Jacob Schoell, a painter in the H. & T. C. shops, bought a lot on the SE corner of Kane and Hemphill in 1876, and in 1880 he and wife Emily contracted with P. E. Freeman to build a 1-story box house 24' wide by 30' deep. They had lived several places for short periods of time before they began to live in their own house. Jacob died in about 1881, and Emily continued to live at 2119 Kane until her death in 1900. The 1895-96 city directory identifies her as a professional nurse, and she is believed to have been a midwife who assisted in the birth of many neighborhood babies.
In the 1920's two mechanics, Joseph D. Lucas and O. P. Bradshaw, lived (consecutively) at 2119 Kane. They appear to have operated an automobile repair shop in what is now the garage apartment at 710 Hemphill. In 1999 the rear porch of the main house was enclosed and the roofline redesigned.