Leopold SCHARINGER b. 1814 of Wuertemberg, Austria came to America abt. 1850 with his bride, Magdalen HOCHWIMER b. abt. 1809, m. abt. 1847.
Tom KEYES is 2nd. great grandson to Leopold. George SCHARINGER Jr. grandson of Leopold is pictured below.
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George Scharinger ll
George Jr. was born September 18, 1880, in the Town of Wilson, he died February 25, 1952 in Sheboygan. He was married October 25, 1904 to Evelyn R. Granger. She was born February 9, 1878 in the Town of Wilson and died January 9, 1948 in the Town of Wilson. They are buried in St. Mary's cemetery, Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin. George rented the Trumbull homestead farm in the Town of Wilson, Section 6 from his father in law, Gilbert Granger. The agreement ended when Gilbert received a postal department appointment.
George moved his family to a six acre farm one mile Southeast of Sheboygan Falls in the Town of Wilson, section 6. He worked at the Wachter Brick Yard where he advanced to the position of foreman. George Jr. of Austrian decent, carried the mark of integrity, industriousness and craftsmanship. He was faithful to his family and known to all as a religious person. He enjoyed a game of cards (Skat) with a bit of refreshment.
Evelyn was a lady who always extended a gracious welcome to family and friends. She was a direct descendant of Launcelot Granger, who was born in England and arrived in this country in the 1640's. Evelyn's home was filled on Sunday afternoons with family members. A midafternoon trip to a local cemetery or brief visit to a relative's home filled many Sundays. She always served a late afternoon meal featuring her many home prepared foods.
Evelyn tended a huge garden and preserved a large store of fruits and vegetables. George and Evelyn were religious caring people and extended a helping hand to neighbors in need. Their example influenced the lives of friends and relatives during their time and in future generations.
George died of internal cancer and Evelyn died of a stroke.
Children born in the Twn. of Wilson:
1. Herbert Chester, b. 10-16-1905, d. 3-9-1957, m. Frances Fleming, d. 12-31-1986
2. Arletta Mary, b. 6-4-1907, d. 12-19-1978, m. Edmund Francis Keyes
3. Rose Julia, b. 12-20-1914, d. 7-6-1981 in Augusta, Georgia, m. 6-14-1939 to Waldemar Wittmus
4. Martina Evelyn, b. 8-12-1917, m. 7-11-1936 Jacob Schinabeck, b. 3-12-1907 d. 7-25-1982
Memories of my grandfather and grandmother by Thomas Keyes.
George was a patriarch in the German Austrian tradition. Evelyn was a kindly lady who gave love and comfort to her family and friends. Each grandchild stayed with them a week each summer. I looked foreword to my time each year with my grandparents, it was a pleasant visit. Grandmother would arrange an occasional night at a movie in the Sheboygan Falls theater. In 1934 I became homesick and left for the Town of Lyndon on my tricycle. The trip was 14 miles and fortunately grandmother heard the bell on my handlebars and I was halted a short distance down the road.
Uncle Jake and Martina lived with my grandparents for a few years after their marriage. One evening Uncle Jake took everyone across the road and down to the river fishing. I caught a bullhead and the horn on its head stuck my finger making it bleed.
The brickyard was closed in World War ll and George worked in the Falls Woolen Mill which made clothing for the army. After the war ended he went back to the brickyard and over saw it's dismantling never to make another brick. He retired when the project was complete.
Their six acres supported a cow, a horse and two flocks of laying hens. A large garden and orchard supplied fresh fruits in the growing season and the surplus was preserved in fruit jars for off season consumption. In the late 1940's the cow was replaced by milking goats after George's arm was broken by a kick from the cow at milking time. The goats supplied a year around supply of milk which grandmother used fresh and used the surplus to make butter and various kinds of cheese. The goats were also a source of fresh meat, part of which was made into sausage. George after his wife died sold the farm and lived with his daughters Martina in the winter and Arletta in the summer until his death.
GEORGE m /JORJ/ English
From the Greek name Georgios which was derived from the Greek word georgos meaning "farmer, earthworker", derived from the elements ge "earth" and ergon "work". Saint George was a legendary dragon slayer who was supposedly martyred in Palestine. He is the patron saint of England, Portugal and Catalonia. This name has been borne by six kings of England, two kings of Greece, and the first president of the United States, George Washington. Other famous bearers include authors George Eliot and George Orwell (both pen names; real names Mary Anne Evans and Eric Arthur Blair respectively), composer George Frideric Handel, and Pacific explorer George Vancouver.