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Johannes Schnaufer

Johannes Schnaufer

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  • Name Johannes Schnaufer  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Nickname John 
    Born 6 Jan 1791  Malmsheim, Wurttemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 5
    Christened 7 Jan 1791  Malmsheim, Wurttemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Gender Male 
    AFN XZBZ-JQ 
    Occupation Manufacturing - weaver 
    Died Washington Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Buried Newport Cem, Newport, Washington Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I11410  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 31 Jul 2013 

    Father Johann Friederich Schnaufer,   b. 9 Dec 1750,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Elizabetha Friderica Mitschelin,   b. 30 Dec 1752,   d. 10 Feb 1837  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 7 Oct 1777  Malsheim, Wurttemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 8
    Family ID F4025  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anna Maria Schaber,   b. 20 Feb 1796 
    Married 9 Jul 1815  Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 9
    Children 
     1. Anna Maria Schnaufer,   b. Abt 1818, Malmsheim, Wurttemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Johannes Schnaufer,   b. 4 Apr 1819, Malmsheim, Wurttemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1830  (Age 10 years)
     3. Johanna Friederika Schnaufer,   b. 9 Nov 1823, Malmsheim, Wurttemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Catharina Schnaufer,   b. 11 Oct 1825, Malmsheim, Wurttemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location
    +5. Luise (Louisa) Friederika Schnaufer,   b. 8 Dec 1827, Malmsheim, Wurttemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1914, Williamsburg, Clermont Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     6. Peter Schnaufer,   b. 7 Nov 1829, Malmsheim, Wurttemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1830  (Age 0 years)
     7. Anna Barbara Schnaufer,   b. 7 Nov 1829, Malmsheim, Wurttemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1830, at Sea Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +8. William Frederick Schnaufer,   b. 15 Jul 1831, Pipe Creek, Frederick (now Carroll) Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1910, Marietta, Washington Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     9. Caroline Mary Magdalena Schnaufer,   b. 9 Jun 1835, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Matilda Schnaufer,   b. 31 Aug 1838, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1890  (Age 51 years)
    Last Modified 22 May 2013 
    Family ID F4143  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Johannes Schnaufer's
Application to Emigrate
    Johannes Schnaufer's Application to Emigrate
    Application # 7 (17 Mar 1830) to
    Malmsheim, Leonberg Oberamst, Wurttemberg
    emigration authorities
    (LDS Film 837958)

  • Notes 
    • The Germany, Marriages index reports that the parents of "Johannes Schnaufer," born 6 Jan 1791, were "Johann Friedrich Schnaufer" and "Elisab. Friedr. Mitschele."
    • In 1830 three sons of Johann Friederich Schnauffer applied to local authorities to emigrate to North America. They were: Johann Friederich ("Fred"), Johann Marx, and Johannes ("John"). They went to the "Auswanderung" [emigration] office for Malmsheim, Leonberg Oberamt [district town] , Wurttemberg to apply.

      On 17 Mar 1830, in application No. 7, "Johannes Schnaufer, burger und Weber" [citizen and weaver], together with his wife "Anna Maria Geborhen [born] Schaber" applied for permission to travel to "Nord America." Their "kinder" [children] were listed:

      "A. Anna Maria ------ 12 ½
      "B. Johanna Friederika ------ 6
      "C. Catharina ------------ 5 ½
      "D. Luise Friederika -------- 2
      "E. Ann Barbara --------- ½ *** "

      The applications of the three brothers are contained in the Leonberg Oberamt (Wurttemberg) Auswanderungsakten, 1589-1918, the original manuscripts of which are in the Staatsarchiv, Ludwigsburg. They are preserved on microfilm (LDS Film 837958).

      The records are indexed (but not arranged by family) in Trudy Schenk & Ruth Froelke, The Wuertemberg Emigration Index, vol. 4, pp. 185-186 (Ancestry Publishing; Salt Lake City, UT: 1988).

      A short while later the three families travelled to Rotterdam, Holland, to begin their voyage to "Nord America." They boarded the Fabius, sailed the Atlantic, and arrived in Baltimore, MD on 30 Sep 1830. Members of all of the families survived the voyage except for Johannes' baby daughter Anna Barbara. Arrival of the new immigrants was duly noted by customs officials; in the process of recording names of the arriving passengers, some were "Americanized." Regardless, the names of the new immigrants are indexed (but, again, not arranged by family) in Michael H.Tepper (ed.), Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Baltimore, 1820-1834, pp. 634-635 (Genealogical Pub. Co.; Baltimore, MD: 1982).


  • Sources 
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    2. [S899] German Marriages, 1558-1929 |, Deutschland, Heiraten 1558-1929, (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City, UT; Online database, Germany, Marriages, 1558-1929, https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1473009), Batch M91665-2; Film 1056669; https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/J4FQ-WS1.

    3. [S924] Wurttemberg Emigr|, Leonberg Oberamt, Wurttemberg, Auswanderungsakten, 1589-1918, (Staatsarchiv, Ludwigsburg, Germany; Microfilmed by Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints, Salt Lake City, UT; Film 837958).

    4. [S903] Lois S|, Lois Hall Snouffer, From Schnaufer to Snouffer, (Lois H. Snouffer & Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, IN 46802), 929.2 SN59SL (2013)., pp. 7, 94.

    5. [S903] Lois S|, Lois Hall Snouffer, From Schnaufer to Snouffer, (Lois H. Snouffer & Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, IN 46802), 929.2 SN59SL (2013)., p. 94.

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