Obit: Scheel, William (1846 - 1926)

Contact: Crystal Wendt

Surnames: Scheel,Quast, Korn, Thoma, Dudei, Ballard, Gall, Kalsow, Davel, May, Parisius

----Source: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 04/29/1926

Scheel, William (7 May 1846 - 25 April 1926)

William Scheel died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Rudolph Korn in Nebraska, April 25. He went out there on a visit last July and in October, had a stroke of paralysis from which he never recovered.

William Scheel was born in Heidekafel, Germany, May , 1846. He grew to manhood there and was married to Anna Quast. They lived for a number of years in Germany and six of their children were born there. In 1882, Mr. Scheel with his family emigrated to America and located first in Jefferson County, Wisconsin. Later they came to the town of Weston and settled there on a piece of wild land. Mr. Scheel worked at anything he could find to do on farms and in logging camps, and cleared up by his own efforts and the help of his family, two farms in the town of Weston. The home farm was finely equipped with modern farm buildings, good machinery and stock. Mr. Scheel was active in community development, having an interest in public affairs and donated the land on which the Globe Lutheran Church is built. He was a man of sterling, upright character, and had the respect of all who knew him.

To Mr. and Mrs. Scheel 13 children were born namely:

Otto, died in Germany; Bertha, Mrs. W. B. Thoma, town of Weston; Mary, Mrs. August Dudei, town of Seif; Lena, Mrs. Ballard, St. Paul; Martha, Mrs. Ed. Gall, Neillsville; Ida, Mrs. Theodore Kalsow, town of Weston; Ernest in Neillsville; Paul, deceased; William, died in 1920; Clara, Mrs. Rudolph Korn in Nebraska; Elsie, Mrs. R. Davel, died April 17, 1926, in Milwaukee; Anna, Mrs. May, in St. Paul; Louis in Milwaukee.

The remains were brought here for burial, the funeral being held from the Aug. Dudei home and in the Globe Lutheran Church Tuesday afternoon, April 27, Rev. Parisius officiating. A large number of relatives, friends and neighbors attended the funeral.



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