Scharbach, Sylvester Matthew 1
- Born: Apr 17, 1900, Mount Angel, Marion, Oregon, USA
- Marriage: Halfman, Leona Marie on May 4, 1936
- Died: Mar 29, 1969, Salem, Marion, Oregon, USA at age 68
- Buried: Sublimity, Marion, Oregon, USA
Cause of his death was Heart Attack.
Another name for Sylvester was Syl.
April 1911: Sylvester made his First Communion on April 23, 1911 at the a ge of eleven, and graduated from grade school on June 15, 1915. The age f or First Communion up to 1910 was 12 years old. In 1911 in was chang ed to 6 years old. There were 180 first communicants on April 23, 1911.
Sylvester grew up in the Mt. Angel area. He studied the violin as a you th under Fritz Kreitzler (spelling ?) He hated the violin and switch ed to the piano when he got older. He was the piano player for the Sal em Dramatic Club. He also had his own little dance band. He played at Cr ystal Gardens in Salem, and Woodburn to name a few. Sylvester Smith (brot her in-law) played the saxaphone in the band and Juliana ( his sister) san g. Juliana was also an accomplished pianist.
September 12, 1918: WWI Draft Registration: Sylvester Scharbach 18, bo rn April 17, 1900. Residence Turner, Marion County, Oregon, single. Occu pation Farmer for A. Scharbach in Turner. Nearest relative father and mot her, Turner, Oregon. Color of eyes light blue, hair light brown.
1931: In 1931 he was the Paint Foreman for Nash Auto and International Tru ck Sales and Service in Salem, Oregon.
From 1934 to 1953, Sylvester worked for the brewery in Salem. The Salem B rewery goes back to 1866. It was the successor to the brewery establish ed by Samual Adolph on Church and Trade Streets in 1866. It was mov ed to Commercial and Trade Street when fire consumed the original buildin g. In 1885, Adolph sold out to Maurice Klinger and Seraphin Beck, brewe ry employees, who purchased the site on Trade Street from the city water o ffice . For a time, bottling was done in a separate plant at Mission a nd Saginaw Streets. Corks were used as sealers. But by 1900 the brewi ng company had its own bottling plant. It was then known as the Capitol C ity Brewery and it had a tap room with a sawdust floor 5-cent beer and fr ee lunch--which reputedly was a popular place for "politicians, legislato rs and jurists." The Salem brewery helped keep 72 hop growers busy in t he Willamette Valley.
In 1903, the brewery was sold for $30,000 to the Schmidt interests and Ko la Neis and the Salem Brewery Association was formed. New facilites we re built in 1910 and the plant was considered the most modern between Olym pia, Washington, and SanFrancisco. Beer was bottled under the "Salem Bee r" and "Salem Premium Lager" labels.
The corporations offices were moved to Portland when Salem voted dry a nd a warehouse was established in Portland. After May 15, 1915, when Oreg on voted dry, the Salem Brewery Association faded. Prohibition start ed in 1919 and was repealed in 1933. For a time during the prohibition e ra the plant manufactured Lo-Ju, a fruit juice made of loganberries and t he firm was known as the Phez Company.
The Salem Brewery Association was re-incorporated when prohibition was re pealed in 1933 and operated the plant until it was taken over by E.G. Si ck and his associates in 1943 and it became Sicks' Brewing Company. Be er was bottled using labels "Sicks's Select" and "Brew 66" and "Rainier ".
The Salem brewery was closed down June 30, 1953. By then it was own ed by the Olympia Brewing Company, Tumwater, Washington. The building w as torn down in 1955-56.
In 1953 Sylvester and Leona leased the Falls Tavern and Restaurant in Subl imity, Oregon and ran that for a number of years. With the monthly lea se on the building being quite high, they barely made a living and h ad to work long hard hours with very little hired help, and eventually ga ve up the business. After this Sylvester worked at the St. Boniface Chur ch and School as a maintenance person, and then later as a Finishing Carpe nter for Ed Jacobe.
Sylvester was a very accomplished woodworker. He made wood furniture a nd toys for the family.
Between 1936 and 1944 Sylvester and Leona lived in Four Corners; in 19 45 at 790 Highland Ave, Salem, Oregon; in 1951 at 2250 Hazel Ave NE, Sale m, Oregon; and then moved to Sublimity, Oregon in 1953.
Sylvester had a heart attack in 1969, recovered from that and then lat er had a stroke which he died of, at the Salem Memorial Hospital.
Noted events in his life were:
Sylvester married Leona Marie Halfman, daughter of John Gregory Halfman and Margaret Rose Meyer, on May 4, 1936. (Leona Marie Halfman was born on Feb 19, 1914 in Woodlake, Tulare, California, USA, died on Feb 27, 1999 in Sublimity, Marion, Oregon, USA and was buried on Mar 2, 1999 in Sublimity, Marion, Oregon, USA.)