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The Theodore Schwein Home is a house in the South Campus Neighborhood. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as contributing to the South Campus Historic District. Its original owner was Theodore Schwein, member of the Chico Board of Trustees.
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2009-01-02 14:21:08 Theodore Schwein was one of 4 children of Chico pioneers Matt and Anna Schwein and was married to Ruth Jane Schwein (Camper) and they had two children. Theodore Schwein Jr. "Ted" was a school teacher in Portola, Live Oak, and Richmond before retiring to Lake Almanor. He was a woodworker and spent much of his time skiing at Mount Lassen and taking scout troops into Humbug Valley. He was a fine fisherman too! Theodore and Jane's other child, Oliver only survived 1 year 8 months. Both Oliver, Ted, and Ruth Jane are buried in the Chico Cemetery. Ruth Jane was a descendent of Henry Wax Camper who was a California and Chico pioneer. —126.96.36.199