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The Schumacher Heritage

Martin Schumacher (1819-1900)
George Schumacher (1859-1925)
Anna (Schumacher) Gerken (1895-1967)
Joan (Gerken) Larson (1926-1994)
Thomas Larson (1962-)

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Tom Larson

Martin Schumacher (1819-1900) and his wife Theresa née Schumacher (1822-1896), my great-great-grandparents, came to the United States from Wiesental, Germany, in 1853, and settled in western New York State in Cattaraugus County, where they farmed. Martin and Theresa Schumacher had five children, Frank, Henry, Rosa, John, and George Schumacher.
      This webpage centers on Martin and Theresa Schumacher, and the three children, Frank, Rosa, and John, who remained in New York State. Only Frank married and had children of his own, and his descendants are traced here also. This webpage has summary information about the other two children, Henry and George Schumacher (my great-grandfather), but complete information about them and their descendants may be found separately, as indicated below.
   T.L.


Martin and Theresa (Schumacher) Schumacher

Martin Schumacher was born on October 21, 1819, in Wiesental, Karlsruhe, Baden, Germany, son of Georg Adam and Maria Katharina (Lehn) Schumacher. Martin Schumacher married Theresa Schumacher* on June 13, 1843, in Wiesental. Theresa was born on March 21, 1822, in Wiesental, daughter of Johann Ignaz and Maria Josepha (Rothenburger) Schumacher. Martin and his wife Theresa were first cousins once removed: Martin’s father and Theresa were first cousins.
* = or Theresia.

Martin and Theresa Schumacher lived at Wiesental, where they had three children, Franz "Frank," Heinrich "Henry," and Rosa "Rosie." The family were Catholics, and undoubtedly attended Mass and received the sacraments at St. Jodokus Catholic Church in Wiesental.

The following passage appeared in Portrait and Biographical Album of Jo Daviess and Carroll Counties, Illinois (Chicago: Chapman Brothers, 1889), and tells what happens next; the passage (edited to make factual corrections) is taken from a biographical entry for George M. Schumacher, another child of Martin and Theresa's who would be born in the United States:

In 1852 the parents determined to come to the land of the free, but on the eve of sailing the father was detained by the serious illness of a brother, and the mother with her children made the voyage alone. They came, of course, in a sailing-vessel, which was named the "Statesman," and the voyage occupied two months; they arriving at New York Nov. 15, 1853. The father sailed a week after his family, and reached New York Dec. 5, 1853. On the 16th of that month the re-united family arrived at their destination in Cattaraugus County, N.Y., and there two more children came to bless the home of the sturdy immigrants, namely, our subject and another son, who died there. The father engaged in farming, and the parents continued to make that their homestead until the spring of 1888; when they came to East Dubuque to make their home with our subject.*
* = East Dubuque, in Jo Daviess County, Illinois, is located on the Mississippi River opposite Dubuque, Iowa. Two of Martin and Theresa Schumacher's sons, Henry and George, would migrate from New York State to East Dubuque. Other than this passage, there is nothing to indicate that Martin and Theresa ever lived there; they may have made a trip there, but if so, they certainly returned to New York. Martin's sister, Franzeska (Schumacher) Machauer, did just that, and ended up being listed in the 1880 U.S. Census in the household of her nephew Henry in East Dubuque.

The Statesman, on which the mother, Theresia, age 31, and the three children, Franz, 10*; Heinrich, 8; and Rosa, 6 months*, set sail from Antwerp, and arrived, as aforementioned on November 15, 1853, in New York. The father, Martin, 34, is also listed on the passenger list of the Statesman, although, as the passage notes, Martin's voyage was delayed by an illness of a brother: the brother may have been Wendelin Schumacher, who would die the following year in Wiesental. Martin Schumacher sailed from Antwerp on the Oregon, and arrived on December 5, 1853, in New York.
* = Franz's age was listed as 3 on the ship's manifest; the 1900 U.S. Census has Rosa being born in July 1853, according to that she would have been 4 months old.

The Schumacher family settled in the town of Ashford, in Cattaraugus County in western New York State, where they farmed. Martin filed an Intention of Naturalization on December 2, 1854, in Cattaraugus County. Two more children were born to them there: John, in 1857, and George, in 1859. Martin and Theresa evidently adopted another child, whose last name was Grassel (Graßel), born ca. 1866-67 in Germany: his given name is Florenae in the 1875 New York State Census, while the 1880 U.S. Census has it as Tilman. Theresa Schumacher had two older sisters who had married men named Graßel, suggesting this was also some familial connection.

In 1853, Martin Schumacher's mother, Maria Katharina Schumacher, also came to the United States, and at the time of the 1860 U.S. Census, she was living in her son Martin's household at Ashford in Cattaraugus County, New York. She had been left a widow when her husband Georg Adam Schumacher died in 1848 in Wiesental. M. Katharina Schumacher died on January 4, 1865, and she was buried in St John's Catholic Cemetery in West Valley, New York.

Theresa Schumacher died on Tuesday, December 1, 1896, of old age. She was buried in St John's Catholic Cemetery in West Valley, New York.
news item from the Wednesday, December 9, 1896, Ellicottville Post:
WEST VALLEY.
The funeral of Mrs. Martin Schumaker was held at the Roman Catholic church, Friday; deceased was seventy-four years of age, and leaves an aged husband and several children to mourn their loss.

In 1900, Martin Schumacher was living in the household of his son, Frank Schumacher, which also included not only Frank's family, but also Frank's sister, Rosie, and his aunt, Frances Schumacher (Franzeska Machauer).*
* = Franzeska (anglicized to Frances) Schumacher, born June 4, 1824, in Wiesental, had married Johann Machauer on January 11, 1849, but he died later that same year on September 28, in Wiesental. There were no children born of this marriage. Frances came to the United States in 1873. Her surname is given as Schumacher in various censuses, except for the 1880 U.S. Census, when she was with her nephew Henry Schumacher in East Dubuque, Illinois. Otherwise she is found in Cattaraugus County, New York, where she died on August 4, 1909. She was buried in Saint John's Catholic Cemetery in Ashford, New York, where her gravestone gives her name as Frances Schumacher.

Martin Schumacher died on Thursday, August 23, 1900,* of old age. He was buried in St John's Catholic Cemetery in West Valley, New York.
news items from the Wednesday, August 29, 1900, Ellicottville Post:
DEATHS.
Mr. Schumaker of West Valley, Aug. 23.
WEST VALLEY.
Old Mr. Schumaker died at the home of his son, about one mile south of town, Thursday morning. Funeral from the Roman Catholic church here, Saturday, and was very largely attended.
ASHFORD TOWN LINE.
Several from here attended the funeral of Martin Schumacher at the Roman Catholic church at West Valley, Saturday.

* = Thursday, August 23, according to the newspaper accounts; Gentner's genealogy has August 22 as Martin Schumacher's date of death, his source cited as the Record of Interments for St. Aloysius Church, Springville, New York.


Children of Martin and Theresa (Schumacher) Schumacher:

  1. Franz Schumacher was born on September 9, 1843, in Wiesental, Karlsruhe, Baden, Germany, son of Martin and Theresa (Schumacher) Schumacher. He was baptized on September 10, 1843, in Wiesental; his godparents were Peter Rupp and Michael Schumacher. Franz came to this country in 1853, arriving in New York with his mother, brother Henry, and sister Rosie aboard the Statesman on November 15. His father arrived shortly thereafter. The family settled in western New York State, in the Town of Ashford in Cattaraugus County.
          Frank Schumacher married Anna Maria Zerfas* on May 9, 1869,** in St. Aloysius Catholic Church at Springville, New York, in Erie County. Witnesses to Frank and Anna's marriage were William Schumacher and Gustav Mahl.
    * = Anna's name is given as Emily in the 1855 N.Y. State Census, and as Emma in the 1860 and 1870 U.S. censuses. All censuses after that have her name as Anna: Anna (1880), Anna (1892 N.Y.), Annamaria (1900 U.S.), Anna M. (1905 N.Y.) and Annie M. (1910 U.S.). The family surname Zerfas has appeared in various censuses as Jeffers/Leffers (N.Y. 1855), Zerfis (U.S. 1860), Jeffers (U.S. 1870), Zerfas (U.S. 1880), Jeffers (U.S. 1900), and Zefers evidently became the surname for some over the years.
    * = May 9, 1869, according to her obituary, but May 4 to a second death notice and Gentner's genealogy.
          Anna was born on November 13, 1853,* in the Town of Ashford, Cattaraugus County, New York, daughter of Martin and Catherine (Klouse/Klaus) Zerfas. Her parents were immigrants from Germany, coming to the United States in 1852, and she was their first child born in the United States. The 1860 Census has the family, parents Martin and Catherine and their sons, Christian and John, hailing from Mecklenburg.
    * = 1853, according to her obituary, which also corresponds to the 1900 U.S. Census and her age as given in other censuses; Gentner's genealogy as her year of birth as 1852.

    In 1870, the year immediately after their marriage, according to that year's U.S. Census, Frank and Anna Schumacher, along with their first born child Louise, were living with Frank's parents, Martin and Theresa Schumacher, with Frank working on the farm.
          The 1875 New York State Census finds the Schumacher household removed to the Town of Allegany, Cattaraugus County, New York, with the family consisting of Frank, age 31, and Anna, 21, and their children, Louise, 5, Christ, 4, Joseph, 2, and Theresa, 1, and a servant, Herman Grassel, age 14.
          By 1880, Frank and Anna Schumacher had returned to the home farm, as they are listed in that year's U.S. Census as a household immediately before his parents, in Ellicottville, Cattaraugus County, New York, with the household consisting of Franz Schumacher, age 36, farmer; his wife Anna, age 26, keeping house; and their children, Louise, age 10, attending school; Christ E., age 9, attending school, Joseph, age 7, attending school; Theresa, age 6, attending school, Mary O. Schumacher, age 4, attending school; Katharine, age 3, attending school; Lorenzo, age 1, at home; and Frances Schumacher, an aunt, age 56, at home.
          The 1892 New York State Census has the Schumacher household in Ellicottville consisting of Frank's parents, Martin, age 73, and Theresa, 70; Frank, 48, and Anna, 38; Frank and Anna's children, Christ, 21, Theresia, 18, Delia, 16, Katie, 14, Lawrence, 13, John, 11, Clara, 9, William, 5, Lena, 3, and Lizzie, 2; and Frank's aunt, Frances, 68.
          In 1900, the U.S. Census has the Schumacher household in the Town of Ashford, Cattaraugus County, New York,* consisting of Frank, age 56, farmer; Anna, 46, married 31 years, 12 children, 12 living; their children, Christ J., 29, carpenter; Theresa, 26, dressmaker; John P., 19, farm laborer; Clara M., 17; William, 13; Lena, 12; Elizabeth 10; Frank's father, Martin Schumacher, 80; Frank's sister, Rosie, 46; and Frank's aunt, Frances, 75.
    * = Although the previous censuses has the family in Ellicottville and this one has the Town of Ashford, they Schumachers undoubtedly were living in the same place: only the name of the political division in which they are listed had changed.

