Michael SCHAUF and Anna C. SCHIFFERS
1. Michael1 SCHAUF, born abt 1700 in Germany, he died 12 Oct 1770 in Elsdorf, Germany. The church book register says he was a carpenter. He married about1724 in Germany Anna Catharina SCHIFFERS, born about 1700 in Germany[i]. Anna died 23 Mar 1748 in Oberaussen, Germany.
Children of Michael SCHAUF and Anna C. SCHIFFERS were as follows:
2a Hn Peter Schauf, born 14 Sep 1725.
+ 2 i Petrus2 SCHAUF, born 1727 in Oberaussen, Herzogtum Dukedom, Julich, Germany; died 26 Sep 1790 in Glessen, Cologne, Germany at the age of 63. Peter was a carpenter. He married Gertrudis GYSENKIRCHEN 11 Jan 1752 in Glessen, Germany. Gertrud was born 10 Dec 1726.
2b ii Christian Schauf, born 28 Nov 1729.
2c iii Ursula Schauf, born 3 Nov 1732.
2d iv Johannes Adam Schauf, born in 1734.
2e v Heinrich Schauf, born 23 Sep 1736.
The dates and siblings of Petrus Schauf was sent to me by Hubert Huber, a descendant of Heinrich Schauf.
2. Petrus2 SCHAUF (Michael1), born about 1723 in Oberaussen, Herzogtum Dukedom, Julich, Germany; died 1790 in Glessen, Cologne, Germany. He married about 1758 in, Cologne, Germany Gertrudis GYSENKIRCHEN, born 1726 in Glessen, Cologne, Germany; died 1771 in, Germany, daughter of Joahnes GYSENKIRCHEN and Gertrud Muller.
Children of Petrus SCHAUF and Gertrudis GYSENKIRCHEN were as follows:
+ 3 i Christian3 SCHAUF, born 1759 in Glessen, Cologne, Germany; died 1817 in Glessen, Cologne, Germany. He married Anna Gertrud HAAS.
3. Christian3 SCHAUF (Petrus2, Michael1), born 1759 in Glessen, Cologne, Germany; died 1817 in Glessen, Cologne, Germany. He married about 1786 in, Cologne, Germany Anna Gertrud HAAS, born 1756 in, Germany; died 1812 in, Germany, daughter of Hermann HAAS and Maria G. ESSER.
At the beginning of the 1800's, the area around Cologne was controlled by the French. After Napoleon's defeat and the Vienna Peace Congress, which followed in 1815, the French control of the west bank of the Rhine River ceased. The Rhineland became a Prussian territory. With Prussian rule came a number of newly-enforced regulations. The forest, long having served as a source of fresh game for the working people of the Glessen-Geyen area, began to be more closely watched by the King's rangers. Forest Rangers such as Gerdin and Sonnenschein, retired from service in the Prussian army, regarded seriously their duty to guard the King's forests and meet his enemies head-on (the local poachers). But the local townsfolk did not look upon these poachers as criminals, rather they were part of them, working people trying to stretch their resources to feed themselves and their families. In 1820 in Glessen there were already two separate families of SCHAUF's. The SCHAUF family that sent two sons to America wrote its name with one f. The other branch wrote the name with two f's. However, on official documents it could be spelled either way. The economic circumstances of the time, as well as the income of a stable groom make it quite probable, that during the evening family hour, talk of immigrating to America could be heard. As Johann SCHAUF died in 1842, Wilhelm, the eldest, and Michael must have had to care for the needs of their mother and younger brothers and sisters. In 1847 Wilhelm married Walburga HERRIGER, a maid, who bore him a daughter Cacilia in September that same year. After the marriage of Michael SCHAUF and Eva MOLL in 1856, the immigration plans must have been further developed, because in 1857 the two brothers, their wives, and the children immigrated to Wisconsin. Since information was also asked for about Peter SCHMITZ, as to his relationship to the SCHAUF brothers, I have searched for information about a family living in Glessen at the time. I found the following; In 1844 the Nail-blacksmith Peter SCHMITZ from Oberaussen married Elisabeth KLUTSEN of Glessen. These young people must have been the only couple who were part of the group immigrating to America. A direct relationship between the SCHAUF families is not evidenced in these documents. However, a currently living descendant of the SCHMITZ family, by the name of KIRSCH, told me that his grandfather often spoke about his relatives in America, for whom the new land was too cold. Since he said this relative had been a blacksmith, its almost certain that Peter SCHMITZ, the Nail-blacksmith from Glessen, was the one who immigrated to the U.S.A. in 1857, with his wife E. KLUTSEN and the SCHAUF Couples.[ii]
Children of Christian SCHAUF and Anna Gertrud HAAS were as follows:
+ 4 i Johannes4 SCHAUF, born 1787 in Glessen, Cologne, Germany; died 1842 in Huchelhoven, Bergheim Co., Cologne, Germany. He married Caecilia KIRSCH.
4. Johannes4 SCHAUF (Christian3, Petrus2, Michael1), born 1787 in Glessen, Cologne, Germany; died 1842[iii] in Huchelhoven, Bergheim Co., Cologne, Germany. He married about 1821 in, Cologne, Germany Caecilia KIRSCH, born 1796 in Kenten, Cologne, Germany; died 1856 in, Germany, daughter of Wilhelm KIRSCH and Catarina JUNGBLUT.
