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Agnes Antonia Wilhelmina Schütte

Agnes Antonia Wilhelmina Schütte

Female 1853 - 1929  (75 years)

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  • Name Agnes Antonia Wilhelmina Schütte 
    Born 16 Dec 1853  Papenburg, Niedersachsen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 25 Mar 1929  Baltimore, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Baltimore, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I470  Simon and Related Families
    Last Modified 25 Oct 2018 

    Father Joseph Schütte,   b. 7 Jan 1825, Aschendorf, Niedersachsen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1869, Papenburg, Niedersachsen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Mother Rosina Maria Carolina "Caroline" Solaro,   b. 30 Jun 1816, Jever, Niedersachsen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1867, Papenburg, Niedersachsen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Married 30 Jun 1847  Jever, Niedersachsen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Documents
    Schütte Family Vital Data from Papenburg Records
    Schütte Family Vital Data from Papenburg Records
    Extract from Papenburg Church Records of births and deaths for Joseph Schütte, his wife Caroline Solaro (also spelled Salerno), and their children.
    Histories
    Gibmeyer, Fredrick | Schuette, Joseph
    Gibmeyer, Fredrick | Schuette, Joseph
    The Gibmeyer-Schuette Family -- by Agnes Simon Riesett. Vignettes of members of the Gibmeyer and Schuette families, written down by Agnes Simon Riesett from memories of stories in the family and her personal knowledge of some family members.
    Family ID F165  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family John Frederick Gibmeyer,   b. 16 Mar 1853, Baltimore, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1924, Baltimore, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 26 Jun 1879  Baltimore, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Josephine Elizabeth Gibmeyer,   b. 8 Jun 1880, Baltimore, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1959, Baltimore, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     2. Caroline "Carrie" Gibmeyer,   b. 1 Mar 1883, Baltimore, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1959, Baltimore, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     3. William Frederick Gibmeyer,   b. 24 Jul 1885, Baltimore, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1946, Baltimore, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     4. Catherina Josephine "Kate" Gibmeyer,   b. 9 Oct 1887, Baltimore, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1907, Baltimore, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20 years)
     5. Bernard M. "Ben" Gibmeyer,   b. 5 Jun 1892, Baltimore, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1911, Baltimore, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 18 years)
     6. Anne Mary Gibmeyer,   b. 30 Apr 1895, Baltimore, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1974, Baltimore, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     7. John Frederick Gibmeyer, Jr.,   b. 11 Nov 1897, Baltimore, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1984, Baltimore, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2015 
    Family ID F410  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Dec 1853 - Papenburg, Niedersachsen, Germany Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Schütte, Agnes Margaretha
    Schütte, Agnes Margaretha
    Chalk and pencil portrait of Agnes Margaretha Schütte, made on the occasion of her 1879 wedding. Original in possession of Robert M. Simon.

    Documents
    Schütte, Agnes - 1871 Pasenger Record - Full Page
    Schütte, Agnes - 1871 Pasenger Record - Full Page
    1871 arrival record of Agnes Schütte on the SS Baltimore in 1871.
    Schütte, Agnes - 1871 Pasenger Record - Detail
    Schütte, Agnes - 1871 Pasenger Record - Detail
    Detail of 1871 arrival record of Agnes Schütte on the SS Baltimore in 1871.

  • Notes 
    • BIRTH:
      Full date given as 14 December 1853 from family history compiled by Agnes Simon Riesett.
      Full date given as 16 December 1853 in entry 5797 in Ortsfamilienbuch der Kirchengemeinden St. Antonius und St. Michael zu Papenburg (Band II), compiled by Bernhard Norda, Sögel, page 626. Book in the collection of the Diocesan Archives of Osnabrück, and copy of entry provided to Robert M. Simon by the Diocesan Archivist, Dr. Georg Wilhelm, on 20 April 2017. This date, from a contemporary record, is followed here. Full name of Agnes Antonia Wilhelmina Schütte from this source.
      Birth in December 1853 consistent with age given in marriage record (25 years). Parents named in this record as Jos. Schütte and Carla. Solaro. (The "a" in the name was underlined and in a superscript, so it is consistent with an abbreviation for Car[o]l[in]a.)
      Month and year of birth given as March 1853 (but age given as 46 years, which would imply a birth later in 1853) in 1900 U.S. Census for Maryland, Baltimore, E.D. 67, Sheet 14A, Line 19. Place of birth given as Germany. Enumerated as Agnes Gibmeyer, with husband John F. Gibmeyer, 7 children, and a nephew who is characterized as a son.
      Birth in December 1853 consistent with age (56 years as of April 1910) in 1910 U.S. Census for Maryland, Baltimore, E.D. 16, Sheet 6B, Line 82. Location of birth given as Germany. Enumerated as Agnes Dittmar, with husband John F. Dittmar and children. See notes for John F. Gibmeyer for discussion of why this surname was likely misunderstood by the census taker. Record states that she was the mother of 7 children, 6 of whom were still living in 1910.
      Birth in 1853 consistent with age (66 years as of 1 January 1920) in 1920 U.S. Census for Maryland, Baltimore, E.D. 16, Sheet 7B, Line 79. Location of birth given as Germany. Enumerated as Agnes Gibmeyer, with husband John F. Gibmeyer and children.

