Saturday, February 18, 2006

Edward "Willie" Wetle Obituary

Son of Jacob Wetle and Appolonia "Lena" Ohlegschlager Wetle. He is buried next to his parents in the Catholic Cemetery at The Dalles. The tombstone gives the name "Willie".

From: The Dalles Times Mountainer, Jan 27, 1894.
WETTLE--Died in this city, Jan 24th, Edward, son of Mr. & Mrs. Jacob Wettle, aged 8.

From: The Dalles Chronicle, Jan 24, 1894
Edward Wettle, the 8-year-old son of Jacob Wettle, died at 2 o'clock today from peritonitis, very suddenly.

The little fellow had been ill for only two days, his abdomen swelling, probably from the result of some internal injury, of which his parents did not know. They are almost distracted over the continued troubles which have followed their children for the past two years, but which heretofore have not resulted fatally. It is hoped that now they will have a cessation of these accidents, as they have already had more than their share.

Friday, February 03, 2006

St Peter's Catholic Cemetery - The Dalles

On January 27th I stopped at The Dalles to search the Catholic cemetery for the graves of Philip J Ohlegschlager, Elizabeth Ohlegschlager, Jacob Wetle, Lena Ohlegschlager Wetle and any other family members I could locate.

I first went to the library to check the indexes. I found the following in the listings of burials in St Peters Cemetery.

Ohlegschlager, Elizabeth - Section 3, row 24, lot 28
Ohlegschlager, Phillip – Section 3, row 24, lot 29
Wetle, Jacob – Section 3, row 25, lot 16
Wetle, Lena – Section 3, row 25, lot 17
Wetle, Willie – Section 3, row 25, lot 18

The index seems to record the information from the tombstones. A short interview with the cemetery caretaker revealed that early records were destroyed in a fire so it is unknown if other family members are buried here.

The cemetery is accessed from Cherry Street just south of Tenth. This area was part of an old patent issued to the Catholic mission. The first two catholic churches were located here. There is a flag pole near the center of the cemetery and section 3 is south west of this point. The Ohlegschlagers are 24 rows down the dirt road and about two lots to the south. The Wetle burials are in the next row and further south.

I noticed that the Ohlegschager monument had a fastening on the top that looked like something had broken off. Similar monuments that were nearby had stone crosses on the top.


Philip J Ohlegschlager
Born 1820
Died 1908
Aged 88 y’s

BORN 1833
DIED 1909
76 Y’s
Rest in peace


Engraved on Tombstone:
Son of
Born Dec 1, 1886;
Died Jan 24, 1894

Gone to a fairer land
Of pleasure and love
To join the bright band
Of angels above

Placed on the base of the monument for Willie was a small stone painted as a flower. What is the significance of the stone and who might have placed in there?

Hattie Dohman Ohlegschlager Obituary

Hattie was the wife of Phillip A/H Ohlegschlager

From:The Dalles Chronicle, May 1, 1947, Died: April 26, 1947

Mrs. Ohlegschlager Dies -- Mrs. Hattie Elizabeth Ohlegschlager, well-known Dalles resident, died in The Dalles this morning at the age of 78. Born in Berlin, Germany, Mrs. Ohlegschlager had lived in the United States for 65 years, and in this community for 50 years. She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Joan Long of Ogden, U.; Mrs. Hazel Wattles of Greshan, and Mrs. R. M. (Edna) Henderson and Mrs. Webster (Myrtle) Turner, both of The Dalles. She also leaves six sons, Harry E. Mathwig of Olympia, Wash.; Walter E., Roy and Phillip, of The Dalles, and Edwin and Sam, of Portland. She also leaves 15 grandchildren and ?? grandchildren. She was a member of the Lutheran church, the Eagles auxiliary and the auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign wars. Funeral services will be held at Callaway's chapel at 2 o'clock on Monday, April 28, with Rev. J. C. Suter officiating. Interment will be in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Philip A/H Ohlegschlager Obituary

From: The Dalles Chronicle, Dec 10, 1931, Died Dec 2, 1931

(Daily of December 3)

Phillip A. Ohlegschlager died last evening at a local hospital at the age of 64 years. Mr. Ohlegschlager was married 41 years ago in Portland to Miss Hattie Dohman, and they later made their home in San Francisco for five years. They came to The Dalles in 1895 and for the last 11 years, Mr. Ohlegschlager was employed by the railroad.

Funeral services wlii be held from Zell's chapel Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. W. I. Eck officiating. Mrs. Eck will be in charge of the music. Interment will be in the Odd Fellows cemetery. The deceased was a member of the Woodmen of the World of America and of the Mutual Benefit Accident society.

Mr. Ohlegschlager leaves his wife, Hattie; five sons, Waldimer, Roy, Phillip Jr, Samuel, all of The Dalles,. and Edwin of Portland; three daughters, Mrs. H. F. Wattles, Mrs. R. M. Henderson, and Mrs. Myrtle Turner, all of The Dalles; three brothers, John of Salem, Christ of Portland and J. J., of The Dalles; two sisters, Mrs. Jake Whittle of Bend and Mrs. Kate Swanson of Portland, and 17 grandchildren.

Fred Wetle Obituary 1884 - 1973

From: The Dalles Chronicle, Nov 1, 1973

Fred Wetle Rites Friday - Fred Wetle, a longtime resident of The Dalles, died in a nursing home here on Wednesday.

He was born in Wasco County July 9, 1884.

Mr. Wetle was a farmer in the Chenowith district for many years and was a charter member of the Chenowith Grange. He received his 50 year membership pin in 1971.

His wife, Nettie, died in 1967. Survivors are two brothers, John in Bend and Chris in Lebanon; two nieces and three nephews including Ernest Kuck, The Dalles, a nephew of Nettie Wetle.

Funeral services will be at Spencer & Libby Funeral Home on Friday at 2:30 p.m. Entombment will be at the IOOF Memorial Mausoleum.

Jacob J Ohlegschlager Obituaries

From: The Dalles Chronicle, Jan 27, 1944 - Died Jan 20, 1944; Buried IOOF Cemetery

DIES AT HOME HERE -- Jacob J. Ohlegschlager, 73, died this morning at his home at 606 E. 4th street. He had been a resident of this community for a number of years, and is survived by a sister, Mrs. Jake Wetle of Bend. The body is at the C. R. Callaway and Son chaple, pending funeral arrangements.


From: The Dalles Optimist, Jan 21, 1944

J. J. Ohlegschlager Passes
Jacob J. Ohlegschlager of 606 E. Fourth street passed away at his home early Thursday morning at the age of 73. He was born Novemder 17, 1870, and had resided in this community for the past fifty years. Surviving him is a sister, Mrs. Fred Wetle of Bend. Funeral arrangements are being made by C. R. Callaway and son and will be announced later.

Jacob J Ohlegschlager - Census and other things

1910 Federal Census-Oregon, Wasco Co, West The Dalles-County poor farm-Road Dist 8
▪ Ohlegschlager, J. J. , head, male, white, age 50, married, born New York, father born Germany, mother born Germany, farmer-General farm
▪ Ohlegschlager, Mary, wife, female, age 19, married, born Iowa, father born Pennsylvania, mother born Illinois
▪ Marsh, William, step-son, male, age 26, single, born Oregon, father born Iowa, mother born Iowa, farmer-general farm
▪ Marsh, Harold, step-son, male, age 23, single, born Oregon, father born Iowa, mother born Iowa