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Mary KNODEL Schaal-1326
Mary KNODEL-1326
B. 7 Aug 1899
Bethune, Colorado
D. 22 Aug 1986
Toppenish, Washington 


1. Arthur L. Schaal-3311
2. Leonard Schaal-3312
3. John Schaal-3297
4. Violet Schaal Vollmer-3299
5. Esther Schaal Smith-3300
6. Leah SCHAAL Walker-3944

Burial Place:
Reservation Memorial Park
Wapato, Washington
Archive File:
1910 Census
1900 Census

Family of Peter & Christina Knodel in front of adobe house.  Left to right:
Mary KNODEL Schaal-1326
Ted KNODEL-1324
Christina DOBLER Knodel-275
Lydia KNODEL Schaal-1328
Emil KNODEL-1325
Scan from Ray F. Knodel via Charlotte Knodel.
Pedigree Chart
Peter KNODEL, Sr.-558
B. 9 Feb 1842
Neu Elft, Bessarabia
D. 19 Sep 1883
Peter KNODEL-485
B. 3 Nov 1868
Neu Elft, Bessarabia, Russia
D. 10 Sep 1909
Settlement, Bethune, Colorado
Justina KLEIS Knodel-3307
B. 17 Sep 1838
Katzbach, Bessarabia, Russia
D. 11 Jan 1917
Bethune, Colorado
Mary KNODEL-1326
B. 7 Aug 1899
Bethune, Colorado
D. 22 Aug 1986
Toppenish, Washington
Christian DOBLER-149
B. 23 Nov 1838
Toeplitz, Bessarabiea, South Russia
D. 23 Oct 1923
Bethune, Colorado
Christena DOBLER-275
B. 4 Oct 1866
Teplitz, Bessarabia, South Russia
D. 20 Jun 1962
Stratton, Colorado
Dorothea HANDEL-69
B. 30 Aug 1844
D. 28 Mar 1889
Scotland, South Dakota
Married  26 Jun 1921  [Cert# 1349]
Bethune, Colorado
John G. SCHAAL-3343
B. 10 Dec 1885
Teplitz, Russia
D. 10 Jul 1962


print version

Mary Knodel Schaal -- 1986
Yakima Herald, Yakima Washington  24 August 1986
Obituary file at ASGHR

       Mary M. Schaal, 87, of Wapato died Friday afternoon in Mountain Vista Nursing Home in Toppenish.

        She was born Aug. 7, 1899, in Bethune, Colorado, to Peter and Christina (Dobler) Knodel.  She was reared and educated in Bethune, and married John G. Schaal there Aug. 4, 1921.
        The couple lived in Colorado until they moved to the Yakima Valley in 1936.  In 1946, they settled in Wapato, where they farmed.  
        She was a member of the Pilgrim Congregational Church in Wapato and the Pilgrim Daughters, the church's women's association.  She enjoyed gardening.
        Survivors include four sons, Arthur L. Schaal of Wapato, Leonard and John Schaal, both of Eureka, California, and Louis Schaal of Long Beach; three daughters, Mrs. Violet Vollmer of Pasco, Mrs. Esther Smith of Chico, California, and Mrs. Leah Walker of Granger; a sister, Mrs. Matt Schaal of Straton, Colorado; 16 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
        Her husband died July 10,1962.

         Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Merritt Funeral Home in Wapato.  Burial will be in the Reservation Community Memorial Park west of Wapato.

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