----Source: Centennial History of the York Center United Methodist Church, 1880 - 1980.
LEO SCHECKLMAN FAMILY
Mr. and Mrs. George Scheeklman came to this country from Germany and settled in Jefferson County. With them came their six children--George, Norbert, Joseph, Annie, Barbara, and Mary.
Their son George worked in the Jefferson Meat Packing Plant. In 1885, he came to settle in what later became known as Heintown in the Town of York, Clark County. He had to clear the land to form his farm which now belongs to James Pongratz. There also was a sawmill on his land in which he worked.
He married Anna Schmidt in NeillsviUe. They had six children. Leo, who married Mary Walter, daughter of George and Mary (Hoeser) Walter.; Phillip, who married Helen Feckheim; Rose, who married James Gibson; Frances, who married George Walter; Matilda, who married Albert Rushlow; and Albert, who married Genevieve Sharret. The three daughters and their husbands are all deceased.
Their son Leo was born march 23, 1891. At the age of 10 he worked at the cheese factory, which was built in 1900 on the John Seitz property. His job was to keep the fire burning to provide steam for the factory. His wages were 50 cents a day. He attended the Lincoln School and St. Balthasar's Catholic School in Loyal till about the age of 12. On June 5, 1917, he married Mary Walter, who was born April 14, 1896. They purchased the August Macksam farm in 1917 also. He still lives there today after having sold all but the house to Donald Free in 1971. Seven children were born to them--George, Anthony, Florien, Rosalind, Edward, Robert, and James. Leo served for a number of years as clerk and treasurer of the Lincoln School of which his children all attended. On November 15, 1943, the original home burned. They purchased a home near Granton and had it moved to the site of the old home. George, Edward, and James all served in the Armed Forces. His wife, Mary, died on June 5, 1962, which was their 45th wedding anniversary. Besides his seven children, he has 23 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
George married Irene Galke of Chili in 1947. They Scheeklmans - George, Anthony, Florien, Edward, Leo, Robert, Rosalind and James. live in Chili where he is an implement dealer. They have six children--Sandra Erickson, Mrs. Michael (Annette) Knutson, Mrs. Larry (Jacalyn) Schuller, Debra, Bradley, and Shelly.
Anthony married Anita Genskow of Tigerton in 1950. They purchased the Joe Rondorf farm where they still farm. He also hauls milk for Masanz Dairy. They have five children--Mrs. Leland (Bonnie) Dietsche, Jolene, Richard, Patricia, and Timothy.
Florien married Roland Mueller of Milwaukee in 1951. They reside in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, where he is a brewmaster. They have a son, Michael.
Rosalind married Louis Aumann of Loyal in 1952. They reside in Butler, where he is employed as a roofer. They have a son, Thomas.
Edward married June Genskow of Tigerton in 1956. They live near the junction of H and K. He works for Smith Feeds of Loyal. They have eight children--Daniel, Todd, Peter, Mrs. Timothy (Lisa) Braun, Sara, John, Paul, and Lori, Paul died in 1969 at the age of 10 months. Daniel, Todd and Peter all enlisted in the Army. Daniel has completed his enlistment and Todd is stationed in Texas and Peter is in Germany.
Robert lives with his Dad and has never married.
James married Jacelyn Jake in 1966. They own Jim's Walnut Inn. They have three children--Kelly, Cindy and Jimmy.
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