Name: George Augustus Schuchmann
Given Name: George Augustus
Name: George Augustus Schuchman
Given Name: George Augustus
Change Date: 12 MAR 2010
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Birth: 29 DEC 1834 in Gross Bieberau, Hessen-Darmstadt, Germany
As compiled by Barbara Crosby Hooper and Linda Hooper Bianchi:
George Schuchmann was born in Germany and came to the United States when he was 19 years old. He and his brother Charles, had been sent to the U.S.A. to avoid the army. There was a 10 year age difference between him and his wife Lena when they were married. George and Lena were married in Belleville, February 13, 1864 and moved to Clinton County. George died March 5, 1914 (lived on a farm about 41/2 miles south of the city) He had one sister, Mrs. S. F. Sievert and a brother, Charles of Belleville and Centralia respectively.
As compiled by Barbara Crosby Hooper, copied from papers belonging to Catherine Anne Schuchmann Segelhorst October 1978:
George Schuchman was born December 29, 1834, his father paid for the brothers to come to the United States, but one brother, Louis, stayed behind. They were from Darmstat not Hamburg as was originally thought.
Julius was a farmer, he lived near Carlyle, Illinois. He married Katherine Spielberger October 24, 1900. They had no children, he was 78 years old when he died.
_SDATE: 1 JUL 1854
The George Schuchmann List:
On the outside of an envelope, the following note is written
by Catherine Schuchmann:
Father's Writing, Do not destroy.
This is followed by a note from Mable Segelhorst:
Grandpa George Schuchmann's writing born in Germany in Dec 29 - 1834, died at Carlyle Ill on March 4, 1914 - Came to U.S. in 1855 and settled in East St Louis, then later he bought a farm near Carlyle, lived there the rest of his life.
Inside the envelope is a handwritten note in old German by George Schuchmann listing the dates of birth for himself, his wife and children.
Roughly translated it states:
George Schuchman born 29 December 1834
Magdalena born 23 July 1844
Charles born 14 December 1864
George born 9 April 1867
Johann born 9 October 1869
Julius born 10 June 1871
Catherine born 13 November 1873
Emma born 1 February (?) 1875 died 19 May 1876
Louis born 15 April 1880
Will: 24 MAR 1910
According to his obituary, he came across at about age 19, the 1910 US census lists the immigration date as 1853
From: Buecher - Weissenborn Family Tree of Millstadt & Belleville, IL.
Compiled by Robert Buecher
Friedrich Carl Schuchmann
FAMILY HISTORY SKETCH: published in HISTORY OF ST. CLAIR COUNTY, IL, VOL. 1; 1988; page 500.
Friedrich Carl "Charles" Schuchmann is supposed to have crossed the Atlantic Ocean three (3) times:
1st time in 1834 when he & his family came to the US;
2nd time in 1854 when he brought his niece (Elisabeth Schuchmann) and her two brothers (George Augustus Schuchmann & Charles Schuchmann) back with him to the US;
3rd time in 1878 when he visited his old homeland.
The Talley-Webster family in Laddonia, Missouri is supposed to have the original trunk that belonged to Charles and which crossed the ocean on 3 trips
Death: 5 MAR 1914 in Lake Township, Clinton County, Illinois USA
Name SCHUCHMANN, George
Date of Will Mar 24 1910
Age at Will 75
Death Date Mar 5 1914
Place of Death Lake Twp., Clinton Co., IL
Date of Probate Mar 10 1914
Heirs (wife) Magdalena, (son) Charles, (son) George, (son) John, (son) Julius, (daughter) Katharine SEIGELHORST, (son) Louis
Burial: Carlyle, Clinton County, Illinois USA
place of death: Lake township
cause of death: Kidney trouble
George Schuchmann obituary, from clipping from unknown newspaper:
Mr. George Schuchmann, Sr., a well known resident of Lake township, died at his home four and a half miles south of this city, at 10 o'clock Thursday morning, March 5, 1914 after an illiness of three months, death being due to kidney trouble. Deceased was born in Germany and came to this country when about 19 years of age. His age was 79 years, 2 months and 5 days, and he resided in Clinton county for 60 years. He was married at Belleville to Miss Lena Gerold in 1864. Shortly after they moved to Clinton county and resided for a time in Wade township. Later they moved to the place where Mr. Schuchmann died. He has resided on that farm for 45 years. Seven children were born to them, five of whom survive him. They are Charles, George, John, and Julius who live in this vicinity, and Louis living at home, and Mrs. John Segelhorst of Edinburg, Ill. Besides these he is survived by one brother, Charles Schuchmann of Centralia and one sister, Mrs. S. F. Sievert of Belleville. Mr. Schuchmann was a good citizen, and will be missed by his family and his many friends, by whom he was held in high esteem. The funereal will take place from the Evangelical church in Carlyle at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon. A short service will be held at the residence at 1 o'clock that afternoon. The service will be conducted by Rev. Kugler.
