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Schmucker Genealogy

Traveling from Germany to the United States

Descendants of Sebastian Schmucker

The Schmucker Lineage was confirmed by Nicholas Caporale
with records from Sarata Confirmation Records, Sarata, Russia.

Generation No. 1

1. SEBASTIAN1 SCHMUCKER was born 17 Jan 1723 in Offingen Gunzberg, Bavaria, Germany. He married MARAI HOLZMANN 13 Feb 1747 in Offingen Gunzberg, Barvaria, Germany. She was born 18 Jun 1722 in Offingen Gunzberg, Bavaria, Germany.

Children of SEBASTIAN SCHMUCKER and MARAI HOLZMANN are:

2. i. BRUNO2 SCHMUCKER, b. 08 Mar 1756, Offingen Gunzberg, Bavaria, Germany; d. 15 Sep 1828, Offingen Gunzberg, Bavaria, Germany.

3. ii. FRANZ XAVER SCHMUCKER, b. 13 Feb 1749, Offingen Gunzberg, Bavaria, Germany.

 

Generation No. 2

2. BRUNO2 SCHMUCKER (SEBASTIAN1) was born 08 Mar 1756 in Offingen Gunzberg, Bavaria, Germany, and died 15 Sep 1828 in Offingen Gunzberg, Bavaria, Germany. He married WALBURGA GEBHARDT 30 May 1797 in Offingen Gunzberg, Barvaria, Germany. She was born May 1755 in Offingen Gunzberg, Bavaria, Germany.

Child of BRUNO SCHMUCKER and WALBURGA GEBHARDT is:

4. i. JOHANN GEORGE3 SCHMUCKER, b. 06 Feb 1786, Offingen, Germany; d. 27 Jul 1827, Sarata, Bessarabia, Russia.

 

3. FRANZ XAVER2 SCHMUCKER (SEBASTIAN1) was born 13 Feb 1749 in Offingen Gunzberg, Bavaria, Germany. He married JOSEFA WIEDMANN 11 May 1777.

Child of FRANZ SCHMUCKER and JOSEFA WIEDMANN is:

i. GEORG COLESTIN3 SCHMUCKER, b. 06 Apr 1764.

 

Generation No. 3

4. JOHANN GEORGE3 SCHMUCKER (BRUNO2, SEBASTIAN1) was born 06 Feb 1786 in Offingen, Germany, and died 27 Jul 1827 in Sarata, Bessarabia, Russia. He married MARIA KURTLER. She was born 1788 in Echlichausen or Wingen, Germany, and died 21 Feb 1836 in Sarata, Bessarabia, Russia.

Children of JOHANN SCHMUCKER and MARIA KURTLER are:

5. i. JOSEPH4 SCHMUCKER, b. 30 Jan 1817, Offingen Gunzberg, Bavaria, Germany; d. 17 Jun 1886, Harbor Beach, MI - Forest Bay Cemetery.

ii. DAVID XAVER SCHMUCKER, b. 11 Feb 1819, Offingen Gunzberg, Bavaria, Germany; d. 31 Jan 1839, Sarata, Bessarabia, Russia.

iii. JOHANNES EVANGELIST SCHMUCKER, b. 22 Feb 1823, Sarata, Bessarabia, Russia.

 

Generation No. 4

5. JOSEPH4 SCHMUCKER (JOHANN GEORGE3, BRUNO2, SEBASTIAN1) was born 30 Jan 1817 in Offingen Gunzberg, Bavaria, Germany, and died 17 Jun 1886 in Harbor Beach, MI - Forest Bay Cemetery. He married JOHANNA FREDERICK TRAUB 25 Aug 1838 in Sarata, Russia. She was born 06 Aug 1817 in Brettach, Germany, and died 05 Mar 1903 in Harbor Beach, MI - Forest Bay Cemetery.

Notes for JOSEPH SCHMUCKER:

Source: Sarata Confirmation Records

Note: They immigrated to the United States on 25 Sept. 1873, arriving in New York on the S.S. Cimbria out of Hamburg,Gr., settling in Lost Prairie near Pinckneyville, IL. In 1879, they moved to Harbor Beach, MI where they died. They were buried in Forest Bay Cemetery, a small cemetery on the Schmucker farm at Harbo Beach, MI.