In 1842, the 28th of August, 10 a.m., I Johann Gerhard KROCK, Mayor of Huchelhoven, received in my office Wilhelm SCHAUF, 21 years old, profession, farm hand, resident of Buisdorf, who declared himself a son of the deceased; and Arnold LEBARTZ, 25 years old, profession, day laborer, who declared himself a neighbor of the deceased. These two declared to me that on the 27th of August, 1842, at 3 a.m. was deceased, Johann SCHAUF, husband of Cacilia KIRSCH, born in Glessen, Governmental district of Cologne, 55 years old, profession, day laborer, resident of Glessen. Son of Christian SCHAUF and from unknown. Witnessed by SCHAUF and KROCK.
Children of Johannes SCHAUF and Caecilia KIRSCH were as follows:
+ 5 i Wilhelm5 SCHAUF, born 29 Apr 1822 in Kenten, Cologne, Prussia, Germany; died 18 Aug 1886 in Ithica, Richland Co., Wisconsin; buried Aug 1886 in Keysville, Richland Co., Wisconsin. He married Walburga HARRIGER.
6 ii Maria Catharina5 SCHAUF, born about 1824 in Bergheim, Bergheim Co., Cologne, Germany. Maria may have immigrated to America.
+ 7 iii Michael5 SCHAUF, born 19 Apr 1827 in Glessen, Cologne, Germany; died 1907 in, Wisconsin. He married Eve MOLL and they had William B.6 SCHAUF born about 1856 in, Prussia, Germany; died 1910/20 in, Wisconsin. He married (1) about 1884 in, Richland Co., Wisconsin (---) unknown; (2) in 1897 in, Richland Co., Wisconsin Tracy (---), born Feb 1877 in, Illinois.
8 iv Franciscus (Franz)5 SCHAUF, born 1829 in Glessen, Cologne, Germany. Franz stayed in Germany.
9 v Caspar5 SCHAUF, born 1832 in Glessen, Cologne, Germany.
10 vi Laurence (Lorenz)5 SCHAUF, born 1834 in Glessen, Cologne, Germany. Lorenz stayed in Germany.
5. Wilhelm5 SCHAUF (Ger immigrant) (Johannes4, Christian3, Petrus2, Michael1), born 29 Apr 1822 in Kenten, Cologne, Prussia, Germany[iv]; died 18 Aug 1886 in Ithica, Richland Co., Wisconsin; buried Aug 1886 in Keysville, Richland Co., Wisconsin. He married on 28 Apr 1847 in Huchelhoven, Bergheim Co., Cologne, Germany[v] Walburga HARRIGER, born 26 Oct 1826 in Pulhein, Cologne Co., Cologne, Germany[vi]; died 29 Nov 1889 in Ithica, Richland Co., Wisconsin; buried Nov 1889 in Keysville, Richland Co., Wisconsin, daughter of Gerhard HERRIGER and Maria KREMER.
William (Wilhelm) SCHAUF and Walburga were married in Germany in 1847 and came to America in 1857. On April first of that year they started for America. In the party were the parents, three sons and one daughter. They came over on a sail boat and spent six weeks on the ocean. In June they came to Wisconsin. They settled on what is now the Russell SCHAUF farm in the town of Ithica, Richland Co., Wisconsin. Along with William came his brother Michael and friends including Peter SCHMITZ, 23y, son of Johann SCHMITZ and Catherina (SCHNEIDER), and his wife Elizabeth KLUTSCH 20y, daughter of Hermann KLUTSCH and Catharine WIRTZ. This was shortly after Michael's son. Wilhelm, was born.
The region that the SCHAUF's come from is between Aachen and Cologne near the Erp River. In 1815, it became part of Prussia. The state did not keep records until 1797 when the region became part of France. Before that, only the church kept records in Latin, which were difficult to follow. All of our ancestors were farmers and as late as 1815, could neither read nor write. Before 1797, Oberaussen, Glessen and Quadrath belonged to the Dukedom (Herzogtum) Julich; Kenten and Pulheim belonged to the Archdiocese of Cologne. All of these people are descendants of the Franks, a Germanic tribe.
Inscription on William’s tombstone: “MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE DEAR FATHER WITH A REVERANT HAND. THIS TO THE MEMORY GIVEN WHILE ONE BY ONE THY HOUSEHOLD BOND”
The SCHAUFs came over on the ship "Albert Gallatin" out of Antwerp to New York and arrived 27 May 1857[vii]. I did not find Peter SCHMITZ among the passengers. SCHAUF, Wilhelm age 34, farmer; Walburga age 30, farmer; Cecile age 7; Heinrich age 6; Michel age 3; Mathias age .09; Michel age 30 farmer; Eva age 25 farmer; Wilhelm age .09. I assume that Michel age 30 and Wilhelm age 34 were brothers since they came over together and lived near each other.
