George and Mathilda (Uthe) Schumacher
|Mathilda Uthe, age 15.|
Mathilda Uthe marries George M. Schumacher.
Mathilda Uthe married George M. Schumacher on April 29, 1884, in Grant County, Wisconsin. They lived at East Dubuque, Illinois. George Schumacher's older brother Henry had married Louisa Kieler, who was an aunt to Mathilda, and they too lived at East Dubuque, and it is likely that George and Mathilda came to meet through them.
|George and Mathilda (Uthe) Schumacher|
George Schumacher followed his older brother Henry Schumacher west from New York to East Dubuque, Illinois. Henry Schumacher had migrated to Dunleith (later named East Dubuque) and operated a lumberyard and later a livery there, in which George Schumacher also held an interest and clerked for a time. The 1880 U.S. Census has George, age 20, living in his brother's household in East Dubuque, which included Henry and his wife, who was Louisa née Kieler (the youngest of John and Catharine Kieler's children); their children; Dora Richter, a servant, a niece of Louisa's; and, interestingly, Franzeska Machauer, age 56, who was an aunt to Henry and George, a sister of their father Martin Schumacher.
|George M. Schumacher with his daughter Anna|
Mathilda (Uthe) Schumacher dies.
Mathilda (Uthe) Schumacher died after a three-weeks illness on April 29, 1897, the day of her thirteenth wedding anniversary. The funeral took place last Saturday, May 1, to St. Mary's Catholic Church, East Dubuque, Ill., thence to the cemetery at Kieler, Wis., where she was laid to rest amid the scenes and associations of early life. The services at the church were conducted by Rev. J. F. Berube, and the pall-bearers were John Kass, Val Hellstern, Phil Lavery, Nick Roth, Wm. Hesseling, and F. Grassel of Dubuque.
She was an estimable woman, and an affectionate wife and mother, and her untimely death is a sad affliction to her family.
|George M. Schumacher holding one of his Gerken grandchildren|
She was survived by her mother, five brothers, and three sisters, also by her husband and five children: Frankie, aged 11 years; Johnny, 9 years; Joe, 7 years; Louisa, 5 years; and Annie, 2 years.
George Schumacher remarries, to Catherine J. Fuerstenberg.
George Schumacher then married Catherine J. Fuerstenberg* of East Dubuque, Illinois, on August 9, 1897**. Catherine was born in November 1866 in Germany, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Fuerstenberg, and she came to the U.S. in 1873, presumably with her parents. Catherine brought a daughter, Josephine, into her marriage with George Schumacher.
* = "Catherine" also appears as "Catharine," "Katherine," "Katharine" in various records and "Fuerstenberg" also appears as "Furstenberg" ("Fürstenberg)."
** = August 9 is the date of their marriage according to a newspaper notice (see below). August 7 is their date of marriage according to the Jo Daviess County Marriage Book G, online at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~iljodavi/vitals/MARBOOKG.htm.
from the Friday, August 13, 1897, East Dubuque Register:
George M. Schumacher and Miss Kate Fuerstenberg were united in marriage Monday morning at St. Mary's Catholic church by Rev. Father Berube. John Quinn of this city and Miss Mary Thiers of Dubuque were the attendants. The wedding was a quiet affair, and was not attended by a reception, though the happy couple was serenaded by two bands in the evening. The groom is well known in this city where he has resided for many years and the bride has resided here for about three months. They have the best wishes of their friends.
Born to George and Catherine Schumacher were six children: George, Margaret, Louis, Henrietta, Albert, and Mary, the latter being a daughter who died in infancy.
The 1900 U.S. Census has the Schumacher household in East Dubuque, in Dunleith Township, Jo Daviess County, Illinois, consisting of George, age 40, employed as a clerk in a lumberyard; his wife of three years, Katharine, age 33; their son George N., age 1, born July 1898; Annie M. [Margaret], born April 1900; a daughter of Katharine's from her first marriage, Francis J. [Josephine] Furstenberg, age 4, born March 1896 in Iowa, whose parents were both born in Germany; and George's children from his first marriage, Frank, age 13, born August 1886; John G., age 12, born April 1888; Joseph H., age 10, born March 1890; Louisa (L.?), age 8, born April 1892; and Annie, age 5, born April 1895.
In 1901, Mr. George Schumacher, foreman at the Joe Meuser Lumber yard in East Dubuque, was appointed a delegate from the local order of Foresters to the grand state lodge convention at Des Moines, which was held in June of that year.
