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 Co., 1904.
FREDERICK BEIELER, a farmer residing
two miles northwest of Larene, is a native of Switzerland, born December
28, 1849. He was the son of Christian and Anna Beieler, both natives
of the same country as himself, and he has one brother, Christian, of Missouri,
and one sister, Catharine Barwarth, also of Missouri.
Mr. Beieler attended school in his native
country until sixteen years of age, and at the age of seventeen he came
to the United States, landing at New York, after which he lived a year
each in the states of Illinois and Indiana, then went to Missouri.
In this state he lived in various places, but mainly in Cass county, where
he was engaged in farming for a number of years.
Frederick Beieler was married, April 6, 1876,
to Mary M. Graham, a native of Cass county, where the marriage took place.
Mrs. Beieler was the daughter of Aquilla and Mary (Wheeler) Graham, the
former, who is deceased, was a native of Missouri, and an early pioneer
of Cass county, and the latter a native of Tennessee, is now living in
Cass county in her eighty-third year. The brothers and sisters of
Mrs. Beieler are, Thomas, Jacob, Hiram, Andrew and Mrs. Jane Benjamin,
all of Cass county, except the first two named, who are living respectively,
in Oklahoma, and Linn county, Kansas.
In the spring of 1883 Mr. and Mrs. Beieler
came to Lincoln county, and filed a homestead upon their present home.
There were few settlers in this vicinity at the time of their advent, and
they experienced many difficulties and hardships in getting a start here.
Mr. Beieler now owns two hundred and forty acres of land, one half of which
is good agricultural land, the balance timber and pasture. He has
good buildings and improvements, a choice eight acre orchard and an abundance
of water for all purposes.
To Mr. and Mrs. Beieler have been born three
children: Fannie M., wife of Arthur Rutter, Douglas county; Walter F.,
married to Cora Teal, near Davenport; and Maggie, wife of Eustice Mansfield,
of Douglas county.