Trumbold Families

John Boone Scholl


John Boone Scholl, only son of Joseph Reece and Arabella Tharp Scholl to survive to adulthood, was born on September 20, 1888, at the family farm home near Readsville, Callaway County, Missouri.  This farm was located about half way between Readsville and Williamsburg but the Post Office was at Readsville.  This house was part of tract of nearly 500 acres acquired by Joseph Scholl (grandfather of John) in the early days of Callaway County.  All the children in John's family were born at this farm home, as was their father, Joseph R. Scholl.


When seven years old, on February 27, 1896, John moved with his family and uncle William James Tharp (who made his home with them for several years) to a farm near New Bloomfield, Missouri, (still in Callaway County) which was located approximately 1.5 miles north and west of town.   These children went to Elm Grove School, a country school nearby.


In 1903, John and his sister, Olba, joined the New Bloomfield Methodist Church and he was baptized in a big pond.  This church was the old Prospect Church, torn down and moved to town, and dedicated in 1903.  In 1948 when the kitchen and dining area were added, a dedicatory service was held at which Rev. John B. Scholl was a guest speaker.  A name plaque was put on a door in his honor as being the only minister to have come from this church group.


In 1906, the parents went to Eagle Lake, Texas, for some months because of her poor health.  They returned in April 1907 but Arabella (called Belle by the family) grew worse and died on June 21, 1907.  That year John raised a wheat crop and with the money he went to Sedalia, Missouri, to Hills Business School. 


Besides helping on the farm, John worked at the New Bloomfield Mill and Canning factory, clerked in L. D. Thompson's General Store, carried the mail (on horseback or with horse and cart - the horse's name was Ol' Buck) on Rural Route 2 or 3 (east and north of New Bloomfield in the Dixie community, was the night ticket agent at the North Jefferson Depot for the M. K. & T (the Missouri, Kansas and Texas line, also called "Katy"). He was in the New Bloomfield band, directed by Mr. Howerton, and played cornet and later a clarinet.  He also worked at the New Bloomfield Bank as a clerk and assistant accountant before World War I.


John Scholl was licensed to preach in 1911, began student work a Minister in Hamburg, Iowa, and at Denver, Missouri; he went on the train.  The churches served on this charge were listed as Denver, Hills Chapel, Freeland, and Butler.  John is pictured with the Freshman Class of 1912-13 (pages 47and 59) in the Ragout of 19134, the Central College, Fayette, Missouri, year book.


World War I

After our country became involved in World War I, John enlisted at Jefferson City, Missouri, and was sworn in at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri near St. Louis on December 12, 1917 serving in the Army Signal Corps Aviation Unit.  He spent 19 months in service, with some time overseas in England and France.  He left New York June 30, 1918, on the ship Mauretania and returned on the Leviathan on June 12, 1919.  The ship was met at the dock by John Phillip Sousa's Band playing "Stars and Stripes Forever". 


He received an Honorable Discharge as Corporal 849 Casual Detachment from Camp Dodge Iowa on June 23, 1919.  His father had met the train daily after they heard he was on the way home, but the day John cam, he had walked all the way from Jefferson City to New Bloomfield (12 miles) and ran as he got closer because he said he couldn't wait for the train.



As seen in his "Brief History of My Experience in the Great War of 1914-1918" [available below], he had met Lottie Baker at a YMCA dinner while in St. Louis waiting to depart Jefferson Barracks.  She was the daughter of Henry A. and Effie Coffield Baker of Newark, Ohio, and was a teacher at the St. Louis YMCA (Assistant Educational Secretary and English and Shorthand Instructor).  This meeting blossomed into romance and love when John returned from the war and they were married on September 20, 1919, in the First Christian Church in St. Louis by the pastor, Rev. Emerson Miller.


John and Lottie went to housekeeping immediately in New Bloomfield where he was working at the Feed Store (owned by his brother-in-law, Edward Bowman).  Their first child, John Junior, was born in New Bloomfield on September 9, 1920.  Their second child, Joe Baker, was born November 3, 1921, in Newark, Licking County, Ohio, and their daughter, Mary Belle, was born March 24, 1924, in New Florence, Missouri.



John now decided to go back into the ministry and was ordained a Methodist minister in the Missouri Annual Conference in 1921 (Wm. F. McMurray, Bishop) with full rights in 1926 serving pastorates in northeast Missouri actively for 42 years.  The conference met in early fall each year, so most moves were made in September, consequently the overlap of year in the list of churches served which follows (the homes are underlined):

Vandalia - Frankford, Prairie View, New Harmony - 1920-22

New Florence - Americus, Danville, Hugo - 1922-25

Gorin - Rutledge - 1925-28

Linnaeus - Purdin - 1928-31

Auxvasse - Pleasant Grove at Hatton - 1931-37

Keytesville - 1937-41

New London - Oakwood, Hydesburg, Frankford - 1941-47


While in New London, John had a heart attack and semi-retired in 1946.  He filled the pulpit when necessary or requested at Mt. Vernon and Oakwood from 1947-49, then Hydesburg, Frankford and New London in 1949-1950. 


