The Genealogy of the Following Families:
The Simon Family of Willebadessen, Germany, and its Descendants in America
The Barcant, Krogh, d'Abadie, and Related Families of Trinidad and Tobago
The Hurd and Clark Families of Kent County, Delaware and Caroline County, Maryland
The Dolan and Carr Families of County Tyrone, Northern Ireland; County Donegal, Ireland; and America
The McGillin Families of County Tyrone, Northern Ireland and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Friedrich August Valentin Schütte1851 - Yes, date unknown
Name Friedrich August Valentin Schütte Born 3 Jan 1851 Papenburg, Niedersachsen, Germany Gender Male Died Yes, date unknown Person ID I611 Simon and Related Families Last Modified 22 Apr 2017
Father Joseph Schütte, b. 7 Jan 1825, Aschendorf, Niedersachsen, Germany , d. 30 Apr 1869, Papenburg, Niedersachsen, Germany (Age 44 years) Mother Rosina Maria Carolina "Caroline" Solaro, b. 30 Jun 1816, Jever, Niedersachsen, Germany , d. 20 Oct 1867, Papenburg, Niedersachsen, Germany (Age 51 years) Married 30 Jun 1847 Jever, Niedersachsen, Germany Documents 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
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.
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Named as the oldest child of Joseph and Carolina Schütte in family oral history. According to this history, he was about 17 at the time of the bookbindery fire.
Full date of birth of 3 January 1851 and location of Papenburg given 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. Parents named as Joseph Schütte and Caroline Solaro and full name of Friedrich August Valentin Schütte given in this record.
HISTORY: According to family oral history, August Schütte was unable to assist his siblings after their parents died and left them orphans. He left Germany after that and was only heard from infrequently after that. A long-standing joke was that someday "rich uncle August" would show up to make everything right.
POTENTIAL RECORD: The compilation "Foreign-Born Voters in California, 1872," by Jim W. Faulkinbury shows an entry (record no. 51625) for August Martin Schutt. Given that he was in the merchant marine and was known to have been in San Francisco, it is possible that he was a resident of California.
FAMILY HISTORY SKETCH: The following biographical sketch was written by Agnes Simon Riesett, from oral history that had come down in the family.
"The eldest son of Joseph Schuette, August, was 17 at the time of the fire. He was due to be drafted in the German Military. He escaped from the country and became a Merchant Seaman. His intent may have been that he could thus earn money to help the family. When his parents died, he managed to sneak back for one of the funerals, but not the other. He continued to stay in touch with his sisters but at infrequent intervals, since ships were at sea for long periods of time in those days of slow travel. The last communication was a postcard from San Francisco to Baltimore, saying that he was shipping out. Since they never heard from him again, his sisters presumed that he had died at sea."