Historic Hood River
I’ve run across the Sherrieb name many times but we haven’t discussed them. F. C. Sherrieb and his wife were orchardists in this area as early as 1889. I see a land patent for Mr. Sherrieb for the NE quarter section of section 9, township 2 north, range 10 east. According to my handy county map this is a 160 acre parcel bounded by Country Club Road, Barrett Road and Markham Road, which we consider Rockford today.
This nice portrait shows Mrs. Sherrieb with daughter Mildred.
Based on newspaper clippings I see the Sherrieb’s were active locally at least through 1922, and a Ralph Sherrieb managed a Fireston Tire store on Barrett Road (probably at Rockford).
F. C. Sherrieb was Fred Conrad Sherrieb who was born in Germany in 1845. Coming to America he would marry Isabelle “Bell” Boorman who was of the Rand family of Hood River. She had been born in Wisconsin. Mildren/Myldred was born in 1905, so she is probably about 3 in the photo. She was married to George Lucas and died in 1993.
Bell was a widow for quite a few years after Fred died and later in life she married John F. Goshon and they lived in Hood River for some time before moving to Multnomah County. Bell passed away in 1953.
Ralph Sherrieb was their son.
Ralph Sherrieb owned the Rockford Store. A few years ago We found a 1938 calander with his name on it on e-bay and it is a mint piece,
I am the great-granddaughter of F.C. Sherrieb, whose full name was Frank Conrad Sherrieb. My grandfather was Ralph B. Sherrieb, who built and operated the Barrett Store from 1926 to 1949.
Yes I remember the Barrett (Rockford) Store, and the Barber Shop next door. A dollar would get your hair cut by an old gentleman named Bake Bowels. Mr. Bowels had a daughter named Billie. I attended eighth grade at Barrett School. Some of my classmates were Glenn Best, Velma, and Verena Schwartz – (Not sure about the name spelling?)