1880 US Census for Richland Co., Wis. SCHAUF, Wm. age 58, b. Prussia arrived 1857; Walburger age 53 b. Prussia; Michael age 26 s., laborer b. Prussia; Matthias age 24 s., laborer b. Prussia; Katie A. age 19 dt. b. Wis.; Mary age 18 dt. b. Wis.; Anna C. age 14, dt. b. Wis.; Andrew age 13 s., laborer b. Wis.; John age 8 s., laborer b. Wis.[viii]
Transcription of marriage record:
In 1847, on the 28th of April at 3:00pm appeared before me, Heinrich PAFFGEN, Mayor of Huchelhoven: 1. Wilhelm SCHAUF, 24 years of age, born in Kenten, Gov. District of Cologne; profession, farmhand; resident of Glessen, Gov. district of Cologne. Legal aged son of deceased Johann SCHAUF, profession, day laborer; resident of Glessen; and of Cacilia KIRSCH, profession, housewife; resident of Glessen. 2. Walburga HERRIGER, 20 years of age, born in Pulheim, Gov. district of Cologne; profession maid; resident of Glessen, Gov. district of Cologne. Minor daughter of Gerhard HERRIGER, profession, field hand; resident of Pulheim; and of Maria CREMER, profession, housewife; resident of Pulheim. These two have asked me to act to make their intended marriage officially valid. In consideration of their intentions, the banns of marriage have already been announced, posted on the courthouse door; the first Sunday, the 18th of this month, and the other on the 25th of this month. Further, these banns were visibly posted in accord with the official regulations, and no objection to this has been raised. The Bridegroom has presented to me the birth certificates of he and his bride. The death certificate of the groom's father is inscribed in our Death Register for the year, 1842, number 39. The groom's mother, as well as the bride's parents all being present and willing for this marriage to take place, I have proceeded to fulfill their request, after insuring the necessary documentation, and reading aloud from the 6th chapter of the official regulations concerning marriage. I have asked the above named 'Bridegroom and above Bride whether they take each other in marriage. Since each party has answered positively, I declare, in the name of the law, that Wilhelm SCHAUF, and Walburga HERRIGER are officially married. Witnessed by: Johann Peter STRAUSS, 54 yrs., profession; field hand, resident of Busdorf, and an acquaintance of the new groom. Johann SCHMITZ 31 yrs., profession; field hand, resident of Busdorf, and acquaintance of the new bride. Peter MANDWIRTH, 35 yrs., profession; blacksmith, resident of Busdorf, acquaintance of the groom. Filz Peter, 25 yrs., profession; hired-hand, acquaintance of bride. After the above proceedings, this official declaration was signed by all those present, with the exception of the groom's mother, who declared that she was unable to write. Signed by Wilhelm SCHAUF, Walburga HERRIGER, Gerhard HERRIGER, Maria CREMER, Peter STRAUSS, J. SCHMITZ, Peter MANDWIRTH, Filz Peter, The presiding Official PAFFGEN.
Transcription of birth record for Wilhelm
In 1822, on the 30th of April at 9:00am I, Franz Anton FRENTZ, Mayor of Bergheim and Official Birth Registrar, received Johann SCHAUF, 33 years old; profession, farm-hand, resident of Kenten, Gov. Dept. of Cologne. He presented to me a male child and declared that this child was born to him and his wife, Cacilia KIRSCH, profession, farm-hand, on the 29th of April, 1822, on Main Street in House No. 8. SCHAUF declared further that this child had been given the name Wilhelm. This presentation and declaration occurred with the witness of Franz KIRSCH, 31 years old, tailor, resident of Kenten: and of Johann Wilhelm WABLITZ 47 years old. They have joined me in signing this certificate. WABLITZ, Johann SCHAUF, Franz KIRSCH, F. A. FRENTZ.
Walburga HARRIGER was born in Pulhein, which is north west of Cologne.
Inscription on Walburga’s tombstone: “MAY HER SOUL REST IN PEACE DEAR MOTHER IN EARTHS GOD REUNITES IN HEAVEN. THORNY PATH, HOW LONG THY FEET HAVE TROD TO FIND AT LAST THIS PEACEFUL REST. SOFT IN THE ARMS OF GOD”
Transcription of Walburga:s birth record:
In 1826, on the 26th of October, at 4:00pm I, Daniel HARTZHEIM, of Pulheim received Gerhard HERRIGER, 41 yrs. old, profession, field hand, resident of Pulheim, of Cologne. He presented to me a female child, declared born the 26th of the month, 1826 at 11:00am of Maria KREMER, profession, field-hand, resident of Pulheim. The child is named Walburga. Witnessed by Peter HUHR, 24 yrs. old, profession, field-hand, resident of Pulheim, and Johann ROLLGEN, 35 yrs. old, profession, Police servant, resident of Pulheim. Signed by Gerhardus HERRIGER, Peter HUHR, Johann ROLLGEN, D. HARTZHEIM.
Children of William SCHAUF (Ger immigrant) and Walburga HARRIGER were as follows:
11 i Cecelia6 SCHAUF, born Sep 1847 in Glessen, Cologne, Prussia, Germany. Cecelia married Sebastian REUSCHLEIN and they had: 1. William b. 22 Jan 1871, d. 8 Nov 1962 m. Rosalie BRECHTL 6 children 2. Henry 3. Albert 4. John 5. Katherine 6. Caroline b. 15 Apr 1869, d. 4 Jan 1951 m. John C. ARON they had 8 children 7. Anna b. 5 Apr 1876, d. 19 Aug 1965 m. Adam FRANK they had 8 children
12 ii Henry6 SCHAUF, born Jun 1850 in Glessen, Cologne, Prussia, Germany; died 13 Mar 1913. Henry married Caroline VOELKEL (d. 6 Apr 1931) and they had: 1. Elizabeth died in infancy 2. Carrie died 1913 3. Mary b. 7 Apr 1882 d. 18 Jan 1965 m. Lou Sawyer had 3 children 4. Louise b. 15 Jun 1880 d. 5 May 1939 m. Marshall Canaan (d. 17 Nov 1912) had 2 children 5. Anna m. James Lord and had 2 children 6. William 7. Albert b. 30 Oct 1875 d. 17 Sep 1953 m. Clara Fink had 3 children 8. Edward m. Rose WEITZEL had 6 children
+ 13 iii Michael J.6 SCHAUF, born 5 Jul 1853 in Glessen, Cologne, Prussia, Germany; died 11 May 1913 in, Wisconsin. He married Christina RUETTEN.