    Mrs. Franz Schumacher, née Anna Mary Zerfas, aged 62 years, died very suddenly from apoplexy on Saturday evening, May 29, 1915, at her home about one mile south of West Village.
    Death again invaded this community in a sudden and shocking form when Mrs. Annie Schumacher, wife of Franz Schumacher, died of apoplexy about six p. m. on Saturday at their home one and one-half miles south of this place. She had not been perfectly well for a few weeks but not a thought of this sudden termination was entertained by her family.
          For the second time this spring she went in the stable to help her aged husband about the milking. Soon she was seized with a faintness and her husband started to assist her to the house. Before reaching there, however, she collapsed dying in his arms. The Health Officer, Dr. Fish, was called, who gave the necessary permit for burial.
          Funeral arrangements were in the hands of Undertaker W. H. Proctor. Internment in St. John's R. C. cemetery on Tuesday.
          Annie Marie Zeffers was born at Ashford on Nov. 13th, 1852 to Martin Zeffers and Katherine Klauss Zeffers, and spent her whole life near the place of her birth. On May 4th, 1869, she was united in marriage to Franz Schumacher, who, together with eleven children survive her. She was an exemplary woman, kindly and true, a devoted wife and mother and a most excellent neighbor and friend.
    The funeral services were held on Tuesday, June 1, from St. John's Church on Tuesday, June 1, at 10 o'clock a.m., with the Rev. Father Busser officiating. The very large attendance and beautiful floral gifts were fitting tributes of the love and respect to the deceased. Friends were in attendance from Ellicottville, Great Valley, Plato, Ashford, Rock Spring, Springville, East Ashford, and Buffalo, New York. Interment was in St. John’s Cemetery in West Valley, New York.
          On May 9,1869, she was united in marriage with Franz Schumacher, and to them were born 14 children, six sons and eight daughters, 11 of whom as follows, Mrs. Louise Reuter [Rider] of Springville, Christian Schumacher of West Valley, Mrs. Theresa Ells of Blairdale, Mrs. Odelia Tingue of Great Valley, Lawrence Schumacher of Napoli, Mrs. Katharine Palmer of Hamburg, John Schumacher of West Valley, and Mrs. Clara Blaser, William Schumacher, Mrs. Lena Kruse and Miss Elizabeth Schumacher, of Buffalo, with 24 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, the life Companion, an aged mother, four brothers, two sisters, and a large circle of more distant relatives and friends survive the lose of a dearly loved one.
    Card of Thanks.
    To the friends and neighbors who so kindly assisted us during our recent great bereavement, for the many beautiful floral offerings, and to those furnishing carriages for funeral, we desire to express our sincere thanks.
    Franz Schumacher and family.

    Frank Schumacher died Monday night, April 21, 1919, at West Valley, New York. He was buried in St. John’s Cemetery in West Valley.
    news items from the Ellicottville Post:
    Wednesday, April 23, 1919
    WEST VALLEY.
    Mr. Frank Schumacher is seriously ill at his home near the village.
     
    Mr. Schumaker whose illness was mentioned above, died Monday night.
    Wednesday, April 30, 1919
    WEST VALLEY.
    The funeral of Mr. Frank Schumaker an aged and highly respected citizen of our town whose death was mentioned in last week's issue, was held from St. John's Church on Thursday, Rev. Fr. Buser officiating, with interment at Holy Cross Cemetery.

    Children of Frank and Anna (Zerfas) Schumacher:

    • Louisa Schumacher was born in January 1870, in New York, daughter of Frank and Anna (Zerfas) Schumacher. Louisa Schumacher married Charles J. Rider on July 31, 1888, in St. John's Church at West Valley, New York.
            Charles Rider was born on September 21, 1856, in New York, son of John and Catherine (Mahl) Rider, who lived in the Town of Ashford, Cattaraugus County, New York.
            Charles and Louisa Rider lived in the Town of Ashford, Cattarugus County, New York. By 1910, they had moved just north to Springville, in the Town of Concord, Erie County, New York. The family farmed, and Charles also operated a cider mill.

      Louisa Rider died in 1919. She was buried in St. Aloysius Cemetery in Springville, Erie County, New York.

      Charles J. Rider died in 1931. He was buried in St. Aloysius Cemetery in Springville, Erie County, New York.

      Children of Charles and Louisa (Schumacher) Rider:

      • Celia K. Rider was born on October 6, 1892, in New York State, daughter of Charles and Louisa (Schumacher) Rider. Celia Rider married Vincent Clarence Adrian. Vincent Adrian was born on October 23, 1897, in Cleveland, Ohio, son of Michael and Matilda "Tilly" (Goldrod) Adrian.
              Vincent Adrian had been married previously, on February 25, 1920, to Alma Richman, daughter of Addison and Minnie (Keller) Richman. She was born ca. 1898-99 in New Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
              Vincent and Celia Adrian lived in Cleveland, Ohio, and they had a child, Delourde C. Adrian. According to the 1940 U.S. Census, Vincent was a paper hanger / painter.

        Vincent C. Adrian, 67, of Cleveland, Ohio, died on November 13, 1964, in Euclid, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. He was buried in All Souls Cemetery at Chardon, Geauga County, Ohio.
              He was the beloved husband of Celia, father of Delourde Cvelbar, grandfather, brother of Mary Koning and Helen Adrian.

        Celia Adrian, 78, of Mayfield Heights, Ohio, died on January 3, 1971, in Euclid, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. She was buried in All Souls Cemetery at Chardon, Geauga County, Ohio.
              She was the beloved wife of the late Vincent C., mother of Mrs. Robert (Delourde) Cvelbar, grandmother of four, and sister of Sandle Zetwick.

      • Sadie E. Rider was born on December 1, 1893, in New York State, daughter of Charles and Louisa (Schumacher) Rider. Sadie Rider married Clayton Frank Zetwick on February 28, 1923, in Ellicottville, New York, with the Rev. E.J. McCaffrey officiating. At the time of their marriage Sadie was a school teacher, and Clayton was a farmer.
              Clayton Zetwick was born on July 6, 1896, in the Town of Ashford, Cattaraugus County, New York, son of John and Caroline "Carrie" (Zellman) Zetwick.
              Clayton and Sadie Zetwick lived at Great Valley, New York, and between 1935 and 1940, they moved to Crosby, McKean County, Pennsylvania. Clayton was employed by the North Penn Gas Compnay in Port Allegheny, Pennsylvania.
              Clayton and Sadie Zetwick had three sons, Robert, Gerald, and Rodney Zetwick.

        Clayton Zetwick died in 1955. He was buried in Saint Elizabeth Cemetery at Smethport, McKean County, Pennsylvania.

        Sadie Zetwick, 81, died in June 1975. She was buried in Saint Elizabeth Cemetery at Smethport, McKean County, Pennsylvania.

        Children of Clayton and Sadie (Rider) Zetwick:

        • Robert John Zetwick was born on November 29, 1923, in Great Valley, New York, son of Clayton and Sadie (Rider) Zetwick. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army.
                Robert Zetwick married Donna Beatrice Morse on June 18, 1950, in Annapolis, Maryland. Robert was a member of the American Legion and Disabled American Vets, the Eagles Club, and was past master of the Masonic Lodge.

          Robert J. Zetwick,75, of Hastings, Minnesota, died Saturday, January 2, 1999, at Regina Medical Center in Hastings.
                He was survived by his wife, Donna; five daughters, Terry Hayes of Hastings, Minn., Sheila (Tony) Wojtowicz of Prescott, Wis., Donna (Mike) Fox, Heidi (Mark) Storlie, and Tanya (Al) Rybachek, all of Hastings, Minn.; two sons, Robert (Barb) Zetwick and Craig (Lorrie) Zetwick, both of Hastings, Minn.; 22 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter; a brother, Rodney (Marlene) Zetwick of Ohio, a sister-in-law, Achsah Zetwick; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Jerry Zetwick.

        • Gerald C. Zetwick was born in June 27, 1927, in New York State, son of Clayton and Sadie (Rider) Zetwick. Gerald served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Gerald Zetwick married Achsah C. [?].

          Gerald C. Zetwick, 50, of Smethport, Pennsylvania, died on April 18, 1978. He was buried in Saint Elizabeth Cemetery at Smethport, McKean County, Pennsylvania.

        • Rodney Clayton Zetwick was born on July 10, 1930, in Great Valley, New York, son of Clayton and Sadie (Rider) Zetwick. Rodney joined the U.S. Army and served in Korea.
                Rodney Zetwick married Marlene [?], and they lived at Ashtabula, Ohio.
                Rodney retired from SCM Chemical and was a member of Mother of Sorrows Church, where he was an usher for many years. He enjoyed stock car racing and motorcycling. But most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his loving family.

          Rodney C. Zetwick, 81, of Ashtabula, Ohio, died Thursday morning, July 28, 2011, at home. Funeral Mass was celebrated at 11 a.m., Saturday, July 30, in Mother of Sorrows Church, with Father John Mulqueen presiding. Entombment was in Saint Joseph Cemetery. Military Honors were given by the American Legion Honor Guard from Post 103.
                He was survived by his wife, Marlene; two sons, Mark (Cynthia) Zetwick, of Grove City, Ohio, and Timothy (Mary Lynn) Zetwick, of Muskego, Wis.; a daughter, Cheryl (Gale) Graves, of Mantua, Ohio; six grandchildren, Jennifer, Jessica, Aaron, Amy, Courtney, and Christopher; and a great-granddaughter, Abby. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Robert and Gerald Zetwick.

