Obit: Schmoll, "Lena" Magdelena (1859 - 1907)

Contact: Stan


Surnames: Blackman, Cox, Brighner, Crowbar, Johnson, Liebish, Lindred, Marsch, Neville, Payne, Payson, Polk, Schaller, Schmitz, Schmoll, Schill, Schild, Sherve, Shea, Utebeck, Warlum


----Source: Warlum Family Photo Album

Wisconsin, Death Records, 1867-1907

Name: Magdalena Schill Schmoll
Death Date: 1907, Neillsville, Clark, Wisconsin
Residence Place: Neillsville, Clark, WI
Gender: Female
Age: 47
Marital Status: Widowed
Race: White
Occupation: Land Lady
Birth Date: 04 Augl 1859
Birth Year (1859)
Birthplace: Centerville, WI
Burial Date: 1907
Cemetery: Neillsville Catholic Cemetery
Father's Name: Nick Schill
Father's Birthplace: Germany
Mother's Name: Mary Schill
Mother's Birthplace: Germany



Obit: Schmoll, John Nicholas (4 Apr 1884 - 18 Sep 1952)

Former Resident Dies Today in California - Sep 1952

John Schmoll, a former tin-smith here (Merced, CA), died this morning at his home in Merced, California according to word received here.

Personal arrangements have not been completed but the services will be held in California.

He is survived by a daughter, Miss Irma Schmoll, and two sons, Louis and Joseph Schmoll, Merced, California, all former Marshfield, Wis. residents.


BIRTH 4 Apr 1884

Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, USA
DEATH 18 Sep 1952 (aged 68)
Merced, Merced County, California, USA
BURIAL: Calvary Cemetery, Merced, Merced County, California, USA


Local Notice: Mrs. Lawrence Cox received word of the death of her Uncle John Schmoll at Merced, Calif. on Thursday, Sept. 18, 1952. Mr. Schmoll is survived by a daughter, Irma, and two sons, Joe and Louie, all of California. Mrs. Schmoll passed away in 1945.



Bio: Schmoll, John Nicholas (4 Apr 1884 - 18 Sep 1952)


Wisconsin Births and Christenings, 1826-1926


Birth: 4 Apr 1884, white male
Event Place: Centerville, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, United States
Father's Name: August Schmul
Father's Birthplace: America
Mother's Name: Lena Schill


1910 Federal Census, Neillsville, Ward 1, Clark, Wisconsin
Household--302 Prospect St.
John N Samnoll Head Male 26 Wisconsin, Plummer-Hardware
Mary E Schmoll Wife Female 28 Wisconsin, house keeper, father b. Missouri, mother Irish Canadian
Irma L Schmoll Daughter Female 1 Wisconsin
Michael Neville Father-in-law Male 63 Missouri, both parents b. Ireland


United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918

Schmoll, John Nicholas, Tinsmith in Neillsville, Clark, Wisconsin
medium height & build, blue eyes & brown hair
Military contact: Mary Ellen Schmoll


1920 Federal Census, Neillsville, Clark, Wisconsin, ED 26

Household--12th St.
John N Schmoll Head Male 35 Wisconsin, Plummer
Mary E Schmoll Wife Female 38 Wisconsin, father's birthplace: Missouri; mother's birthplace: Quebec
Irma Schmoll Daughter Female 11 Wisconsin
Louis Schmoll Son Male 8 Wisconsin
Joseph Schmoll Son Male 2 Wisconsin


1930 Federal Census, Marshfield, Wood, Wisconsin, United States
Nicholas J Schmoll Head Male 46 Wisconsin, sheet metal laborer
Mary Schmoll (Mary E. Neville) Wife Female 48 (1882) Wisconsin
Irma Schmoll Daughter Female 21 Wisconsin
Louis Schmoll Son Male 18 Wisconsin, reporter
Joe Schmoll Son Male 12 Wisconsin


Tinsmith Union News - 30 Mar 1930


Training of tinsmiths

The tinsmith learned his trade, like many other artisans, by serving an apprenticeship of 4 to 6 years with a master tinsmith. Apprenticeships were considered "indentures" and an apprentice would start out first with simply cleaning the shop, polishing tools, keeping the fires lit, filing sharp edges and polishing finished pieces. Later he would trace patterns on sheets and cut them out, then soldering joints, and inserting rivets. Finally, he was allowed to cut out and complete objects.[2][page needed] He learned first to make cake stamps (cookie cutters), pill boxes and other simple items. Next, he formed objects such as milk pails, basins, or cake and pie pans. Later he tackled more complicated pieces such as chandeliers and crooked-spout coffee pots.  After his apprenticeship was completed, he then became a journeyman, not yet being a master smith employing others. Many young tinsmiths took to the road as peddlers or tinkers in an effort to save enough money to open a shop in town."  Wikipedia


Choosing Tinsmithing as a Trade (1892)

Tin Smith Shop


 L > R: (William John?) Polk, ?, John Nicholas Schmoll & Peter Magnus Warlum

*Shop photos contributed by Michael Warlum form his Family Abum

Exterior View of the Tin Shop

*2nd from right May be Olaf Botnen


May 1925--The interior of the First National Bank has been recently improved by the addition of a new steel ceiling and by being completely redecorated. The ceiling, which is a substantial and permanent improvement, was put on by John Schmoll. The painting and tinting was done by Sherman and Mertes. The finish is particularly attractive being a form of stipple work that is very pleasing. In the open spaces along the upper wall, are shields and eagles painted in national colors by C. H. Chandler and well executed.