+ 14 iv Mathias6 SCHAUF (Ger immigrant), born 31 Jan 1856 in Glessen, Cologne, Prussia, Germany; died 20 Mar 1943 in Sparta, Monroe Co., Wisconsin; buried Mar 1943 in Sparta, Monroe Co., Wisconsin. He married Franzisca Huberta RUETTEN.
15 v Catherine6 SCHAUF, born about 1858 in Ithica, Richland Co., Wisconsin. Catherine married Arnold GREENHECK and they had: 1. William b. 31 Mar 1886 d. 15 Feb 1966 m. Catherine ZANZINGER and had 6 children 2. Agnes m. Gilbert SCHMITT had 6 children lived in Richland Center, Wis. 3. Anthony b. 24 Jan 1892 m. Eva MOORE lived in Lone Rock, Wis no Children 4. John d. 21 Sep 1968 m. Agnes ROESSLER had 7 children 5. Albert m. Marcella KANEY had 4 children 6. Kathryn m. Downing BAILEY lived in Richland Center had 2 children 7. Marie m. Leo McNAMARA 1st, 2nd Charles MORISON had 5 children 8. Anna (d.bef 1955) m. Ambrose J. BLOTZ
16 vi Mary6 SCHAUF, born about 1860 in Ithica, Richland Co., Wisconsin. Mary m. John SCHMITZ and they had: 1. Cecelia m. Gregory BISSEN, his 2nd wife, lived in Austin, Minn. 2. Louise m. Gregory BISSEN had 6 children 3. William d.bef 1975 4. Leo Michael b. 31 Jan 1900 m. Rosa CASSEN (d. 9 Feb 1926) they had 3 children, 2nd m. Ada MAXWELL and they had 7 children 5. Apalone.
17 vii Andrew6 SCHAUF, born about 1862 in Ithica, Richland Co., Wisconsin. Andrew never married, lived in Richland County, Wis.
18 viii Anna6 SCHAUF, born 20 Sep 1865 in Ithica, Richland Co., Wisconsin; died 15 Aug 1942. Anna married John J. HONER d. 12 Oct 1947 and they had: 1. Adeline (Addie) W. b.. 17 Oct 1888, d. 18 Jul 1934 m. Ralph WELLS, lived in Richland Center, Wisconsin, they had 6 children 2. Blandina J. b. 10 Jan 1890 m. Gust SCHOLSSER (d. 18 Nov 1929) and they adopted Harold BAKER (Laura's youngest child). 3. William M. b. 8 Sep 1891 d. 23 Aug 1958 m. Margaret BAUER they had 10 children. 4. Joseph b. 30 Apr 1893 d. 8 Jan 1957? m. Helen RIEDEL lived Richland Center they had 3 children 5. Catherine M. b. 3 Aug1895 m. Henry R. LOUIS lived in Richland Center had 7 children 6. Josephine Clara (twin) b. 23 Jun 1897 d. 13 Oct 1951 m. Rhuna J. MARTIN lived in Richland Center had one child Robert killed in action in France in Nov. 1944 7. Lena C. b. 23 Jun 1897 (twin) m. Alphonse J. FRANK lived in Lone Rock, Wis. had 3 Children 8. Albert H. b. 21 Jan 1899 d. 27 Jan 1958 m. Genevieve DALY lived in Waupun, Wis. no children 9. Frank W. b. 16 Oct 1900 d. 9 Apr 1953 m. Isabel LaSAGE had one child, Marcella 10. Laura M. b. 11 Dec 1903 d. 21 Dec 1936 m. Edwin BAKER (d. 8 Mar 1936) and had 7 children 11. Mary b. 4 May 1905 m. Joseph McCORMICK lived in Coon Valley, Wis. had 8 children.
19 ix John6 SCHAUF, born 21 Dec 1871 in Ithica, Richland Co., Wisconsin; died 23 Sep 1944. John m. 12 Nov 1895, Kate LORD (b.3 Feb 1875 d.21 Jan 1956) and they had: 1. William E. b.21 May 1897 m. Ada Post lived in Spring Green, Wis had 5 children 2. Helen A. b. 12 Jan 1900 d. 1930 m. James GORHAM lived in So. Milwaukee, Wis. had 2 children 3. Gladys A. b. 10 Nov 1904 m. Brant WILLIAMS lived in Spring Green, Wis. had 4 children 4. Bernard b. 21 Dec 1906 m. C. Leona MICHELS lived in Burlington, Wis had 3 children 5. Samuel Lester (twin) b. 21 May 1911 d. 29 Dec 1971 m. Laura WALSTED lived at Spring Green had 4 children 6. Sylvester b. 21 May 1911 (twin) d. 12 Aug 1923 7. Robert Andrew b. 18 Jan 1921 d. 3 Feb 1966 m. Helen MEIER lived at Spring Green had 3 children 8. Joseph died in infancy
13. Michael J.6 SCHAUF (William5, Johannes4, Christian3, Petrus2, Michael1), born 5 Jul 1853 in Glessen, Cologne, Prussia, Germany; died 11 May 1913 in, Wisconsin. He married on 15 Jan 1884 in Keyesville, Richland Co., Wisconsin Christina RUETTEN, born 19 Nov 1860 in Sinsteden, Cologne, Westphalia, Germany; died 29 Jan 1938 in Richland Center, Richland Co., Wisconsin; buried Jan 1938 in Keyesville, Richland Co., Wisconsin, daughter of Theodore Hubert RUETTEN (Ger immigrant) and Anna Catharina WILDSCHUETZ.