      • John Adam Rider was born on May 1, 1896, in the Town of Ashford, Cattaraugus County, New York, son of Charles and Louisa (Schumacher) Rider. He was baptized on May 31, 1896, in St. Aloysius Catholic Church at Springville, Erie County, New York. John was a Private First Class during World War I.
              John Rider married Augusta Teresa Kaufmann on February 6, 1922, in St. Aloysius Catholic Church at Springville, New York. Augusta Kaufmann was born March 29, 1901, in New York State, daughter of Ernest and Catherine “Kate” (Salzler) Kaufmann. She was baptized on April 9, 1901, in St. Aloysius Catholic Church at Springville, Erie County, New York.
              John and Augusta Rider lived at Ellicottville, New York, and they had eight children: Elaine, John, Marion, Doris, James, twins Jean and Jane, and Charles.

        John A. Rider, died on May 12, 1934, in Ellicottville, Cattaraugus County, New York. He was buried in St. John’s Cemetery at West Valley, New York.

        Augusta (Kaufmann) Rider married Curtis A. Swasing, ca. 1935. Curtis Swasing was born on July 11, 1914, in Pennsylvania, son of Karl and Wilhelmina Swasing, immigrants from Germany who lived in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania. In 1930, at age 17, Curtis was a lodger in the home of Lee Jones in Mansfield, Cattaraugus County, New York.
              Karl and Augusta Swasing lived first in New York State, where they had a son, Fred, before moving to Akron, Ohio. At the time of the 1940 U.S. Census, Curtis Swasing was employed as a truck driver for an iron foundry. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. They later returned to New York, where they lived at Salamnaca in Cattaraugus County.

        Augusta Swasing, 84, of Salamanca, New York, died in April 1985. She was buried in Calvary Cemetery at Salamanca, New York.

        Curtis A. Swasing, 80, of Salamanca, New York, died Thursday, December 29, 1994. He was buried in Calvary Cemetery at Salamanca, New York.

        Children of John A. and Augusta (Kaufmann) Rider:

        • Elaine A. Rider was born on May 8, 1922, in the Town of Ashford, New York, daughter of John A. and Augusta (Kaufmann) Rider. Elaine Rider married Alfred W. Farnham. Alfred Farnham was born on March 22, 1916, in Little Valley, New York, son of William and Nancy (Barnes) Farnham. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

          Alfred W. Farnham, 78, died on March 12, 1995. He was buried in Little Valley Rural Cemetery at Little Valley, New York.

          Elaine A. Farnham, 78, died on Sunday, December 17, 2000, in Olean General Hospital. She was buried in Little Valley Rural Cemetery at Little Valley, New York.

        • John Charles Rider was born on September 17, 1923, in New York State, son of John A. and Augusta (Kaufmann) Rider. John Rider served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

          John C. Rider, 68, of Salamanca, New York, died on Wednesday, April 22, 1992. He was buried in Crawford Cemetery at Salamanca, New York.

        • Marion G. Rider was born on January 1, 1926, daughter of John A. and Augusta (Kaufmann) Rider. Marion Rider married Richard H. Halley. Richard Halley was born on February 20, 1926.

          Marion G. Halley, 67, died Thursday, December 23, 1993. She was buried in Naples Memorial Gardens Cemetery at North Naples, Florida.

          Richard H. Halley, 67, died Thursday, January 19, 1995, in Collier, Florida. He was buried in Naples Memorial Gardens Cemetery at North Naples, Florida.

        • Doris Rider was born on May 14, 1927, daughter of John A. and Augusta (Kaufmann) Rider. Doris Rider married Hugh Leo Thesing. Hugh Thesing was born in 1925, in Barberton, Ohio, son of Joseph and Zita (Meehan) Thesing.

          Doris Thesing died Friday, August 8, 2003, with a last residence of Barberton, Summit County, Ohio.

        • James Rider was born ca. 1928, son of John A. and Augusta (Kaufmann) Rider.
          Note. James Rider is mentioned as being age 8 in an October 7, 1936, news item that includes his siblings, and he is cited as predeceasing his sister Jean in her 2011 obituary. He is not listed in either the 1930 or 1940 censuses with the rest of his family.

        • Jean Rider was born on February 11, 1930, in Ellicottville, New York, daughter of John A. and Augusta (Kaufmann) Rider. Jean Rider married Perry Franklin Barrett on May 29, 1948. Perry Barrett was born on January 23, 1927, in Pennsylvania, son of Harry and Nellie Barrett.
                Perry and Jean Barrett lived at Salamanca, New York. Perry served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a police officer with the Salamanca Police Department and served for 23 years on the force before he was killed while on duty. He had been assaulted by a mentally deranged person who had fled from city hospital's emergency room. As Sergeant Barrett talked to the subject, the man suddenly struck him in the head, which caused him to fall backwards and strike his head on a curb.

          Perry F. Barrett, 55, of Salamanca, New York, died Thursday, August 5, 1982. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery at Salamanca, New York.
                He was survived by his wife, Jean, and four children.

          After her husband's death, Jean worked towards a new New York State law of guilty but mentally ill.
                Jean was a self-employed seamstress. She was an avid gardener and enjoyed spending time with family. She was a member of Our Lady of Peace Parish, and she chaired the Women's Division of Catholic Charities for the Buffalo Diocesan from 1968 to 1978. She volunteered at the former St. Patrick's Church, where she was former member of the Parish Council and counted the collection money from 1970 to 1982.
                Jean was the head of Volunteer Recruitment for the Red Cross, where she was a certified disaster relief volunteer. Traveling throughout the region, she served people in need. In 1990 she was nominated for the Clara Barton Award for the Red Cross, in September 1991 she was named the Red Cross Volunteer of the month, and she worked as a family service technician for the Red Cross in the aftermath of the 1989 earthquake in San Francisco, California.

          Jean L. Barrett, 81, of Salamanca, New York, died Saturday evening, July 2, 2011, surrounded by her family. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 6, at Our Lady of Peace Parish, with the Rev. Patrick Melfi, pastor, as celebrant. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery at Salamanca, New York. O’Rourke & O’Rourke Funeral Home in Salamanca handled the arrangements.
                She was survived by two daughters, Debra (Bruce) Bingerman, of Great Valley, N.Y., and Anita Barrett, of Jamestown, N.Y.; a son, Perry "Chuck" Barrett, of Salamanca, N.Y.; a daughter-in-law, Donna Kenjockety, of Salamanca, N.Y., 4 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; a twin sister, Jane Biscup, of Lakewood, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband; a son, Thomas J. Barrett (Nov. 5, 1958 - Feb. 3, 1992); three sisters, Elaine Farnham, Marion Halley, and Doris Thesing, and four brothers, John Rider, Charles Rider, James Rider, and Fred Swasing.

        • Jane C. Rider was born on February 11, 1930, in Ellicottville, New York, daughter of John A. and Augusta (Kaufmann) Rider. Jane Rider married Leonard R. Biscup on May 8, 1948, in St. Mary's Church in Little Valley, New York. Leonard Biscup was born on June 8, 1926, in Salamanca, New York, son of Raymond and Anna (Zielinski) Biscup. Leonard was a veteran of the United States Navy serving during World War II.
                Leonard owned and operated Len Biscup Disposal from 1954 until his retirement in 1988. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and took several trips to Canada. He enjoyed horseshoes and had played in softball leagues. He was a member of Our Lady of Peace (St. Patricks), the American Legion Hughes-Skiba Post No. 535, BPO Elks Lodge No. 1025, Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge No. 1002, the Holy Cross Athletic Club, Veterans of Foreign Wars John Ahrens Post No. 5296, the Black Knights.

          Leonard R. "Lenny" Biscup, 82, of Salamanca, New York, died unexpectly Tuesday morning, July 29, 2008, shortly after being admitted to Olean General Hospital. Visitation was on Thursday, July 31, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the O'Rourke & O'Rourke Funeral Home in Salamanca. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m., Friday, August 1, in Our Lady of Peace (St. Patrick's). Burial was in Calvary Cemetery at Salamanca. Full military honors were conducted by members of the American Legion Hughes-Skiba Post No. 535.
                He was survived by his wife; a son, Jeffrey (Ann) Biscup, of Little Valley, N.Y.; a daughter, Sandra (James) Miller, Great Valley, N.Y.; six grandchildren, Maria Welka, Olean, N.Y., Andrew Biscup, Frewsburg, N.Y., Aaron Biscup, Kaleb Biscup, both of Little Valley, N.Y., Jennifer (Thomas) Heidrick, Derby, N.Y., Kristen White, Lackawanna, N.Y.; two great-grandsons, Javyn Welka, Jalethyn Miller, Olean, N.Y.; four sisters, Geraldine Courteau, Marie Vail, and Alice Frank, all of Salamanc, N.Y., and Dorothy Rorick of Springville, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a daughter, Annemarie Biscup (1960-1975).

        • Charles John Rider was born on December 10, 1931, in New York State, son of John A. and Augusta (Kaufmann) Rider. Charles served in the U.S. Army.

          Charles J. Rider, 69, of Norton, Ohio, died on Monday, December 18, 2000, at Barberton Citizens Hospital in Barberton, Ohio.

        Child of Curtis A. and Augusta (Kaufmann) Rider Swasing:

        • Fred C. Swasing was born on December 12, 1936, in New York State, son of Curtis A. and Augusta (Kaufmann) Rider Swasing. Fred Swasing served in the U.S. Navy.
                Fred Swasing married Nell M. Johnson. Nell Johnson was born on May 30, 1938, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, daughter of Horace and Helen (Mills) Johnson. Nell was a graduate of North East High School.
                Fred and Nell Swasing settled in Erie, Pennsylvania, in 1960. Before that, they had traveled with Fred being in the U.S. Navy.
                Nell retired in 2005 after 37 years from a job she loved at Hamot Medical Center in the Orthopaedic Department. She was one of two people certified in orthopaedic technology in Erie. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, enjoyed tole painting, quilt making, sewing, and camping with her husband. She was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan, and she especially enjoyed spending time with and caring for her family.

          Fred C. Swasing, 66, of Erie, Pennsylvania, died Thursday, January 16, 2003.

