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Emma STROBEL Schaal-540
Emma Magdalena STROBEL-540
B. 10 Aug 1896
Yale, Colorado
D. 13 Oct 1936
Bethune, Colorado


1. Theodore B. (Ted) SCHAAL-545
2. Herbert (Herb) SCHAAL-546

Burial Place:
Hope Congregational Cemetery
Bethune, Colorado

Archive File:
1900 Census

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Elisabeth Gramm Schaal & Emma Strobel Schaal


Time Line:


German Obituary  [PDF]



Pedigree Chart
Jacob STROBEL-484
B. 30 Jul 1868
Beresina, Russia
D. 11 Aug 1958
Emma STROBEL-540
B. 10 Aug 1896
Yale, Colorado
D. 13 Oct 1936
Bethune, Colorado
Christian DOBLER-149
B. 23 Nov 1838
Toeplitz, Bessarabiea, South Russia
D. 23 Oct 1923
Bethune, Colorado
Katherina DOBLER-276
B. 6 Nov 1868
Teplitz, Bessarabia, South Russia
D. 17 Sep 1956
Dorothea HANDEL-69
B. 30 Aug 1844
D. 28 Mar 1889
Scotland, South Dakota
Married  26 Jun 1921  [Cert# 1340]
Bethune, Colorado
Jacob (Jake) SCHAAL-544
B. 4 Jan 1897
Settlement, Bethune, Colorado
D. 8 Sep 1986
Burlington, Colorado


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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 days before. 
        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 life. 
        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 relatives. 
        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.

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