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The History of Renville County, Volume 2
Compiled by Franklyn Curtiss-Wedge
Julius Scheffler a well-known farmer in Beaver Falls township, was born in Germany, Jan. 17, 1857, and came to America with his parents, Michael and Annie (Stensel) Scheffler. The father first located in Illinois, near Chicago, and came to New Ulm, Minnesota, in 1867, and to Renville county in the spring of 1868. Here he secured a homestead of 80 acres, in section 12, Beaver Falls township, and lived there until his death in July, 1898, at the age of eighty-seven. The mother died Sept. 4, 1886, at the age of seventy-five years. Julius Scheffler remained on the home farm until his marriage, in 1879, when he bought 80 acres in section 12, Beaver Falls township. where he is still living. He now owns 440 acres in Renville county. In 1901 he rebuilt the house, a nice two-story building, and also built a large barn and other outbuildings. He does diversified farming. Mr. Scheffler is a stockholder in the Farmers' Elevator at Morton and also in the New State Bank at Morton. He has been a member of the township board for seven years and of the school board for twenty years. He is also a member of the Methodist Episcopal church at Beaver Falls. Mr. Scheffler was united in marriage to Dorthea Wichmann, June 19, 1879. She was born Dec. 2, 1855, daughter of Dietrich Wichmann. Mr. and Mrs. Scheffler have eight children: Molly, born March 4, 1881; now married to Harry Zumwinkle, a farmer of Beaver Falls township; Frederick and Emma, twins, born Sept. 20, 1882. who are at home; Julius, born Aug. 13, 1884, married Millie Lusenhop, and farming in Birch Cooley township; Lydia, born July 5, 1887, married to William Blume, a farmer of Beaver Falls township; William, born Nov. 5, 1890; Louise, born Feb. 25, 1893, and Henry, born Feb. 28, 1895, the three youngest being at home.
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