Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The
Big Bend Country, embracing Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties,
State of Washington", published by Western Historical Publishing
FRED T. SCHEIBNER resides in
the vicinity of Lincoln postoffice, Douglas county, and is one of the prominent
farmers and fruit raisers in that section. He is the son of F. M.
and Johanna (Wollersdorf) Scheibner, natives of Germany and pioneers to
the Big Bend country. A review of their lives appears elsewhere in
this work. Our subject was born on June 21, 1872, in Roane county,
Tennessee and there and at the graded schools in Wilbur, he received his
education. He remained with his father until of age assisting in
opening up the frontier farm and had the satisfaction of seeing almost
the entire estate broken up before he started in life for himself.
For a time he labored for wages on the farm in the Big Bend and Palouse
countries and then bought three hundred and twenty acres of land, from
the railroad company, which lies nine miles northwest from Almira.
He devoted himself to the improvement of this until 1902, when he sold
the estate and took a homestead in Grand Coulee, in Douglas county.
He purchased one hundred and sixty acres adjoining the same, making him
a very fine estate, valuable and fertile. He has erected commodious
buildings and improved it with everything necessary for a stock and grain
farm. Mr. Scheibner has a twelve acre apple orchard and displays
marked thrift in all his labors. He is one of the Big Bend's stirring,
progressive and substantial citizens and has passed through all the ups
and downs and hardships incident to a pioneer life. He has the following
named brothers and sisters, Charles F., Laura, wife of J. S. Jenkins, William
F., Louisa, wife of E.T. Eckel, Lilly M., wife of Oscar Osborn, Oswald
R. and Henry.
Thus far in life, Mr. Scheibner has not seen
fit to take unto himself a wife but is still a jolly bachelor.