El Dorado County










Louis J. Scheiber, who for a number of years has been successfully engaged in business in Diamond Spring and has a host of admirers throughout his section of El Dorado County, was born in Switzerland on the 22nd of September, 1863, and is a son of Joseph and Josephina (Gusch) Scheiber. The father died in his native land and subsequently the mother came to the United States with her family, locating in Diamond Spring, California, where her death occurred. Louis J. Scheiber was a lad of eight years when, in 1871, he came to El Dorado County, and in the rural schools of this locality he secured his educational training. For a number of years he was employed in dairies in this section of the state, and later worked in the woods for a lumber company. He then engaged in the liquor business and in 1895 came to Diamond Spring, where he has carried on mercantile pursuits to the present time, meeting with success.

Mr. Scheiber was united in marriage to Miss Bertha Schneider, whose father, Henry Schneider, crossed the plains in an early day and became one of the pioneer butchers of this locality. Mr. and Mrs. Scheiber are the parents of six children: Clarence, Pearl, Roy, Ernest, Mrs. Grant and Lula, a school teacher.

Politically Mr. Scheiber is a staunch supporter of the Democratic Party and fraternally is a member of the Free and Accepted Masons, the Ancient Egyptian Order of Sciots, the Order of the Eastern Star, the Fraternal Order of Eagles, the Loyal Order of Moose, and the Foresters of America. He has shown a commendable interest in those things which have to do with the welfare and progress of his community and is regarded as one of its capable, progressive and enterprising citizens.



Transcribed by Gerald Iaquinta.

Source: Wooldridge, J.W.Major History of Sacramento Valley California, Vol. 3, Pages 64-65. Pioneer Historical Publishing Co. Chicago 1931.

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