          Nell M. Johnson Swasing, age 69, of Erie, Pennsylvania, died Monday, October 1, 2007, at home. Visitation was from 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, October 3, and from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, October 4, at the Dusckas Funeral Home. Services were held at 11 a.m., Friday, October 5, at Trinity Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Mark Sallach, Pastor, officiating.
                She was survived by three daughters, Connie Morgan, of Erie, Pa., Sheryl Jones (Rick), of Erie, Pa., and Kelly Swasing, of Millcreek, Pa.; two sons, Kurt Swasing, of Erie, Pa., and Fred Swasing (Bonnie), of Greene Twp., Pa.; eight grandchildren, Shannon, Amanda, Richie, Ricky, Katelynn, Olivia, Trey, and Halle; two great-grandchildren, Mack and Alexis; many nieces and nephews; and dear and loving friend, Carol Faley. She was preceded in death by the love of her life, her husband of 47 years, Fred C. Swasing, who died January 16, 2003; her brothers George, Frank, Robert and Charles; and her sisters, Dora (Sis) and Ruth.

    • Christian Schumacher was born on December 25, 1870, in Cattaraugus County, New York, son of Frank and Anna (Zerfas) Schumacher. Christian Schumacher married Agnes B. Driskel. Agnes Driskel was born on March 20, 1880, in New York State, daughter of Andrew and Fredericka (Suckov?/Souppo?) Muschall Driskel*, of Buffalo, New York.
      * = Fredericka was the widow of Anton [Anthony] Muschall, who operated a brewery in Buffalo.
            Christ and Agnes Schumacher lived in the Town of Ashford, Cattaraugus County, New York.

      Christian Schumacher, 65, of West Valley, New York, died after a brief illness on December 27, 1935, in the Salamanca City hospital on Thursday night.* The funeral was held from St. John the Baptist Church in West Valley on Monday morning, December 30. He was buried in St John's Catholic Cemetery at West Valley, New York.
      * = A notice in the Wednesday, January 1, 1936, Ellicottville Post states Christian Schumacher died Thursday night, which would have been December 26, but an online cemetery record gives his date of death as December 27.
            He was survived by his widow: three children, Robert Schumacher, of East State Street, Salamanca, N.Y.; Andrew Schumacher, of West Valley, N.Y., and Mrs. Harold Warner of Franklinville, N.Y.

      Agnes B. Schumacher, 89, died on June 16, 1969, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She was buried in St John's Catholic Cemetery at West Valley, New York.

      Children of Christian and Agnes (Driskel) Schumacher:

      • Andrew F. Schumacher was born on November 19, 1907, in New York State, son of Christian and Agnes (Driskel) Schumacher. Andrew Schumacher married Catherine M. Carter on August 23, 1934. Catherine Carter was born on January 14, 1913, in New York State, daughter of George and Anna (Ward) Carter.
              In 1940, Andrew and Catherine Schumacher were farming in the the Town of Ashford, Cattaraugus County, New York.

        Andrew Schumacher, 64, died on July 16, 1972. He was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery at Ellicottville, New York.

        Catherine M. Schumacher, 82, died on March 6, 1995, with a last known residence of Little Valley, Cattaraugus County, New York. She was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery at Ellicottville, New York.

        • David G. Schumacher was born on September 26, 1942, in Springville, New York, son of Andrew and Catherine (Carter) Schumacher. David was a 1962 graduate of Ellicottville Central School.
                David Schumacher was employed at Holiday Valley Ski Resort for 43 years, 34 of those years as mountain manager. Holiday Valley's lift network is currently ranked ninth in the nation, largely due to Dave's eye for layout and wealth of lift construction experience.
                David was a life member of the Western New York Quarter Horse Club, Inc.; American Quarter Horse Association; and the Empire State Quarter Horse Association. He was also a member of the New York State Teachers Association and the Cattarugus County Agriculture Society. He was show chairman for the Cattaraugus County Fair Open Game Horse Show for 10 years. He sponsored the Cattaraugus County Fair 4-H High Point Rider award for 15 years. His family raised and showed American Quarter Horses for over 35 years. He also loved his many family ski trips and vacations.

          David G. Schumacher, 66, of the Town of Mansfield, New York, died Tuesday, February 10, 2009, at home. A Mass of Christian Burial was said at 11 a.m., Friday, February 13, at Holy Name of Mary Roman Catholic Church in Ellicottville, New York. Burial was in East Hill Cemetery at Otto, New York. Visitiation was at the O'Rourke Funeral Homein Little Valley, New York, from 1 to 4 and from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, February 12.
                He was survived by his wife of 40 years, Linda ''Trudy'' Schumacher; two daughters, Kathy (Jonathan) Dilmore, of Syracuse, New York, and Kristy Schumacher, of Spartansburg, South Carolina; three grandchildren, Nathan, Ryan, and Brennan; and several nieces and nephews.

      • Robert Schumacher was born on August 22, 1909, in New York State, son of Christian and Agnes (Driskel) Schumacher. Robert Schumacher married Florence Brennan. Florence Brennan was born on August 7, 1909, in New York State, daughter of Patrick and Susan Brennan.
              Robert and Florence Schumacher lived at Salamanca, Cattaraugus County, New York, where Robert operated an auto collision shop.

        Florence Schumacher, 82, died in April 1972, with a last known residence of Salamanca, New York. She was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery at Ellicottville, New York.

        Robert Schumacher, 77, died in August 1986, with a last known residence of Salamanca, New York. He was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery at Ellicottville, New York.

      • Dorothy Schumacher was born ca. 1911-12, in New York State, daughter of Christian and Agnes (Driskel) Schumacher. Dorothy Schumacher married Harold B. Warner. Harold Warner was born on June 23, 1909, in New York State, son of J. Bert and Nettie Warner.
              Harold and Dorothy Warner lived at Franklinville, Cattaraugus County, New York.

        Harold B. Warner, 32, died on September 12, 1941. He was buried in Mount Prospect Cemetery at Franklinville, New York.

    • Joseph Schumacher was born on September 8, 1872, in New York State, son of Frank and Anna (Zerfas) Schumacher. Joseph Schumacher married Caroline L. Spittler in 1892. Caroline Spittler was born on July 3, 1872, in the Town of Ashford, Cattaraugus, New York, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Mohr) Spittler.
            Joseph and Carrie Schumacher lived in Concord Township, Erie County, New York, where they farmed. According to the 1900 U.S. Census, Carrie Schumacher was the mother of three children, two of whom were living: Aloysius T. and Leo C. Schumacher.

      Joseph Schumacher died on June 23, 1901. He was buried in St. Aloysius Cemetery at Springville, Erie County, New York.

      Carrie (Spittler) Schumacher married Theodore Peter Gerwitz on July 4, 1907. Theodore Gerwitz was born on May 6, 1884, in West Valley, New York, son of Joseph and Mary (Kruse) Gerwitz. He was baptized on June 8, 1884, in St. Aloysius Catholic Church at Springville, New York.
            Theodore, who was called "Tade," and Carrie Gerwitz lived at West Valley, New York, and they had one child, Eleanor Gerwitz.
            Theodore worked for the B.R.&P. and B.&O. Railways for many years and retired in 1949. Tade and Carrie Gerwitz celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1957.

      Theodore P. Gerwitz, 76, died Thursday, February 2, 1961, in Chaffee Hospital at Springville, New York, following a heart attack. He had been in poor health for the past four years.
            The funeral Mass was celebrated Monday morning, February 6, at 10 o'clock from St. John's Church by the Rev. Jos. J. Zeitz. Burial was in St. John's Cemetery at West Valley. Bearers were Arnold Gerwitz, Lloyd Gerwitz, Howard Gerwitz, Leo Schumacher, Jr., Edwin Schumacher and Joseph Schumacher.
            He was survived by his wife, Carrie (Spittler) Gerwitz; a daughter, Mrs. Eleanor Sixt, of West Valley, N.Y.; two stepsons, Leo Schumacher, of Buffalo, N.Y., and Aloysius Schumacher, of West Valley, N.Y.; and 10 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren. He was the brother of Edward Gerwitz, Mrs. Dora Randall, of Springville, N.Y., Mrs. Mary Feldman, of Akron, N.Y., Leo Gerwitz, Mrs. Helen Werick, of Buffalo, N.Y., Louise Gerwitz, Mrs. Lugarda Harris, Leon, Lawrence, Charles of West Valley, N.Y., and the late William, John, Katerine, and Mrs. Bernadine Feldman.

      Caroline L. Gerwitz, 88, died on April 15, 1961. She was buried in St John's Catholic Cemetery at West Valley, New York.

      Children of Joseph and Caroline "Carrie" (Spittler) Schumacher:

      • Leo Christ Schumacher was born on July 13, 1893, in the Town of Ashford, Cattaraugus County, New York, son of Joseph and Caroline "Carrie" (Spittler) Schumacher. Leo Schumacher married Helen Murphy. Helen Murphy was born on October 24, 1896 in New Rochelle, New York, daughter of Daniel and Bessie (Jones) Murphy.
              Leo and Helen Schumacher lived at Tonawanda, Erie County, New York. In 1940, Leo Schumacher was working as a barber.

        Helen Schumacher died on April 22, 1965, in Buffalo, New York. She was buried in St John's Catholic Cemetery at West Valley, New York.

        Leo C. Schumacher died on January 22, 1970, in Springville, New York. He was buried in St John's Catholic Cemetery at West Valley, New York.

        Children of Leo and Helen (Murphy) Schumacher:

        • Frances E. Schumacher was born on May 10, 1921, in Tonawanda, New York, daughter of Leo and Helen (Murphy) Schumacher. Frances Schumacher married Harold Woodworth. Harold Woodworth was born on March 7, 1918.

          Harold Woodworth died on April 3, 1986. He was buried in St John's Catholic Cemetery at West Valley, New York.

          Frances E. Woodworth died on September 24, 1994, in Delray Beach, Florida. She was buried in St John's Catholic Cemetery at West Valley, New York.

        • Leo Joseph Schumacher was born on November 7, 1924, in Tonawanda, New York, son of Leo and Helen (Murphy) Schumacher. Leo served in the U.S. Army Air Corp during World War II and was wounded in action in Germany in April 1845.
                Leo Schumacher married Edna Marie Gerwitz on August 30, 1958, at St. John the Baptist Church in West Valley, New York, with the Rev. Joseph L. Jensen officiating at the nuptial high mass. Edna Gerwitz was born on November 7, 1931, in the Town of Ashford, Cattaraugus County, New York, daughter of Leonardus and Eleanor (Skinner) Gerwitz.

