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Sep 09

My Great-Great-Grandparents

Frederick, Elizabeth (Schumm) and Clara Schinnerer

I got this idea from another blogger and I thought it would be an interesting list to make. Below is a list of my sixteen great-great-grandparents with their birth, death, and marriage dates and where those events occurred.

  1.  Johann Müller, b. 19 Jan 1816, Gerhardsbrunn, Pfalz, Bayern; d. 14 Oct 1870, Bierbach, Bavaria; m. 2 Oct 1838, Walsheim, Bavaria.
  2. Marie Kessler, b. 8 Dec 1811, Germany; d. 26 May 1886, Mercer County, Ohio; m. 2 Oct 1838, Walsheim, Bavaria.
  3. Jacob Rueck, b. 24 Dec 1828, Appensee, Oberamt Crailsheim, Württemberg; d. 23 Jan 1918, Oregon; m. 19 Jun 1855, Germany.
  4. Maria Regina Gross, b. 22 Jul 1833, Germany; d. 8 Feb 1889, Oregon; m. 19 Jun 1855, Germany.
  5. Daniel M. Brewster, b. 13 Sep 1845, Fayette County, Pennsylvania; d. 2 May 1917, Adams County, Indiana; m. 19 Mar 1867, Mercer County, Ohio.
  6. Sarah Ann Fetters, b. 12 Oct 1849, Indiana; d. 4 Nov 1877, Adams County, Indiana; m. 19 Mar 1867, Mercer County, Ohio.
  7. William W. Reid, b. 2 Feb 1855, Indiana; d. 9 Feb 1905, Jay County, Indiana; m. 30 Jun 1878, Jay County, Indiana.
  8. Emily Bryan, b. 8 May 1856, Jay County, Indiana; d. 24 Jun 1940, Jay County, Indiana; m. 30 Jun 1878, Jay County, Indiana.
  9. Johann Ludwig Schumm, b. 4 Mar 1817, Ruppertshofen, Württemberg; d. 22 Aug 1855, Van Wert County, Ohio; m. 1 Nov 1840, Holmes County, Ohio.
  10. Maria Barbara Pflüger, b. 28 Dec 1822, Schrozberg, Oberamt Gerebronn, Württemberg; d. 13 Nov 1908, Van Wert County, Ohio; m. 1 Nov 1840, Holmes County, Ohio.
  11. Louis Frederick Peter Breuninger, b. 15 Dec 1819, Bachlngen, Württemberg; d. 5 Nov 1890, Van Wert County, Ohio; m. 6 Feb 1851, Green Bay, Wisconsin.
  12. Maria A. Seckel, b. 13 Apr 1827, Württemberg; d. 19 Jun 1910, Van Wert County, Ohio; m. 6 Feb 1851, Green Bay, Wisconsin.
  13. Johann Scarr, b. 20 Apr 1829, Hesse-Darmstadt or Bavaria; d. 16 Nov 1894, Allen County, Indiana; m. 1 Mar 1860, Stark County, Ohio.
  14. Katherine Emrick, b. 11 Sep 1825, Hesse-Darmstadt or Bavaria; d. 17 Dec 1886, Allen County, Indiana; m.  1 Mar 1860, Stark County, Ohio.
  15. Frederick Schinnerer, b. 8 May 1824, Windsheim, Bavaria; d. 5 Feb 1905, Van Wert County, Ohio; m. 12 Jun 1862, Van Wert County, Ohio.
  16. Elizabeth Schumm, b. 17 Nov 1841, Van Wert County, Ohio; d. 11 Jul 1917, Van Wert County, Ohio; m. 12 Jun 1862, Van Wert County, Ohio.

Twelve of my sixteen great-great-grandparents are definitely of German heritage. I’m not sure of the heritage of the other four, although it appears they are probably Scotch/Irish with possibly some English thrown in. So, it looks like I am 75% German. No surprise there with names like Müller, Schumm, Pflüger, Breuninger, and Schinnerer in my family tree.

It is also interesting to note that eleven of my great-great-grandparents were born somewhere in what is now Germany, three were born in Indiana, one was born in Pennsylvania, and one in Ohio.

This makes an interesting list of my ancestors. I’ll do this sometime with Joe’s great-great-grandparents, too.

 

 

 

2 comments

  1. Theresa Casteel

    Listing the ancestors out like that defineatly helps define one’s heritage. Mine also come out Germanic with only two people of Polish heritage. My husband..? now that’s a whole different story!
    Regards,
    Theresa (Tangled Trees)

    1. Karen

      When I looked at it I was surprised that only one was born in Ohio and three were born in Indiana. I didn’t realize I had so many Indiana roots. I think I’ll try to list my 32 gr-gr-gr-grandparents next. I actually have most of then nailed down! There are just a few I don’t have and I guess those are the ones that keep me researching. (Or banging my head against that brick wall!)

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