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Amanda Schnaufer

Amanda Schnaufer

Female 1882 - 1947  (64 years)

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  • Name Amanda Schnaufer  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Born 23 Sep 1882  Hamlet, Starke Cnty, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Female 
    Died 13 Jun 1947  Mishawaka, St. Joseph Cnty, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Buried 14 Jun 1947  Riverview Cem, South Bend, St. Joseph Cnty, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Person ID I14813  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 29 Apr 2018 

    Father Gottlieb William Schnaufer,   b. 24 Nov 1842, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1884  (Age 41 years) 
    Mother Sarah Ann Giffin,   b. Jan 1851, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1940, King Cnty, WA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 89 years) 
    Married 24 Nov 1870  [5, 6, 7
    Family ID F4180  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Francis W. Taylor,   b. 3 Jul 1872, Hamlet, Starke Cnty, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1920, South Bend, St. Joseph Cnty, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Married 28 Nov 1898  St. Joseph Cnty, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5, 8
    Children 
     1. Leona Marie Taylor,   b. 25 Sep 1899, Ft. Wayne, Allen Cnty, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 2004, South Bend, St. Joseph Cnty, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 105 years)
     2. Alfred Vernon Taylor,   b. 6 Sep 1902, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jul 1975, Elkhart, Elkhart Cnty, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     3. Lucille W. Taylor,   b. 9 Sep 1906, New Albany, Delaware Cnty, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 1995, South Bend, St. Joseph Cnty, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     4. Helen Taylor,   b. 11 Jun 1908, Albany, Delaware Cnty, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1994, South Bend, St. Joseph Cnty, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    +5. Bernice Rose Taylor,   b. 8 Dec 1910, Albany, Delaware Cnty, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 2002, South Bend, St. Joseph Cnty, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     6. Esther Virginia Taylor,   b. 28 Mar 1913, South Bend, St. Joseph Cnty, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1992, South Bend, St. Joseph Cnty, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    +7. Robert William Taylor,   b. 25 Nov 1915, South Bend, St. Joseph Cnty, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jul 1977, South Bend, St. Joseph Cnty, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
    Last Modified 29 Apr 2018 
    Family ID F5513  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The 1900 census lists Frank Taylor, 27, born Jul 1872, living with his wife Amanda, 17, born Sep 1882, and their daughter Leona, 8 months, born Sep 1899. All were born in Indiana. Frank was employed as a "day laborer." 1900 U.S. Census, Portage Twsp, St. Joseph Cnty, IN (T623, ED 122, stamped p. 324)(LDS Film 1240401).
    • The 1920 census records Amanda, 37, living with her husband Frank, 47, and the following children: Leona, 20; Alfred, 17; Lucille, 13; Helen, 11; Bernice, 9; Esther, 8; and Robert 4. All were born in Indiana. Frank was laborer working for a manufacturing co. 1920 U.S. Census, Ward 2 (Portage), South Bend, St. Joseph Cnty, IN (T 625, Roll 463, ED 235, stamped p. 194).
    • Amanda died a horrible death. Astonishingly, 27 years after her husband burned to death, so did she. Her death certificate indicates that she died of 2d & 3d degree burns over her entire body in a building that had "partly burned." She died in the St. Joseph Hospital 12 hours after she was admitted. The death certificate (# 19951; filed 16 Jun 1947) indicates that she died 13 Jun 1947, the widow of Frank W. Taylor; She had been born 23 Sep 1882 in Hamlet, Indiana. Her father was "William Schnauffer"; her mother, "Sarah Giffin." She was buried in Riverview Cemetery 14 Jun 1947.
    • News article, The Indianapolis [IN] Star, p. 4 (13 Jun 1947):
      "Woman Burned By Blast Fire
      "South Bend, Ind., June 12 -- A flash fire in the kitchen of her Osceoloa [IN] home resulted in second and third-degree burns today to Mrs. Amanda Taylor, 64 years old.
      "James Noel, Osceola, suffered burns about the arms and hands in an attempt to rescued Mrs. Taylor. The woman was taken to St. Joseph Hospital, Mishawaka.
      "Witnesses said Mrs. Taylor was using a five-gallon can of kerosene to replenish a small stove when the fuel exploded. Flames swept through the room, igniting Mrs. Taylor's clothing. She rushed to the bathroom and attempted to extinguish the fire with water.
      "Noel, operator of a next-door fruit stand, was attracted by the blast and attempted to assist the victim in her efforts to climb through a window. Firemen arrived and rescued the woman."
    • News article, The Indianapolis [IN] Star, p. 1 (14 Jun 1947):
      "Mrs. Amanda Taylor, 64, died in St. Joseph Hospital, Mishawaka [IN], of burns suffered in her rural Osceola home when a kerosene container exploded. A neighbor, James Noel, who suffered burns of the arms and hands in trying to rescue her, was in good condition. She was refilling a kerosene-burning range when the explosion occurred."

  • Sources 
    1. [S1087] IN Census 1900, St. Joseph|, St. Joseph Cnty, IN, 1900 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C.), (T 623, ED 122, p. 324)(LDS Film 1240401).

    2. [S1088] IN Census 1920, St. Joseph|, St. Joseph County, IN, 1920 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C.), (T 625, Roll 463, p. 194).

    3. [S1089] IN Death Certs, 1899-2011 |, Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011, (Indiana State Board of Health, Indiana Archives and Records Administration, Indianapolis, IN; database online, https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60716).

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    5. [S900] Ancestry Tree - Gappa|, Frank Andrew Gappa, Gappa Family Tree, (Ancestry.com, Public Member Tree, Online database, https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/tree/15116141/listofallpeople/ ; Email: tarantulaman59@hotmail.com).

    6. [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. 37.

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