Religion: Member of the Immanuel Church Evangelical and Reformed Carlyle, Clinton County, Illinois USA
Carlyle City Cemetery
Name: George Schuchmann
Born: 29 Dec 1834
Died: 5 Mar 1914
Shares stone with, and Husband of, Magdalena
U. S. Census
A BRIEF HISTORY OF IMMANUEL EVANGELICAL CHURCH
Submitted by: Pamela Safriet
Source: The "75th Anniversary IMMANUEL CHURCH (Evangelical and Reformed)" booklet.
Today we as a congregation are privileged to celebrate another milestone in the development of our church. Whenever we observe 25, 50 or 75 years of progress, we like to look back over the past history. In that way we learn to appreciate the past.
This booklet is dedicated to the leaders of the past, both pastors and lay leaders. May all of us take upon ourselves new confidence for the future welfare of our church as we give due credit to the past.
Now we celebrate an anniversary during a war. The 50th anniversary we likewise observed during a war. But even in the midst of conflict we may justifiably celebrate because we believe in the ultimate triumph of God over the ways of the world.
In turning to early records some interesting historical facts are brought to light. Evangelical churches were begun for the most part among German immigrants. Famines, depressions and political oppression in Europe about a century ago caused the most ambitious to leave the "fatherland" and seek America, "the land of opportunity." According to census statistics the number of immigrants from 1831 - 60 averaged 50, 000 a year. The St. Louis region, from the Kaskaskia River to an area stretching along the Missouri River in that state, proved to be attractive to these people and larger numbers came from the east over what was later named the National Trail through Vincennes, Indiana, to St. Louis and Belleville.
The procession of westward moving stagecoaches and schooners must have become a familiar sight to the residents of Carlyle and other towns along the Trail during the 1830's and 1840's.
Clinton County did not hold many of the first German immigrants; but their numbers probably increased considerably during the 1850's. Enough of these settlers were interested in an Evangelical Church that services were held as early as 1857 in the Court House, the Methodist Church and in private homes.
The first pastor of this group was Rev. C. W. BRACH, who served from 1859 - 60. Various traveling ministers served the group until 1867 when the congregation was organized. In that year the church was constructed and the first regular pastor, Rev. P. KORNBAUM, was called.
There were 46 charter members and the first church council was elected on March 22, 1868, the following constituting the council: Christian BECKEMEYER, George SCHUCHMANN, and Henry KELLING.
Property was purchased and the church was built in 1867.
From the Deed Record of Clinton County, we learn that on April 11, 1867, James WIGHTMAN and his wife transferred the lot where the church now stands to Henry Kelling, A. HUTTENHOFF and Henry BLANKE, Trustees for "Evangelical Immanuel Lutheran Church in Carlyle", for a consideration of $1.00. From the same record we learn that on Sept. 28, 1867, Albert Huttenhoff and Mary, his wife, sold to the trustees of the church the lot adjoining the corner lot to the west for a consideration of $175. In 1874 several more lots were purchased to the west.
The church was completed at a cost of $6000. According to the early minutes, Rev. Kornbaum received a salary of $400 per year. In 1870, when Dr. RUDORF became pastor, provision was made for a school to be taught by the pastor from Sept. 1 to June 1, with a two-week vacation at Christmas and Easter, provided 25 children attended. Members paid 25 cents per month for their children and non-members, 50 cents.
In 1891, when the 25th anniversary was observed, the steeple was built and bell and balcony were installed. The same bell still calls us to worship. The following year saw the school building constructed which comprises the kitchen of the present parish hall.
