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Lily Schunke

Lily Schunke[1]

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  • Name Lily Schunke 
    Born Tue, Sep 17, 1889  Elgin, Fayette, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Female 
    Immigration 1898  [2
    School Sun, Mar 31, 1901  Winnipeg, , Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Student 
    • Attended school for 10 months the previous year.
    Religion Sun, Mar 31, 1901  Winnipeg, , Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    German Baptist 
    Residence Sun, Mar 31, 1901  Winnipeg, , Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    House 
    • William was 46 and Julia was 43. At their house was:
      Mollie, age 18;
      Billie, age 14;
      Lillie, age 11;
      Louis, age 9.
    Census page, Winnipeg, Canada, page 6
    Census page, Winnipeg, Canada, page 6
    Residence Sun, Jun 24, 1906  714 Elgin Avenue, Winnipeg, , Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    House 
    • William was 51 and Julia was 49. At their house was:
      William, age 19;
      Lilly, age 16;
      Louis, age 13.
    Census page, Winnipeg, Canada, page
    Census page, Winnipeg, Canada, page
    Residence Fri, Apr 15, 1910  615 Northeast 60th Avenue, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    House 
    • Fred Vetter was 35 and Amelia was 30. They had been married for 8 years and had two daughters. Their daughters were:
      Edna, 6
      Marguerete, 5
      Amelia's family was living with them. William and Julia Schunke had been married for 37 years and had eight children. Seven were still living.
      Wilheim, 55
      Julia, 52
      William, 23
      Lillie, 20
      Louis, 17
    Census page, Portland, Oregon, page 9b
    Census page, Portland, Oregon, page 9b
    Employment Fri, Apr 15, 1910  Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Telephone Operator 
    Census page, Portland, Oregon, page 9b
    Census page, Portland, Oregon, page 9b
    Naturalization Mon, Aug 3, 1914  King, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Wilhelm Schunke was originally from Bobban, Germany and entered the United States from Winnipeg, Canada, on June 2, 1909. Petition was for spouse, Julia, and children: Richard, Amalie, William, Lily, and Louis.
    Residence Thu, Jan 1, 1920  6834 Southeast 30th Avenue, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    House 
    • William Schunke was 65 and Julia was 62. They owned the house with a mortgage. With them were their children:
      Lily, 30
      Louis, 27
    Census page, Portland, Oregon, page 11A
    Census page, Portland, Oregon, page 11A
    Employment Thu, Jan 1, 1920  Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Operator for the Telephone Company 
    Census page, Portland, Oregon, page 11A
    Census page, Portland, Oregon, page 11A
    Religion 1923  Bethany, Washington, Oregon, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Baptist 
    • Bethany Baptist Church was the first church west of the Rockies of the North American Baptist Convention. It was a German speaking church, and started in 1875. William Schunke, Lil's father, pastored the church, and Ben Croeni's father also served as pastor. The two "pastor's kids" met as one family was leaving and the other coming to pastor the church.

      Lil, a "grandmother" figure, was a large, jovial and hard-working farm wife. She had a beautiful singing voice and played the organ well. The Church was not far from their house.
    Ben and Lil Croeni
    Ben and Lil Croeni
    from Gloria Perryman, June 2006;
    last retouch, Clinton Macomber, Oct 2010
    Religion 1929  Bethany Baptist Church, Portland, Washington, Oregon, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Organist 
    Address:
    4545 NW Kaiser Road 
    • Bethany Baptist Church built their third worship sanctuary in a Spanish style in 1928 at a cost of $20,000. Mr. Carl Eggiman was one of the main leaders to push the purchase of a pipe organ for the building, and Ben and Lil Croeni were major contributors. A Guenther organ was installed in the church building in 1929 for $5,000. Lil was the Church organist.
    Residence Tue, Apr 1, 1930  Cedar Mill, Washington, Oregon, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Houses 
    • Christina's and several of her children were living next door to each other:

      Ben Croeni was 42 and Lilly was 41. They owned the house with a farm and had a radio.

