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(5) PHILLIP F. BROMER was born December 1852 and died on September 7, 1860. I believe Phillip was buried in Mount Zion Cemetery, at the G. Frederick family plot. But nothing is known about him except that he died when he was eight years old.

(6) AMELIA BROMER was born October 1853 and died on September 15, 1860. I believe Amelia was buried in Mount Zion Cemetery, at the G. Frederick family plot. But nothing is known about her except thet she died when she was seven years old.

(7) JOHANNA AMELIA BROMER SCHNEPF (Jenny) was born January 30, 1855. Johanna lived to be 77 years of age. She died on December 22, 1932. Johanna was called Jenny by those who knew her. She married Christian Schnepf on April 9, 1874. Christian came to the U.S. in 1852. Christian was born in Wurtenburg Germany and was the son of George Frederick Schnepf and Katherin Waters. Christian and Johanna lived at two locations that I know of. They were 2233 Chapline St. and 2519 Eoff St. in Wheeling. Christian was a Druggist at Logan and List Pharmacy. The Pharmacy was located at 1355 Market St. in downtown Wheeling. Christian succeeded in the business and became the owner. They had prescription bottles with the name SCHNEPH on them but I was never able to find one. Christian was said to have a brother named Frederick. He also had a sister named Sophia who was married and had three children, Lilly, Katy and Harry Shaffer. Christian was know as the Opera House Druggist, according to the local newspaper. He would also make weather observations from the roof of his Pharmacy which he would receive over his radio from Pittsburgh. He would then give them to the local newspaper so they could report the daily weather. Christian's brother, Frederick, was born November 22, 1853 and died April 3, 1925. . Frederick lived at 315 S. York St. in Wheeling. Christian died at the age of 55. It is believed he contacted Tuberculosis from one of his customers that he prescribed medicine for.

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     Following are the Funeral announcements for the Schnepfs - and other articles I had found.

Weather Observations made by Christian July 2:
CHRISTIAN SCHNEPF. The Opera House druggist, made the following observations of the Temperature yesterday; 7 a.m. 69: 9 a.m. 75: 12 m. 89: 3p.m. 90: 7p.m. 87. Weather fair.
     Washington, D.C., July 2-- For West Virginia, Western Pennsylvania and Ohio - Fair, except shower's on the lakes, fresh to brisk southerly winds.


SCHNEPF - On Friday, April 17, 1903 at 11:20 p.m. CHRISTIAN SCHNEPF, in the 55th year of age.
     Funeral services at Zion Lutheran Church, Monday, April 20, at 2:30 p.m. Friends of family invited. Interment private at Mt. Zion Cemetery.

Taken from the book, History of the Pan-Handle, West Virginia; page 275:

CHRISTIAN SCHNEPH - was born in Wurtemburg, Germany, in 1848, and is the eldest son of Frederick Schneph, who came to this country with his family, in 1852. Ten years later Christian espoused the drug business, entering the service of Brentlinger & Derry, on Market street, with whom he remained for four years. He then entered the service of Logan & List, with whom he remained eight years, and on the death of Mr. John List, he succeeded to his business, 1335 market street, on the corner of fourteenth, here Mr. S. still holds fourth in one of the neatest and most replete drug stores in the city. He was married in 1874 to Johanna, daughter of Frederick Bromer, of Caldwells run, by whom he had three children, all sons. Residence 2233 Chapline street.

Schnepf Funeral

     According to arrangements completed yesterday, funeral rites will take place on Monday for Mrs. Johanna Schnepf, venerable local widow, whose death occurred Thursday.

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     Her pastor, The Rev. A. C. E. Grotke, of Zion Lutheran church will officiate at the rites, which are to be held at the late residence, 2519 Eoff street, beginning at 2 o'clock. Burial will follow in Mount Zion Cemetery.