First mention of a Sunday School is found in the minutes for 1895 and the minutes for the year 1915 contain the first reference to the Evangelical League. It is certain that both of these organizations were active before these dates.
The 50th anniversary was observed in 1917 when Rev. Aug. DOELLEFELD was pastor. In that year the church interior was redecorated, memorial art glass windows were installed, baptismal font and chancel furniture given and a small basement dug and furnace installed. An offering for missions amounting to $109.02 is recorded for that year.
German was the language used until 1902 when it was agreed to have one English service a month. For the year 1919 records show that 74 German services and 43 English services were held for that year. During the pastorate of Rev. Roland HOSTO, 1924 - 31, German services were abandoned altogether.
Although there were times when it seemed that progress was slow, the Immanuel congregation has continued to make progress by increasing in number, in making improvements in property and above all by developing spiritually.
The records indicate that in 1915 the envelope system was first used. In 1934 the congregation began to depend exclusively upon direct giving.
In 1937, during the pastorate of Rev. L.C. KUTZ, the pipe organ was installed which added much to the worship service. In 1939 the need for new chancel furniture was felt. Through the generosity of the church members, the chancel was rearranged and new altar, lectern, pulpit and choir and organ screens were put in. The dedication of the new furniture took place on Aug. 6 of that year.
At the present time there are 205 active members of the church. The congregation operated on a budget of $2300 during the year 1941. The Church School has a total of 9 teachers and an enrollment of 92 pupils. It has been doing remarkably well in supplying quarterlies and weekly papers to the members of the Church School on basis of the offerings received.
The congregation has been looking forward to the 75th anniversary for a considerable period of time. In anticipating this celebration, members of the congregation have presented numerous gifts to the church and have been instrumental in making substantial improvements. About a year ago the old weather-worn entrance doors were replaced, the new doors being presented as a gift from the John SCHUCHMANN and William STEINMAN families. Also about a year ago the hard maple floor was completed. Last fall a new steel furnace with blower arrangement was installed to replace the worn-out cast iron heating system. The Women's Guild of the church has been instrumental in securing much needed folding chairs. Three dozen steel chairs have been purchased. The women's Guild has also presented a set of new maroon altar coverings as an anniversary gift.
We are happy to report here the gift of a lectern Bible presented by Mrs. George SCHUCHMANN and family in memory of Mr. George SCHUCHMANN This is a family Bible which is in excellent condition. It is an unusual Bible in that it has the King James and American Standard Versions printed in parallel columns.
The singing of hymns is one of the outstanding traditions of the protestant church. In our church the need for hymnals which could be used for worship services has been felt for some time. Accordingly, the congregation decided a few weeks ago to purchase 100 copies of the new hymnal, published especially for use in Evangelical and Reformed Churches. This hymnal is considered on of the best in America.
As a summary we include the following statistics which are totals since the beginning of this congregation to the present time:
Funeral Services 457
The Pastors Of Our Church:
P. KORNBAUM1867 - 70
Franz RUDORF, Ph.D1870 - 72
H. WULFMANN1872 - 80
G. HAENELT1880 - 81
H. W. BAEHR1881 -
John THAL1883 - 86
Wiliam KARBACH1886 - 87
B. SLUPIANEK1888 - 91
J. NIEDERECKER1891 - 97
L. WEBER1897 - 01
W. UHRLAND1901 - 04
H. JUCHOFF1904 - 09
Theo. KUGLER1909 - 14
Aug. DOELLEFELD 1914 - 20
Emil BEIER1920 - 24
Roland HOSTO1924 - 31
G. M. SCHIFFMAN (Student) 1931
B. H. HEITHAUS1931 - 33
L. C. KUTZ1933 - 40
W. C. BESSMER1940 -
List Of Charter Members:
Adam FREY, F. WINTERMANN, B. H. HARTMANN, Jacob JACOB, Henry KELLING, Henry BLANKE, Christian GROSS, John J. MEYER, Christian BECKEMEYER, George SCHUCHMANN, George KOEHLER, F. HEITMEIER, Henry VOGTS, Julius SCHULT, Frederick BETHGE, Malinde KAHLERT, George FREES, August BETHGE, Meier GANTNER, Johannes FREY, Gustav WINHEIM, Julianna HESS, G. A. BOURY, Peter MEYER, Nicolaus MAHLANDT, Christian BEDINGER, Johan KELHOEFER, Frederick HAHNE, Wilhelm FRICKE, Henry MEYER, Charles SCHWENKE, Peter FREY, Samuel JUST, Louis KEPPER, Katerina GUNDLACH, Heinrich LEILICH, Frederick BUBE, H. MEYER, Philip SEIFRIED, Johan CHRIST
The Women's Guild:
During the pastorate of Dr. RUDORF a women's society, known as "des Damen Vereins", was organized on October 1, 1870, with 14 charter members. Throughout its history the women's organization has had a vital interest in the church. According to the historical record, one of the first things done for the church was painting the interior and purchasing a carpet.
