the Ancestor Movie
husband Rick created a moving tribute to my ancestors. (It is a
large file and may be too slow with dial-up connections.)
the Family Tree
The tree is a work in
progress. Some surname pages also have smaller versions.
Please let me know if I've goofed up some relationsor just
write to say, "Hi" if we have some in common.
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some new Schmachtenberger cousins online. One of them, Pat
Schmachtenberger Kiel, emailed me some great information
that she had about the earliest Schmachtenbergers--Adolph's
father, Adam, and Adam's father who was born on a ship sailing
to America in 1745. There's an article that says once the
child was born on the ship, the parents died and a couple
from the ship took him to Baltimore and raised him; however,
they didn't change his name, in case relatives came looking
for him. The boy had many children, of whom 7 were sons
who fought in the revolution.
letting me know some interesting history, she sent me some of
her files. The picture is Jacob Schmachtenberger, one
of Adolph's sons, and my ggg-grandfather William's brother.
Pat and I look forward to a continued friendship as we dissect
the tree bit by bit, eventually hoping to put the whole puzzle
to the top
to the volunteers. . .
volunteer genealogist named Irvin Morse from the South Bend
Genealogical Society saw my posting in a St. Joseph, Indiana,
message board and offered to look up family records in the area.
I had no idea just how much he would end up sending. We're still
exchanging information, but he has sent marriage applications,
licenses, cemetery inscriptions, and obituaries for William
a link to my great great great grandmother's death notice in
Newman Schmachtenberger - wife of William.
two obituaries were extremely important to my research. I have
links to the obit copies, in case you'd like to take a look.
was the last surviving child of Adolph Schmachtenberger, and
the obituary helps prove my theory that my William is related
to Adolph. Andrew is buried in the grave next to William, lived
with two of William's sisters and the obit tells of his Stark
County, Ohio roots:
1911 Andrew Schmachtenberger
was the last surviving child of William, and my g-g-grandmother's
1945 Sarah Schmachtenberger Slough
also sent me many census copies, including the one above, but
one of my favorite records is a photocopy of the hand-transcribed
will of George Schmachtenberger
from 1885. This record proved one of my "detective" guesses
was correct. I had found a woman named Pearl Schmachtenberger
who married a Perry Baker. I couldn't connect her to the family.
She was from the St. Jo, Indiana area, and the only male Schmachtenberger
there was George. On the 1880 census, he had one daughter named
Eva. He died in 1885. The will was necessary to prove she was
his daughter and--thanks to Irv-- I have my proof. I later found
Pearl under her married name on the same census page as her
mother--she was born in 1881. Her name was now Eva Baker and
her mother Mellissa had remarried and was a Kimble. Since both
of the women had new last names, I was lucky to find them.
also received a copy of Pearl's obituary from the Marshall County,
Indiana Genealogical Society, a woman named Karen Rettinger
sent it. It's an interesting headline story about a huge trainwreck
in Bremen, Indiana, in which Pearl died. She was 38.
a result of message boards, look ups and friendly, helpful genealogists,
I'm swamped with obits, marriage licenses, and pictures now--it's
WONDERFUL. A special thanks to Irv, for all your help. (I only
need a couple more records, I promise.)
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