Peter Z. Schelb was born in Germany in 1824. He came to the U.S. in the 1840s. During the Mexican War, Peter Schelb served in Co. C of the 13th Infantry. Peter Schelb died on March 12, 1905. He was survived by his wife, three daughters, and two sons. Funeral services were held at Krupp's chapel in the Mahala Block in Sandusky, and burial was at Oakland Cemetery. A lovely monument honors the memory of this German born Veteran who served his new country well. Obituaries for Peter Schelb appeared in the Norwalk Reflector on March 14, 1905, and in the Sandusky Register on March 13 and March 14, 1905.