          Edna M. Schumacher, 69, died on January 10, 1994, at Springville, New York. She was buried in St John's Catholic Cemetery at West Valley, New York.

          Leo J. Schumacher, 76, of West Valley, New York, died on Thursday, November 23, 2000. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday morning, November 27, at 10:30 from St. John the Baptist Church in West Valley, with the Rev. Thomas McCarthy officiating. Burial was in St. John's Cemetery at West Valley. Arrangements were made by the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home in Springville, New York.
                He was husband of the late Edna M. Schumacher (née Gerwitz); father of Janet (Stephen) Vant, Anne Schumacher, and Marie (James) Seagraves; and brother of the late Frances Woodworth.

      • Aloysius Theodore Schumacher was born on May 5, 1886, in the Town of Ashford, Cattaraugus County, New York, son of Joseph and Caroline "Carrie" (Spittler) Schumacher. Aloysius Schumacher married Eleanor Susan Goodemote on February 19, 1919. Eleanor Goodemote, who was called "Nora," was born on June 16, 1900, in West Valley, New York, daughter of Adelbert H. and Mary Alida (Kruse) Goodemote.
              Aloysius and Nora Schumacher farmed in the Town of Ashford, Cattaraugus County, New York.

        Aloysius T. Schumacher, 78, died on November 24, 1964, in the Town of Ashford, Cattaraugus County, New York. He was buried in St. John’s Cemetery at West Valley, New York.

        Eleanor S. "Nora" Schumacher, 91, died on April 9, 1992, in Springville, New York. She was buried in St. John’s Cemetery at West Valley, New York.

        Children of Aloysius and Eleanor "Nora" (Goodemote) Schumacher:

        • Joseph Adelbert Schumacher was born on March 19, 1920, in the Town of Ashford, Cattaraugus County, New York, son of Aloysius and Eleanor "Nora" (Goodemote) Schumacher. Joseph Schumacher married Helen E. Bosz on May 4, 1946. Helen Bosz was born on March 8, 1922, in Aurora, New York, daughter of William and Myrtle (Rauch) Bosz.

          Joseph A. Schumacher, 61, died on June 15, 1981, in the Town of Ashford, Cattaraugus County, New York. He was buried in St. John’s Cemetery at West Valley, New York.

          Helen E. Schumacher, 70, died on May 11, 1992, in Springville, New York. She was buried in St. John’s Cemetery at West Valley, New York.

        • Mary C. Schumacher was born ca. 1921-22, in New York State, daughter of Aloysius and Eleanor "Nora" (Goodemote) Schumacher. Mary Schumacher married Edward Andres. Edward Andress was born ca. 1922-23, in New York State, son of Edward and Johanna "Jennie" Andres, of North Collins, Erie, New York.

        • Genevieve E. Schumacher was born on April 28, 1923, in West Valley, New York, daughter of Aloysius and Eleanor "Nora" (Goodemote) Schumacher. Genevieve Schumacher married Richard W. O'Brien on June 3, 1944, in West Valley, New York. Richard O'Brien was born on March 24, 1923, in Salamanca, New York, son of Leo and Florence (Haas) O'Brien.
                Richard served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of World War II. Richard owned and operated Jennie and Dick's Dairyland in Ellicottville, New York; was employed as a bus driver for Ellicottville Central School; and also worked for York-Merritt in Ellicottville. He was a member of the Ellicottville American Legion and Holy Name of Mary Roman Catholic Church in Ellicottville, where he was an usher.

          Genevieve E. O’Brien, 76, of Ellicottville, New York, died January 28, 2000, at Bertrand Chaffee Hospital in Springville, New York. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery at Ellicottville.
                She was survived by her husband, Richard W. O’Brien; four sons, Robert, Michael, Thomas and Timothy O’Brien; three daughters, Donna Warner, Sharon Swift, and Kathleen O’Brien; a brother, Edwin Schumacher; and four sisters, Betty Jane Dechow, Mary Andres, Agnes Boberg, and Shirley Edmunds. She was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Schumacher.

          Richard W. O'Brien, 80, died Wednesday, April 23, 2003, in Springville, New York. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m., Friday, April 25, in the Holy Name of Mary Roman Catholic Church. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery at Ellicottville, New York. Visitation was from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, April 24, in the O'Rourke Funeral Home at Little Valley, New York.
                He was survived by four sons, Thomas O'Brien, of Springville, N.Y., and Robert, Michael and Timothy O'Brien, all of Ellicottville, N.Y.; three daughters: Donna Warner, of Ellicottville, N.Y., Sharon Swift, of North Tonawanda, N.Y., and Kathleen O'Brien, of West Valley, N.Y.; and eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

        • Nora Schumacher was born and died on August 30, 1924, in the Town of Ashford, Cattaraugus County, New York, daughter of Aloysius and Eleanor "Nora" (Goodemote) Schumacher. She was buried in St. John’s Cemetery at West Valley, New York.

        • Betty Jane Schumacher was born on August 10, 1926, in West Valley, New York, daughter of Aloysius and Eleanor "Nora" (Goodemote) Schumacher. Betty Schumacher married Robert Dechow. Robert Dechow was born on March 13, 1926, in New York State, son of Leo and Marian (Koeelin) Dechow, of Napoli, Cattaraugus County, New York.
                Robert and Betty Duchow had six sons and a daughter, Ronald, Gary, Kenneth, Ricky, David, Dennis, and Linda Dechow.

          Robert Dechow, 66, died on Wednesday, July 8, 1992, with a last known residence of Cattaraugus, New York.*
          * = Robert and Betty evidently had divorced. Betty's obituary gives her courtesy title as Miss, and Robert is not mentioned.

          Miss Dechow was a member of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Little Valley.

          Betty J. Dechow, 83, of Little Valley, New York, passed away Thursday, November 12, 2009, at her home. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Monday, November November 16, at 11 a.m., from St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church in West Valley. Burial was in St. John the Baptist Cemetery in West Valley. Family and friends called at the Mentley Funeral Home in Little Valley, on Sunday, Nov. 15, from 4 to 7 p.m.
                She was survived by six sons, Ronald Dechow, of Little Valley, N.Y., Gary Dechow and Kenneth (Lori) Dechow, both of Randolph, N.Y., Ricky Dechow and David (Kathy) Dechow, both of Cattaraugus, N.Y., and Dennis (Christine) Dechow, of Fishers, Ind.; a daughter, Linda Hall, of Randolph, N.Y.; 20 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mary Andres, of Collins, N.Y., Agnes Boberg, of Freedom, N.Y., and Shirley Edmunds of Gerrard, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, Joseph and Edwin Schumacher, and a sister, Genevieve O'Brien.

        • Edwin C. Schumacher was born on January 13, 1928, in New York State, son of Aloysius and Eleanor "Nora" (Goodemote) Schumacher. Edwin Schumacher married Ruth C. Reisdorf.

          Edwin C. Schumacher, 76, of West Valley, New York, died Friday, September 17, 2004. Family and friends called Sunday, September 19, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home in Springville, New York. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Monday morning, September 20, at 11 o'clock, from St. John the Baptist Church in West Valley, New York.
                He was the loving husband of Ruth C. Schumacher (née Reisdorf); dearest father of Sally (Michael) Fuller, Douglas Schumacher, Donald Schumacher, Sheila (Joseph) Noble, Dale (Jacqueline) Schumacher and Stacy Schumacher; grandfather of Christopher, Leandra and Alexander Fuller, Sarah and Jacob Noble, and Jeffrey and Jenna Schumacher; son of the late Aloysius and Eleanor Schumacher; brother of Mary (Edward) Anders, Betty Dechow, Agnes (Fred) Boberg, Shirley (Robert) Edmunds and the late Joseph and Helen Schumacher, and Genevieve and Richard O'Brien. Published in the Buffalo News on September 19, 2004

        • Agnes M. Schumacher was born ca. 1930-31, in New York State, daughter of Aloysius and Eleanor "Nora" (Goodemote) Schumacher. Agnes Schumacher married Fred Boberg.

        • Shirley A. Schumacher was born ca. 1934-35, in New York State, daughter of Aloysius and Eleanor "Nora" (Goodemote) Schumacher. Shirley Schumacher married Robert Edmunds.

      Child of Theodore "Tade" and Caroline "Carrie" (Spittler) Schumacher Gerwitz:

      • Eleanor Louise Gerwitz was born on October 27, 1908, in the Town of Ashford, Cattaraugus County, New York, daughter of Theodore "Tade" and Caroline "Carrie" (Spittler) Schumacher Gerwitz. Eleanor Gerwitz married Eugene Sixt on August 31, 1940, at St. John the Baptist Church in West Valley, New York, with the Rev. George Koch officiating. Eugene Sixt was born on April 25, 1904, at Springville, New York, son of Fred and Grace (Sälzler) Sixt.

        Eugene Sixt, 65, died on December 9, 1969, in Klamath Falls, Oregon, of an accidental fall into an oil pit at the Southern Pacific railroad yards. He was buried in Eternal Hills Cemetery in Klamath Falls.

        Eleanor L. Sixt, 61, died on September 9, 1970, in Buffalo, New York. She was buried in Saint John's Catholic Cemetery at West Valley, New York.

        Child of Eugene and Eleanor (Gerwtiz) Sixt:

        • Gary E. Sixt was born on March 6, 1941, son of Eugene and Eleanor (Gerwtiz) Sixt. Gary Sixt worked for the Ontario Knife Company in Franklinville, New York.

          Gary E. Sixt, 68, of West Valley, New York, died Wednesday, July 15, 2009, with a last known residence of Machias, Cattaraugus County, New York. A Memorial Mass was held Saturday morning, August 1, at 10:00, from St. Philomena's Catholic Church in Franklinville, New York.