See RUETTEN section for more information on Michael’s family
14. Mathias6 SCHAUF (Ger immigrant) (William5, Johannes4, Christian3, Petrus2, Michael1), born 31 Jan 1856 in Glessen, Cologne, Prussia, Germany; died 20 Mar 1943 in Sparta, Monroe Co., Wisconsin; buried Mar 1943 in Sparta, Monroe Co., Wisconsin. He married on 17 Jan 1888 in Keyesville, Richland Co., Wisconsin Franzisca Huberta RUETTEN, born 18 Jul 1867 in Sinsteden, Rheinland, Prussia, Germany; died 8 Mar 1943 in Sparta, Monroe Co., Wisconsin; buried Mar 1943 in Sparta, Monroe Co., Wisconsin, daughter of Theodore Hubert RUETTEN and Anna Catharina WILDSCHUETZ.
Matt came to America when he was nine months old with 2 sisters and 3 brothers. They spent six weeks at sea. The family arrived in America in 27 May 1857 and settled in Richland Co., Wis. After marrying, he and Frances lived in Ithaca for twenty years and then decided to take the family to Sparta, Wis. for a better Catholic education for their nine children. In 1908 they settled in West Beaver Creek, four miles north of Sparta on Highway 27-71. The night the SCHAUFs arrived in Sparta they stopped at St. Mary's Hospital to see if they could stay for the night. The Sisters thought they were circus people that happened to be coming to town at the same time, and didn't want them to stay, but they explained that they were the SCHAUF family and not show people so they were allowed to stay. After settling on their farm the older girls stayed at the hospital and helped with the work while attending the Domestic Science School taught by the Sisters of the Franciscan Order. Matt and Frances were members of St. Patrick's Catholic Church were they celebrated their Golden Wedding anniversary in 1938. Their son Theodore remained on the farm and helped care for his parents until their deaths in Mar. 1943. Otto and Beth SCHAUF bought the farm and operated it until Otto's death in 1974. Their oldest son, Richard, took over the farm and is the present owner.[ix]
1900 US Census, Richland Co., Wisconsin SCHAUF, Mat b. Jan 1856, age 44, married 12 yrs., arr. 1857, Farmer b. Prussia; Frances H. b. Jul. 1867 Germany, age 32, m. 12 yrs. had 6 children all of them alive; Christina dt. b. Oct. 1888 Wis; Catharin K. dt. Feb 1890, age 10 b. Wis; Margaret dt. b. Sep 1891, age 8 b. Wis; Englebert J. s, b. Jan 1894, age 6 b. Wis; Theodore s., b. Aug 1896 age 3 b. Wis.; Rosa V. dt. b. May 1898 age 2 b. Wis[x]
Children of Mathias SCHAUF (Ger immigrant) and Franzisca Huberta RUETTEN were as follows:
35 i Christine7 SCHAUF, born 10 Oct 1888 in Ithaca, Richland Co., Wisconsin; died 1979 in Reedsburg, Sauk Co., Wisconsin. CENSUS: 1900 U.S. census for Richland Co., Ithaca, Wisconsin ! Christine m. Robert CLEMENTS and they had 8 children, they lived in Reedsburg, Wis, children: 1.) Julia b. 8 Mar 1915 d.26 Jan 1997 Waunakee, Wis. m. Glen Jack STOUT (d. 18 May 1970) they had 8 children and 27 grand children, they lived in Mazomanie, Wis. 2.) Helen b. 30 Jun 1916 m. Irvin REETZ and had 5 children, they live in Lake Zurich, Ill. 3.) Robert b. 15 Mar 1918 m. Lila SCHMIDT and had 5 children, they live in Winona, Minn. 4.) Leo b. 16 Aug 1920 m. Vivian BARREAU and had 4 children, they live in Mauston, Wis. 5.) William b. 12 Jul 1922 m. Florence LLOYD and they had 6 children, they live in Richland Center, Wis. 6.) Mary Ellen b. 11 Aug 1924 m. Paul COOPER and had 3 children, they live in Mukwonago, Wis. 7.) Marguarite b. 20 Feb 1927 m. Leroy PEDRICINE and had 4 children, they live in Madison, Wis. 8.) Bernard b. 15 Jun 1929 m. Rosemary ANGLIN and they had 7 children, they live in Mauston, Wis.
36 ii Katherine T.7 SCHAUF, born 14 Feb 1890 in Ithaca, Richland Co., Wisconsin; died 15 Jan 1968 in Sparta, Monroe Co., Wisconsin; buried Jan 1968 in Sparta, Monroe Co., Wisconsin. The ROCKWEILERS: Aunt Kate and Uncle Theodore (Teed) always lived around Sparta. I remember her specialty was angel food cake. I suppose the reason it stands out in my mind is because my mother never felt she could afford to use a dozen egg whites to make a cake. Aunt Kate was more extravagant. She was a hard worker, helping her husband with the farm work like my mother had to. The ROCKWEILERS always raised tobacco and that meant lots of hand work. Uncle Teed and his children had a small band and played for dances around Sparta. He played a trombone and an accordion. That family always seemed to enjoy life-they still do. They love to dance. Since they were closer to our ages, we were closer to them than our other cousins[xi]. Katherine m. Theodore ROCKWEILER and they had 6 Children, Ted lived in Sparta, their children are: 1.) Francis b. 2 Aug 1915 deceased 2.) Virginia A. b. 19 Oct 1916 m. William PHILLIPS and they live in La Crosse, Wis. 3.) Rosella M. b. 12 Sep 1920 m. Harold SCHILLER and had 7 children, they live in Sparta, Wis. 4.) Herman M. b. 4 Aug 1922 lives in Marinette, Wis., he did not marry 5.) Theodora C. b. 7 Jan 1924 m. Robert WARD and they had 2 children, they live in Milwaukee, Wis. 6.) Lucille T. b. 20 Aug 1926 m. August TERPSTRA and they had 8 children, they live in Sparta, Wis.