Neillsville, Wis. First National Bank




Ceiling Examples Provided by Steve Roberts, May, 2020

The photos above are from the "Walk Building" on the West side of the street – 400 block of Hewett St.  This building is next door (to the south) of the original First National Bank on the S.W. corner of Hewett and W 5th Street.  Today, it is the Rocking Chair Antique Store.





Bio: Schmoll, John M. (1907 - 1907)


1910-1917: John Schmoll seved with Joseph Mueller (Miller) as a parish leader of St. Mary's Church, Neillsville, WI


Wisconsin Births and Christenings, 1826-1926

John M. Schmoll, white male
Birth: 27 Sep 1907, Neillsville, Clark Co., Wisconsin, United States
Event Place (Original):
Neillsville, Clark Co., Wisconsin, United States
Father's Name: John N. Schmoll, b. Sheboygan, Wis.
Mother's Name: Mary E. Neville
Mother's Birthplace: Weston, Clark Co., Wis.

*John M. Schmoll died 13 Oct 1907, when he was just over 2 wks. old and is buried the St. Mary's Cemetery, Neillsville, WI with his grandmother, Magdelena Schmoll who had sadly passed away on August 1st of the same year.


St. Mary's Cemetery, Neillsville, WI 


Schmoll, John M






John & Mary Ellen Neville Schmoll
Schmoll, Magdalena



 b. Centerville, WI

August Schmoll


Nick & Mary Schill





Bio: Schmoll, "Lena" Magdelena (4 Augl 1859 - 1 Augl 1907)


The former wife of August Schmoll, "Lena", was the first of her Prussian family to be born in Wisconsin.  Her parents, Nicholas and Maria (Brighner) Schill were living in Centerville at the time of her birth, their 5th child and 4th daughter. Her parents were among the first settlers there.  Lena lived her entire life in Wisconsin and at the time of the 1905 Census, she was the landlady for the Wisconsin Hotel which was located between the home of Francis Franklin and Ole Johnson in Neillsville's 2nd Ward.  She had a 22 yr. old daughter, Elizabeth and and 21 yr. old son, John, who was a full time bar tender.  At the time the 1905 Census was taken, there were a dozen boarders living at the hotel: 40 yr. old, Pennsylvania born day laborer, Johnson Emery ; 62 yr. old Mike Shea from Canada who worked on area farms; 46 yr. old capitalist, Cecil Utebeck who was born in Wisconsin; 40 yr. old laborer, Ole Lindred of Norway; 24 yr. old Norwegian, William Marsch along with Wisconsin born Ralph Blackman who were both painters; a horseman named Bert Neville, who was born in Wisconsin in 1872; 28 yr. old John Crowbar who whose parents had moved from New York to Wisconsin where he was born in 1877 and was then working in the livery in Neillsville; 24 yr. old, Wisconsin native, Edward Payson who labored in the winery; George Payne who was another Wisconsin native, was her youngest boarder being only 16 yrs. old worked for the City of Neillsville; and Max Liehish who began his life in Russia in 1881 at the age of 24 was a peddler & buyer in Neillsville, Wisconsin.


*Centerville, Wis. derived its name from the fact that it is located half way between the cities of Manitowoc and Sheyboygan.


1860 United States Census, Centreville, Manitowoc, Wisconsin

Nicholas Schill Male 38 Prussia (1820–1913, m. 1848)
Mary Schill Female 38 Prussia ( 3 Mar 1820 - 30 Jun 1903, buried in Saint Wendel Catholic Cemetery, Cleveland, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin, USA, aged 83)
Mary Schill Female 4 Prussia
Eliza Schill Female 13 Prussia
Catharine Schill Female 9 Prussia
Frank Schill Male 7 Prussia (1853 - 1932, buried in Saint Wendel Catholic Cemetery, Cleveland, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin, USA)
Mary Schill Female 4 Prussia
Hellen (Magdalena) Schill Female 1 Wisconsin