    • Theresia Schumacher was born on March 4, 1874, in New York State, daughter of Frank and Anna (Zerfas) Schumacher. Theresa Schumacher married John H. Ells ca. 1906-1909. John Ells was evidently the widower of Ella C. Ells (1860-1905, buried in Holland Cemetery in Holland, N.Y.). John Ells was born on October 24, 1873, in New York State, son of William and Louise (Parsons) Ells, of Colden, Erie County, New York.
            In 1910, John H. and Theresa Ells and their daughter Clotilda were living in Hamburg, Erie County, New York.
            In 1920 and 1930, Theresa Ells and daughter Clotilda were living in the Town of Ashford, Cattaraugus County, New York. Circa 1933, Clotilda married Charles Stauffer, and they had a daughter, Theresa Stauffer ca. 1934-35. In 1940, the Theresa Ells household consisted of Theresa, age 66; Clotilda Stauffer, 31; and Clotilda's daughter, Theresa, age 5.
      Note. It appears that Theresa and John Ells were separated or divorced. John Ells turns up in the 1930 census in his mother Louise's household in Colden, Erie County, New York.

      Theresa Ells, 84, died on June 9, 1958, and she was buried in Saint Aloysius Catholic Cemetery at Springville, New York.

      Child of John H. and Theresa (Schumacher) Ells:

      • Clotilda Mary Ells was born on March 9, 1909, in Hamburg, New York, daughter of John H. and Theresa (Schumacher) Ells. Clotilda Ells married Charles Stauffer circa 1933.
              Charles and Clotilda Stauffer had a daughter, Theresa Stauffer. In 1940, Clotilda Stauffer and her daughter Theresa were living in the household of Clotilda's mother, Theresa Ells, in the Town of Ashford, Cattaraugus County, New York.

        Clotilda M. Stauffer, 79, died Sunday, September 25, 1988, in Springville, New York. She was buried in Saint Aloysius Catholic Cemetery at Springville, New York.

    • Delia Schumacher was born in 1875, in New York State, daughter of Frank and Anna (Zerfas) Schumacher. Delia Schumacher married Frank H. Tingue ca. 1895. Frank H. Tingue was born in 1865*, in New York State, son of Linden and Melissa Tingue, of Cattaraugus County, New York.
      * = 1865, according to his gravestone; July 1866, according to the 1900 U.S. Census; ca. 1866-1867, based on his age, according to most censuses.
            Frank and Delia Tingue lived at Great Valley, New York, where they farmed, and they had four children, Flossie, Harold, Raymond, and Irene.

      Frank Tingue died Wednesday, June 20, 1923, at the city hospital in Salamanca, New York. The funeral was held Friday, June 22, from the United Brethren Church in Great Valley, New York, with the Rev. C.E. Dibble officiating, assisted by Rev. G.L. McNiven. Interment was in Chamberlain Cemetery at Great Valley, New York.
            Besides his wife, he was survived by four children, Harold Tingue and Mrs. Flossie Derrick of Bradford, Pa., and Raymond and Miss Irene Tingue of Great Valley, N.Y.

      Delia Tingue subsequently lived at Salamanca, New York.

      Children of Frank and Delia (Schumacher) Tingue:

      • Flossie E. Tingue was born in August 1895, in New York State, daughter of Frank and Delia (Schumacher) Tingue. Flossie Tingue married Ralph E. Derrick on May 29, 1912, in Cattaraugus County, New York. Ralph Derrick was born on August 3, 1892, in Bell's Landing, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, son of John R. and Ressie Derrick.
              Ralph and Flossie Derrick lived in New York State, presumably in Cattaraugus County, before moving to McKean County, Pennsylvania, and they had two children, both born in New York State, Arlene (born ca. 1913-14) and Francis (born ca. 1915-16).
              Ralph and Flossie Derrick were divorced before 1930.

      • Harold J. Tingue was born on January 10, 1897, in New York State, son of Frank and Delia (Schumacher) Tingue. Harold Tingue married Hazel B. Hullihen on September 9, 1920, in New York State. Hazel Hullihen was born on January 3, 1904, in Pennsylvania, daughter of Frank and May Flora (Passmore) Hullihen.

        Harold J. Tingue, 77, died in April 1974, with a last resdience of Bradford, Kendall Creek County, Pennsylvania. He was buried in McKean County Memorial Park at Lafayette, McKean County, Pennsylvania. Harold and Hazel Tingue lived in Foster Township, McKean County, Pennsylvania.

        Hazel B. Tingue, 80, died in December 1984, with a last residence of Bradford, Kendall Creek County, Pennsylvania.

      • Raymond A. Tingue was born in 1904 in New York State, son of Frank and Delia (Schumacher) Tingue. Raymond Tingue married Ella R. Curtis. Ella Curtis was born on January 9, 1904, in New York State, daughter of Frank and Flora (Halladay) Curtis, of Great Valley, Cattaraugus County, New York.
              Raymond and Ella Tingue lived

        Raymond A. Tingue of Limestone died suddenly Sunday morning, August 3, 1930, at the home of his cousin, Frank Rider, in Ellicottville, N.Y. Funeral services were held at the home of his sister Mrs. Flossie Derrick, 84 Holley avenue, Wednesday afternnoon, August 6, at 1:30 Standard Time. Interment was made in Chamberlain Cemetery at Great Valley, New York.
              He was survived by his widow, Ella, and three children, Shirley, Robert, and Richard; his mother, Mrs. Delia Tingue of Salamanca, N.Y.; two sisters, Mrs. Flossie Derrick and Mrs. Irene Hall, of Bradford, Pa.; one brother, Harold Tingue R.D. No. 2; and one niece and three nephews of Bradford, Pa.

        Ella Tingue subsequently married Walter Clyde Newton. Walter was born on March 1, 1904, in New York State, son of Myron and Agnes (Stark) Newton, of Cattaraugus County, New York. Walter had been previously married, to Pearl Krause, daughter of Julius and Matilda (Ehlenfield) Krause, on September 24, 1923, in Cattaraugus County, New York. They evidently divorced; in 1930, Pearl was living in her parents' household in Great Valley, New York.
              In 1940 Walter and Ella Newton were living in Great Valley, New York, and the household included Ella's children, Shirley, Robert, and Richard.
              At some point, Walter and Ella went their separate ways. Ella returned to using Tingue as her last name, and continued living in Cattaraugus County, while Walter ended up in California, where he died in Los Angeles County, on November 25, 1980, at age 76.

        Ella R. Tingue, 80, died in April 1984, with a last known residence of Olean, Cattaraugus County, New York. She was buried in Chamberlain Cemetery at Great Valley, New York.

      • Irene Tingue was born ca. 1907-08, in New York State, daughter of Frank and Delia (Schumacher) Tingue. Irene Tingue married Omar Hall. Omar Hall was born ca. 192-03, in Georgia.
              In 1940, Omar and Irene Hall and their daughter Karen were living in Bradford, Pennsylvania. Omar was working as a chauffeur for a private family, according to that year's census.

    • Catherine F. Schumacher was born ca. 1876-77, in New York State, daughter of Frank and Anna (Zerfas) Schumacher. Catherine Schumacher married William H. Palmer. William Palmer was born ca. 1877-78 in Canada.
            William and Catherine "Katie" Palmer lived in Hamburg, Erie County, New York, where William was a barber. William and Catherine Palmer had the following children: Floyd J., Gilbert W., and Thelma C.

      Prayers were said in the Fogelsanger Funeral Home yesterday morning, Wednesday, March 29, 1961, followed by a Mass at SS. Peter & Paul's Church for Mrs. Catherine Schumacher Palmer of Buffalo St., Hamburg, New York, who died Sunday, March 26, 1961, at the age of 83. Interment was in the church cemetery. Mrs. Palmer was a member of the Altar & Rosary Society and the I.C.B.A. of SS Peter & Paul's.
            She was the wife of the late William H. Palmer and the mother of Floyd J. Palmer, and the late Gilbert W., Thelma C., Catherine F., Thomas M., and Marguerite A. Palmer.* She was the sister of John Schumacher of West Valley, N.Y., and Mrs. John Higgins of Buffalo, N.Y.. She is also survived by five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
      * = Catherine, Thomas, and Marguerite Palmer are named as children of Catherine Palmer in her obituary notice, but those three children are not named in any of the censuses from 1910 to 1940.

      Children of William and Catherine (Schumacher) Palmer:

      • Floyd J. Palmer was born ca. 1900-02, in New York State, son of William and Catherine (Schumacher) Palmer. Floyd Palmer married Gertrude R. McKernan, on Wednesday, July 4, 1934, at Blessed Sacrament Church in Kenilworth, New York, with the Rev. Samuel McCoy officiating. Gertrude McKernan was born ca. 1902-04, in New York State, daughter of Thomas and Mary Ann [?] McKernan.
              Floyd and Gertrude Palmer lived in Buffalo, New York and they had the following children, J. Jeffrey, Karen M., Joan, and Terrence J. Palmer.

      • Gilbert W. Palmer was born ca. 1905-06, in New York State, son of William and Catherine (Schumacher) Palmer. Gilbert Palmer married Margaret T. Meegan. Margaret Meegan was boern ca. 1904-05, in New York State.
              Gilbert and Margaret Palmer lived in Hamburg, New York, and they had a son, William G. Palmer.

        Prayers were said in the Fogelsanger Funeral Home in Pierce Ave. Saturday morning, May 31, 1958, followed by a Requiem Mass in SS. Peter and Paul Church for Gilbert W. Palmer of Norwood Ave. who died May 27. Burial was in the church cemetery.
              Mr. Palmer, a salesman for Wyeth Laboratories, was a member of Hamburg Post American Legion and Hamburg Council 2220, Knights of Columbus, which conducted memorial services Friday evening, May 30.
              He leaves his wife the former Margaret T. Meegan; a son, William G. Palmer; his mother, Mrs. Catherine Palmer; and a brother, Floyd Palmer.

        Child of Gilbert and Margaret (Meegan) Palmer:

        • William G. Palmer was born ca. 1943-44, son of Gilbert and Margaret (Meegan) Palmer, of Hamburg, New York. William Palmer was a graduate of Hamburg Central High School and attended Bryant ∓ Stratton Business College at Buffalo. He served in U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. In 1967, Airman First Class Palmer was serving as a supply inventory specialist at Rhein-Main AB, Germany.
                William Palmer married Kathleen Christopher. William and Kathleen Palmer lived at Hamburg, New York. William Palmer was a vice president for Fleet Bank, member of the American Legion Post 526, member of the Immaculata Board of Trustees, and served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War.

          A Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, March 30, from SS. Peter and Paul Church in Hamburg, New York, for William G. Palmer, 60, who died Friday, March 26, 2004. Burial was in SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery. and arrangements were made through the Donald M. Demmerley Funeral Home.
                He is survived by his wife, Kathleen Christopher Palmer, and children, Dina, Christopher, Andrew, and Craig Palmer.

