Peter Goebel Is Laid To Final Rest Thursday
Mass was said Thursday morning in the Catholic church here for Peter Goebel, who died early Tuesday morning at his home here after a month’s illness. He was 94 years of age and while he had not fared from home much the last few years, he remained in good health and some daily activity up until his final illness.
Peter Goebel was born August 6, 1857, at Humboldt, Wisconsin. He died at the home of his daughter on December 11, 1951, at the age of 94 years 4 months and 5 days.
He was the son of Peter and Margarette Goebel and was married to Gertrude Huber May 3, 1881, at Humbolt, Wisconsin. Ten children were born to this union.
They came as far as LaGrande in an emigrant train and from there on to Wallowa by team and wagon in 1888. The first few years he was in the sheep business in and around Wallowa. He spent 45 years on a ranch on Bear Creek and the last seven years in town with his daughter.
Those who preceded him in death were his wife, three sons, Frank and Robert who died in infancy, Edwin, one daughter Mary Rich and one grandson Edwin Goebel.
Those who survive are Margaret Hetrick, Christina Waelty, Bill Goebel, Charlie Goebel all of Wallowa; John Goebel of Caldwell, Idaho; Lawrence Goebel of Oakland, California, and 17 grandchildren and 14 great grand children. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.
Contributed by: Phyllis Tuning