Theodore Schlueter

Theodore Schlueter is one of the younger men whose energy and skill have done a good portion in the excellent work of improving this country and building up its prosperous condition. He was born in Hanover, Germany, on May 18, 1867, being the son of Henry and Elizabeth (Genteman) Schlueter, natives of Hanover, and born October 17, 1837, and December 18, 1842, respectively. The father visited the United States in 1898 and is still living in his native land. Our subject was educated and reared in his native land learning also the carpenter and cabinet maker's trades. When nineteen he came to the United States and lived in St. Louis until 1888. Then came a trip to Spokane, where he landed one week before the awful fire. He spent one year in Dakota, however, before he came to Spokane. He worked on the farm and at his trade in Spokane for a year and then went to Adams county, Washington. After two years there he went to the Blue mountains in 1891 where he remained cutting wood until 1892. He visited Uniontown, Whitman county, and in the fall of 1895, he was on the site of his present place, which adjoins Fletcher. Mr. Schlueter built the first house on the reservation, it being for Courtney Meek. In the spring of 1896, he came onto the homestead and since that time he has given himself to the work of improvement. He has a good farm, well improved and raises many thoroughbred Poland China and Berkshire hogs.

On June 7, 1900, Mr. Schlueter married Miss Cecilia J. Stollberg, daughter of Joseph and Caroline Stollberg, natives of Hanover. Mrs. Schlueter was born in Hanover, on October 6, 1874, and has the following named brothers and sisters, Alois, Edward, Joseph. Mr. Schlueter has five brothers and sisters, Frank, Henry, William, Otto, Caroline. Mr. and Mrs. Schlueter are members of the Catholic church and he is affiliated with the Catholic Foresters of America. He also belongs to the M. W. A., being secretary of the order. Mr. Schlueter is a Democrat and well posted in the matters of local import.

Theodore Schlueter died 21 Jul 1922, and his wife Cecelia Stollberg Schlueter, died 15 Mar 1954. They are buried in Saint Mary Catholic Cemetery in Genesee, Latah Co., Idaho.

From An Illustrated History Of North Idaho Embracing Nez Perces, Idaho, Latah, Kootenai and Shoshone Counties, State of Idaho, 1903

Contributed by Natalie Huntley

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