Merced Express, October 13, 1906

Louis Scharnhorst, a native of Tuolumne county, succumbed to the ravages of disease and passed into the great beyond early Tuesday morning, at the age of 35 years. He was taken ill some months ago with quick consumption, and in spite of all that medical attendance and careful nursing from his many friends here could do, his health gradually failed until the end came. The deceased leaves a father, E. H. Scharnhorst of Modesto, and a brother, Ernest Scharnhorst of Los Banos, to mourn his death. The funeral was held Wednesday from the home, Rev. A. S. Cecil conducting the services. Interment was made in the Los Banos cemetery.

Contributed by: Thomas Hilk