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Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Joseph Meyer Schulte

Joseph Meyer Schulte with my great grandmother Lizzie,
in the middle his son Rudolph, and on the right his wife
Alvina Tobien Schulte holding daughter Ida, about 1875

"He came here with fifty cents and died with $100,000," my grandmother Evelyn once told me about her grandfather, Joseph Meyer Schulte. I don't know how true that is, but it's said that when he died, he left $20,000 to each of his children and $2,000 to each of his grandchildren. If one were curious enough, one could probably find a copy of the will on file in Wayne County, Michigan. In his lifetime, he worked as a blacksmith, moneylender, insurance agent, and real estate agent, according to various documents.

Another thing I've heard about him is that after his wife died, he liked to chase women into the chicken coop! I don't know how the curious would verify that, but it certainly adds a bit of color to his story.

Joseph Meyer Schulte's German ancestry can be found at Schulte & Others in Beckum, Westfalen, Germany.

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JOSEPH MEYER SCHULTE & ALVINA TOBIAN

Husband: Joseph Meyer SCHULTE
Born: 7 February 1843 in Beckum, Westphalia, Germany
Father: Johann Hermann SCHULTE
Mother: Maria Gertrud HAGEDORN
Married: About 1866 in Germany
Died: 16 October 1921 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan
Burial: 18 October 1921 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan

Wife: Elvina TOBIEN
Born: 23 March 1848 in Germany
Father: Ferdinand TOBIAN
Mother: Johanna ---
Died: 8 June 1902 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan
Burial: in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan

CHILDREN
1 Name: Rudolph Meyer SCHULTE
Born: 24 October 1867 in Westphalia, Germany
Married: 7 October 1891 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan
Spouse: Christine Katharine Juliane FEUCHT
Married: February 1907 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan
Spouse: Elizabeth FEUCHT
Married: date unknown
Spouse: Mary BENDER
Died: 1 April 1940 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan
Burial: Elmwood Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan (Bender plot)

2 Name: Elizabeth Louise SCHULTE
Born: 28 June 1872 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan
Married: 21 June 1893 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan
Spouse: Felix J. HAUER
Married: 1902 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan
Spouse: George T. CORNEILSON
Died: 25 June 1930 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan
Burial: 28 June 1930 in Mt. Elliott Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan

3 Name: Ida SCHULTE
Born : 1874 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan
Married: 29 November 1898
Spouse: August VARSBOTTER
Married: About 1905
Spouse: Frank GREGORI
Died: 26 April 1923 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan
Burial: Mt. Elliott Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan

4 Name: Joseph SCHULTE
Born: About January 1878 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan
Died: 6 July 1883 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan

5 Name: Theodore SCHULTE
Born: July 1886 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan
Married: date unknown
Spouse: Bessie ---
Married: About 1909
Spouse: Bertha EMIG
Died: 20 January 1951 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan

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  • My Ancestors in Books (a library of resources and notes pertaining to Reverend Samuel Stone, Major General Robert Sedgwick, Elder John Crandall, and other early Americans in the forest where my family tree was grown)
  • The Zahnisers: A History of the Family in America by Kate M. Zahniser and Charles Reed Zahniser (Mercer, Pa. 1906)
  • History of St. James Lutheran Church [full title: A little of this and a little of that in the 141 year (1861-2002) History of St. James Lutheran Church, Reynolds Indiana] by Harold B. Dodge, published at Reynolds, Indiana, 2002; 170 pages.
  • Lisbon, North Dakota 1880-2005 Quasuicentennial, published at Lisbon, North Dakota in 2005; 391 pages.
  • The Paschen and Redd Families of Cass County, Indiana by Alfred Paschen, c. 2005 (Gateway Press, Inc., Baltimore, MD); 322 pages.
  • Sheldon Community History: Sheldon Centennial 1881-1981, published at Sheldon, North Dakota in 1981; 376 pages.
  • Sheldon, North Dakota 1881-2006 - 125th Anniversary: The Queen of the Prairie, published at Sheldon, North Dakota in 2006; 498 pages.
  • A Standard History of White County, Indiana, written under the supervision of W.H. Hamelle, c. 1915 (The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago and New York).
  • The Roots of Coventry, Connecticut by Betty Brook Messier and Janet Sutherland Aronson, c. 1987 (Coventry 275th Anniversary Committee, Coventry, CT); 206 pages.
  • "Elder John Crandall of Rhode Island and His Descendants" by John Cortland Crandall; New Woodstock, New York, 1949; 797 pages.
  • "The Descendants of Robert Burdick of Rhode Island." Nellie (Willard) Johnson, Pd.B.: H & L Creations, LLC.

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