+ 37 iii Margaret Mary7 SCHAUF, born 26 Sep 1891 in Ithaca, Richland Co., Wisconsin; christened 1 Nov 1891 in St. Mary's, Keyesville, Wisconsin; died 19 Apr 1978 in Tomah, Monroe Co., Wisconsin; buried Apr 1978 in Sparta, Monroe Co., Wisconsin. She married Anton John SCHALLER.
38 iv Englebert7 SCHAUF, born 16 Jan 1894 in Ithaca, Richland Co., Wisconsin; died 28 Jan 1920 in West Allis, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin. I really don't remember Uncle Bert as he died of pneumonia in 1920. He and his family lived in Butler, near Milwaukee and he worked on the railroad. I do remember his wife, Aunt Stella. She was quite a heavy lady. After his death she remarried and had several more children[xii]. Englebert m. Stella BARTEL and they had 2 children 1.) James M. m. Estelle PULVERMACHER and live in Butler, Wis., they have 4 children. 2.) Eleanore m. George McLAUGHLIN and live in Milwaukee, Wis.
39 v Theodore7 SCHAUF, born 10 Aug 1896 in Ithaca, Richland Co., Wisconsin; died 22 Jan 1972 in Rochester, Olmsted Co., Minnesota; buried Jan 1972 in Rochester, Olmsted Co., Minnesota. Theodore: I have good memories of Uncle Ted. He was always so quiet He never married. The story was that he wanted to once but his mother objected and he didn't feel it would work out as they'd have to live with her as he managed the home farm. When the estate was settled after my grandparents deaths, he felt, and rightly so, that he had been treated unfairly. He left Sparta and went to work in Rochester, Minnesota. Although there was a lot for him beside his parents in the Sparta Cemetery, he chose to buy one of his own in Rochester and he is buried there[xiii].
40 vi Rose Veronica7 SCHAUF, born 8 May 1898 in Ithaca, Richland Co., Wisconsin; died 1979; buried in Arlington Cemetery. Rose married John KING (d. 16 Mar 1954) and lived in Hialeah, FL. My parents Donald and Antoinette DOHERTY lived with her for a short time in the 1960's. Rose: Aunt Rose and her first husband, Al BUSSE used to come to visit us. They lived in Flint, Michigan where he worked in an auto plant. We thought he was a real pain. He'd be laying in bed until after we were already done with the morning chores and call out his breakfast order. "Eggs, sunny side up." I didn't even know what that meant. Never could understand why she married him and I guess she didn't either because she finally divorced him. She moved to Racine where she worked for Johnson Wax. When Holly stayed with her while she went to beauty culture school, she was living in Milwaukee. After her divorce, which was quite a scandal in those days, she loved to be with her nieces and nephews and we enjoyed being with her. She always had lots of men friends and we were flattered by the attention they gave us. She was fun. Her last years were spent in Florida. She married a man named Jack KING who was a World War I veteran. He had lost an arm in service. I never met him. Her life in Florida revolved around American Legion Activities[xiv]. She had no children. The Arlington Cemetery she is buried in may be the National cemetery in Arlington, Virginia since her husband was a veteran.
41 vii Henry George7 SCHAUF, born 22 Feb 1901 in Ithaca, Richland Co., Wisconsin; died 1976 in Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, California. Henry married Lucille CREASON and lived in Paso Robles, CA had 4 Children 1.) George Edward, b. 1 Mar 1925 m. Joanne JENKINS and they live in Riverbank, Cal., they have 10 children 2.) Donald M. b. 8 Apr 1927 never married and lives in San Francisco, Cal. 3.) Helen L. b. 30 Jan 1933 m. Jay WILLARDSON and live in Arleto, Cal. they had 6 children. 4.) Joseph H. b. 19 Mar 1936 m. Sharon Lee ANDRESS and they live in Lynnwood, Wash. and had 3 children. Henry: Uncle Hank always impressed me as being lazier than the rest. I know he went to college. He moved to Los Angeles and was a fireman in the dock area there. After he retired, he bought a small farm in Central California, just outside Paso Robles. His Wife, Aunt Lucille still lives there and is well cared for by her son, Don[xv].
Note from Teri Ann Willardsen. My Grandpa Schauf was by far the hardest working man alive that I have ever known! He was the most industrious, and by far, the greatest and most forward thinker of the 11 siblings! Julia’s interpretation has angered me greatly! I know what my Grandpa went through and the hardships that he endured in his adult life!!! He is also a great figure in History, but I do not know if he realized that before he passed away!!!
While my Grandpa was working as a Fireman in Long Beach, CA, he was one of the very first of a group of Firefighters to try to start the Firefighter’s Union that to this day, ensures all of the benefits that come from being a Union Member.
