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Here is a transcription of the Scharton Family history in Crowley Co., CO: JOHN & LOUISA SCHARTON - John & Lousia Scharton immigrated from Saratoff, Russia about 1890. Their family had moved from Germany to Russia after Catherine the Great had promised no one would be drafted for 100 years. During Nicholas' reign, John Scharton was caught in the last of the 100 years, and in order to excape serving in the Army, sailed to America. He and Louisa lived in Beatrice NB with their three children, Henry, William & Louise.
While in NB three more children were born, Susie, Martha, and Sophia. They left Beatrice and moved to Sugar City, CO, which was a new town built becasue of the National Sugar Manufacturing Company. The family lived in a tent while John built his house and worked for the company. I (Leo) was born in Sugar City. This made a family of nine. All have passed away except Louise, Martha and I (1981).
Henry and Will in the lae teen left home to work in the Sugar Factories in Windsor and Scotsbluff. Will returned later to Sugar City and became superintendent of the factory there. Henry was married in Scotsbluff to Oral Richard and they had one child, Harriett. Louise married Albert Schlunneger and they had two daughters, Violet and Pearl. Will married Lucille Luark and they had six children, Irene, Oral, Bill, Loraine, John, and Marilou. I married Helen Moore and our children are Sharon & Lawrence. Susie married Tom Downey nd their children are Roy, Isabell & Harold. Martha married James Bussey and their children are Raymond & Delbert. We all lived in Sugar City and we grew older and moved to other places. The older brothers and sisters left to work in other sugar factories.