1905 Wisconsin State Census, Neillsville, Clark, Wisconsin, Record # 53913
Lena Schmoll, 45 yr. (1859) old white widowed female--*Land Lady for the Wisconsin Hotel
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Father's Birthplace: Germany
Mother's Birthplace: Germany
Lena Schmoll Head Female 45y (1860) Wisconsin
Elizabeth Schmoll D Female 22 y (1883) Wisconsin
John Schmoll Son Male 21y (1884) Wisconsin
Emery Johnson Boarder Male 40y (1865) Pennsylvania
Mike Shea Boarder Male 62y (1843) Canada
August Sherve Boarder Male 56y (1849) Germany
Cecil Utebeck Boarder Male 46y (1859) Wisconsin
Ole Lindred Boarder Male 40y (1865) Norway
William Marsch Boarder Male 24y (1881) Norway
Ralph Blackman Boarder Male 25y (1880) Wisconsin
Bert Neville Boarder Male 33y (1872) Wisconsin
John Crowbar Boarder Male 28y (1877) Wisconsin
Edward Payson Boarder Male 24y (1881) Wisconsin
George Payne Boarder Male 16y (1889) Wisconsin
Max Tewisch Boarder Male 24y (1881) Russia, single, peddler & Rig/Pig? buyer



              The Wisconsin-Foster Hotel

            *Photo courtesy of the Robert's family


For many years an old landmark, within Neillsville, Wisconsin, was the Wisconsin Hotel Built about 1870, it offered accommodations for loggers, lumberjacks and transients in those early days of the city.  Later on, it was renamed the Foster Hotel.  It stood at the corner of E 6th St. and Court Street at the bottom of the hill (north side of E 6th St and the East side of Court St) across from the Courthouse.    

Wisconsin-Foster Hotel was one of a half dozen hotels erected in the city during the pioneer era and was classed among the top three in size.  The photo above was taken shortly before it was razed in the early 1960’s.



BioM: Schill, Magdalena  (2 Sep 1879)


Wisconsin Marriages, 1836-1930

August Schmoll, white male
Marriage Date: 2 Sep 1879
Location: Sheboygan, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, United States
Father's Name: Philipp Schmoll
Mother's Name: Anna Maria Schmitz
Spouse's Name: Helena (Magdalena "Lena" Schill), white, female
Spouse's Father's Name: Nicolaus Schill
Spouse's Mother's Name: Maria Brighner/Britten/Schaller, the widow of Johann Schaller.  That

*Nicolaus was married twice.  His first marriage was to Anna Strasser at Rheinland, Kreis Saarburg, Wincheringen, Prussia (Germany).  His marriage  Maria took place at St. Trinitus Catholic Church, Rheinland, Kreis Saarburg, Freudenburg, Prussia (Germany)

Children: Born at Freudenburg to Maria (Britten) Schaller, the widow of Johann Schaller.
Katharina Schill, b.24 Jul 1850;
Franz Schill, b.25 Jan 1853;
Maria Schill, b.01 Nov 1855.



Bio: Schmoll, August (1859 - 1935)

1905 Wisconsin State Census, Grant, Clark, Wisconsin, Record #43113

Aug Schmoll, 46 yr. old White Married Male
Birth Date: 1859
Birthplace: United States
Parent 1 Birthplace: Germany
Parent 2 Birthplace: Germany
Aug Schmoll Head Male 46y (1859) United States
Lena Schmoll Wife Female 43y United States
Norma Schmoll Daughter Female 3m United States



Obit: Schill, Marie (3 Mar 1820 - 30 Jun 1903

----Source: Der Nord Westen, 09 July 1903

Death Tues. last week in Cleveland of Mrs. Marie Schill at the advanced age of 84. Mrs. Schill, who was born in the vicinity of Trier, belonged among the first settlers of Town Centerville where she had been a resident for about 50 yrs. She is survived by her sorrowing husband and 3 children. The funeral was held Thursday.  (Buried in Saint Wendel Catholic Cemetery, Cleveland, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin, USA, aged 83)


Schill Family members buried at ST. WENDEL CATHOLIC CEMETERY, Centerville Township, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin

Nickalaus Schill/Geb./D. 1 Jan. 1820/Gest. d. 14 Aug. 1913
Maria Schill/Geb./d. 3 Marz 1820/Gest/d. 30 Juni 1903
Gilbert H./1909-1992 Tombstone
Marcella/1918-2004 Tombstone
Leroy A./1950-1966 Tombstone
Alois/PFC U.S. Army/1910-1945
Donald/1943-1945 Tombstone
Arnold/1914-1995 Tombstone
Margaret/1912-1959 Tombstone
Frank/1853-1932 Tombstone
Mary E./1857-1933 Tombstone


Obit: Schmoll, August (1859 - 1935)

Burial: Granton, Clark, Wisconsin, United States of America
Birth: 02 Augl 1859
Death Date: 30 Jul 1935
Cemetery: Zion American Lutheran Cemetery

Zion American Lutheran Cemetery. Granton, Clark Co., WI



Schmoll, August






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Schmoll, Pauline






D. rcd 15-329

August Schmoll



Gottfried & Anna (Junchen) Gerber




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