My Grandpa was close to Retirement
at that time. Very unfortunately, his Superiors black-balled him because
he was one of those involved in trying to start the Firefighter’s
It was at that time that he moved his family from
42 viii Leo Albert7 SCHAUF, born 22 Jan 1903 in Ithaca, Richland Co., Wisconsin; died 1981 in Sparta, Monroe Co., Wisconsin; buried 1981 in Sparta, Monroe Co., Wisconsin. Leo: Uncle Lee was my favorite. He had such a nice smile and snappy eyes. His first wife died of cancer. One of his sons was killed in a car accident when he was only 16 years old. He never had any great jobs-when he lived in Bangor, he worked in a feed mill. His second wife always made sure the house they lived in was hers. He didn't have it easy[xvi]. Leo married Mildred BOWLER (deceased) and they had 4 children, lived in Bangor, Wis. their children are: 1.) Rita M. b. 27 Jan 1928 m. Steve KLINKO (deceased) and had 4 children, Rita m. 2nd James BENEDICT and has 2 stepchildren, they live in Milwaukee, Wis. 2.) Mathias D. b. 23 Mar 1932 m. Irene JOHNSON and they had 5 children, they live in LaCrosse, Wis. 3.) Alice Mae b. 18 Jun 1934 m. V. W. FARLEY and they had 2 children, they live in Milwaukee, Wis. 4.) Leo Patrick b. 27 Jun 1940 d. 16 Sep 1956 Leo married 2nd. Selma Ann MUME.
43 ix Otto J.7 SCHAUF, born 8 Mar 1905 in Ithaca, Richland Co., Wisconsin; died 1974 in Sparta, Monroe Co., Wisconsin; buried 1974 in Sparta, Monroe Co., Wisconsin. Otto: Uncle Ott was so different from Uncle Lee. He was much more aggressive and somewhat overbearing, but I wouldn't want his wife, Aunt Beth to see that I wrote that. She's such a nice person. I love to visit her. They've always lived around Sparta, for many years on Grandpa's farm. He went to college, too. After he quit farming he sold insurance. He died of a heart attack[xvii]. Otto married Elizabeth SCHAFER and lived in Sparta, Wis. and had 10 children. 1.) Constance b. 14 Dec 1929 m. Floyd JOHNSON and they had 3 children, they live in Security, Colorado. 2.) Richard b. 14 Jun 1931 m. Carol FRYE and they had 3 children, they live in Sparta, Wis. 3.) Catherine b. 3 Nov 1932 m. William NEUMANN and they had 2 children, they live in Santa Ana, Cal. 4.) Charles b. 23 Jun 1934 m. Lois CHRISTOPHERSON and they had 2 children, they live in Sparta, Wis. 5.) Robert b. 4 Dec 1936 m. Sally FREIND and they had 4 children, they live in Round Lake, Ill. 6.) Margaret b. 13 Aug 1938 m. James DAVIS and they had 5 children, they live in Dearborn Heights, Mich. 7.) Mary Lou b. 22 Sep 1941 did not marry, she lives in Almond, Wis. 8.) John b. 9 Nov 1944 m. Patricia JOANIS and they live in LaCrosse, Wis. 9.) James b. 14 Jul 1946 m. Pamela JOHNSON and they had 3 children, they live in Sparta, Wis. 10.) Roseann b. 15 Aug 1949 m. Ronald VIAN and they had 2 children, they live in Sparta, Wis.
44 x Mathias Oscar7 SCHAUF, born 3 Feb 1907 in Ithaca, Richland Co., Wisconsin; died 27 Oct 1907[xviii] in Ithaca, Richland Co., Wisconsin; buried Oct 1907 in Keyesville, Richland Co., Wisconsin. Mathias called Oscar, died in infancy.
45 xi Maribelle F.7 SCHAUF, born 5 Dec 1909 in Ithaca, Richland Co., Wisconsin. Barry: Aunt Maribelle being the baby of 11 children really had it made when she was home. She was only six years old when I was born so she really seemed more like a sister than an aunt did. She's married to a wonderful man who truly loves her after 60 years of marriage. She's had quite a bit of sickness, thyroid trouble and a brain tumor, which took the sight of one eye. When Camp McCoy was expanded, they had to give up their farm and the resort they owned. From there they moved to Minnesota where he bought another farm. For many years now they have lived in the west, first in Arizona and now California. Uncle George has kept a daily diary for at least 60 years. He is 83 now but he still types letters to me[xix]. (I think he passed away recently, 1996 EH) Maribelle married George BARRY and lived in California, they had 4 children: 1.) Patricia b. 25 Aug 1930 m. Leonard LINDSEY and they had 4 children and live in San Diego, Cal. 2.) Daniel Leo (twin) b. 26 Dec 1931 m. Beverly SACKETT and they had 3 children, they live in KASSON, Minn. 3.) David John (twin) b. 26 Dec 1931 m. Bonnie ANDERSON and they had 4 children and live in Panorama City, Cal. 4.) Nancy Ellen b. 10 Mar 1933 m. Edward FAIRHURST and they had 3 children and lived in El Cajon, Cal.
7. Michael5 SCHAUF (Johannes4, Christian3, Petrus2, Michael1), born 19 Apr 1827 in Glessen, Cologne, Germany[xx]; died 1907 in, Wisconsin. He married about 1855 in, Germany Eve MOLL, born about 1832 in, Germany.
Michael came to America at the same time as Wilhelm, he married Eva MOLL (1831-1893) in 1856, they had a son William born in 1856. Eva's parents were Reiner MOLL and Anna Sibila MULLER from Quadrath, Cologne, Germany the same area the SCHAUFs came from.
Transcription of Michael’s birth record:
In 1827, the 20th of April, at 9:00am I, Johann Gerhard KROCK, of Huchelhoven, received Johann SCHAUF, 39 years, profession, day laborer, resident of Glessen, Gov. Dept. of Cologne. He presented a child, Born 19th April at 9:00pm in Glessen, to Cacilia KIRSCH, profession, day laborer. The child was named Michael. Witnessed by Paul HAAS, 56 yrs., field-hand of Glessen, and Gerhard KULARTZ, 46 yrs. day-laborer of Glessen. Signed by Johann SCHAUF, Paulus HAAS, Gerhardus KULARTZ, Gerhard KROCK.
