Thursday, July 2, 2009

Philipp Scholl 1825 - 1897

Philip Scholl was born in February 12, 1825 in Graben, Baden, Germany to Christina Scholl and an unknown man according to his birth certificate (see cert. below). Philipp was baptized on the 15th at 1pm.

His grandparents on his mother's side are Wendel Scholl and Maria Katherma born Nuchterin.  After living in Germany, he immigrated to New York where he was a shoemaker.

He married Elizabeth Kelch in 1828 in El Saso, Germany. They had eight children in 16 years. First was Frederick, then Elizabeth, Philip, Christina, Elizabeth, Lydia, George Philip, and Josephine.

In the 1860 census he was a shoemaker.

By 1870 he moved his family to Arago, NE, became a farmer and raised his children in a rural environment mainly populated by immigrant Germans.

He died January 13, 1897 and is buried with his wife in the little cemetery located behind the Zion United Church of Christ, in Falls City, NE.

Documents related to Philipp Scho

 Birth: millenium file:

Name: Philipp Scholl
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 12 Feb 1825
Baptism Date: 15 Feb 1825
Baptism Place: Graben, Baden, Germany
Mother: Christina Scholl
FHL Film Number: 1238310
Reference ID: p298 n8

Research needed, highly doubtful info:
FamilySearch has posted the name of Philipp's  (spelling from  Birth cert)
father.  Here is their source: "Deutschland, Geburten und Taufen 1558-1898," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 07 Nov 2014), Johann Martin Köhler in entry for Wilhelm Köhler, 26 Jul 1831; citing ; FHL microfilm 1238310.  posted by jaimiepa


Name: Philipp Scholl
Arrival Year: 1848
Arrival Place: America
Source Publication Code: 8123.15
Primary Immigrant: Scholl, Philipp
Annotation: Date and place of arrival. Extracted from General Lands Archive in Karlsruhe, Germany. Date and place of birth may also be provided.
Source Bibliography: SCHRADER-MUGGENTHALER, CORNELIA. The Baden Emigration Book. Apollo, PA: Closson Press, 1992. 193 pp.
Page: 123

Name: Philipp Scholl
Arrival Year: 1825-1899
Arrival Place: America
Source Publication Code: 1035.2
Primary Immigrant: Scholl, Philipp
Annotation: Date and place of emigration, or date and place of first mention in the New World. Extracted from the Familienbuch and Kirchenbuch of Graben, Linkhenheim, Spock, and Staffort villages. Birthplace, occupation, birth and death place of parents, and other information provided.
Source Bibliography: BURKETT, BRIGITTE. Nineteenth Century Emigrants from Baden, Volume 2: Graben, Linkenheim, Spock & Staffort. Rockport, ME: Picton Press, 2001.
Page: 55

NY city directory:

Name: Philip Scholl
Residence Date: 1850
Residence Place: New York City, New York, New York, United States
Comments: Shoemaker


Name: Philip Scholl
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 12 Feb 1826 (birth cert says 1825)
Birth Place: Graben, Baden, Germany
Death Date: 13 Jan 1897
Death Place: Arago, Richardson, Nebraska, USA
Mother: Christina Scholl
Spouse: Elizabeth Kelch
Children: Frederick Scholl

Philip and Frederick Scholl holding hands, 1856

Philip Scholl Goes to Church from K on Vimeo.

Notice that he must renounce his allegiance to the Duke of Baden.


Here is proof that the above is correct:

New York Directory, 1857

69 Montgomery Street, NY, Located in the Garfield place Historic district, this colonial home is loaded with its original character. Gorgeous woodwork, wide board flooring, 9 foot ceilings and fireplaces are some of its fine qualities. Beautiful renovated kitchen w/sub zero refrigerator and Jenn Aire Range brings this home up to today's standards. A screened in porch overlooks the private landscaped yard. Full walk up attic and finished basement add to the impressive resume of this fine home.
More photos of this home.

1860 census: New York City

Close up of 1860 census:


1870 census:


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1880 census: 


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1885 Nebraska census:



Zion United Church of Christ, Falls City, NE

Note: this church is very old, with a white exterior and stain glass windows.  The cemetery is located a hundred yards behind the church and is small.