mary schumann gross

Today’s subject is Mary SCHUMANN GROSS. Born on 21 May 1863 in Germany [update: Freienwalde, Pomerania, Prussia]. Mary died in St. Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, on 30 May 1947.

She was buried on 2 Jun 1947 in Calvary Cemetery, St. Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota. (And a shout-out to Linda in the cemetery office – very patient and helpful.)

Mary’s sister, Anna, is my great-grandmother. It’s still a mystery how Mary came to be in Minnesota, when the family emigrated to Chicago in the mid-1880s. I do know on 28 Feb 1893, when Mary was 29, she married Christian J. GROSS in St. Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota. They had two girls, Erna and Martha.

All of this is just part of my due diligence as I work toward the German records that should shed more light on Mary and Anna’s parents, Friedrich and Auguste. But a bonus is that I’ve now found Mary’s brother, Fred, his wife, Ida, and his family.

Gravestones that crumble brick walls are great!