 

Obituary of JOSEPH SCHMUCKER:

Joseph Schmucker was born February 2, 1817, at Offingen in the kingdom of Bavaria. His parents immigrated to Russia in the year 1831. His father died shortly after that. In the year 1836 his mother also died, leaving him and two younger children.

In the year 1838, he was united in marriage with Miss Johanna Traub. The Lord gave them twelve children, five sons and seven daughters. Of these, five died in infancy. Two of his children reamin in Russia, one is living in Illinois. The rest live here ??[Harbor Beach, MI]??/

In the year 1873, he came to America with his family, settling in Illinois. In the year 1879, they came here to live.
Besides his wife, he is survived by seven children, twenty-six grandchildren and one great grandchild. A liver ailment caused his death.

He died confessing his faith in his Lord and Savior.

More About JOSEPH SCHMUCKER:
Immigration: 25 Sep 1873, New York, New York

Notes for JOHANNA FREDERICK TRAUB:

Obituary: Johanna Schmucker nee Traub

Harbor Beach, Michigan March 12, 1903

Again one of our tired pilgrims, after a long life, has closed her eyes. It is this widow, Johanna Schmucker, nee Traub. She saw the light of this world on August 6, 1817, at Brettach in the kingdom of Wurttenurg, Germany. When she was 12 years old, she migrated with her parents to Southern Russia. Later, in the year 1838, she entered the state of holy matrimony with Joseph Schmucker, who preceded her into eternity through a blessed death already in 1886. This marriage produced 12 children, of whom 7 are still living, besides 44 grandchildren and 15 great grand children. She remained a widow since her husband's death.

She emigrated to this country with her husband in 1873. Their next residence was made in the state of Illinois, but already in 1879, they moved here.

She and her deceased husband belong to the charted members of our congregation and were lifelong faithful members. The deceased, as long as she could, faithfully attended our services and was a frequent guest at the Lord's table. Although she lived 4 miles from church on a farm, she seldom missed attending services ?(God's House)? on Sunday and festival days.

In her domestic life she was a real Martha in a good sense of the word. She served humbly and offered her self sacrificing energetic service in the fulfillment of her duties which are the chief aim ?(objectives)? of her life. She was a faithful helper of her husband and a concerned mother to her children. Four years ago the Lord began to break down her Earthly frame ?(hut of life)?; she became a victim of stroke. She recovered somewhat, but her members and sense began one after another to deny her services so that at last she became more helpless, until the Lord on March 5th, through a second stroke led her out of her miserable physical condition after a four week semi-coma and delivered her into everlasting life through a peaceful death at the age of 85 years, 6 months and 29 days.

In her 4 last years, when she could not do as she wanted because of her bodily infirmity and because of her energetic temperment, she became the most difficult - offering suffering from impatience. "If I can't do anything worthwhile why doesn't the Lord unhitch me?" she could very well cry out. But she clung to God's word and often drew comfort from it. It was simply the Lord's appointed time of lingering and suffering. And we hope He surely had accomplished his purpose, as she has by grace entered into Jerusalem above into everlasting life. May her remembrance be a blessing. On March 7, we gave her a Christian burial next to her husband. Her memorial sermon was based upon the wordes of the Prophet, Elijah: "It is enough; Now O Lord, take away my life!" 1 Kings 19:4

(Johanna Traub Schmucker is buried beside her husband Joseph in the little cemetery on the Schmucker farm at Harbor Beach, MI.)

More About JOHANNA FREDERICK TRAUB:
Immigration: 1830, Gnadental, Bessarabia, Russia
Naturalization: 25 Sep 1873, New York, New York

Children of JOSEPH SCHMUCKER and JOHANNA TRAUB are:

6. i. JOSEPH5 SCHMUCKER, b. 15 Nov 1842, Sarata, Bessarabia, Russia; d. 09 Jun 1910, S.S. Main.

