The grave marker at Mount Union Cemetery for Henry Schrepel, who died in 1917 at age 73. (Photo by Brad Fuqua/Philomath News)

Published as it appeared on Nov. 29, 1917, in the (Corvallis) Weekly Gazette-Times, Page 4, Column 7.

Henry Fred Schrepel, a native of Ohio, born of German parents, and a resident of Oregon and Benton county for a number of years, died at 11:30 yesterday morning at the home of his son, A.A. Schrepel, at 131 North Ninth street, following an operation performed Saturday for relief from kidney trouble. Mr. Schrepel’s condition had reached a critical stage, however, and the operation was unavailing. Mr. Schrepel was born in Ohio on September 6, 1844, and at the time of his demise was aged 73 years, 2 months and 19 days. Deceased is survived by his widow and 11 children, including two daughters in Estacada, a daughter at Philomath, and several children in Minnesota. Three reside in Corvallis, these being E.A. Schrepel, with the First National Bank; Miss Marie Schrepel, a teacher in the Corvallis schools, and Oliver H. Schrepel, O.A.C. graduate of 1917, who is now directing the Corvallis high school band. No arrangements for the funeral will be made until word is received from Minnesota relatives. Mr. Schrepel built the modern residence at 421 South Fifth Street, where the family made their home until a few months ago, when they traded the residence for the farm property of J.H. Robson, two miles west of Corvallis, the present home.