Biographies of American Seedsmen and Nurserymen Scheepers, John–New York, New York–Scheepers traveled for about ten years through the United States as a salesman for a Holland bulb grower, as well as for Belgian and Dutch plant growers.  After building up a considerable and reliable trade in America, he established his own business in 1905.  In June, 1906, he took in a partner and the firm became known as John Scheepers & Company.  He started an agency for packing bulbs and plants in Arnhem, Holland.  He made a specialty of lily of the valley.
Sources:  FlorEx-Nov. 10, 1906