At conference in 1950, John took on a full charge once again and went to Shelbyville, Missouri, also serving Bethel and Bethany from 1950-53.  In September 1953 he retired and moved to 2600 Hope Street in Hannibal, Missouri, on September 16.  He helped with the Hannibal-Saverton circuit and other small churches.  Ever available to serve when called, the Scholls moved to Mexico, Missouri briefly from September 1956-7 as pastor of the Mexico circuit � Bethel, Littleby, and Olivet.


Through the years, he was engaged in many community and civic activities � Masons, Odd Fellows, American Legion, Kiwanis, Scouts, and school activities.  He served as a substitute teacher, a Post Office clerk, Red Cross Administration in Ralls County during World War II (checking papers and claims for emergency leaves, family needs, etc.).  He was also on the War Ration and Adjustment board for Ralls County (OPA) during the war.


In 1956, Lottie's sister, Gladys (who was legally blind) came to live with the Scholls.  In his retirement he enjoyed his Siamese cats, gardening, fishing and keeping up with grandchildren and friends.  He had several surgeries and heart attacks and died on October 24, 1963, at Levering Hospital in Hannibal, Missouri, after seven weeks hospitalization for prostate and kidney problems.  He was buried in Grandview Burial Park in Hannibal.


Obituary - Fulton, Mo. Newspaper


"Rev. J. B. Scholl Dies at Hannibal; Rites Saturday


The Rev. John B. Scholl, 75, a retired Methodist minister and a native of Callaway County, died last night at Levering Hospital in Hannibal.  He had been a patient at the hospital for more than seven weeks.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Arch Street Methodist Church in Hannibal.

Mr. Scholl was born on September 20, 1888, near Readsville, son of Joseph and Arabella Thorp Scholl.  He was a great-great-grandson of Daniel Boone.

He moved with his family near New Bloomfield as a small boy, and before World War I he worked in the Bank of New Bloomfield.  During World War I, he served in France with the Army.

Returning from military service, he was associated with the late E. L. Bowman, his brother-in-law, in the feed business in New Bloomfield, until fire destroyed the business.

While still a young man he entered the ministry and was the only person to enter the ministry from the New Bloomfield Methodist Church.

He served pastorates in New Florence, Linneus, Gorin, Keytesville, Shelbyville, Auxvasse, New London and the Oak Street Methodist Church in Hannibal.  He also served as pastor of the Auxvasse-Hatton Methodist churches for a number of years.

Due to his health, he retired from active ministry several years ago.  Since retirement, he has served as part-time minister.  At present he was serving the New London Church.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge.

Mr. Scholl was married Sept. 20, 1918, to Miss Charlotte Mae Baker of Newark, Ohio.  In addition to his wife he is survived by two sons, John S. Scholl, Jr., Quincy, Ill., and Joe B. Scholl, Palmyra, Mo., one daughter, Mrs. Don Trumbold of Shelbyville, Ill.; four sisters Mrs. Kittie Bowman Nichols, Hannibal, Mrs. W. P. Holt, Jefferson City, Mrs. G. F. Sanders, Boonville, and Mrs. E. N. Wren, Columbia; seven grandchildren; Janet Scholl, Quincy, Ill., Mary Jo, Johnny, Sheryl, and Terri Ann Scholl, Palmyra, Mo., and Carol Ann and Kathy Trumbold of Shelbyville, Ill.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Mrs. Charles Squires, Bartlesville, Okla., and Mrs. P. H. Criswell, New Bloomfield.  Russell Criswell of New Bloomfield and Miss Helen Criswell of Fulton are niece and nephew.�


Obituary - Hannibal newspaper


"Rev. John Scholl Dies; Minister for 52 years


Hannibal, Mo., Oct. 25 � The Rev. John B. Scholl, 75, of Hannibal, a Methodist minister for 52 years, died last night at 9:10 in Levering Hospital here.  He had been a patient for seven weeks.

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 in Arch Street Methodist church.  Burial will be in Grand View Burial park.

Mr. Scholl, who retired in 1953 because of his health, had served churches in the Fayette, Kirksville and Hannibal-Mexico districts.  From 1941 until his retirement he served at New London, Ilasco, Vandalia, Shelbyville, Shelbina, Frankford, Oakwood, Hydesburg, Mexico, Bethel, Littleby, and Olivet.  He served several churches in this area as a supply pastor after his retirement.

