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Herman William Schwartz

Herman William Schwartz was the son of Herman and Bertha Schwartz. Herman was born in Pritzenow Germany, located in the NE portion of Germany, east of Hamburg. He immigrated from the Port of Hamburg, Germany 19 November 1923 aboard the ship Thuringia, and arrived at Ellis Island, New York, 27 November 1923. Herman then came to Dundee, Kane Co., Illinois, to the residence of his aunt and uncle, William and Mary (Guge) Leverenz.

Five years after Herman arrived in America, he married Elsa Clara Baetz. They were married at St Pauls United Church Of Christ in Elgin, Kane Co., Illinois, on 15 February 1928. Herman and Clara were the parents of three children, Herman William, William Eric and Martha Elsa.

Herman and Clara are my paternal grandparents, their son William Eric is my father. Information in Family Group Records was obtained from family members, vital records, and obits. for questions or to add information, please contact me at

Photo of Port of Entry, Ellis Island, New York, Circa 1905

Photo of Ellis Island, New York, Circa 1978

Family Group Records

Herman Schwartz
Son of/Unknown
Married Bertha Mueller(?)/Date Unknown/Germany
Bertha Mueller(?)
Daughter of/Unknown

Children of Herman and Bertha

1.Herman William
Born 4 June 1904/Pritzenow, Germany
Married Elsa Clara Baetz 15 February 1928
St Pauls United Church of Christ/Elgin, Kane Co., Illinois
Died February 1981/Germany

2.Herbert Erich
Born 29 August 1906/Jarman, Germany
Married Elsa Roth/Detroit, Michigan
Died/Germany, during WWII, date unknown

Born 1 April 1910/Yarmen, Germany
Married Fritz Pratsch
Died 1995/Germany

4.Herta Ida
Born 7 May 1912/Yarmen, Germany
Married 1.Bernhart Meisner/Germany
Married 2.Karl Schuenwalder/Germany
Married 3.Daniel Riederich
Died 14 June 2001/Merrit Island, Brevard Co., Florida

Born 23 November 1914/Yarmen, Germany
Died During WWII, 1945/Germany

6.Crystal "Christel"
Married 1.NN Nitske/Germany
Married 2./Name Unknown
Married 3.Roland Lieberwierth/Germany

Married Grezebin