The Schumachers move to Dubuque, Iowa.
The Schumachers moved across the Mississippi River to Dubuque, Iowa, circa 1903. Available Dubuque city directories show the Schumachers resided at 504 Southern Avenue, 556 Southern Avenue, and finally at 328 North Booth Street in Dubuque. In the directories, Mrs. Schumacher's first name is variously listed as Katherine, Catherine, and Kate.
The 1910 U.S. census has the Schumacher family in Dubuque's first ward consisting of George M., age 50, employed as a foreman in a lumber yard; his wife of thirteen years, Catherine J., age 44; son Frank, age 23, two years married (his wife is not listed in this household), employed as a butter cutter in a butter factory; son John, age 21, laborer in a lumber yard; son Joe, age 19, cutter in an overall factory; daughter Louisa, age 18, seamstress in an overall factory; daughter Anna, age 15, seamstress in an overall factory; daughter Josephine, age 14; son George N., age 11; daughter Margurieta, age 9; son Louis, age 8; daughter Henrietta, age 6; and son Albert, age 4. Josephine and the last two children, Henrietta and Albert, were born in Iowa, while the other children were born in Illinois. The census also had information that Catherine had eight children, of whom seven are living, but the figures should have been that she had seven children and six were living, her daughter Mary being the one deceased.
On Saturday, July 8, 1911, Catherine Schumacher's father, Christopher Fuerstenberg, died at the home of his daughter:
PIONEER DIES OF HEAT AND OLD AGE
CHRISTOPHER FUERSTENBERG CALLED BY DEATH AT THE AGE OF SEVENTY-FOUR.
LONG TIME RESIDENT HERE
Christopher Fuerstenberg, aged seventy-four, a pioneer resident of Dubuque, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George M. Schumacher, of 556 Southern avenue, on Saturday at 2:20 a.m., of old age and the extreme heat. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Schumacher and Miss Anna Beatz. Mr. Fuerstenberg was born in Germany, but had been a resident here for many years. He was a laborer and held in high regard by his many friends.
The funeral will be held Monday at nine o'clock to St. Mary's and Mt. Calvary cemetery.
C. Fuerstenberg Buried.
The funeral of the late Christopher Fuerstenberg was held at nine o'clock on Monday morning from the residence on Southern avenue to St. Mary's church and Mt. Calvary cemetery. Father Cremer officiated. The pallbearers were Messrs. John Lenihan, J. Wickham, Frank Weber, Chas. Dillon, M. Chevalier, and M. Schmidt.
The 1920 U.S. Census has the George Schumacher household at Dubuque, Iowa, consisting of George, age 60, born in New York; his wife Catherine, age 53, born in Germany; Josephine, age 22, born in Iowa; Henrietta, age 15, born in Iowa; and Albert, age 13, born in Iowa.
George Schumacher worked at the Peter J. Seippel Lumber Company (he was listed as a foreman in one city directory), which was located at Locust and Dodge streets in Dubuque, and later at the Farley-Loetscher Manufacturing Company in Dubuque. The Schumachers were Catholics, and during their first years in Dubuque, they attended Mass at St. Raphael Cathedral in Dubuque; they subsequently became members of Nativity Parish. George Schumacher was a member of the Holy Name Society and Catholic Order of Foresters and its East Dubuque court.
PROMINENT LOCAL RESIDENT IS DEAD
GEORGE M. SCHUMACHER PASSES AWAY AT NOON TODAY.
George Schumacher, 66, well known resident of Dubuque, died at the residence, 328 North Booth Street, 12:45 p.m. on Wednesday, July 15, 1925. Although he had been ailing for some time, his condition did not become critical until a short time previous.
He was survived by his widow, Catherine, eleven sons and daughters, Frank, George, Mrs. E. Gerken, Mrs. J. Sullivan, Misses Margaret and Henrietta, all of Dubuque, Louis of Routool (Rantoul?), Ill., Albert of Des Moines, John of the U.S. Navy, Joseph of Adrian, Minnesota, and Louise Schumacher of California, also nineteen grandchildren. Louis and Albert are in the army. A daughter, Mary, died eighteen years previous.
Schumacher Funeral is Held on Saturday.
