The more than 200 years of company history of Schöffel consists of episodes and events, strokes of luck and blows of fate. Already shortly after founding the small company Georg Schöffel’s son Josef must go to war. During the fighting the young man from Schwabmünchen saves the life of Bavarian crown prince Ludwig. The consequence: as lifetime annuity for Josef, which he invests into his mobile trade with stockings and ultimately opens way to the marriage with the countrymen’s daughter Theresa. Later the mobile merchants prepare landing and become resident in Schwabmünchen sesshaft with the textile company, which is passed on and expanded from generation to generation.
After the second world war a new page of the familiy saga is turned. Ludwig Schöffel, the designated company heir had died in Russia, therefore the younger brother Hubert, born 1930, takes his place and goes his own way. First the 28 years old realized an ambitious plan: He has a new and modern clothing shop built. 1960 it opened and managed by his wife Lydia, who died 1999, for decades both skillfully as well as prudently.