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Catharina Schnaufer

Catharina Schnaufer

Female 1825 -

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  • Name Catharina Schnaufer  [1, 2
    Born 11 Oct 1825  Malmsheim, Wurttemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Female 
    Person ID I11488  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 10 Feb 2014 

    Father Johannes Schnaufer,   b. 6 Jan 1791, Malmsheim, Wurttemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Washington Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Anna Maria Schaber,   b. 20 Feb 1796 
    Married 9 Jul 1815  Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Family ID F4143  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • In 1830 her father and two brothers applied to local authorities to emigrate to North America. They were: Johann Friederich ("Fred"), Johann Marx, and her father 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, her father "Johannes Schnaufer, burger und Weber" [citizen and weaver], together with her mother "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 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' (John's) 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 
    1. [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).

    2. [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. 31.

    3. [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.

    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. 31, 94.