7. ii. ROSINA CHRISTINE SCHMUCKER, b. 04 Dec 1840, Sarata, Bessarabia, Russia; d. 19 May 1910, Sarata, Bessarabia, Russia.

iii. MARIA MAGDELANA SCHMUCKER, b. 30 Dec 1848, Sarata, Bessarabia, Russia; m. JOSEPH C. WILDERMUTH.

Notes for MARIA MAGDELANA SCHMUCKER:
Arrived on the S. S. Cimbria New York, New York

More About MARIA MAGDELANA SCHMUCKER:
Immigration: 25 Sep 1873, New York, New York

iv. JOHANNA FRIEDERICKA SCHMUCKER, b. 02 Jan 1858, Sarata, Bessarabia, Russia; m. GOTTLOB.

Notes for JOHANNA FRIEDERICKA SCHMUCKER:
Arrived on the S. S. Cimbria - New York, New York

More About JOHANNA FRIEDERICKA SCHMUCKER:
Immigration: 25 Sep 1873, New York, New York

v. LOUISE CHRISTINE SCHMUCKER, b. 15 Jan 1860, Sarata, Bessarabia, Russia; m. ISRAEL DAMMEL.

Notes for LOUISE CHRISTINE SCHMUCKER:
Arrived on the S. S. Cimbria - New York, New York

More About LOUISE CHRISTINE SCHMUCKER:
Immigration: 25 Sep 1873, New York, New York

vi. KATHERINA SCHMUCKER, b. 25 Oct 1844, Sarata, Bessarabia, Russia; m. JOHANN FEISS, 09 Jun 1866, Sarata, Russia; b. 27 Nov 1841, Odessa, Russia; d. 27 Oct 1907.

vii. ELIZABETH SCHMUCKER, b. 08 Jan 1847, Sarata, Bessarabia, Russia; m. THOMAS SCHOCH.

Notes for THOMAS SCHOCH:
Pastor Lost Prairie
Address: Near Pinckneyville, IL

viii. JOHANNES FRIEDERICH SCHMUCKER, b. 23 Dec 1839, Sarata, Bessarabia, Russia; d. 31 Dec 1839, Sarata, Bessarabia, Russia.

ix. FRIEDERICH WILHELM SCHMUCKER, b. 23 Dec 1839, Sarata, Bessarabia, Russia; d. 02 Jan 1840, Sarata, Bessarabia, Russia.

x. GOTTLIEB FRIEDERICH SCHMUCKER, b. 25 Nov 1850, Sarata, Bessarabia, Russia; d. 1850, Sarata, Bessarabia, Russia.

xi. JOHANN GEORG SCHMUCKER, b. 24 Jun 1853, Sarata, Bessarabia, Russia; d. 21 Sep 1854, Sarata, Bessarabia, Russia.

 

Generation No. 5

6. JOSEPH5 SCHMUCKER (JOSEPH4, JOHANN GEORGE3, BRUNO2, SEBASTIAN1) was born 15 Nov 1842 in Sarata, Bessarabia, Russia, and died 09 Jun 1910 in S.S. Main. He married THERESA ROSE ROEMHELD 03 Aug 1875 in Lost Prarie, Perry County, Illinois, daughter of REIMHEILD. She was born 10 Oct 1857 in Cleveland, Ohio, and died 1926 in Memphis, Tennessee.

Notes for JOSEPH SCHMUCKER:
Arrived on the S. S. Cimbria to New York, New York

Note: He died on the S.S. Main out of Bremen, Germany to New York. He was returning from a visit to Russia. His sister Rosina had died in May. Emma Schöch was immigrating to America with him. He apparently suffered a heart attack.

