Bio: Scheeklman, George
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----Source: The Centennial History of the York Center United Methodist Church, 1880 - 1980.


George Scheeklman was born and educated in Germany. He was a farmer. He married Tresia Hawther, daughter of Adam Hawther, in 1854. In the year 1873, at the age of 44, George and Tresia and their family came to the United States.

They located first in Jefferson County, Wis., where he bought a fifteen-acre farm, which he worked about two years. He then moved to town where he worked at odd jobs and also worked in the brickyard.

In 1876 he bought forty acres in Section 8, York Township, Clark County, which was all wild land. The family settled there. There were three sons, George, Joe, and Nobat, and one daughter Bobet.

On September 8, 1890, George, who was born in Germany on December 1, 1855, married Annie Schmidt, daughter of John Schmidt of Heintown. George and Annie took up residence on the farm which became a good 160 acre dairy farm where they continued to live. They built a six-room house and a 92x34 foot barn.

At first he cradled grain and worked with a team for Hein, the proprietor of the sawmill in Heintown. He also worked in the woods for ten winters. For a number of years he was postmaster of Heintown. Eggs were 5cents a dozen, and butter 5cents a pound, both commodities having to be traded for other produce.

George and Annie had six children: Leo, Flip, Rosie, Frances, Tillie and Albert.



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