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Our Swiss connection - part 2

Christian and Barbara Luginbuhl Schumacher

This is the second installment in this series. Click here for previous installment.

Christian Schumacher was born Oct. 7, 1782, in Florimont, Alsace Loraine, France, to Hans and Catharine (Luginbuhl) Schumacher. Christian married Barbara Elizabeth Luginbuhl on June 14, 1810, at Chaluet, Obt (district) Moutier in Canton Bern, Switzerland.

Barbara was born on March 11, 1781,  to Hans and Barbara (Luginbuhl) Luginbuhl with no more additional information available for her parents. Christian’s parents remained in Switzerland.

Christian’s brother, Johannes, established a saw mill near Riley Creek and sawed timber for his father’s house, which was built in 1843. This house is owned today by the Swiss Community Historical Society on Bixel Road..

Christian, Sr., and Barbara had six children. Barbara, Christian Jr., Katherine, Johannes, Peter and Jacob. Katherine and Jacob died in Switzerland while Barbara, Christian, Jr., Johannes and Peter came with their parents in 1835.

Barbara, the oldest married Peter Steiner on Feb. 24, 1835, in Florimont, France, and they had 11 children. Christian, Jr., was single and died at the age of 36 on March 11, 1849. Johanne married Barbara Steiner on Dec. 2, 1838, in Wayne County, Ohio, and they had nine children with several moving to other areas of the country.

Peter married Elizabeth Suter on Aug. 10, 1839, in Putnam County, Ohio, Elizabeth is the daughter of Christian and Magdalena (Steiner) Suter. The family of Peter and Elizabeth had 16 children, and all grew to adulthood, married and gave them 163 grandchildren.

Christian, Sr., died in 1858 at the age of 76 and Barbara died in 1855 at age 74. Both are buried in the Old Mennonite Cemetery, on Phillips Road.

It is not known when Peter and Elizabeth moved back to his father’s farm. Peter died on May 28, 1881, at age 62 and Elizabeth died Oct. 12, 1897, at the age of 75. They are also buried in the Old Mennonite Cemetery.

Christian had a brother, John and sisters, Verena and Katharina, who also came to America.

Christian Schumacher, Senior
Born: Oct. 7, 1782, Florimont Alsace Loraine France
Died: Nov. 6, 1858, Riley Township, Putnam County
Came to American from Switzerland in 1836
Burial: Old Mennonite Cemetery, Bluffton
Occupation: Grist mill in Basle, Switzerland, and wine merchant in Alsace Loraine, France

Father: Hans Schumacher, 1751-1804
Mother: Catharina Luginbuhl, 1752-1818
Married: June 14, 1810, Chaluet, Obit, Moutier, Canton Bern

Spouse: Barbara Elizabeth Luginbuhl
Born, March 11, 1781, Grettery Court, Switzerland
Died: Oct. 19, 1855, Allen County, Ohio
Buried: Old Mennonite Cemetery, Bluffton

Father: Hans Luginbuhl 1731-?
Mother: Barbara Luginbuhl, 1756-?

Children:
Barbara Schumacher

Born: March 24, 1811, St. Albanthal Canton Basel Switzerland
Died: April 5, 1889, Richland Township, Allen County, Ohio
Spouse: Peter Steiner

Christian Schumacher, Jr.
Born: Feb. 14, 1813, St. Albanthal Canton Basel
Died March 11, 1849, Richland Township, Allen County, Ohio

Katherine Schumacher
Born: March 12, 1815, St. Albanthal Canton Basel
Died: Prior to 1836, St. Albanthal Canton Basel

Johanne Schumacher
Born: June 29, 1816, St. Albanthal Canton Basel
Died: Feb. 22, 1866, Richland Township, Allen County, Ohio
Spouse: Barbara Steiner

Rev. Peter Schumacher
Born, March 16, 1819, St. Albanthal Canton Basel
Died: May 28, 1881, Blanchard Township, Putnam County, Ohio
Spouse: Elizabeth Suter

Jacob Schumacher
Born: June 28, 1821, St Albanthal Canton Basel

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