Mr. Scholl was born Sept. 20, 1888, in Readsville, a son of Joseph R. and Arabella Tharp Scholl.  The family moved to New Bloomfield when he was a boy and he attended school there and at Central Methodist college at Fayette.  He began his ministry as a student preacher at Hamburg, Ia., and was ordained in 1911.

During his early ministry he served Gorin and Rutledge.

During World war I, he served 19 months with the 170th aerial squadron of the aviation division of the army in France and England.

Mr. Scholl was married to Charlotte Baker of Newark, O., Sept. 10, 1919.

Surviving are the widow; two sons, Joe B. of Palmyra and John  of Quincy, Ill., a daughter, Mrs. Don (Mary Belle) Trumbold of Shelbyville, Ill.; four sisters, Mrs. W. P. Holt of Jefferson City, Mrs. Sexton Sanders of Boonville, Mrs. Kittie Nichols of Hannibal and Mrs. Elmer Wren of Columbia, and seven grandchildren.

A sister, Mrs. P. H. Criswell, preceded him in death."


Obituary - source unknown


            "Retired Minister Dies in Hospital; Funeral Saturday

            Rev. John Boone Scholl, 2600 Hope St., retired Methodist minister, died Thursday night at 9 o�clock in Levering Hospital.  He had served for 52 years as pastor in the Fayette, Kirksville and the Hannibal-Mexico districts.

            These included the following local area churches: New London, Frankford, Hydesburg, Oakwood, Ilasco, Saverton, Shelbyville and Mount Vernon.  Rev. Scholl moved to this area in 1941.

Services will be conducted at 2 o'clock (CST) Saturday afternoon at the Arch Street Methodist Church.  The Reverends Joseph W. Wagner, district superintendent, C. A. Craig and B. L. Holcomb will officiate.  Interment will be in Grand View Burial Park.

Friends may call at the Smith Funeral Home tonight and until 1 pm on Saturday when the remains will be taken to the church to lie in state.  The casket will be closed at the beginning of the funeral and not reopened.

Rev. Scholl was born in Readsville, Mo., September 20, 1888, a son of the late Joseph R. and Arabella Thorp Scholl.  The family moved to New Bloomfield when he was a small boy.  He attended school there, was converted and united with the Methodist Church there in 1903.

He later attended the Hills Business College in Sedalia and Central Methodist College in Fayette.  Rev. Scholl began student work as a minister in Hamburg, Iowa, was licensed to preach in 1911 and in 1921 was ordained into the Methodist conference.

A veteran of World War I, he had served 19 months in the aviation division of the U. S. Army in England and France.

On September 20, 1919 he was married at Newark, Ohio to Charlotte (Lottie) Baker, who survives.  Also surviving are two sons, John B. Scholl, Jr., of Quincy and Joe Baker Scholl of Palmyra; one daughter, Mrs. Don (Mary Belle) Trumbold of Shelbyville, Ill.; seven grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Kittie Nichols of Hannibal, Mrs. W. P. Holt of Jefferson City, Mrs. E. N. Wren of Columbia and Mrs. Sexton Sanders of Boonville and a number of nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death besides his parents were tow sister, Mrs. Verda Squires and Mrs. Elizabeth Crisswell and two infant brothers."


Obituary - St. Louis Globe-Democrat, October 26, 1963, page 9A


            "Rev. John B. Scholl Funeral Saturday

            Hannibal, MO (AP) � Funeral services for the Rev. John Boone Scholl, 75, a great-great- grandson of pioneer Daniel Boone, will be held in Hannibal Saturday.

            Rev. Boone died Thursday.  He had been a Methodist minister 42 years, and had served as pastor in the Fayette, Kirksville and Hannibal-Mexico districts.  He had lived in Hannibal since 1941.

A native of Readsville, he had attended schools in Bloomfield and Sedalia.  He was graduated from Central Methodist College at Fayette.

Rev. Boone served in the Army Signal Corps� aviation unit during World War I.  He served 19 months in France and England.

He is survived by his wife, two sons, a daughter and four sisters."


Lottie Mae Baker Scholl


Lottie (sometimes seen as Charlotte) Mae Baker was born July 7, 1886, to Henry Abraham and Effie Coffield Baker on the family farm near Newark, Ohio.  This farm was in the Alum Creek community between Sunbury and Delaware in Delaware County.  At the age of 5, she moved with her family to Croton, Ohio, in 1891 and on the Newark, Ohio, in 1907.  She attended Croton schools and graduated from Hartford High School in June 1905.