When the English language began to predominate the group came to be called the "Ladies Aid". A few years ago it affiliated with the Women's Union and consequently changed its name to the "Women's Union of Immanuel Church". Last year, when the women's groups of the Evangelical and Reformed churches united, the name for all our women's organizations was changed to "Women's Guild". The President of the Lincoln Regional Women's Guild is Mrs. Rolla SCOTT of our local group.
There are 35 members at present. Meetings are held alternately in the afternoon and at night so that more of our women may attend.
The Youth Fellowship:
On Pentecost Sunday in 1941 the present Youth Fellowship was organized. While the membership has been small, this youth group has been quite active. It presented a Christmas play last season and the two spot lights which are now used to light our Chancel were purchased. We notice particularly the beauty of the flowers placed in the chancel when these lights are used.
On the occasion of the festival of the Christian Home this year, our youth group presented each mother in attendance a corsage of sweet peas.
At the present time there are 15 members.
1870 United States Federal Census
Township 1 Range 2, Clinton County, Illinois
George Shookman Head 35 Born in Germany
Lena Shookman Wife 23 Born in Germany
Charley Shookman son 6 Born in Illinois
George Shookman son 3 Born in Illinois
John Shookman son 9 months Born in Illinois (Born in September)
1900 United States Federal Census
Lake, Clinton County, Illinois
Geo Schuchmann Head 65 Born in Germany Dec 1834
Lena Schuchmann Wife 59 Born in Germany Jan 1843
Julius Schuchmann son Born in Illinois 27 June 1872
Occupation: Farm Labor
Louis Schuchmann son Born in Illinois 13 Apr 1881
Occupation: Farm Labor
Clarra Rowse servant 19
1910 United States Federal Census
Lake, Clinton County, Illinois
Geo S Sr Schuchmann Head 75 Born in Germany
Occupation: Farmer, general farm
Lena Schuchmann Wife 64 Born in Germany
Louis Schuchmann son 29 Born in Illinois
Occupation: Farm Labor, home farm
Murial Schuchmann daughter-in-law 25 Born in Illinois
Chaz Schuchmann grand son 13 Born in Illinois
Occupation: Farm Labor, home farm
Father: Johann Ludwig Schuchmann b: 24 SEP 1805 in Gross Bieberau, Hessen-Darmstadt, Germany c: 25 SEP 1805 in Gross Bieberau, Hessen-Darmstadt, Germany
Mother: Maria Dorothea Pfaff b: 28 MAY 1803 in Gross Bieberau, Hessen-Darmstadt, Germany
Elizabeth Magdalena Gerold b: 23 JUL 1844 in Hessen-Darmstadt, Germany
13 FEB 1864
in Belleville, St. Clair County, Illinois USA
From The Union Banner (newspaper)
Friday February 20, 1914
Aged Couple Spend Fifty Years Of Happy Wedded Life
Unable To Hold Celebration On Account Of Father's Illness, Children Send Congratulations
Mr. and Mrs. George Schuchmann well known residents of Lake Township, reached the fiftieth milestone of their married life last Friday. Both members of this venerable couple were born in Germany, and came to America in their youth. They were united in marriage in Belleville February 13, 1864. They removed to Clinton County a little later and have made their home here for half a century.
