorado.
Ed was a Yuma County deputy sheriff in 1933.

April 6, 1933 "E.M. Scheele and daughter returned Tuesday from Deshler, Nebraska whee they had attended the funeral of the former's father who died suddenly Saturday at the age of 68 years. The deceased is survived by his second wife and two sons - E.M. of Yuma and Ben of Hasting, Nebraska."

September 28, 1933 "A 10 1/2 pound baby girl arrived at the home of Deputy Sheriff and Mrs. E.M. Scheele Friday morning, September 21. All concerned are reported to be doing nicely.""

March 11, 1937

April 7, 1938
In 1938 Denver at 211 Lowell, and in 1939 Denver, Edgar M. (Kath is a deputy U.S. Marshal, at 1930 Newton. Evelyn B, same address, is a steno at Bankers Warehouse Company.
In 1940 Edgar is a deputy sheriff in Denver, 48, Katherine 47, Evelyn 21, Lloyd 13, Annette 6.

In 1942 and 1943 Ed is living in Denver.
Edgar 1892-1947 is buried in Crown Hill, Wheat Ridge Colorado # 101526793
January 9, 1947

Katherine Scheele, born January 17, 1893, died December 15, 1985.

Thanks to the Mesa County Library !

Evelyn Bernedette Baumbach was born Feb 15, 1917 at Deshler, Thayer County, Nebraska to Edgar M. Scheele and Katherine Reynolds, dying August 26, 1993.

March 15, 1984

In 1992 Evelyn Scheele Gashaw attended a class of 1936 reunion in Yuma.

September 2, 1993


Eunice P. Scheele married Thomas C. Newport May 9, 1936, recorded in Denver.

Eunice Bullard, 88, Montrose, born on November 17 1913, died early Thursday morning, Jan. 24, 2002, in the San Juan Living Center at Montrose.
Eunice Pauline Bullard 1913-2002 is buried in Montrose # 105556479, with Richard E. Bullard 1902-1974 # 105556448.
Charlene Eunice Newport Boos was born on month day 1936, at birth place, Montana, to Clyde Thomas Newport and Eunice Pauline Bullard (born Scheele). Clyde was born on March 28 1910, in Nebraska, United States. ANNETTE
Annette married Jack Lewis
"Jack D Lewis, age 84, passed away Friday, March 6, 2015 in Pocatello, Idaho of natural causes.
He was born on August 14, 1930 in Denver, Colorado but also lived in Idaho Falls and Pocatello for many years.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Annette Lewis, multiple children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
No memorial services will be held, but condolences may be sent to his family in Pocatello.
Charlene passed away on March 15, 1988, at age 51 in California, buried Covina # 94383391

Lloyd Edgar Scheele was born Feb 5, 1927 at Yuma, and died May 1984.

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