      Carl Eggimann was 36 and Alda was 33. They owned the house without a farm worth $5000 (in 2011 values about $327,000) and did not have a mortgage on it. They had a radio set.
      Roderick, 9
      Doris, 7
      Carlton, 1 year six months

      Andrew Eggimann was 65 and Christina was 76. They owned the house and farm and had a radio.

      Theophil Rich was 34 and Eleanor M. was 30. They rented the house for $10 a month (in 2011 values about $653) and did not have a farm or radio set.
      Grace H., 4 years 3 months
      Roland G., 1 year
    Census page 3b, Cedar Mills, Oregon
    Census page 3b, Cedar Mills, Oregon
    from www.ancestry.com
    Family Gathering Jul 1936  Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Erhardt-Schunke Picnic 
    • Those photographed during the get-togther were:

      Daniel and Julia Erhardt and children:
      Juliette
      Leona
      Lily
      Nelda

      Merle Erhardt and son:
      Ken

      Bill and Maud Erhardt and children:
      Leno
      Nelda

      Mollie Vetter

      Emma Mead
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    Residence Mon, Apr 1, 1940  Bethany, Washington, Oregon, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Farm Houses 
    • Julius Croeni was 61 years old and Mary was 59. They owned the farm and house worth $4000 (in 2011 values about $252,000).
      Clarence, 25

      Nearby was his brother's family:
      Benjamin N. Croeni was 52 and Lily was 50. They owned the house and farm worth $8000 (in 2011 values about $504,000).
      Allan B., 8

      The farms were on what was called North Plains Road, just before what was Larson Road.
    Census page 3b, Bethany, Oregon
    Census page 3b, Bethany, Oregon
    from www.ancestry.com
    Name Lily Croeni 
    FamilySearch ID# M16Z-Y7Q 
    Physical Description Beautiful singing voice  [10
    • She sang duets with her sister, Julia Erhardt, and they were beautiful together!
    Physical Description Bethany, Washington, Oregon, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Beautiful singing voice 
    • Gloria Perryman wrote:
      "Great Aunt Lil was said to have had a beautiful voice and when she sang with my grandmother it was at an event in church."
    Physical Description Bethany, Washington, Oregon, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [12, 13
    Excellent Cook 
    • Sisters Glenda Macomber and Peggy Douthit said:
      "An excellent cook! It was always fun to eat at Great Aunt Lil's house."
    Physical Description Bethany, Washington, Oregon, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Farm chores 
    • Nelda Griffiths writes:
      "I would be 'allowed' to feed the chickens, even though I was afraid of them since they pecked at me. There were horses and cows and butter to churn, and eggs to gather and sort. I would sleep in a little room in the attic that had beautiful hand crocheted items that Lil had made."
    Education Middle School  [9
    • He completed the 8th grade.
    Employment Seattle, King, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Chief Telephone Operator 
    Died Wed, Aug 25, 1965  Bethany, Washington, Oregon, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Cause: Leukemia 
    • Died at home.
    Age 75 years 
    Buried Union Cemetery, Cedar Mill, Washington, Oregon, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    NW 143rd Avenue 
    • Buried in Section 15G
    Headstones Submit Headstone Photo Submit Headstone Photo 
    Person ID I917  MacomberKin | Schunke family
    Last Modified Tue, Feb 3, 2015 

    Father Ancestors Reverend William Schunke
              b. Wed, Aug 16, 1854, Bobbe, Anhalt-Bitterfeld, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Thu, Jun 4, 1931, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Ancestors Julia Kauffman Beisiegel
              b. Sun, Sep 27, 1857, Rochester, Monroe, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Fri, Feb 27, 1925, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Family ID F272  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors Benjamin N. Croeni
              b. Sat, Apr 7, 1888, Bethany, Washington, Oregon, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Mon, Jul 14, 1969, Bethany, Washington, Oregon, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married Fri, Feb 11, 1921  Bethany, Washington, Oregon, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Allan Benjamin Croeni
              b. Sat, Dec 26, 1931, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Sat, Feb 12, 1977, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
    Last Modified Fri, Aug 4, 2017 
    Family ID F2297  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart