Rudolph A. & Olivia H. Family Photo (25th - 1949)
Contact: Crystal Wendt
----Sources: Scrap book two: by Erna Schenk Price, Contributed by Halbert "Bud" Hardrath
Nov. 5th, 1949; hand written in margin.
After 25 years - Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Schoelzel, Colby, who observed their 25th Wedding Anniversary Saturday, gathered their brood for this picture of one of Wisconsin’s largest families. The Schoelzels have had 21 children in the quarter century, all single births. Nineteen of the children are living. In the front row, with their parents are (left to right) Dennis 4; Corliss 1; Colleen 3; and Sandra 7. Second row: Arlyn 8; James 10; Ronald 12; Emarita 14; Audris 13; Glenn 11; and Patsy 9. Back row: Ione 16; Darnell 17; Rudolph Jr. 24; Lyle 19; Jerry 20; Doris 21; Darlene (Mrs. Edward Wachtendonk) 22, and Beatrice 18.
*Not listed is Duane (son) born about 1927 pre 1930 Census & uncertain of the name of the other child.
1940 Federal Census, Colby Town, Clark, Wisconsin, United States
Rudolph Schoelzel; 40 yr. old
white, married male.
estimated birth year: 1900
residence in 1935: Same House
enumeration district number: 10-5
family number: 30
sheet number and letter: 2A
line number: 39
head Rudolph Schoelzel M 40 Wisconsin
wife Olivia Schoelzel F 32 Wisconsin
Son: Rudolf Schoelzel M 14 Wisconsin
Son: Duane Schoelzel M 13 Wisconsin
Daughter: Darlene Schoelzel F 12 Wisconsin
Daughter: Doris Schoelzel F 11 Wisconsin
Son: Lyle Schoelzel M 10 Wisconsin
Daughter: Beatrice Schoelzel F 8 Wisconsin
Son: Darnell Schoelzel M 7 Wisconsin
Daughter: Ione Schoelzel F 6 Wisconsin
Daughter: Emmarita Schoelzel F 5 Wisconsin
Daughter: Audris Schoelzel F 4 Wisconsin
Son: Ronald Schoelzel M 3 Wisconsin
Son: Glenn Schoelzel M 2 Wisconsin
Son: James Schoelzel M 1 Wisconsin
Daughter: Patricia Schoelzel F 0 Wisconsin
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