Re: Schueles in Washington
I thought you might like to have the obituary for Mr. Schuele:
June 8, 1908 (Monday)
The Morning Oregonian (Portland, Multnomah, Oregon)
OLD PIONEER CALLED AWAY
David F. Schuele, Prominent Mason, Came to Oregon in 1856
David F. Schuele, who was buried last Tuesday at Vancouver, Wash., with Masonic honors, was one of the best known pioneers in the Oregon country. Born at Phillipsburg, Pa., on January 29, 1838, he came to Oregon with his father, by the way of the Isthmus of Panama in 1856 when about 18 years of age, to join the Aurora Community. Few people are there now who can tell the story of the remarkable settlement which flourished here in Oregon for some years under the management of Dr. Kyle. Here the late David F. Schuele, with his father and brother, began life in Oregon. Soon, however, he left for Idaho, remaining there during the years 1861-1864, when he removed to Vancouver, Wash. Engaging there in business with the late Louis Sohns, another pioneer, who died some years ago. In 1875 he married Miss Josephine Eddings, daughter of John Eddings, one of the oldest pioneers of Clark County, Washington.
Mr. Schuele was a typical pioneer of the Oregon country. Though by nature quiet and unassuming he always occupied a prominent position in the community where he lived and labored.He was treasurer of Clark County for several terms, and also County Commissioner. He took a prominent part in the Masonic fraternity and for many years was the treasurer of the Masonic Building Association. In addition to his mercantile business he installed the first water system for Vancouver, was a stockholder in the Columbia Land & Improvement Company, and also in the first railroad built for Vancouver into the great timber belt north of the that city, of which company he was secretary.
In 1892 Mr. Schuele, owing to ill health, retired form active business life. During these years and until his death, he found much to occupy his hours in the cultivation of fruit trees, flowers and plants. In these he took as much interest as if they were living entities and fully endowed with human faculties. And there was not much about these things, at least in the domain of the knowable, that he did not know.
The deceased is survived by his wife, Mrs. Josephine Schuele; three sons, Louis Fred, George Henry and Charles Henry of the Phillippine Constabulary Service; also by three sisters, Mrs. Louis Sohns, of Vancouver, Wash.; Mrs. Laura Miller, of Connelsville, Mo., and Mrs. Katherine Eberhart, of San Francisco.