Schumanns of Massow, Pomerania, Prussia

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Schumanns of Massow, Pomerania, Prussia

I’ve been working on my Schumanns of Massow, Pomerania, Prussia. It certainly helps knowing all those German ancestors I heard about are actually Prussian!

I’ve had some success lately with the Schumanns, my great-grandmother’s line from Pomerania. The database Germany, Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898 (Deutschland, Geburten und Taufen, 1558-1898) database was a great starting point, available at Ancestry here or FamilySearch here.

Anna Schumann’s father, Friedrich Wilhelm, was certainly adventurous. He left his native village of Massow for nearby Freienwalde, where he married his first wife, Auguste Marie Luise LINDE (1835-1886). Massow is now Maszewo [maˈʂɛvɔ], a town in Goleniów CountyWest Pomeranian VoivodeshipPoland.

Friedrich Wilhelm eventually emigrated to Chicago with Auguste and their surviving children. Auguste died of tuberculosis 18 months after arriving in Chicago. After a bit, it occurred to me that Friedrich must have remarried – and he did – to someone named Mary. Unfortunately her maiden name isn’t known (yet).

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Name: Johann Christian Friedrich Erdmann SCHUMANN (great-great-great grandfather)

Birth: 5 May 1805 Massow, Kr. Naugard, Pomerania, Prussia

Baptism: 12 May 1805 Massow, Kr. Naugard, Pomerania, Prussia

Death: 18 Mar 1858 Massow, Kr. Naugard, Pomerania, Prussia

Alias/AKA: Erdmann Friedrich in children’s baptisms

Occupation: Ackerbürger

Father: Christian Friedrich SCHUMANN (1771-1836)

Mother: Anna Maria CAMRAD (1765-1835)

Misc. Notes

Godparents:

Christoph Trapp, Ackerburger

Christoph Erdmann Stencke

Frau Maria Wettenhagen

Widow, five sons and a daughter survive him in death record.

Marriage: 12 Jan 1832 Massow, Kr. Naugard, Pomerania, Prussia

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Spouse: Wilhelmine Dorothea NERCHERT

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Birth: 22 Oct 1809 Massow, Kr. Naugard, Pomerania, Prussia

Baptism: 3 Nov 1809 Massow, Kr. Naugard, Pomerania, Prussia

Father: Johann Heinrich NERCHERT (~1767-1845)

Mother: Dorothea Sophia MIELKE (~1768-1852)

Misc. Notes

Anna Maria Camrad Schumann is her godmother.

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Children:

1 F: Anna Maria Henriette SCHUMANN

Birth: 19 Nov 1832 Massow, Kr. Naugard, Pomerania, Prussia

Baptism: 2 Dec 1832 Massow, Kr. Naugard, Pomerania, Prussia

Spouse: Carl Friedrich Ferdinand WENGATZ

Marriage: 5 Nov 1858 Massow, Kr. Naugard, Pomerania, Prussia

2 M: Friedrich Wilhelm SCHUMANN

Birth: 15 Dec 1833 Massow, Kr. Naugard, Pomerania, Prussia

Baptism: 26 Dec 1833 Massow, Kr. Naugard, Pomerania, Prussia

Immigration: 23 Oct 1884 Bremen To Baltimore – SS America

Death: 14 Apr 1908 Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA

Burial: 17 Apr 1908 Forest Home Cemetery, Forest Park, Cook, Illinois

Spouse: Auguste Marie Luise LINDE

Marriage: 7 Oct 1860 Freienwalde, Kr. Saatzig, RB Stettin, Pomerania, Prussia

Children:

  • Anna Friedrike Luise (1861-1934)
  • Marie Auguste Wilhelmine (Mary) (1863-1947)
  • Elise Ernstine Hermine (Lizzie) (1865->1930)
  • Friedrich August Wilhelm (Fred) (1872-1950)
  • August Johann Carl (1874-)

Marriage: 9 Sep 1888 Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA

3 M: August Ferdinand SCHUMANN

Birth: 19 Sep 1835 Massow, Kr. Naugard, Pomerania, Prussia

Baptism: 18 Oct 1835 Massow, Kr. Naugard, Pomerania, Prussia

4 M: Infant Boy SCHUMANN (Died as Infant)

Birth: 1 Jun 1837 Massow, Kr. Naugard, Pomerania, Prussia

Baptism: 1 Jun 1837 Massow, Kr. Naugard, Pomerania, Prussia

Death: 16 Jun 1837 Massow, Kr. Naugard, Pomerania, Prussia

Burial: 19 Jun 1837 Massow, Kr. Naugard, Pomerania, Prussia

5 F: Auguste Charlotte Emilie SCHUMANN (Died as Child)

Birth: 1 Aug 1838 Massow, Kr. Naugard, Pomerania, Prussia

Baptism: 19 Aug 1838 Massow, Kr. Naugard, Pomerania, Prussia

Death: 19 Apr 1840 Massow, Kr. Naugard, Pomerania, Prussia

Burial: 23 Apr 1840 Massow, Kr. Naugard, Pomerania, Prussia

6 F: Luise Marie SCHUMANN (Died as Infant)

Birth: 8 Mar 1840 Massow, Kr. Naugard, Pomerania, Prussia

Baptism: 22 Mar 1840 Massow, Kr. Naugard, Pomerania, Prussia

Death: 23 May 1841 Massow, Kr. Naugard, Pomerania, Prussia

Burial: 26 May 1841 Massow, Kr. Naugard, Pomerania, Prussia

7 M: Carl Friedrich SCHUMANN

Birth: 28 Jan 1842 Massow, Kr. Naugard, Pomerania, Prussia

Baptism: 10 Feb 1842 Massow, Kr. Naugard, Pomerania, Prussia

8 M: Carl Paul SCHUMANN

Birth: 9 Jan 1845 Massow, Kr. Naugard, Pomerania, Prussia

Baptism: 2 Feb 1845 Massow, Kr. Naugard, Pomerania, Prussia

9 M: Johann Friedrich Wilhelm SCHUMANN

Birth: 20 Apr 1848 Massow, Kr. Naugard, Pomerania, Prussia

Baptism: 17 May 1848 Massow, Kr. Naugard, Pomerania, Prussia

Spouse: Hermine Auguste Marie KÖLBEL

Marriage: 20 Feb 1878 Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Children: Erdmann Wilhelm Reinhold (1881-)

I know there are more Schumanns of Massow, Pomerania, Prussia out there – I just need the time to find them!

About the Author:

Nancy Loe has an MA in American History and an MLS in Library Science and Archives. She has appeared on PBS’s American Experience, at Rootstech, SCGS Jamboree, and state and regional genealogy conferences. Her website was featured in Family Tree Magazine’s “Social Media Mavericks: 40 to Follow.”