Tag Archive: Schinnerer

Mar 07

Friedrich Schinnerer’s Property

During the 19th century Germans immigrated to America for many reasons. Among the most common reasons were the economic opportunities and the availability of farm land in America. Both of these things were an important part of my great-great-grandfather’s life. After emigrating from Bavaria in June of 1849 Friedrich Schinnerer settled down and lived the …

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Feb 28

Schinnerer’s Mill

No, this is not a photo of Friedrich Schinnerer’s gristmill, but I like to think his mill probably looked a lot like this one. Both mills were built in the 1840s and were located in west central Ohio. Friedrich was my great-great-grandfather and he immigrated from Bavaria in 1849. Within two months he and his …

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Feb 25

Tombstone Tuesday–Joseph and Clara (Schinnerer) Gunsett

This is the tombstone of Joseph and Clara A. (Schinnerer) Gunsett, located in row 7 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: GUNSETT Father Joseph 1863-1931  Mother Clara A. 1866-1942 According to Zion Schumm’s records Joseph Gunsett was born 30 April 1863 in Tully Township, Van Wert County, and …

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Feb 21

The Flourist

He gave his occupation as flourist in the 1860 census. That was a pretty good description of his profession. He was a successful Germany immigrant. A hard-working, enterprising immigrant who probably arrived in America with very little money, but with a lot of ambition and skill. This is the story of my great-great-grandfather Friedrich Schinnerer, who …

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Feb 18

Tombstone Tuesday–John and Elizabeth (Schinnerer) Scaer

This is the tombstone of John and Elizabeth (Schinnerer) Scaer, located in row 2 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: SCAER John 1865-1940  Elizabeth 1870-1951 The Scaer surname has been spelled several ways over the years. Spellings include Scaer, Scare, Scarr, and  Skahr. John’s brother Peter changed the …

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