      • Thelma C. Palmer was born ca, 1913-14, in New York State, daughter of William and Catherine (Schumacher) Palmer.

        Thelma Palmer evidently died before 1925.

    • Lawrence Lee Schumacher was born on December 4, 1879, in New York State, son of Frank and Anna (Zerfas) Schumacher. Lawrence Schumacher was a carpenter, and lived at Napoli, New York, and later in Olean and Springville, New York.

      Lawrence Schumacher died after 1932, and evidently before 1940, as he is not found in that year's census.

    • John P. Schumacher was born on May 24, 1881, in Plato, Town of Ellicottville, Cattaraugus County, New York, son of Frank and Anna (Zerfas) Schumacher. John Schumacher married Mary Johanna "Jennie" Rupp between 1900 and 1904. Jennie Rupp was born in 1878*, in Ashford, New York, daughter of Frank V. and Louisa (Waldraff) Rupp.
      * = an online cemetery listing has her birthdate as December 1; the 1900 U.S. Census has April as her month of birth.
            John and Jennie Schumacher lived at West Valley, New York, and they had four daughters, Agatha, Cecilia, Catherine, and Anna Schumacher. They also took in a niece, Dorothy Rupp, daughter of Jennie's brother and his wife, Frank and Maude(Schofield) Rupp, after Maude's death.

      Jennie Rupp, 44, died on January 12, 1923. She was buried in St John's Cemetery at West Valley, New York.

      John Schumacher worked on the Buffalo, Rochester and Pittsburgh Railroad and later was a painter. John was a member of St. John's Catholic Church at West Valley, New York, and its Holy Name Society.

      John P. Schumacher, 81, of Main Street in West Valley, New York, died Thursday, February 7, 1963, at the Lockwood Nursing Home in Salamanca, New York. The funeral was held Saturday morning, February 9, from St. John's Roman Catholic Church. Rev. Joseph Zeitz officiated with burial in St John's Cemetery at West Valley, New York.
            Those attending from out-of-town were Cecelia Schumacher, Washington, D.C.; Catherine Schumacher and David Rupp, of Buffalo, N.Y.; Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Schumacher and son David, Ellicottville, N.Y.; Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Palmer and Mrs. Monica McKloskey, Hamburg, N.Y.; Mrs. Sadie Zetwick and son Gerald, Crosby, Pa.; and Mrs. Ruth Leonard and Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Rupp, Jody and Wendy, and Mr. Herbert Rupp of Dayton, N.Y.
            He was survived by four daughters, Miss Agatha Schumacher and Miss Anna Schumacher, both of West Valley, N.Y., Miss Cecelia Schumacher, of Washington, D.C., and Miss Catherine Schumacher, of Buffalo, N.Y.; also four grandchildren. Another daughter, Dorothy Bernhoft preceded him in death.
            John was proceeded in death by his wife, the former Jennie Rupp. He and a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Higgins of Buffalo, N.Y., were the last surviving members of a family of fourteen children.

      Children of John and Jennie (Rupp) Schumacher:

      • Agatha Margarette Schumacher was born on August 20, 1904, at West Valley, New York, daughter of John and Jennie (Rupp) Schumacher. Agatha Schumacher was a school teacher.

        Agatha M. Schumacher, 80, died on August 17, 1985, with a last known residence of West Valley, New York. She was buried in St John's Catholic Cemetery at West Valley, New York

      • Cecelia M. Schumacher was born on October 4, 1906, at West Valley, New York, daughter of John and Jennie (Rupp) Schumacher. Cecelia Schumacher lived at Buffalo, New York, and was a school teacher before moving to Washington, D.C, where she had a secretarial career with Diamond Laboratories. In 1971, she retired to West Valley, New York.

        Cecelia M. Schumacher, 94, of West Valley, New York, died at her home Saturday, July 21, 2001, after long declining health. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday morning, July 24, at 10 o'clock, from St. John the Baptist Church in West Valley. The Rev. Thomas McCarthy officiated. Burial was in St. John's Cemetery at West Valley.
              She was survived by a sister, Catherine, of Buffalo, N.Y.; nieces Sandra, Cheryl, and Pamela Bernhoft; and nephew, Douglas (Karen) Bernhoft.

      • Catherine L. Schumacher was born circa 1907-08, at West Valley, New York, daughter of John and Jennie (Rupp) Schumacher. Catherine Schumacher lived at Buffalo, New York.

      • Anna M. Schumacher was born on December 15, 1908, at West Valley, New York, daughter of John and Jennie (Rupp) Schumacher.

        Anna Schumacher, 66, died on July 31, 1975, at Buffalo, New York.

      • Dorothy Rupp was born on December 27, 1918, at Perrysburg, New York, daughter of Frank and Maude (Schofield) Rupp. A niece of John and Jennie (Rupp) Schumacher, she was taken in by them after the death of her mother.
              Dorothy Rupp married Leo Frederick Bernhoft on Monday, June 2, 1941, at 9:30 o'clock at the Rectory of St John the Baptist Church with the Rev. George Koch officiating. Dorthy was attended by Miss Catherine Schumacher. A reception at the home of the bride's uncle, John Schumacher, followed the ceremony.
              Leo F. Bernhoft was born on May 26, 1920, in the Town of Ashford, Cattaraugus County, New York, son of Leo G. and Lena (Ehman) Bernhoft.
              Leo and Dorothy Bernhoft had three daughters, Sandra, Cheryl, and Pamela, and a son, Douglas.

        Dorothy Bernhoft, 33, died on July 27, 1952. She was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery at West Valley, New York.

        Leo Bernhoft then married Gladys Maloney. Glady Maloney was born on April 24, 1916, in New York State, daughter of Ervin and Dora (Drayer) Maloney.

        Leo F. Bernhoft, 69, died on December 28, 1989, in the Town of Ashford, Cattaraugus County, New York. He was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery at West Valley, New York.

        Gladys D. Bernhoft, 85, died on November 22, 2001. She was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery at West Valley, New York.

    • Clara Schumacher was born in December 1882, in New York State, daughter of Frank and Anna (Zerfas) Schumacher. Clara Schumacher married Samuel D. Blaser on Tuesday, August 17, 1909, in Buffalo, Erie County, New York. Samuel Blaser was born on March 24, 1888, at Buffalo, New York, son of Jacob and Margaretha (Dossinger) Blaser.
            Samuel and Clara Blaser lived at Buffalo, New York, and they had two children: Catherine (born ca. 1913-14) and William (born ca. 1920-21). Samuel Blaser was a carpenter. His World War I registration card has him working for the government at Fort Niagara.

    • William Burt Schumacher was born on November 7, 1886, in Ellicottville, New York, son of Frank and Anna (Zerfas) Schumacher. William Schumacher married Margaret Florence Sullivan on September 19, 1911, in West Valley, New York. Margaret Sullivan was born in 1889, in New York State, daughter of Daniel and Mary (Crowley) Sullivan.
            William's occupation is given as a motorman on his marriage license; his World War I registration indicates that he was an insurance agent; in the 1940 census, his occupation was given as carpenter.
            William and Margaret Schumacher lived at Buffalo, New York. William Schumacher was a carpenter. In 1930, William and Margaret had two nieces living in their household in Buffalo, Cecelia schumacher, age 23, and Rose Marie Fox, age 16. Both Cecelia and Rose Marie were still in their household in 1940, which also now included Mary K. Fox.

      Mrs. Margaret F. Schumacher, wife of William B. Schumacher, of Buffalo, New York, died Thursday morning, October 12, 1950, at the family home there, following a short illness.
            The funeral was held Monday morning, October 16, at 8:30 o'clock, at the Link-Fox Funeral Home in Buffalo and from St. Vincent DePaul Church at 9:30 in Buffalo. A Requiem High Mass was celebrated by the Rt. Rev. L. F. Sharkey, pastor. Burial was made in the family plot in Holy Cross Cemetery at Ellicottville. Prayers at the grave were offered by Father Joseph Faragher, assistant pastor of Holy Name of Mary church.
            Members of the Altar and Rosary society of the St. Vincent de Paul church attended the funeral in a body at the church and acted as an honorary escort. The pall bearers were William Kruse, Edward Reynolds, John Blackall, Charles Woods, John Woods, Wilfred Fortune, all of Buffalo.
            Those from away in the funeral party were William Schumacher, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Reynolds, Mr. and Mrs. James Reynolds, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Dietschler, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Dietschler, Mr. and Mrs. William Kruse, Mrs. Roger McDermott, Mr. and Mrs. John Blackall, Griffith Seibe, and Mrs. Frank Averal, of Buffalo, N.Y.; Mrs. John Crowley, Joseph Crowley, of Ellicottville, N.Y.; Mrs. Francis Powers, of North Java, N.Y.; Mrs. Josephine Logan, of Bradford, N.Y.; Miss Cecelia Schumacher, of Washington, D. C; Miss Anna Schumacher, John Schumacher, Miss Agatha Schumacher, of West Valley, N.Y.; and Mrs. Charles Brennen, Mrs. Mae Forness, Mrs. William O. Valent, and Mr. and Mrs. James Crowley, of Salamanca, N.Y.
            She was survived by her husband, William B. Schumacher, of Buffalo, N.Y.; two sisters, Mrs. Arthur Reynolds, of Buffalo, N.Y., and Mrs. Thomas Hayden, of Ellicottville, N.Y.; two nieces, Mrs. Edwin Dietschler and Mrs. Elmer Dietschler, of Buffalo, N.Y., one nephew, James Reynolds, of Buffalo, N.Y.

      William B. Schumacher died in 1952, and he was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery at Ellicottville, New York.