Her siblings were: Herbert Leo, born August 6, 1887; Clarence J. born November 30, 1891 who only lived 18 days; Carol Hope (Bessie), born November 21, 1894; and Gladys Kate, born March 14, 1898.  She trained for the teaching profession at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, and received business training in Bliss Business College, Newark, Ohio.  She taught in Johnstown, Jacksontown, and Newark elementary school for several years.


From August 1915 through September 1919, Lottie worked at the YWCA in St. Louis as Assistant Educational Secretary and English and Shorthad Instructor of their business school.  She was primarily teaching and helping immigrants.  While in St. Louis, she boarded at 1446 Van Versen (later changed to Enright) Avenue with Mrs. Delia Roberts along with other YMCA workers.  It was while working there that she met a young soldier en route to overseas duty in World War I, John Boone Scholl, who she married on September 20, 1919, at the First Christian Church in St. Louis. 


Their first home was in New Bloomfield, Missouri, where John worked in his brother-in-law's (Ed Bowman's) feed store.  It was also in New Bloomfield that John decided to become a minister and preached his first sermon.  Lottie was always very active in church work and in August 1944 began working as a work order clerk for the Ralls County Electric Cooperative at New London and served the executive board as secretary for more than five years until moving to Shelbyville, Missouri, in 1950.  Her sister, Gladys Baker, moved in with the Scholls in 1956.


After her husband died in 1963, Lottie Scholl and Gladys continued to live in Hannibal until about 1967 when Gladys moved back to Newark, Ohio, and Lottie moved to Shelbyville, Illinois, to live with her daughter and her family.   Lottie died at Shelby Memorial Hospital in Shelbyville, Illinois, on April 17, 1968, after four months hospitalization for cancer of the urinary bladder with bowel involvement.  She was buried with her husband in Grandview Burial Park.




Obituary - Hannibal Courier, April 18, 1968


            "Mrs. Lottie Mae Scholl, formerly of 2600 Hope St., died at 3:25 pm Wednesday at the Shebyville County Memorial Hospital in Shelbyville, Ill.

She was the widow of Rev. J. B. Scholl, Methodist minister, who preceded her in death Oct. 24, 1963.

Services will be conducted at 2 pm Saturday at Arch Street Methodist Church.  Reverends Cecil Hurt and B. L. Holcomb will officiate and interment will be in Grand View Burial Park.

Friends may call at the Smith Funeral Home after noon Friday until noon Saturday when the body will be taken to the church to lie in state from 1 pm until the hour of the services.

Mrs. Scholl was born July 7, 1886 near Newark, Ohio, a daughter of the late Henry A. and Effie Coffield Baker.  She and Rev. Scholl were married Sept. 20, 1919.

            She was a member of Arch Street Methodist Church and the WSCS of the church.

            Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Don (Mary Belle) Trumbold, of Shelbyville, Ill.; two sons, John J. Scholl, of Quincy, and Joe B. Scholl, of Hannibal; seven grandchildren; one great grandson; one sister, Miss Gladys Baker; and a brother, Herbert Baker, both of Newark, Ohio."


Obituary - Quincy Herald-Whig, April 18, 1968


"Widow of former minster at Hannibal dies

Hannibal, Mo., April 18 �

Mrs. Charlotte Lottie Scholl, 81, of 2600 Hope, mother of John Scholl of Quincy, Ill., died Wednesday (April 17, 1968) at 3:30p.m. in a Shelbyville, Ill., hospital where she had been a patient since November 1967.

Services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 in the Arch Street Methodist Church with the Revs. Cecil Hurt and B. L. Holcomb officiating.  Burial will be in Grand View Burial Park.

Mrs. Scholl was born at Newark, Ohio, July 7, 1886, a daughter of Henry A. and Ellie Coffield Baker. She was married to the Rev. John B. Scholl, Sept. 20, 1919.  He preceded her in death Oct. 24, 1963.  She was a member of the Arch Street Methodist Church, where her husband had been minister.  He had previously served churches in the Missouri communities of Auxvasse, Lennens, Shelbyville, Ketesville and New London.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Don (Mary Belle) Trumbold of Shelbyville, Ill.; two sons, John J. Scholl, a linotype operator at the Quincy Herald-Whig and Joe B. Scholl of Hannibal; seven grandchildren; a great-grandson; a sister, Miss Gladys Baker of Newark, Ohio; and a brother, Hubert Baker of Newark, Ohio."

John Boone Scholl 1917
John Boone Scholl 1919
John Boone and Lottie Scholl Wedding
John Jr., Mary Belle, and Joe Scholl with "Daddy Joe"