People The town of Banks was formed by many early Oregon settlers and pioneers Many important local men, women and families in the area played key roles in the town growing and prospering, including running businesses, local government and more. Joseph C. Schulmerich (standing, 1st left) – First Mayor of Banks. Credited w/ Hartley of selecting town name of Banks. Pioneer to Oregon in 1875. Banks Dairy Products Company, Trustee. Born in 1867 in California, died in 1951, buried in Banks Union Point Cemetery. The Schulmerich Family Standing (L to R): Joe, George, Will, Herman and Edward (OR Senator 1929, found of Commerce National Bank, presently U.S. National Banks), Etta (Schulmerich) Johnson, and Josephine (Schulmerich) Bilyeu. Seated: Margaret (Schnetzer) Schulmerich, and Conrad Schulmerich (wealthy/among WA Co OR first propbate filings, Book I), Margaret (Schulmerich) Biersdorf, and Kathryn (Schulmerich) Burkhalter Framed Photo: Anna (Schulmerich) Stevens (predeceased daughter) John L. Schlegel, Jr. – second row, third from left with long white beard. Edwin S. Schlegel – back row, second from right, with striped clothing. Claude Williams – center back – tall man in white shirt (son of Warren and Maude) Mable (Northrup) Williams – in front of Claude, his wife Marion H. Parker, M.D. – Greenville, OR, parent town of Banks, 2 miles south. Greenville’s most professionally versatile entrepreneur. Emma (Starr) Parker wife, and daughters oldest to youngest, at the Greenville family house. Namely, Lillian L, Viola Vivian, Gertrude Grace, and Grace Gertrude. Miss Liberty, 4th of July, 1910. Bertha Dooley, Banks, OR. John Schlegel, Jr. – Born 1849, Wisconsin. Died 1926 Woodburn, OR. Sarah Ann (Luther) Schlegel – Born 1853 Missouri. Died 1904 Banks, OR. Wedding photo – 1st Jan 1872. Pioneers to Oregon in 1876. Buried in Banks Union Point Cemetery. John was a business man and model agriculturist near Banks, Oregon. The family Century Farm of Washington County was founded in 1877. Three parcels still remain in the family ownership from the original owner(s) John Schlegel Sr. and John Schlegel Jr. Hon. Jesse Clemens Moore in Greenville, OR, before 1880. Served 2 years as Washington County, Asssessor; in 1860’s elected and served 3 successive terms as WA County Sheriff; elected and served 2 terms are Oregon State Legislature. PICTURED: Rachel (Wilson) Moore, 1st wife (b1812-d1880). Children w/ Rachel: Wm L. Moore, Anna (Moore) Balsiger and Fred C. Moore (1882 married 2nd wife, Miss Jennie Wilson (b1856-d1927). Children w/ Jennie: Jessie C. Jr. and Max W. Moore. 1915 – The Comets. Banks, Oregon’s 1st Band was formed in 1908 with nineteen musicians who wore handmade uniforms and caps. They played at many functions, including churches and nightly events. They would board the train at Banks and travel to perform.