Emma Schaal -- 1936
Funeral service for Mrs.
Jake Schaal was held at the German Congregational church, Settlement, Sunday
afternoon. The church was overflowed by those who came to pay their
last respects. Mrs. Schaal was an exceptionally fine Christian character.
She also took an active part in all her church activities. As soon
as the accident occurred she realized she had to die, for she saw how charred
her body was; however, she had no fear of death and repeated passages of
scripture and prayed an asked the Lord to take her home soon. She
admonished her two boys, Ted, 14 and Herbert, 7. She was very much
concerned about her mother and father and how they would feel when they
got the news. They had just left for a visit in California a few
Mrs. Jake Schaal, (Emma
M.) was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Strobel, and born at Yale, Colorado,
August 10, 1896, where she lived with her parents until 1921, when she
was married to Jake Schaal. She has lived in this community all her
On Tuesday afternoon, Oct.
13th, while attempting to light the kitchen range, using tractor fuel,
the can exploded and she was fatally burned and passed away at 9:45 that
evening at the age of 40 years, 2 months and 3 days. She is survived
by her husband, two sons, her parents and four brothers, all residents
of the Settlement except her oldest brother Rev. Theodore Strobel, of Laurel,
Mont. All were at the funeral, besides a host of other friends and
Rev. John Hoelzer, her pastor,
spoke in the German language, and Rev. H. L. Woelber of the Lutheran church,
Settlement, spoke in English. The male chorus of the German Congregational
church sang several very appropriate songs, her favorite song, "We're Going
Down the Valley, One by One," was sung at the grave, which was entirely
covered with flowers. Interment was in the church cemetery in charge
of Penny Bros.