Mr. Schuchmann has lived in the county sixty years. We regret to state that at this time he is very sick and that this fact caused a postponement of the celebration of their golden anniversary. The children prepared and presented their parents with this beautiful letter of congratulation on this date of their anniversary:
1864 - 1914
Dear Father and Mother:
You have reached the Fiftieth milestone of your married life. Doubtless as you think back it seems but a short time since you married, and were young, and enjoying good health, you looked with hope to the future and ready to toil for a home. By and by there came in your home children that you loved, as you loved your own lives and thus their was a greater anxiety for their comfort, and their support, and on you went to care for and to provide for them.
In this you were successful. They have grown up to manhood and womanhood, and now have homes of their own, and you have grandchildren to love and honor you, but as this has come to pass doubtless there come to you a lovely feeling, but you should take courage in the thought that you have more to love you than ever before.
Therefore we congratulate you on the success of your lives, and hope that you may live to enjoy many more anniversaries of your married life. And while you may be on the western side of the hill of life may you rejoice in the thought that when this life is over we can enjoy eternal life and that your children may so live that we may all meet in heaven, where the trials are all past. We therefore congratulate you on this anniversary and may God bless Father and Mother.
Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 17631900
Groom Name SCHUCHMANN, GEORGE
Bride's Name GEROLD, MAGDALENA
County ST. CLAIR
- Charles Schuchmann b: 14 DEC 1864 in Clinton County, Illinois USA
- George Augustus Schuchmann b: 8 APR 1867 in Clinton County, Illinois USA
- John Schuchmann b: 9 OCT 1869 in Clinton County, Illinois USA
- Julius Schuchmann b: 10 JUN 1871 in Carlyle, Clinton County, Illinois USA
- Catherine Anne Schuchmann b: 13 NOV 1873 in Carlyle, Clinton County, Illinois USA
- Emma Schuchmann b: 1 JAN 1875 in Clinton County, Illinois USA
- Louis Schuchmann b: 15 APR 1881 in Posey, Clinton County, Illinois USA
- Abbrev: Family Archives of Schuchmann / Siebert Families
Title: Family Archives Schuchmann and Siebert Families
Imported October 2005
- Abbrev: Family Archives of Geyer / Gerold / McBride / Rhodewald Families
Title: From Paul "Tom" McBride
GEDCOM file imported on 1 Sep 2001.
Information on the Rodewald family is from the combined resources of gedcom files provided Paul T McBride, information gathered from rootsweb.com internet web sites, and additional information from Rebecca Buchheit by email
Rodewald family on some sources may also be listed as Rhodawalt, Rodewalt, or Rothewald
Some Rhodewald information came from the Rodewald site on Rootsweb
Compiled by Wolfgang Rohdewald
Sources included those listed specifically in an individuals notes, various family trees located on rootsweb, and the following
Frederick Arthur Rodewald
Skip and Suzanne Pickering
Bruce and Becky Buchheit
Paul T. McBride
Miriam G Lira
When the source of the notes is not mentioned, they are from myself.
I edited all places in a uniform way: No abbreviations for US states because most people outside of the U.S. would not know them. Most local part first, most global part last.
Some places in today's Poland are attributed to Germany because they were part of Germany at that time and because I do not yet know their german names.
- Abbrev: Family Archives of Hooper / Crosby / Bianchi and Related Families
Title: Twig, Tree & Treasure A Genealogical Sojourn
Bianchi's Twig, Tree & Treasure A Genealogical Sojourn
by Linda & Mike Bianchi, email: email@example.com
The project started in earnest during the 1960's and has continued sporadically from then on with help by various family members and a lot of friends. Oral and documented family information was complied by Linda Bianchi nee Hooper and Barbara Hooper nee Crosby, later augmented with additions by Lee and Cathy nee Hooper Galloway. A special Thank You to Michele Yvonne Hayward Tate and her family and to Amy Holtgrewe Haertling and her family, for their generous help. The project continues to be updated and expanded by Linda and Mike Bianchi.
Not all of the source data is listed simply because the data is a compilation from many different sources, most which were family oral history records. Some data will have individuals or groups listed as the source of information. While these persons should be credited and are thanked for making significant contributions to this work, they should by no means be construed as being the only source for that particular data or as the only person to have worked on that line.
- Abbrev: Salt Lake City LDS Library
Title: Source of the information came from the Salt Lake City, Church of Latter Day Saints, Library microfilm #1007839, #1007840 and #1007841.
Clinton County Wills Compiled by John and Nancy Moss