The funeral of George M. Schumacher was held Saturday morning, July 18, from the residence at 328 North Booth street to the Nativity Church at 9 o'clock. Rev. Father Foley officiated at the requiem mass. Interment was made in Mount Calvary cemetery. The pallbearers were B.J. Kuhl, H. Rotr, and P. Conners--representing the Catholic Order of Foresters of East Dubuque--F. Mally, J. Meisenberg, and A.C. Schaffart.
CARD OF THANKS.
We wish to express our heartfelt thanks to our friends, relatives, neighbors, C.O.F. Court of East Dubuque and Holy Name society for their kind assistance and expressions of sympathy shown us during the recent illness and death of our beloved Husband and Father, George M. Schumacher, and gratefully acknowledge the beautiful floral and spiritual tributes in his memory.
Signed Mrs. George Schumacher and children.
In 1930, the widow Katherine Schumacher, age 66, was living in the household of her son-in-law and daughter, Howard and Henrietta Baumgartner, ages 27 and 25, respectively, along with their son, Donald, in Dubuque, Iowa.
By 1935, Catherine had moved to Chicago, Illinois, where she lived with her daughter Josephine, her husband Frank Sullivan, and their children.
Catherine Schumacher, 74, died on May 22, 1941, in Chicago, Illinois. She was buried on May 26 in Mount Caramel Cemetery at Hillside, Cook County, Illinois.
WIFE OF GEO. M. SCHUMACHER
BORN FEB. 3, 1865
DIED APR. 29, 1897
Immaculate Conception Church Cemetery
Obituary for George M. Schumacher
who died July 15, 1925
from the Dubuque Telegraph Herald
writing on the side was a note from his daughter Anna to her sister Louise: "Louise, if you don't want to keep this, will you please send it back to me; it's the only one we have."
Frank M. Schumacher died December 1, 1945, at home, in Dubuque, Iowa, following a brief illness. Mrs. Myrtle Schumacher died on December 23, 1946, in Mercy hospital at Dubuque after a short illness. They were buried in Mount Calvary Cemetery at Dubuque, Iowa.
John G. Schumacher died on January 1, 1942, at his residence in Dubuque. Mrs. Mayme M. Schumacher died on February 18, 1998, at home. They were buried in Mount Calvary Cemetery at Dubuque.
Irma (Gerken) Schumacher, 62, died on February 24, 1954, and she was buried in Mount Calvary Cemetery at Dubuque, Iowa. Joseph Henry Schumacher, 78, died on Monday January 27, 1969, and he was laid to rest beside his wife.
from the Tuesday, August 22, 1939, Dubuque, Iowa, Telegraph Herald:
Los Angeles Visitors Feted at Family Picnic
A family reunion picnic was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ewald Gerken, 2820 Burlington Street, honoring Mrs. Charles Brazee and her daughter, Dorothy, of Los Angeles, Calif., who have been visiting the past week. Mrs. Brazee was formerly Louise Schumacher.
The following relatives and friends were present: Mr. and Mrs. Frank Schumacher and family, Joe Schumacher and family, George Schumacher and family, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Schumacher, Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Schumacher, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Weidenbacher, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Hauser and family, Mrs. Loretta Biver and son, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Wiederhold of Dickeyville, Mr. and Mrs. Wilbert Uthe and family, Mr. and Mrs. Ewald Gerken and family, Mrs. Joseph Schneider, Mr. Cletus Calvert, and Mr. John Berens.
Louise (Schumacher) Brazee, 49, died April 18, 1942, in Los Angeles, California.
That same year, 1942, Charles Brazee, age 58, completed a World War II Registration card and gave his address as 8805 Elm St., in Los Angeles, stating he was disabled and not employed. He gave his contact as Miss Dorothy Brazee of 7010 Whitsett Ave. in Los Angeles.
Charles W. Brazee, age 62, died on September 18, 1946, in Los Angeles, California.
It appears Dorothy L. Brazee went on to marry [?] Haltom. Dorothy Linda Haltom, age 51, died on December 26, 1977, and she was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, in Glendale, Los Angeles County, California.
Ewald Gerken died on September 1, 1956, and is buried in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Dubuque, Iowa. Anna (Schumacher) Gerken died on March 20, 1967, and was buried beside her husband.
Mrs. Frank J. (Josephine Schumacher) Sullivan, former Dubuquer, died Saturday evening, February 26, 1949, at the American-Norwegian Hospital in Chicago, after a long illness. The funeral and burial were held in Chicago on Tuesday, March 1. She was 52 years old and a daughter of the late George and Catherine Schumacher. She was a resident of Chicago the last 15 years.