      IMMIGRATION:
      1900 U.S. Census gives year of immigration as 1880. This seems off somewhat, though, given other records showing her being married in Maryland in 1879, and the baptismal record of her niece, Agnes Gibmeyer, show Agnes Schuette as a godparent in Baltimore in 1876.
      1910 U.S. Census gives year of immigration as 1871.
      A record in "Baltimore Passenger and Immigration Lists, 1820-1872" lists the arrival of an Agnes Schutte, age 18, in Baltimore on 4 September 1871 on the Steamship Baltimore, outbound from Bremen, Germany. Abstract on www.ancestry.com. Original record on National Archives Series Number M255, Roll 19, Line 106. Agnes is found on page 3 of the manifest, in line 75 of the steerage section. Traveling with her, and listed on lines 73 and 74, are Carl Ellinghaus, age 41, Julie Ellinghaus, age 16, and Marg. Meyer, age 15 (See family history sketch, below, for a discussion of "Uncle Ellinghouse," and see a brief biographical sketch of him at this link).

      DEATH:
      Full date of 25 March 1929 is given in family history compiled by Agnes Simon Riesett and family history compiled by Ormond D. Higgins.

      BURIAL: Buried at Holy Redeemer Cemetery, Baltimore, Maryland.

      FAMILY HISTORY SKETCH: The following biographical sketch of Agnes Schuette Gibmeyer was written by Agnes Simon Riesett, her granddaughter, from oral history that had come down in the family.
      "Agnes Schuette, Joseph Schuette's third child, was born December 14, 1853. When her parents died she was sent to a German orphanage. When she was old enough, she was placed on a farm. There she worked for board and keep until she was 18. It was necessary for her to find someone to take her place before she could leave, so her sister Kate became her replacement.
      "Her Uncle Ellinghouse supplied her passage money and sailed with her to America. Uncle Ellinghouse had a cabin, but he would come down to steerage to check on Agnes and make sure everything was going well for her. Their ship, the 'Baltimore,' arrived on September 4, 1871. When she arrived in Baltimore, she got a job as a serving girl, salary $4.00 a month. Her employer was a very strict Jewish woman who would check the corners of the window sills with a hairpin to see if the cleaning was well done. Agnes also told of the evening she had to stay until midnight washing up dishes from a party. She had the misfortune to break one of the glasses and was docked 75 cents from her salary to pay for it.
      "Somehow, from her salary, she saved enough to repay her passage money. Then she saved to send passage money over for her sister Kate and her brother William. This money was lost in transit and Agnes had to save a second time before her brother and sister could get to America. The husband of the lady she worked for was a "hackster", a man who owned hacks and rented them out to undertakers and such. One of the undertakers who came to rent these hacks was John Frederick Gibmeyer who married Agnes in 1879. His brother Bernard had already married Agnes' sister Josephine.
      "For her wedding, Agnes wore a garnet red dress which would be suitable for 'Sunday best.' She went to live with her husband, his mother and his older brother, in the Fleet St. house, where all seven or her children were born.
      "On occasion, her Uncle Bentz would visit. When she saw him coming past the kitchen window, she would mix up a beer with egg in it as a special treat for him. Uncle Bentz had two children; Victor and Estelle. The latter was always referred to as 'Ester hell' by her father, which I'm sure was a humorous pronunciation of her name, rather than a comment on her character. [NOTE: This person was George Cornelius Bentz, who married Sophia Schütte, and Estelle and Victor Kaufman were his grandchildren with whom he lived in the early 1900s.]
      "When the First World War came, Agnes' children teased her, accusing her of being partial to the Kaiser. Not so, she claimed. She had loved the old, white-haired Hanoverian king who had been like a father to his people. He had been thrown out by the Prussians when Hanover was taken over as province of Prussia. And the Kaiser was a Prussian!
      "In later years, Agnes suffered greatly from open sores on her legs and could only do such work as she could handle sitting in the kitchen rocker with her legs propped up. She died during Holy Week on March 25, 1929. This year is shown on her tombstone in Holy Redeemer Cemetery."


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