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Josephine Augusta Gesina Schütte1849 - 1909 (59 years)
Name Josephine Augusta Gesina Schütte Born 16 Aug 1849 Papenburg, Niedersachsen, Germany Gender Female Died 27 Feb 1909 Baltimore, Maryland Buried 28 Feb 1909 Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery, Baltimore, Maryland Person ID I612 Simon and Related Families Last Modified 30 May 2018
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.
Family ID F165 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Family Bernard Gibmeyer, b. 18 Jun 1843, Baltimore, Maryland , d. 15 Apr 1882, Baltimore, Maryland (Age 38 years) Married 7 Jun 1870 Baltimore, Maryland Children 1. Sophia Elizabeth Gibmeyer, b. 6 Oct 1871, Baltimore, Maryland , d. Bef 1880, Maryland (Age < 8 years) 2. Henry Maria Gibmeyer, b. 25 Dec 1873, Baltimore, Maryland , d. 1 Sep 1875, Baltimore, Maryland (Age 1 years) 3. John Frederick Gibmeyer, b. 21 Nov 1874, Baltimore, Maryland , d. Bef 1880, Maryland (Age < 5 years) 4. Agnes Frances Gibmeyer, b. 4 Jul 1876, Baltimore, Maryland , d. 20 Jan 1877, Baltimore, Maryland (Age 0 years) 5. Frederick John Gibmeyer, b. 18 Jan 1878, Baltimore, Maryland , d. 17 Jan 1936, Baltimore, Maryland (Age 57 years) 6. William Joseph Gibmeyer, b. 25 Jan 1881, Baltimore, Maryland , d. 21 Feb 1934, Baltimore, Maryland (Age 53 years) Last Modified 26 Jan 2015 Family ID F388 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Event Map Born - 16 Aug 1849 - Papenburg, Niedersachsen, Germany Married - 7 Jun 1870 - Baltimore, Maryland Died - 27 Feb 1909 - Baltimore, Maryland Buried - 28 Feb 1909 - Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery, Baltimore, Maryland = Link to Google Earth
Photos Schütte, Josephine
Josephine Schütte Gibmeyer, circa 1910s. Photograph and identification from Agnes Simon Riesett.
Schütte, Josephine | Gibmeyer, Anne
Josephine Schütte Gibmeyer and her niece, Anne Gibmeyer, circa 1910s. Photograph and identification from Agnes Simon Riesett.
Full date given as 16 August 1849 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 Josephine Augusta Gesina Schütte given in this record.
Roughly consistent with age (20 years) in 1870 U.S. Census for Maryland, Baltimore, page 244B, line 21. Place of birth given as Hanover [Germany]. Enumerated as Josephine Schitte, in the household of Bernard Gibmeyer. Date of enumeration was 4 June 1870, a few days before their marriage. Also living in the household was George "Bends," his wife Sophia, and three of their children.
Roughly consistent with age (21 years) given in 1870 marriage record. Location of birth given as Pappenburg in marriage record.
Consistent with age (30 years) in 1880 U.S. Census for Maryland, Baltimore, page 63B, line 19. Place of birth given as Hanover [Germany]. Enumerated as Josephine Gibmeyer, with husband Bernard Gibmeyer and son Frederick.
No record found in 1900 U.S. Census for Maryland, Baltimore.
Age on death certificate was 60 years, 2 months, and 10 days, which would equate to a birth date of 17 December 1848. The more contemporary date from the Papenburg church records -- which is consistent with the 1880 census record -- is followed, though.
A record in "Baltimore Passenger and Immigration Lists, 1820-1872" lists the arrival of a Josephine Schütte, age 18, in Baltimore on 5 November 1867 on the Ship Johanne Wilhelmine, outbound from Bremen, Germany. The place of origin for Josephine Schütte was Emden, Germany, which is a town downstream the Ems River from Papenburg. At Emden, the Ems empties into the North Sea. It is about 20 miles from Papenburg in a direct line. Given the consistency of the age of the Josephine Schütte in this record with other information on the birth of Josephine Schütte, the fact that this is the only Josephine Schütte in the index, and the geographic proximity of the place of origin with Papenburg, this has to be viewed as a very plausible match. Abstract on www.ancestry.com. Original record on National Archives Series Number M255, Roll 16, Line 99.
A reproduction of the page in the passenger list for the Ship Johanne Wilhelmine gives the above information, and also the information that Josephine was both born in Emden and that Emden was her place of last legal residence in Germany. None of the other passengers have this combination of birthplace or destination (i.e, Baltimore), and there is no person with the surname Bentz on the list. It would appear that Josephine traveled alone.
OCCUPATION: House maid (1870 U.S. Census)
DEATH: Death certificate referenced in research of Ormond D. Higgins.
FAMILY HISTORY SKETCH: The following biographical sketch was written by Agnes Simon Riesett, her granddaughter, from oral history that had come down in the family.
"Josephine (called "Feeney") arrived in Baltimore on Nov. 5, 1867 on the ship "Johanne Wilhelmine" from Emden, Germany. She was 18 years old. To whom did she turn when she arrived in Baltimore? Agnes Schuette spoke of two uncles who lived in Baltimore. They would have also been uncles of her sister Josephine. The first was Uncle Ellinghouse who helped Agnes get to America. Perhaps he did the same for Josephine. The second was Uncle Bentz. We find a George Bentz living at 282 S. Ann St. in 1867, the year Josephine arrived. Could this have been Josephine's Uncle Bentz? In 1871, George Bentz was living at 314 Canton Ave., the grocery store owned by Bernard Gibmeyer (future husband of Josephine). Was it through Uncle Bentz that Josephine met Bernard Gibmeyer? The first concrete information we have about Josephine in America is that she is listed as the spouse of Bernard Gibmeyer in the land records of 1877.
"Her sister Agnes' comment on Josephine's character was that "Feeney was an excellent cook but that she hated to clean up the mess." Her qualifications as a cook probably influenced her choice of a career when her husband died leaving her with two small children."
COMMENTARY ON FAMILY HISTORY SKETCH: It is almost certain that "Uncle Bentz" was, in fact, George Bentz. In a marriage record for his son (also named George Bentz), his wife's maiden name was given as Sophia Schütte. DNA testing of Bentz descendants show a relationship with our family consistent with Sophia being the sister of Joseph Schütte.
The role the Bentz's played in Josephine's early years in Baltimore is illustrated by the fact that Sophia Schütte Bentz was the godmother of Josephine's first child, Sophia Gibmeyer, and it would appear that she named her after her aunt Sophia.