Mrs. Sullivan was survived by her husband; two daughters, Catherine, of Los Angeles, Calif., and Dorothy, of Chicago; one son, William, of the U.S. Army; two sisters, Mrs. Harold (Margaret) Casey, of Dubuque, Iowa, and Mrs. Howard (Henrietta) Baumgartner, of El Monte, Calif.; three brothers, George Schumacher, of Los Angeles, and Albert and Louis Schumacher, both of Detroit, Mich.; a stepsister, Mrs. Ewald (Anna) Gerken, and a stepbrother, Joseph Schumacher, both of Dubuque; and several nieces and nephews.
George N. Schumacher, 67, died on May 26, 1966, with a last residence of Downey, California. He was buried in Los Angeles National Cemetery (Plot: 97 0-16) at Los Angeles, California.
Harold Casey, 82, of Dubuque, Iowa, died at 8:30 a.m., Friday, October 12, 1984, at home. Visitation was from 2 to 9 p.m., Sunday, October 14, at Behr's in Dubuque, with the parish rosary being said at 7 p.m. Funeral services were held at 9 a.m., Monday, October 15, at St. Patrick's Church, Dubuque, and burial was in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Dubuque.
Mr. Casey was survived by his wife, the former Magaret Schumacher; one daughter, Janet Becke, of Westover, West Virginia; three grandchildren; and one brother, Joseph Casey, of Imperial Beach, Calif.
Margaret (Schumacher) Casey, 86, of Westover, West Virginia, and formerly of Dubuque, died at 3:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 7, 1986, at Mayfield Personal Care Center, Morgantown, West Virginia. Services were at 9:00 a.m., Monday, May 12, 1986, at St. Patrick's Church in Dubuque, Iowa, with burial in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Dubuque.
Mrs. Casey was survived by a daughter, Mrs. Janet Becke, of Westover, West Virginia. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold, and a daughter, Mary Diane, who died in infancy.
Louis Schumacher died before 1967; he was not mentioned in an obituary as surviving his sister Anna that year.
The following information is evidently in regards to Louis J. Schumacher, based on circumstantial evidence:
Louis's occupation in the 1940 census is given as "inspector, immigrants / U.S. Labor" and Anna's "secretary / City of Detroit." In 1935 Louis and Anna were living in the same place. The supplementary information indicates Louis and Anna were married circa 1929. Anna was born in Kentucky circa 1903; her father was born in Tennessee, and her mother in Kentucky.
The son, Robert L. Schumacher, a Wayne State University student, died at the age of 21 on Sunday, March 13, 1960, in Henry Ford Hospital after heart surgery. He was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity. Mr. Schumacher was survived by his mother, Mrs Anna P. Schumacher. He was preceded in death by his father, Louis J. Schumacher. Services were at 2 p.m, Wednesday, March 16, at the Verheyden Funeral Home in Detroit. Burial was in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Detroit.
The Social Security Death Index includes one L. Schumaker, born June 11, 1902, card issued in Michigan, died age 57 on November 15, 1959, which may be the Louis Schumacher referenced here, but certainly this is in no way conclusive.
Howard Baumgartner, 90, died on April 14, 1993. Henrietta (Schumacher) Baumgartner, 98, died on July 31, 2002.
An online SSDI record has an Albert Schumacher born November 14, 1905, died April 1961, whose social security number was issued in Michigan, but it is unknown if this is the same Albert Schumacher referred to here.
|This photograph is believed to be that of the five daughters of George Schumacher: Anna appears to the left; Louise is front center; the others would be Josephine, Margaret, and Henrietta.|
Sources include obituaries from the Dubuque Telegraph Herald; U.S. census records available on microfilm at the Dubuque Carnegie-Stout Public Library and the 1880 U.S. census, online at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints website, at http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp; online marriage records at the Jo Daviess County, Illinois ILGenWeb website at http://users.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~iljodavi/; readings of gravestones at the Immaculate Conception church cemetery in Kieler, Wisconsin; a biographical entry for Henry Schumacher in the 1889 Portrait and Biographical Album of Jo Daviess Co., Illinois (as transcribed at http://users.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~iljodavi/1889bios/HSchumacher.htm); and Don Gentner's Genealogy Web Site at http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gentner/ for information concerning the Schumacher heritage.
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