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8 Oct 2011

Schumann of Massow, Pomerania, Prussia: Surname Saturday

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Research has gotten less complicated now that I know my German ancestors really were Prussian. I’ve had some success lately with the Schumanns, my great-grandmother’s line from Pomerania. Anna Schumann’s father, Friedrich Wilhelm, was certainly adventurous. He left his native village of Massow for nearby Freienwalde, where he married his [...]

25 Sep 2010

Anatomy of a Mistake

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I figured out a mistake in my tree this week. And while it’s human nature to blog about all the brilliant stuff we do to find our ancestors, I thought it might be just as valuable to examine a mistake. When I was first trying to assemble the family group [...]

12 Sep 2010

Schumanns of Freienwalde, Pomerania, Prussia

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  Freienwalde, Pomerania, Prussia 1 Friedrich Wilhelm (Fred) SCHUMANN -------------------------------------------------- Birth:      1834, Germany Death:    14 Apr 1908, Chicago, Cook, Illinois Burial:    17 Apr 1908, Forest Park, Cook, Illinois Occupation:    Ackerbürger (citizen farmer); laborer Religion:    Lutheran Ackerbürger (Ackerbuerger) : farmer in a town who has all the rights of [...]