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Lydia KNODEL Schaal-1328
Lydia Christine KNODEL-1328
B. 18 Jul 1908
Bethune, Colorado
D. 20 May 2002
Burlington, Colorado


 1. Ruby SCHAAL-600
 2. Daniel SCHAAL-601
 3. Ivan SCHAAL-598
 4. Leon SCHAAL-599
Burial Place:
Claremont Cemetery
Stratton, Colorado

Archive File:
1910 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.

Time Line:


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
Lydia KNODEL-1328
B. 18 Jul 1908
Bethune, Colorado
D. 20 May 2002
Burlington, Colorado
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 15 Apr 1931  [Cert# 2243]
Hope, Bethune, Colorado
Matt SCHAAL-1329
B. 2 May 1903
Bethune, Colorado
D. 21 Sep 1986
Burlington, Colorado


print version

Lydia Schaal - 2002

The Burlington Record, Burlington, Colorado
Thursday, May 30, 2002

      Longtime Kit Carson County Colorado resident Lydia Christine Schaal, age 93, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 20, 2002, at Grace Manor Care Center in Burlington, where she resided for four years.
      Lydia was born July 18, 1908, in Bethune, to Christina W. (Dobler) and Peter Knodel.
      On April 15, 1931 Lydia was united in marriage to Matt Schaal in Bethune. They were marred for 55 years. She was a member of the United Methodist Church and the UMW Ladies Aide of Stratton.
      Lydia is preceded in death by her parents; her husband Matt; and 6 brothers and sisters.
      Surviving family members are her four children - Ruby Thompson (Francis) of Stratton, Daniel Schaal (Alberta) of Stratton, Ivan Schaal (Betty) of Denver, and Leon Schaal of Stratton; seven grandchildren - Joe Leoffler, Susan Wyrick, Linda Weaver, Alice Schaal, Christy Crowthers, Gary Schaal, and Susan Sorensen; and eight great-grandchildren - LynAnn and Jadan Weaver, Lisa Leoffler, Kenney, Erik, and Matthew Crowthers, Alyssa and Andrew Sorensen.
      Funeral services for Lydia were Thursday, May 23, 2002 at 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church, Stratton. Pastor Todd Everhart officiated. Burial followed in the Claremont Cemetery at Stratton.
      Jean McGriff, Velda Adolf, LynAnn Weaver and the Hope Congregational Quartet provided musical selections.
Casket bearers were Gary Schaal, Mike Wyrick, Joe Leoffler, Victor Crowthers; Ryan Weaver and Lloyd Knodel.
Honorary bearers were Jim Garner and Jon Sorensen.
      Memorials may be made in Lydia's name to the United Methodist Church, Stratton, and may be left at First National Bank of Stratton.
      Funeral arrangements were handled by Love Funeral Home, Burlington.

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