Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Remember Whensday #3

My Uncle Nephi Schiers (notice the name difference), my dad's brother, never married and lived as a bachlor in a log cabin in Teton Valley.  He farmed and mined gold in the summer and hunted, trapped and fished in the winter.  I do not remember him, but he was a favorite of my older siblings.  He also served in the Army during World War II.  Here is pictures of his fur catch including mink, weasels, and pine marten (sable).  The second picture is of his elk and three bear he shot one fall.

Here is his Army picture.  He lived about a quarter of a mile from my parents and was included in all the family activities.  His died while crossing the Salmon River on his horse heading back to his gold mine.  My dad and my mother's brother, Chet, floated the Salmon River in a rubber raft to pick up his body.

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Jann said...

Nice. I'm still trying to get a photo of my dad in his uniform...he was a gunnar/parachutist in WWII.

Pyatshaw said...

He was a real "get up and go" man. You could sell his story for a film. Good story.
What a hero!
By the way, I've been reading your profile...what do you do in your spare time?????!!!

Mary said...

Another fascinating family history tale, Bill--what a fine man your uncle was. I also enjoyed catching up on the hunt (amazing photos!) and the breath-taking landscape photos. Thank you so very much.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Bill, I always love reading posts like this --where Family History comes alive. I enjoy working on Genealogy ---so it's always fun for me to see others' family members also.