     Thursday December 22, 1932, at her late home, 25l9 Eoff street at 2:15 p.m. Johanna, beloved wife of the late Christian Schnepf, in her 78th. year. The body was removed to the Bruemmer and Braun funeral home, 2105 Chapline St. and will be taken to her late home Friday.
     Funeral from the late home, Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Friends of the family invited to attend. Interment in Mount Zion Cemetery.
     Johanna Amelia Bromer Schnepf and her husband Christian Schnepf had a total of five children. They were three sons and two daughters.

A. Charles H. Schnepf b Jan 24, 1875; d May 27, 1962; (M) Mary C. Trosch b June 7, 1875; d March 13/15, 1969.
B. Edward F. Schnepf b Oct 6, 1876; d March 16, 1914; (M) Cora B. Dailey.
C. Otto G. Schnepf b July 12, 1878; d April 6, 1909; (M) Dori Brickmeyer b Aug 1, 1882; d Sept 11, 1915.
D. Nelli Schnepf b June 20, 1881; d Aug 16, 1907.
E. Emma Katherin Schnepf b July 5, 1884; d Feb 10, 1966; (M) Edward Mehlmann

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Left to right: Christine Bromer Hemmenn, Johanna Bromer Schnepf
Catherine Bromer Wolfe, a friend, Margaret Bromer Spaar

A. Charles Henry Schnepf was born born January 24, 1875 in Wheeling. Charles died on May 27, 1962 and was buried at Mount Zion Cemetery. He lived at 108 N. 19th St. Warwood. He was accountant for the G. M. Snook Co. and was a member of the Zion Lutheran church. Charles was married twice, first to Estella Bertschy. Estella was a relation to the owners of the Bertschy Funeral Home. Charles and Estella had three children, two sons and one daughter. Estella died on April 20, 1914 and was buried at Mount Zion Cemetery lot 826 #3580. Charles then married Mary C. Trosch. Mary was the daughter of John Trosch and Matilda Bingall. Mary was born June 7, 1875 and died March 13/15, 1969. Charles's three children born to Estella Bertschy were:

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(A) Herbert C. Schnepf (M) Betrice.
(B) Arthur C. Schnepf b Febuary 23, 1903; (M) Wanda Schultz b August 26, 1907.
(C) Irma Schnepf b March 16, 1910; (M) Edward A. Beihl September 7, 1912

(A) Herbert C. Schnepf was born in Wheeling but I do not know the date. He married a women named Betrice and they moved to Conneaut, Pa. He died in Pennsylvania and had four children. One was named Robert.

(B) Arthur C. Schnepf was born in Wheeling Febuary 23, 1903. On August 11, 1990 my wife and I went to Wheeling to find Authur. Went went to his place of residence to find he had moved into a senior citizens' building. The house he did live in was in a very poor area. We went to the Senior Citizens Building and met Arthur and his wife. Much to my surprise, I found they were very poor and not in good health. I felt very sorry for them to see they had no children or any that cared for them. To think their parents were of the upper stature in Wheeling and they grew to what they had (nothing). They were a very happy couple and had been married for over 50 years. Arthur was only around 5 foot one or two inches and on the chubby side and bald. Arthur was a truck driver for a meat packing company all of his life. They could not remember a lot about their past. They had no children.

(C) Irma Schnepf was born March 16, 1910 in Wheeling. Irma married Edward A. Beihl. Edward was the son of Beihl and Rietz. They were from Germany. Edward was born September 7, 1912. My wife and I met them on August 11, 1990. They were very pleasant people, they both seemed to be in good health with the exception of Edward being hard of hearing. Irma and Edward lived at 108 19th st. Warwood W.Va. Irma and Edward had one child a daughter.

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Carroll Beihl was the daughter of Irma and Edward. Carroll married Donald Kobasko.


