Tuesday, July 1, 2008

A Footnote to My Last Post

Yesterday I wrote about my 6th great grandfather, the Rev. Daniel Schumacher. One of the entries in Daniel Schumacher's Baptismal Register found listed on April 28, 1756 was for an Anna Maria Schmedder, the four week old daughter of William Schmedder and his wife Maria Catharina.

An asterisk beside Anna Maria’s name indicated that Daniel had given a hand decorated certificate of the baptism, a Taufscheine, to the couple to commemorate the event. The baptism was done at a church that Daniel called, Allemangel. The church was located in Albany Township of Berks County, Pennsylvania.

Descendents of William Schmedder and descendents of Daniel Schumacher would move away from Southeastern Pennsylvania, and eventually both William and Daniel would have lines that would make their way, by different routes. to Sandusky County in Ohio.

Almost two hundred years after the baptism, the 5th Great granddaughter of Daniel and Maria Elisabeth Schumacher would meet, fall in love and marry the 5th Great grandson of William and Maria Catharina Schmedder.

How do I know this? Well, I know the couple – the 5th great granddaughter and the 5th great grandson of Schumacher and Schmedder.

I am their daughter.

Until Next Time – Happy Ancestral Digging!

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