Today’s Surname Saturday post is about my Schumanns from Prussia. I’ll admit that when I was planning this research trip, I was fixated on finding more about the Mysterious Austrian, Gottfried Hann, and the research possibilities in Michigan.

But in the true course of all things genealogical, I happened on some great research luck at the Minnesota Historical Society Library and suddenly I have more Schumanns that I can record.

Most of this I consider background research for my eventual leap back to Germany to look for Schumanns and I think I know where in Germany to look for my great-grandmother, Anna Schumann Kirschstein Kahns (1861-1934). The Schumanns emigrated in the mid-1880s from Germany to Chicago. Since it never hurts to research those siblings, I set aside some time for research in St. Paul. I posted a few days ago when I found her sister, Mary Schumann Gross, and her marriage license and gravesite, in St. Paul.

Anna and Mary’s younger brother, Fred, remained rather elusive. He seemed to vaporize after the 1905 Minnesota state census. His wife was listed as the ever helpful Mrs. Hisfirstname Surname. And then I discovered a marriage record for their daughter in Canada. Aha! The whole family emigrated from Minnesota to Alberta and then to British Columbia and that’s why I’d lost track of them. It seems pretty obvious when you look at it geographically. I think I’ve got a death record, too, but it looks like a second wife, so I’ll post that after I’d done more to confirm or deny.

In the meantime:

1 Frederick August William SCHUMANN
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Birth:    May 1873, Germany
Occupation:    Painter; farm laborer; farmer
Father:    Fred SCHUMANN  (1834-1908)
Mother:    Auguste (1834-1886)1895: Murdock, Swift, Minnesota

1900: Murdock, Swift, Minnesota

1905: Murdock, Swift, Minnesota

1911: Sedgewick, Strathcona, Alberta, Canada
1916: Wheatland, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada

Spouse:    Ida SCHLEICHER

Marriage: 3 Jul 1902, St. Croix, Hudson, Wisconsin
Birth:    Dec 1884, Germany
Father:    John SCHLEICHER  (1849-)
Mother:    Caroline (GROSS?) (1846-)

Children:    Herbert R. (1903-)
Mable Augusta (1904-)
Walter (1907-)
Frederick (1908-)
Edith (1910-)1.1 Herbert R. SCHUMANN
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Birth:    6 Feb 1903, Swift Co., Minnesota

1.2 Mable Augusta SCHUMANN
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Birth:    21 Oct 1904, Murdock, Swift, Minnesota

1911: Sedgewick, Strathcona, Alberta, Canada
1916: Wheatland. Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
Spouse:    Wilburn Melville MATTICE
Birth:    1902, Carberry, Manitoba, Canada
Marriage:    26 Dec 1928, Keremeos, British Columbia, Canada

1.3 Walter SCHUMANN
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Birth:    Nov 1907, Alberta, Canada
1911: Sedgewick, Strathcona, Alberta, Canada
1916: Wheatland. Red Deer, Alberta, Canada

1.4 Frederick SCHUMANN
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Birth:    May 1908, Alberta, Canada

1911: Sedgewick, Strathcona, Alberta, Canada
1916: Wheatland. Red Deer, Alberta, Canada

1.5 Edith SCHUMANN
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Birth:    Jul 1910, Alberta, Canada

1911: Sedgewick, Strathcona, Alberta, Canada
1916: Wheatland. Red Deer, Alberta, Canada

Spouse:    George RICHES
Birth:    1904, England
Marriage:    15 Apr 1930, Penticton, British Columbia, Canada

Still more to do on this line, but at least I know where to look now!