Schaul, Mrs. Nic (Sophia) 1840-1912
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Date: 12/7/2017 at 17:36:42
Alton Democrat, April 27, 1912
The sad demise of Mrs. Nic Schaul occurred on Sunday evening at six o’clock, following a several months illness of internal trouble. The deceased underwent an operation during August of last summer and since that time had complained of severe pains. On Friday evening of last week, it was deemed best to take her to the hospital for a second operation, but in spite of the best medical aid could do, she rapidly grew worse until death relieved her suffering.
Sophia Lebrun was born July 24th, 1840, in Oberfeulen, Luxemburg. All of her young maidenhood was spent in the land of her birth, the deceased growing into young womanhood there. In 1863 she was married to Nic Schaul, who was also a native of that country, but who had been in America for several years. He returned to the old country and had been there about a year when they were married. Mr. and Mrs. Schaul remained in Luxemburg for over six years, when they decided to come to America and moved to Dubuque. They resided there until 1873 when they once more decided to move and this time came to Plymouth county which has since been their home.
There we among the earliest settlers of this community, moving to Fredonia township where they farmed for several years. In 1881 they came to LeMars and commenced to run the Western House which they operated for thirteen years before selling out and taking the Dubuque House in charge. Mr. and Mrs. Schaul ran the latter place for two yars and then decided to settle down and spend the remainder of their years in the peace and quietude of a private life. They moved into the Richey house on Court street, which has since been their home.
The deceased is well and favorably known in this community and her demise is one which is causing considerable grief among her former associates. She was of a kind and lovable disposition and her death is particularly hard to her husband and children who already feel the loss of a tender mother’s hand.
Eight children were born to bless the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Schaul, two of whom died in infancy. Three boys and three girls still remain and are, Al Schaul of Spokane, Wash., Nic of Woodstock, Minn., Felix J. of Quincy, Ill., Mrs. F.W. Melcher of Woodstock, Mrs. Anna Sellen of Luverne, Minn., and Miss Mary Schaul who resides at home. A brother, Geo. Lebrun of Minnesota, also survives and was present at the funeral.
The funeral services will take place on Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock from the St. Joseph’s church, Rev. Fr. F.X. Feuerstein officiating. Interment will be made in the St. Joseph cemetery. The many friends of the bereaved ones offer their most sincere condolence in this hour of trouble.—LeMars Globe-Post.
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