    • Magdalena Schumacher was born in June 1888, in New York State, daughter of Frank and Anna (Zerfas) Schumacher. Lena Schumacher married John F. Kruse on Monday morning, September 24, 1906, at St. John's Church in West Valley, New York, with the Rev. Father Weber officiating. They made their home in Batavia, where Mr. Kruse was engaged in business.
            John Kruse was born on July 25, 1884, in New York State, son of Herman and Elizabeth (Bremiller) Kruse, of Ashford Township, Cattaraugus County, New York.
            John and Lena Kruse lived in the Town of Ashford, Cattaraugus County, New York, before moving to Erie County, New York. They had five children, Aletha [Letha] Kruse (born ca. 1906-07) Arnold (born Dec. 27, 1907, Ashford; died March 8, 1908, Ashford), a child (died at birth June 12, 1909); Lloyd William Kruse (born 1909); and Monica Kruse (born ca. 1912-13)
            John and Lena's marriage evidently ended in divorce before 1920. The 1920 census gives Lena Kruse marital status as divorced, although the 1930 census has her as widowed. John's World War I registration card has him living at E. Tupper Street in Buffalo, and he lists his closest relative as Magdalene Kruse of Hoyt Street. His occupation at the time was an inspector with the Pierce Arrow Motor car Company. John Kruse would die in April 1971, with a last residence of Erie County, New York.
            In 1920, Lena Kruse's household in Buffalo, New York, consisted of Lena, age, 31; daughter Aletha, 13; son Lloyd, 10; daughter Monica, 7; and ldger, Geo H. Male, 23. In 1930, her household consisted of Lena, age 41; daughter Letha, 23; son Lloyd, 20; and lodgers Vera Shanahan, 24; Patrica Shanahan, 2; and Monica Shanahan, 17 (the latter may be an error, as daughter Monica Kruse would have been 17).
            In 1925, Monica Kruse was living in the household of her aunt and uncle, William and Catherine Palmer, in Hamburg, New York; in 1935 and 1940, Monica was also living in the Palmer household. In 1940, Lloyd Kruse was a lodger living in the household of Robert and Minnie Allen in Buffalo.
            Lena Kruse is not to be found in the found in the 1940 census; it seems likely she died by then, although perhaps she remarried.

    • Marie Elizabeth Schumacher was born in December 1889, in New York State, daughter of Frank and Anna (Zerfas) Schumacher. In censuses, Marie Elizabeth Schumacher was called "Elizabeth" or "Lizzie" and is referred in some censuses as "Marie." She married John Higgins between 1915 and 1920. John Higgins was born ca. 1884-85, in New York State, son of James and Catherine Higgins, of Buffalo, New York.
            John and Elizabeth Higgins lived at Buffalo, New York.

      Children of John and Marie Elizabeth (Schumacher) Higgins:

      • John W. Higgins was born on October 11, 1919, in New York State, son of John and Marie Elizabeth (Schumacher) Higgins, of Buffalo, New York. John was a graduate of St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute, and he served in the U.S. Army Air force during World War II. John Higgins married Dorothy E. Harding. Dorothy Harding was born on April 9, 1923, in New York State, daughter of Leo R. and Loretta L. Harding, of Buffalo, New York.
              John and Dorothy Higgins lived at Tonawanda, New York. John was a retired employee of the City of Tonawanda Department of Public Works. He was also employed by Bell Aircraft and Allan Herschell Company.
              A news story in 1969, when John W. Higgins was a candidate for Tonawanda's president of the Common Council, included the biographical information that he was a Democratic committeeman for 12 years before he was elected chairman in 1966; he was a machinist at Wiesner & Rapp Company in Buffalo, New York; he was a member of Local 1604, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, and was president of the Wiesner & Rapp unit and a delegate to District 76, IAM&am;AW. He also was a member of Niagara Hose Company, Western New York Volunteer Firemen's Association, Erie County Volunteer Firemen's Association, Tonawanda's American Legion Post 264, Real Estate Board of the Tonawandas, Democratic Men's Club, Riverview Heights Homeowner's Association, Holy Name Society of St. Francis, and the St. Francis Home School Association.

        Dorothy E. Higgs, 46, died in April 1969.

        John W. Higgins, 87, of the City of Tonawanda, New York; Clearwater, Florida; and a life long summer resident of Ridgeway, Ontario, Canada; died on Wednesday, July 4, 2007, following a brief illness. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in St. Francis of Assisi Chapel in Tonawanda, Monday, July 9, at 11 a.m. Family and friends called Sunday, July 8, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at John O. Roth Funeral Home in the City of Tonawanda. Burial was in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Buffalo, New York.
              John was the husband of Dorothy E. (née Harding) Higgins, who died in 1969; father of J. Dennis Higgins and D. Diane Higgins; brother of Marie E. Higgins and the late Norbert Higgins; also survived by two nieces, two nephews, and two grandnieces.

      • Norbert L. Higgins was born on February 4, 1921, in New York State, son of John and Marie Elizabeth (Schumacher) Higgins, of Buffalo, New York. Norbert Higgins served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

        Norbert L. Higgins, 73, died on May 2, 1994, in Erie County, New York.

      • Marie E. Higgins was born ca. 1929-30, in New York State, son of John and Marie Elizabeth (Schumacher) Higgins, of Buffalo, New York.

  2. Heinrich Schumacher was born on December 16, 1844, in Wiesental, Karlsruhe, Baden, Germany, son of Martin and Theresa (Schumacher) Schumacher. Heinrich came to this country in 1853, arriving in New York with his mother, brother Franz, and sister Rosie aboard the Statesman on November 15. His father arrived shortly thereafter. The family settled in western New York State, in the Town of Ashford in Cattaraugus County.

    Henry served in Company F, 116th Regiment, New York Infantry, during the Civil War. After receiving his discharge, Mr. Schumacher returned to New York, and in the fall of 1865 hired as an assistant on a propeller steam-boat plying on Lake Erie, Huron, and Michigan. In this occupation he passed two seasons, and then removed to the lumber regions of Michigan, where he spent one year, removing in the spring of 1868 to Grant County, Wisconsin, working on a farm there until the fall of that year, and then again going to the lumber country at Green Bay.

    In 1869 he returned to Grant County, where he married Miss Louisa Kieler on April 29, 1869, at the the church in Kieler, Wisconsin. Louisa was born on January 25, 1847, in Germany, the youngest child of Johannes and Katharina Kieler; with them she came to this country in 1855, and they settled in Jamestown Township of Grant County, Wisconsin, and it was there she received her education. Born to Henry and Louisa Schumacher were Margaretha "Maggie" M. Schumacher, Henry M. Schumacher, Katherine "Katie" T. Schumacher, Anna "Annie" L. Schumacher, Angeline "Angie" E. Schumacher, George J. Schumacher, and infant Schumacher.

    After his marriage Henry Schumacher worked at farming until the spring of 1870, when the family moved to Dunleith, now East Dubuque, where he was engaged in the lumber business for Messrs. Ashley & Cook, and later for the Moore Lumber Company, a business in which he eventually became sole owner. In February 1887, he sold his interest in that concern to enter the livery business, with his brother George; he purchased his brother's interest in the livery on April 1, 1889. Henry subsequently conducted a grocery store in East Dubuque, which was known for many years as Schumacher and Son.

    Henry Schumacher died August 12, 1915, at home in East Dubuque, Illinois. Louisa (Kieler) Schumacher died on January 29, 1938 at the residence of her daughter, Anna Beck, in East Dubuque. They were buried in East Dubuque Cemetery.

    See Henry and Louisa (Kieler) Schumacher for more information about Henry Schumacher and his descendants.

  3. Rosa “Rosie” Schuhmacher was born in July 1853, in Wiesental, Karlsruhe, Baden, Germany, daughter of Martin and Theresa (Schumacher) Schumacher. Rosa came to this country in 1853, arriving in New York with her mother and her brothers Frank and Henry aboard the Statesman on November 15. Her father arrived shortly thereafter. The family settled in western New York State, in the Town of Ashford in Cattaraugus County.

    Rosa Schumacher died in 1904, and she was buried in St. John’s Cemetery in West Valley, New York, in Cattaraugus County.

  4. John J. Schumacher was born in 1856 in New York State, son of Martin and Theresa (Schumacher) Schumacher. John worked on his father's farm.

    John Schumacher, 23, died on Janaury 3, 1880, and he was buried in Saint John's Catholic Cemetery in Ashford, Cattaraugus County, New York.

  5. George M. Schumacher was born on October 29, 1859, in New York State, son of Martin and Theresa (Schumacher) Schumacher. George Schumacher followed his older brother Henry westward to the southwestern Wisconsin and northwestern Illinois area. George married Mathilda Uthe on April 29, 1884, in Grant County, Wisconsin. was born on February 3, 1865, at Dickeyville, in Grant County, Wisconsin, daughter of Frank and Barbara (Kieler) Uthe. Mathilda was a niece of Louisa Kieler, who had married George's brother Henry Schumacher. George and Mathilda Schumacher lived at East Dubuque, Illinois. George and Mathilda (Uthe) Schumacher had five children: Louise, Anna, Frank, John "Jack," and Joseph "Joe.".

    Mathilda Schumacher died after a three-weeks illness on April 29, 1897, the day of her and George's thirteenth wedding anniversary. She was buried in the church cemetery at Kieler, Wisconsin.

    George Schumacher subsequently married Catherine J. Fuerstenberg of East Dubuque, Illinois, on August 7, 1897.* Catherine was born in November 1866 in Germany, , daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Fuerstenberg, and came to the United States in 1873, presumably with her parents. Into her marriage with George, Catherine brought a daughter Josephine. George and Catherine Schumacher had six more children together: George, Margaret, Louis, Henrietta, Albert, and Mary, the latter being a daughter who died in infancy or childhood. The Schumacher family moved across the Mississippi River to Dubuque, Iowa, circa 1903. George Schumacher worked at the Peter J. Seippel Lumber Company and later at the Farley-Loetscher Manufacturing Company in Dubuque.
    * = August 9 is the date of their marriage according to a newspaper notice; August 7 is their date of marriage according to the Jo Daviess County Marriage Book G.

    George Schumacher, 66, died in Dubuque, Iowa, at home, on July 15, 1925.

    See George and Matilda (Uthe) Schumacher / George and Catherine (Fuerstenberg) Schumacher for more information about George Schumacher and his descendants.


Sources include, primarily, Don Gentner's Genealogy Web Site at http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~gentner/; the wealth of information online at at www.familysearch.org/, provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Old New York State Historical Newspaper Pages at fultonhistory.com; the Cattaraugus County, New York Web Site of the USGenWeb Project at www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nycattar/, especially St John's Roman Catholic Cemetery located in the Town of Ashford at www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nycattar/cemetery/ashford/catholics.htm; submissions to www.findagrave.com; Painted Hills Genealogy Society at www.paintedhills.org/; the Social Security Death Index at www.genealogybank.com.


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