More About JOSEPH SCHMUCKER:
Immigration: 1870
Naturalization: 08 Jan 1891, USA

Children of JOSEPH SCHMUCKER and THERESA ROEMHELD are:

8. i. THOMAS DANIEL6 SCHMUCKER, b. 03 May 1895, Michigan; d. Jun 1944, Detroit, Michigan.

ii. WILLIAM THEODORE SCHMUCKER, b. 1887, Michigan.

iii. LYDIA SCHMUCKER, b. 23 Feb 1885, Harbor Beach, Michigan.

iv. WALTER T. SCHMUCKER, b. 1893, Michigan.

v. ELIZABETH THERESA SCHMUCKER, b. 10 Apr 1878, Lost Prairie, IL; d. 22 Apr 1950, Harbor Beach, Michigan; m. THEODORE GOTILIEB SCHOCH, 11 Apr 1850, Harbor Beach, Michigan; b. 26 Jul 1868, Sarata, Russia; d. 03 Jan 1941, Harbor Beach, Michigan.

Notes for ELIZABETH THERESA SCHMUCKER:
She married her cousin.

vi. JOHANNA MARTHA SCHMUCKER, b. 05 May 1876, Lost Prarie, IL; d. 1927, Warsaw, Indiana.

vii. PAULINE WILHELMINA SCHMUCKER, b. 04 Oct 1880, Harbor Beach, Michigan; d. 1898, St. Louis, MO.

viii. JOHANN GEROGE FREDERICK SCHMUCKER, b. 26 Nov 1882, Harbor Beach, Michigan.

ix. WILLIAM JOSEPH ALEXANDER SCHMUCKER, b. 02 Feb 1887, Harbor Beach, Michigan; d. 06 Jun 1925, Harbor Beach, Michigan.

 

7. ROSINA CHRISTINE5 SCHMUCKER (JOSEPH4, JOHANN GEORGE3, BRUNO2, SEBASTIAN1) was born 04 Dec 1840 in Sarata, Bessarabia, Russia, and died 19 May 1910 in Sarata, Bessarabia, Russia. She married MELCHOIR SCHOCH. He was born 11 Jul 1835 in Sarata, Bessarabia, Russia, and died 1880 in Sarata, Bessarabia, Russia.

Notes for ROSINA CHRISTINE SCHMUCKER:
Arrived on the S. S. Cimbria to New York, New York

More About ROSINA CHRISTINE SCHMUCKER:
Immigration: 25 Sep 1873, New York, New York

Child of ROSINA SCHMUCKER and MELCHOIR SCHOCH is:

i. THEODORE GOTILIEB6 SCHOCH, b. 26 Jul 1868, Sarata, Russia; d. 03 Jan 1941, Harbor Beach, Michigan; m. ELIZABETH THERESA SCHMUCKER, 11 Apr 1850, Harbor Beach, Michigan; b. 10 Apr 1878, Lost Prairie, IL; d. 22 Apr 1950, Harbor Beach, Michigan.

Notes for ELIZABETH THERESA SCHMUCKER:
She married her cousin.

 

Generation No. 6

8. THOMAS DANIEL6 SCHMUCKER (JOSEPH5, JOSEPH4, JOHANN GEORGE3, BRUNO2, SEBASTIAN1) was born 03 May 1895 in Michigan, and died Jun 1944 in Detroit, Michigan. He married EDITH MAE SEYMOUR, daughter of LEWIS SEYMOUR and ANNA BROWN. She was born Sep 1898 in Columbus, Franklin Co., Ohio, and died Dec 1929 in Detroit, Michigan.

Children of THOMAS SCHMUCKER and EDITH SEYMOUR are:

i. THOMAS7 SCHMUCKER.

ii. JEAN YVONNE SCHMUCKER, b. 11 Jan 1919; d. 11 May 1977, Howell, Livingston, Michigan; m. CLAIR SAXTON SIMONS; b. 23 May 1918, Ypsilanti, Michigan; d. 11 Jan 1994, Ypsilanti, Michigan.

iii. DORIS MAE SCHMUCKER, b. 19 Mar 1922; d. Traverse City, Michigan.

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EDITH MAE SEYMOUR & RUTH HELEN SEYMOUR WERE SISTERS.
THEIR PARENTS WERE LEWIS SEYMOUR AND ANNA BROWN. 
I DO NOT HAVE ANY OTHER INFORMATION ON THE SCHMUCKER
LINE ALTHOUGH I HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT WE WERE RELATED TO 
THE SMUCKER'S JAM COMPANY AND HENRY FORD OFF OF THIS LINE.

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