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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Surname: Schulte (also Meÿer, Meyer, 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

The Schulte surname comes to me via my grandma Evelyn Hauer Kerr. Her third great-grandfather was:
  • Balthasar Meÿer of Herzfeld, Westfalen, Germany. He would have been born before or about 1730. His wife was Maria Kochs. He was my fifth great-grandfather.
  • Joan Herman Meÿer, christened 24 March 1750 in Herzfeld. He married Maria Clara Friderici. Joan and Maria were my fourth great-grandparents.
  • Johann Hermann Meyer, christened 14 December 1788 in Herzfeld. He married Maria Gertrud Hagedorn on 11 August 1840 in Beckum, Westfalen. He died of Wassersucht (dropsy, congestive heart failure, edema) on 20 May 1855 in Beckum and was buried there three days later. Johann Hermann and Maria Gertrud were my third great-grandparents.
  • Joseph Meyer Schulte, born 7 February 1843 in Beckum and christened there two days later. About 1866 in Germany, he married Alvina Tobian. Joseph, Alvina, and their 2-year-old son Rudolph arrived in the U.S. on 24 April 1872. Joseph died in Detroit, Michigan on 16 October 1921 and was buried at Trinity Cemetery on Mt. Elliott in Detroit. Joseph and Alvina were my great-great-grandparents.
  • Elizabeth Louise Schulte, born 28 June 1872 in Detroit and christened 11 August at Trinity Lutheran Church. She married first Felix Hauer on 21 June 1893 in Detroit, and second George T. Corneilson on 31 December 1902. She died 25 June 1930 and was buried three days later at Mt. Elliott Cemetery in a plot already shared by both of her husbands. Elizabeth and Felix were my great-grandparents.
Read The Mystery of Meyer-Schulte for a discussion of this surname.

See also Surname: Meyer.


Cheryl Fleming Palmer said...

I love this photo, so special for you to have!

Cheryl said...

Oh, cousin, you did a fantastic job on this post and tied it into the previous research that we have done. Great job; I just loved reading it again and again.

T.K. said...

Hello, Cheryls! Thanks for stopping by!

Cheryl F.P. ~ You should see the original of this photo, a cabinet card in horrific condition. Me and Paint Shop Pro! We spent hours to make this presentable!

Cheryl the Bloodhound Cousin, I must get back to the In Search Of series one of these days. I think I have some leftover documents or loose ends to tie up, if I remember right. And if you get to Germany this year, there's no telling what you might find out. You could end up doing some In Search of the Schulte Line posts over at Two Sides of the Ocean!

Dr. Bill (William L.) Smith said...

What a sweet family photo! Thanks for the effort to make it so neat - and sharing with us all!

Bill ;-)
Author of Back to the Homeplace

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Our Family in Books: A Bibliography

  • 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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