Karl Wilhelm Schoelzel1877 - 1956 (79 years)
Name Karl Wilhelm Schoelzel Born 30 Jan 1877 Schneidemühl, Posen, Prussia [1, 2, 3, 4, 5] Gender Male Census 1900 Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA  Census 1910 Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA 
- 2500 Monticello Avenue
Residence 1918 Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA  Census 1920 Denver, Colorado, USA 
- 1462 South Clarkson St.
Census 1930 Denver, Colorado, USA 
- 1808 South Pennsylvania St.
Also Known As Carl William, Charles William, Charlie  Occupation Clerk  Occupation Produce salesman, Manager (Armour & Co.), Poultry salesman. [2, 4, 6, 8] Medical Notes In February, 1956 he was hospitalized and diagnosed as having an intestinal obstruction due to colon cancer. Died of a massive stroke before surgery could be performed.  Research Notes Wendell Mohr gives date of death as February 5, 1958.
Elaine Schoelzel gives birthplace as Oschowitz, Bromberg, Posen. Bromberg, Posen is now Bydgoszcz, Poland. Oschowitz may be Ossowitz, now Osowiec, which is only about 6km from Grünberg. A note in the papers of Grace Shoelzel lists his birthplace as Grünberg, Provinz Pozen, Germany (the same as his older siblings). Birth certificate lists last name as “Scholzel.”
Social Security Death index lists a different Social Security Number than the Social Security Application and Claims index. [1, 4, 5, 10]
Buried Feb 1956 Fairmount Cemetery Mausoleum, Denver, Colorado, USA [1, 4]
- Cremated; Section 1536, Column G (Main Floor)
Died 5 Feb 1956 Denver, Colorado, USA  Notes
- Emigrated to US with parents in 1887 (1900 census lists 1888). Family moved to Denver on July 4, 1919 (the day Jack Dempsey knocked out Jesse Willard to become the World Heavyweight Champion). Never naturalized, and generally lied about his birthplace. In the 1920 census and in his Social Security Life Claim, his place of birth is listed as Wisconsin.
Worked in produce, initially for his brother, Rudolph, and then for himself (1920 census lists occupation as “Produce Salesman”). Suffered financial disaster in 1917 when the market for eggs collapsed, leaving him with large volumes unsold. He lost everything, including money earmarked for a house (his wife Sophie never forgave him for that loss). Found work with Armour and Company in Chicago, then transferred to Denver. Living at 1462 S. Clarkson St. in Denver in January of 1920. Later took a job with Greene Brothers Produce Company in Sterling, Colorado. Sophie chose to stay in Denver with the children. Lost his job in Sterling and drank heavily(?) Lived with family of son Charles for a while during the 40s.
During WWII, he served as a translator for German soldiers incarcerated near Camp Hale, Colorado. Wendell Mohr believes that was at Kremmling, where he cut ice for Denver Ice and Cold Storage. After the war, he moved back to Denver and worked as a night watchman. He lived in a room on Larimer Street.
Enjoyed playing baseball as a young man, and was first baseman for his team. [1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 11]
Person ID I28 Mohr-Whalen | Blood relatives of Brad Mohr Last Modified 25 Feb 2017
Father Ernst Wilhelm Schoelzel
b. 3 May 1837, Peilau, Reichenbach, Schlesien, Prussia
d. 19 Feb 1910, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA (Age 72 years)
Mother Emilie Marie Peitscher
b. 5 Nov 1845, Campani, Westpreußen, Prussia
d. 29 Aug 1896, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA (Age 50 years)
Family ID F59 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Family Emma Sophia Knuth
b. 27 Mar 1882, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
d. 2 Dec 1979, Iliff Care Center, Denver, Colorado, USA (Age 97 years)
Married 25 May 1901 Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA [6, 12, 13, 14]
- Married at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Knuth Sr. by Rev. G. Lambrecht. Anna Knuth and Herman Lenz were witnesses.
Research Notes Charles and Emma were married at the German St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church by Pastor Gotthilf G. Lambrecht. Lambrecht’s grave in Montrose Cemetery in Chicago is marked by an elaborate statue.  Notes
- Family lived at 173 Crystal St., Chicago in 1902, 951 N. Hoyne Ave, Chicago in 1909, with Emma’s parents at time of 1910 census (2500 Monticello Ave., Chicago) and at 2709 Monticello in Chicago in 1918. Rented a house at 1462 South Clarkson, Denver in 1920 and 1808 S. Pennsylvania, Denver in 1930. [2, 6, 7, 8, 15, 16]
Children + 1. Charles William Frank Schoelzel
b. 17 Apr 1902, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
d. 31 Mar 2000, Meridian Nursing Home, Denver, Colorado, USA (Age 97 years)
+ 2. Grace Lillian Anna Schoelzel
b. 15 May 1909, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
d. 24 Feb 2003, Aurora, Arapahoe County, Colorado, USA (Age 93 years)
Last Modified 19 Mar 2017 19:04:06 Family ID F19 Group Sheet | Family Chart
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- [S9] Research notes of Wendell C. Mohr.
- [S786] WWI Draft Registration Card of Charles William Schoelzel, Ancestry.com (National Archives & Records Administration).
- [S260] 1900 US Census - Household of William Schoelzel.
- [S2] Letter to Bradley Mohr, Elaine Schoelzel.
- [S3327] U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, Ancestry.com.
- [S96] 1910 US Census - Household of Charles Knuth.
- [S21] 1920 US Census - Household of Charles N. [W.] Schoelzel.
- [S107] 1930 US Census - Household of Charles Schoelzel.
- [S2496] Birth Register Entry for Grace Lillian A. Schoelzel.
- [S63] Personal papers of Grace Schoelzel (Mohr).
- [S227] Genealogy, Wendell Mohr.
- [S531] Marriage License of Charles Schoelzel and Emma Knuth.
- [S118] Pages removed from a family Bible (Schoelzel?), author unknown.
- [S52] Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763–1900, Illinois State Archives & Illinois State Genealogical Society.
- [S865] Birth Certificate of Charles William Frank Schoelzel.
- [S86] Birth Certificate of Grace Lillian Anna Schoelzel.
- [S9] Research notes of Wendell C. Mohr.