She married Frank Engels in Gross Point, IL, 10/2/1849. Frank was 20 years old when he settled in Gross Point having been born on November 28th, 1822. The records from St. Joseph Church show that he and Margaret were married with her father, Anton Schneider, and Anton Poesch as witnesses.
The Federal Census reports for the year 1850 shows them as residents of New Trier Township (Gross Point was not incorporated until 1874), and lists his occupation as farmer. The Agriculture Schedule for 1860 shows Frank owning 33 acres of improved land and 26 acres of unimproved land, with a cash value of $1600. He also owned one horse, 4 milking cows, 2 oxen, and 3 swine. As of the year ending June 1st he produced 60 bushels of rye, 80 of corn, 40 of oats, 300 of potatoes, 20 of buckwheat, 250 pounds of butter, and 24 tons of hay.
In the book "History of Cook County," it indicates that when the decision was made to incorporate Gross Point on March 10, 1874, Frank was on the first board of trustees until formal elections could be held about a month later.
Frank was born 11/28/1822. Frank died 1/11/1908 in Gross Point, IL, at 85 years of age. Frank died from cancer of the upper lip (Cook County Certificate of Death #0000004325) and is buried with Margaret in the Engels plot in St. Joseph Cemetery. His name however, does not appear on the family tombstone.
See their grave marker here.
Margaret Schneider and Frank Engels had the following children:
20 x. Christina Engels was born in Gross Point, IL 1869. Died May 1981, see this grave marker.
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