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Sep 16

Schumm-Schinnerer California Wedding, 1901

A Schumm/Schinnerer wedding would not have been that unusual around the Schumm, Ohio, area in 1901, but you would not expect to hear of one in Long Beach California. But there was one such wedding and the couple was originally from Schumm.

These are photos from the Germann Collection—a collection of old family photos that once belonged to sisters Edna and Viola Germann.

Edna (1896-1997) and Viola (1900-2001) were the daughters of Stephen E. and Anna Elizabeth “Rosina” (Schumm) Germann. Edna and Viola were the granddaughters of Jacob “Frederick” and Maria (Germann) Schumm on their maternal side and granddaughters of Henry and Mary (Hertz) Germann on the paternal side of their family.

Fortunately names were written on the back of these wedding photos. Thank you Edna and Viola!

George & Barbara (Schinnerer) Schumm wedding photo, California, 1901.

George & Barbara (Schinnerer) Schumm wedding photo, Long Beach, California, 1901.

The newlyweds are George Schumm and Suzanna “Barbara” Schinnerer

The groom was Edna and Viola’s uncle George Schumm—their mother’s brother. George’s was born 23 July 1867 to Jacob “Frederick” and Maria (Germann) Schumm. He was christened George Martin Ludwig Schumm.

The bride was Susanna “Barbara” Schinnerer, born east of Willshire on 6 December 1866 to Martin Schinnerer and his first wife Maria “Mary” (Schumm). Martin’s wife Mary died in 1870 and Martin married her sister Rosina. Martin and his family moved to California sometime around the turn of the century.

George & Barbara (Schinnerer) Schumm wedding photo, California, 1901.

George & Barbara (Schinnerer) Schumm wedding photo, Long Beach, California, 1901.

This story about Martin Schinnerer may sound familiar. I wrote about Martin and his family earlier this year after a visit from Paul, one of Martin’s descendants from California, who visited the Schumm area last fall. Martin Schinnerer sold his farm to my great-grandfather John Scaer in 1903 and Martin and his family moved to California. [1]

George Schumm and Barbara Schinnerer were married on 17 January 1901 in Long Beach, California. [2]

Marriage license & return, George Schumm & Barbara Schinnerer, Long Beach, California, 1901.

Marriage license & return, George Schumm & Barbara Schinnerer, Long Beach, California, 1901. [2]

According to their marriage license both George and Barbara lived in Long Beach. George was 33 and Barbara was 34 years old. Witnesses to their marriage were Ferd Schinnerer and Mary Fricke. Rev. George Runkel of the Evangelical Lutheran Church there presided over the ceremony. [2]

We were unsure when the Schinnerers moved to California, but Barbara was already living there when she married in 1901. She gave her residence as Long Beach.

George Schumm was still living at home with his parents and working on the family farm in Dublin Township, Mercer County, Ohio, in 1900. [3] Although George moved to California the rest of his family remained in the Midwest.

These wedding photos give us glimpse of what was probably the Schinnerer home in California. The floral decorations were festive and Barbara wore an elaborate headpiece and veil.

Below is a nice family photo of the bride and groom with Barbara’s parents and siblings. It is labeled “brothers and sister” but there are a lot of females in the photo. Barbara’s youngest sister, a half sister, would have been 20 years old.

George & Barbara (Schinnerer) Schumm wedding photo, California, 1901. "Aunt Barbara's parents, brothers & sister, Long Beach, California."

George & Barbara (Schinnerer) Schumm wedding photo, 1901. Labeled “Aunt Barbara’s parents, brothers & sister, Long Beach, California.”

In 1917 George worked as a carpenter and he and Barbara lived at 1048 E 5th Street in Long Beach. [4]

George and Barbara had one daughter, Freida Maria Schumm (1907-2005).

The family remained in California for the rest of their lives.

Barbara (Schinnerer) Schumm died 27 February 1952 in Orange County, California. [5]

George Schumm died in Orange County, California, on 6 July 1958. [6]

 

[1]Schinnerer and Schumm Cousins,” Karen’s Chatt, 22 Jan 2016.

[2] “California, County Marriages, 1850-1952,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : accessed 15 Sep 2016), George M> Schumm and Barbara S Schinnerer, 17 Jan 1901; from Los Angeles, CA, Marriages, p.223; FHL microfilm 2073996.

[3] 1900 U.S. Census, Dublin, Mercer, Ohio, ED 77, p.13B, dwelling 276, family 280, George Schunni; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 15 Sep 2016); FHL microfilm 1241303, NARA microfilm T623, roll 1303.

[4] U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, Long Beach, California, City Directory, 1917, p.162, George M Schumm; database on-line, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 15 Sep 2016).

[5] California, Death, Index, 1940-1997, Sacramento, CA, Barbara Schumm, 27 Feb 1952; database on-line, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 15 Sep 2016).

[6] California, Death, Index, 1940-1997, Sacramento, CA, George Schumm, 6 Jul 1958; database on-line, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 15 Sep 2016).

2 comments

  1. Marian Wood

    Wonderful photos! Love the wedding veil and headdress…

    1. Karen

      I like that unusual headdress, too, Marian.

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