SCHNEPF, CHARLES HENRY, 87, of 108 N. Nineteen St. Warwood, died at died at 4 a.m. Sunday at his home. Born January 24, 1875 in Wheeling, he was the son of Christine and Johanna Bromer Schnepf. He was a retired bookkeeper, having been associated with the George M. Snook company for several years. He was a very active member of Zion Lutheran Church. Surviving are his wife Mrs. Mary C. Schnepf; two sons, Herbert C. of Conneaut Lake, Pa. and Arthur C. Schnepf of Wheeling; a daughter, Mrs. Edward Beihl of Warwood; a sister, Mrs. Emma Mehlman of Sephyr Hills, Fla; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 at the McCoy Funeral home, 44 Fifteenth St. where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Pastor A. V. Socker will officiate. Burial at Mt. Zion Cemetery. (Arrangements by the Bertschy Funeral services)


B. Edward F. Schnepf was born October 6, 1876 in Wheeling. He was supposed to be a carpenter. Edward married Cora B. Dailey in 1897. Nothing more is know about Edward. Below are his Death Notices.

Edward F. Schnepf

     The many friends of Edward F. Schnepf, of 2519 Eoff St, were pained to learn of his untimely death, which occurred yesterday morning at 3:30 o'clock after a brief illness. The deceased was in his thirty eighth year and was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church of this city. He was survived by his mother, Mrs. Christian Schnepf, and one sister, Miss Dora, at home. He was a carpenter by trade, and was a skilled workman. The funeral services will be held from the late residence on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. A. L. Benze will officiate and interment will be made in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

     I don't think Edward had any children but I am not positive.


C. Otto G. Schnepf was born July 12, 1878 in Wheeling. Otto lived in Pleasant Heights. He died April 6, 1909 and was buried in Mt. Zion Cemetery Lot #772 - #3165.

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     Otto married Dori Brickmyer. Here again a lot is not know about Otto. Below is his Death Notice.


SCHNEPP - On Tuesday, April 6, 1909 at 6:45 o'clock p.m. at his late residence, Pleasant Heights, near Mozart Park, OTTO G. SCHNEPF, in his 31 st. year.


D. Nellie Schnepf, born June 20, 1881 in Wheeling. Nellie lived at 2233 Chapline St. and died at the age of 26. Nellie died of a heart attack. Everyone said she died of a broken heart because her boyfriend died at a young age. His name was Lou Summa and he died on February 22, 1907. They had planned on marriage. Nellie died on August 16, 1907. They died before they were married. They are both buried at Mount Zion Cemetery but at opposite ends. Below is the death notice of Nellie Schnepf.


     The remains of Miss Nellie Schnepf, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Christin Schnepf, who died last Friday, were interred at Mt. Zion Cemetery yesterday afternoon, with due ceremonies. The corpse was first taken to Zion German Lutheran Church, where the Rev. A. L. Benze conducted the service, after which the interment took place.


E. Emma Katherine Schnepf, was born July 5, 1884 in Wheeling. Emma married Edward Mehlmann. After they married they moved to Stow, Ohio. They lived not far from the Willemsens which would have been cousins. The house they lived in is still standing today at 2265 Grahm Rd Stow, Ohio. They house was very small and I was told they raised chickens. Emma died on February 10, 1966 and is buried at Belomont Park Cemetery on Kilgore Rd. in Sephyr Hills, Fla. Emma and Edward had six children. Three sons and three daughters.

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(A) John Mehlmann b 1861; d 1903; (M) Elilouise.
(B) Anna Mehlmann b 1863; d 1930.
(C) Emma S. Mehlmann b 1887; d 1971.
(D) Edward Mehlmann b 1888; d 1945.
(E) Nelson E. Mehlmann b 1910; d 1968.
(F) Dorthy D. Mehlmann b 1912; d 1969.

     The only knowledge I have on the above children is that Nelson moved to Michigan and had two daughters. John lived in Stow, Ohio and retired to Sarasota, Fla. John and Elilouise had a son named John E. Mehlmann and today (1990) lives in Kent, Ohio. I spoke to him in 1990. He was supposed to give me some information, but he spends all his time in Fla. and I have not been able to get it. If I do I will add it to the follow-up chapter at the end of the book.


Emma Katherin Schnepf Mehlmann & Edward Mehlmann

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