Biografi for: Lewis Henry Werle
Lewis born in Wenatchee, WA in March 1925. He and his mother Henrietta moved abt. 1930 to Dodson, MT to join her family. She married John Werle 1945. John´s siblings Alice was born in Washington 1929 and Robert (Bob) was born 1931 in Montana.
Lewis Henry Werle injured in a flood, 5 sep 1925
There is a book out that was wrote on the history of Wenatchee Mountains in Washington State.
History of the Wenatchee Mountains By Edson Dow reads as follows:
On September 5 1925, at 4 p.m., the Wenatchee area was visited by nimbus thunder clouds, some hail storms and an above average rainfall. Although the air rocked with frequent claps of thunder, nothing else distinguished this day from any other.
Suddenly it happen. On the Leo Hauck ranch up Squilchuck, the family saw this moving mass, with rocks weighing tons. They made a run for the hillside. Both the water from the main canyon and the side canyon threatened the home, and although it was filled with water, all of the family were saved and the home was not materially damaged.
It was all over in 10 to 15 minutes. The wall of water, estimated at 10 to 30 feet in depth, passed on with its terrible destruction. After this short period of time, you could walk through the running water of Squilchuck Creek, but in that wall of water was as much water as the Wenatchee River carries. Its terrible death and destuction will live on for many.
While the rescue was going on, one man was heard to wail, I've lost everything. My house cost $6,000 and no insurance. FRED GROFF, (married to Lewis´ aunt Alma Edgarda Palmer). His eyes red with fatigue, his beard two days growth and his jaw twitching, suddenly turned on to the speaker. Everything , he scorned. You´ve lost nothong. My Babies are gone. The clothing was gone from most of the bodies. The three Groff children were found huddled togethe - dead.
The known dead were: John William Evans, age 68; Wilbert E. Overman, age 27; Mrs. Ellen Butts, age 45; Mrs. Alice Sophis Cleveland, age 38; Paul Russell Pettit, age 24, brakeman for the Great Northern; Mary Groff, age 8, Alice Myrlte Groff, age 6, Florence Eleanor Groff, age 4, Chester George Groff, age under a year, Mrs. Dominick MacDonald, age 35; Alma Ernst, age 11; Alex Murdock, Mrs. D.R. Smythe; Florence Emeline MacDonald, age 2.
The injured were Mrs. Ella Palmer, age 30, who had scalp wounds and body bruis, LOUIS PALMER, AGE 4 (months), badly bruised; Paul Hanson, age 6, fractured bones and possible internal injury; Mrs Fred Groff, age 38, body bruises; Herold Groff, ag 11, fracutured ankle, body bruises, large scalp wound ; Bernice MacDonald, age 4, bruises; Mildred Hanson, age 7, injured back and scalp wound; Jack Smythe, age 40, scalp wound, body bruises. Jacob Ernst, age 50, in a hysterical condition over the death of his daughter, Alma, was taken to the hospital.
After the flood receded, the stream quietly returned to normalcy and a drizzling rain came down. Except for the terrible mess and aching hearts, there was little to indicate the death and destruction of a few moments before.
1930 United States Federal Census
John Werle. Birth Year 1887. Gender Male. Race White. Age in 1930 43. Birthplace Wisconsin. Marital Status Married. Relation to Head of House Head. Home in 1930 Wagner, Phillips, Montana, USA. Home Owned or Rented Rented. Radio Set No. Lives on Farm Yes. Age at First Marriage 42. Attended School No. Able to Read and Write Yes. Father's Birthplace Wisconsin. Mother's Birthplace Wisconsin. Able to Speak English Yes. Occupation Farmer. Industry General Farm. Class of Worker Working on own account. Employment Yes. Veteran Yes. War WW
John Werle 43, Heneritta Werle 35, Alice M Werle 5.
WHERE IS LEWIS/LOWIS ?