SCHAUF, Michel age 53 b. Apr 1827 Prussia, arrived in 1857 Eve age 48, wife; Sevilla age 16, dt.; Walburger age 14, dt.; Agnes age 8, dt.; Joseph age 5, s. SCHAUF, William B. age 24 b. Feb 1856 Prussia, arrived in 1857, farmer, naturalized; Catherine age 18, sister born in Wisconsin[xxi].
Children of Michael SCHAUF and Eve MOLL were as follows:
+ 20 i William B.6 SCHAUF, born about 1856 in, Prussia, Germany; died 1910/20 in, Wisconsin, naturalized. He married (1) (---) unknown in 1881; (2) Tracy (---); b. Feb 1877, in Illinois, her father. born in Germany & mother was born in Wisconsin; they had a son,Frank, b. Apr 1885, Wis; Katie daughter b. Nov 1887, Wis; Joseph son b. Jul 1899, Wis.[xxii]
21 ii Catherine6 SCHAUF, born about 1862 in Ithaca, Richland Co., Wisconsin.
22 iii Levilla6 SCHAUF, born about 1864 in Ithaca, Richland Co., Wisconsin.
23 iv Walburger6 SCHAUF, born about 1866 in Ithaca, Richland Co., Wisconsin.
24 v Agnes6 SCHAUF, born about 1872 in Ithaca, Richland Co., Wisconsin.
25 vi Joseph6 SCHAUF, born about 1875 in Ithaca, Richland Co., Wisconsin.
20. William B.6 SCHAUF (Michael5, Johannes4, Christian3, Petrus2, Michael1), born about 1856 in, Prussia, Germany; died 1910/20 in, Wisconsin. He married (1) about 1884 in, Richland Co., Wisconsin (---) unknown; (2) in 1897 in, Richland Co., Wisconsin Tracy (---), born Feb 1877 in, Illinois. 1880, 1900, 1910 US Census for Ithaca, Richland Co., Wisconsin ???? (1910 census- ?? Frank and Katie must be from a first marriage. the 1900 census shows that Tracy and William had been married 12 years and she had given birth to 2 children and there were 2 living. Children:Frank S. SCHAUF, born Apr 1885 in, Richland Co., Wis., according to the 1920 US Census for Madison, Dane Co., Wis, (ED 59 sheet 15 line 25) Frank H. SCHAUF age 35 b.Wisconsin Violet age 29 b. Wisconsin Frank age 12 b. Wisconsin Albert age 10 b. Wisconsin Lema (female) age 8 b. Wisconsin George age 6 b. Wisconsin Helen age 3/12 b. Wisconsin; Katie SCHAUF, born Nov 1887 in, Richland Co., Wisconsin.
Children of William B. SCHAUF and Tracy (---) were as follows:
i Joseph H.7 SCHAUF, born Jul 1899 in, Richland Co., Wisconsin.
ii Clara T.7 SCHAUF, born about 1901 in, Richland Co., Wisconsin.
See also the genealogy “SCHAUF Family United, Descendants of William and Walburga SCHAUF”, in the possession of Elizabeth Herzfeld of Milwaukee, Wis. and other members of the SCHAUF family.
[i] SCHAUF ancestry researched by Lorraine Hertz
[ii] Grule Library, Germany, research done by Jakob SCHAUFF, about 1990. History from Jakob SCHAUFF from Geyen, Germany.
[iii] Death Certificate Town of Huchel Hoven, County of Bergheim, Government district of Cologne
[iv] Birth Certificate of Wilhelm SCHAUF, Town of Bergheim, County of Bergheim, Governmental Department of Cologne
[v] MARRIAGE: Marriage Certificate of Wihelm and Walburga SCHAUF, Town of Huchelhoven, County of Bergheim, Government District of Cologne
[vi] Birth Certificate of Walburga HERRIGER, Town of Pulheim, County of Cologne, Governmental Department of Cologne
[vii] Immigration: Germans To America, Vol. 11, April 1857-Nov. 1857, Edited by Ira A. Glazier and P. William Filby, published by Scholarly Resources Inc., Wilmington, Delaware, Pg. 79
[viii] CENSUS: 1880 U.S. census for Richland Co., Ithaca Township, Wisconsin
[ix] BIOGRAPHY: Monroe Co., Wis. Heritage Book, located at Milwaukee Central Library, Humanities room.
[x] CENSUS: 1900 U.S. census for Richland Co., Ithaca, Wisconsin
[xi] Commentary written by Julia STOUT-her memories of her aunts and uncles .
[xii] Commentary written by Julia STOUT-her memories of her aunts and uncles.
[xiii] Commentary written by Julia STOUT-her memories of her aunts and uncles.
[xiv] Commentary written by Julia STOUT-her memories of her aunts and uncles.
[xv] Commentary written by Julia STOUT-her memories of her aunts and uncles.
[xvi] Commentary written by Julia STOUT-her memories of her aunts and uncles.
[xvii] Commentary written by Julia STOUT-her memories of her aunts and uncles.
[xviii] Pre 1907 Wisconsin death register on microfiche at the Milwaukee Central Library Humanities Room.
[xix] Commentary written by Julia STOUT-her memories of her aunts and uncles.
[xx] Birth Certificate of Michael SCHAUF, Town of Huchelhoven, County of Bergheim, Governmental Department of Cologne
[xxi] CENSUS: 1880 US census for Richland Co., Ithaca, Wisconsin, Pg. 97.
[xxii] CENSUS: 1900 US census for Richland Co., Ithaca, Wisconsin
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