Transcribed from "History of North Washington, an illustrated history
of Stevens, Ferry, Okanogan and Chelan counties", published by Western
Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
ELLSWORTH D. SCHEBLE, postmaster
of Wenatchee, Chelan county, and an influential, progressive citizen, is
a native of Richland county, Wisconsin, born November 29, 1860. His
father, Albert C. Scheble, a native of Switzerland, came to the United
States in 1832. His mother, Rebecca (Knapp) Scheble, was born in
Our subject lived in Wisconsin and attended
school there until he was twenty-two years of age, graduating at the high
school of Spring Green. Following this period, he engaged in railroad
work, and was with the Northern Pacific people at Tacoma, Olympia and Gray's
Harbor, in the clerical department and as camp foreman. Three years
later he came to Wenatchee, Washington, in the spring of 1892, and here
for seven years he worked for his brother, Frank, in the hardware business.
In 1902 he was appointed postmaster, succeeding his brother, who had served
in that position over three years. Mention of the subject's brothers
and sisters is given elsewhere in the sketch of Frank Scheble.
Mr. Scheble, our subject, owns considerable
property in Wenatchee, and an interest in the W. T. Rarey Company.
He is a member of Wenatchee Lodge, No. 157, I. 0. 0. F., and the Rebekahs.
He is a Republican, actively interested in the success of his party, and
for two years was chairman of the Republican county central committee.