1940 United States Federal Census
Louis Wesle [Louis Wisle]. Age: 15. Estimated Birth Year: abt 1925. Race: White. Birthplace: Montana ?. Marital Status: Single. Relation to Head of House: Son. Home in 1940: Dodson, Phillips, Montana. . Street: West Side of Town East of Hitch. Inferred Residence in 1935: Rural, Phillips, Montana. Residence in 1935: Rural, Phillips, Montana. Resident on farm in 1935: Yes. Attended School or College: Yes. Highest Grade Completed: High School, 1st year. Weeks Worked in 1939: 0
Income: 0. Income Other Sources: No.
John Wesle, 53 Head, Etta Wesle 46 Wife, Louis Wesle 15 Son, Alice Mae Wesle 10 Daughter, Robert Lee Wesle 8 Son.
Abt 1950 gift med Lillian Adams, skilt 1969, cf. Lewis´obit
Washington, U.S., Marriage Index, 1969-2017 No Image
Lewis H Werle. Marriage Date: 19 Apr 1994. Marriage Place: Skagit, Washington, USA. Marriage License Place: Spokane, Washington, USA. Spouse: Patricia M Malley
WERLE, Lewis (Age 88) Lewis passed away peacefully at his home Friday morning.
He was born in Wenatchee, WA in March 1925. He survived a flood when he was four months old. He and his mother moved to Dodson, MT to join her family. She later married John Werle and was joined by a sister, Alice and a brother, Bob. With the help of his family and close neighbor, Ingolf Hagen, and a good education at Dodson High School, he joined the Navy at 17 years old in 1942. He was discharged in 1949 and recalled to the Korean conflict in 1951. He was formally discharged in June of 1952.
During the break from his service he married Lillian "Tiny" Adams (Indian (Native American)) and then settled in San Francisco, CA. For several years they offered shelter to several children and family members when the need arose. Nancy joined the family in April 1957, and Sandra to follow in November 1958. The family lost Tiny in 1970, (divorced from Lewis 1969).
After the Navy Lew worked for Lil Jack Homer Bakery, and then joined the S.F. Police Department in 1954. He enjoyed 30 years of dedicated service, retiring in 1983. Lew relocated to Spokane, WA in 1985 to be closer to family. Not long after moving he met Pat and a friendship developed that was collaborated by his daughter and her daughter. That friendship later turned to a happy marriage for both. Community service was very important to Lewis and he continued to serve gaining many friends and cherished memories along the way.
He will be missed by his friends and large extended family, which include his wife, Pat; seven children, Jessie (Cranston) Hawley of Harlem, MT, Toni (Vaughn) Lodge of Spokane, WA, Cindy Jeanotte of Spokane, WA, Nancy (Lyle) Martin of Colbert, WA, Sandra Lodge of Spokane, WA, Kathy (Gary) Fuchs of Billings, MT, John Jeanotte of Spokane, WA; thirteen grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren, with one new "Lewis" due in June.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 18, 2013, at Native Project Gathering Place, 1803 W. Maxwell, Spokane, WA. Community Cremation and Funeral Spokane Valley 13127 E. Sprague, Spokane Valley, WA 99216 509-926-2020 www.CommunityCremationandFuneraLcom
U.S., Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 1
Lewis H Werle. Birth Date 2 Mar 1925. Phone Number 328-1794. Address 5607 N Sutherlin St # 5607. Residence Spokane, WA. Postal Code 99205-7550.
Second Phone Number 926-9827. Second Address 5607 N Sutherlin St # 5607. Second Residence Spokane, WA. Second Postal Code 99205-7550.
Third Phone Number 328-1794. Third Address PO Box 3921. Third Residence Spokane, WA. Third Postal Code 99220-3921. Fourth Phone Number 926-9827. Fourth Address PO Box 3921 Fourth Residence Spokane, WA. Fourth Postal Code 99220-3921.
U.S., Obituary Collection, 1930-Current
Lewis H. Werle. Death Age 88. Birth Date 1925. Residence Place Dodson, MT. Death Date 10 May 2013. Death Place Spokane, WA. Obituary Date 16 Jul 2013. Spouse Pat. Child Nancy Martin, John Jeanotte, Jessie James Hawley, Cathy Fuchs, Toni Lodge, Cindy Jeanotte, Sandra Lodge.