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Peter and Barbara Schumacher Steiner

Our Swiss connection - part 22

This is the 22nd installment in this series. Click here for the previous installment.

Peter Steiner came to America with his parents Christian and Katharina Luginbuhl Steiner in 1835. Click here for a  previous column in this series featuring his brother and sister-in-law, John F. and Barbara Habegger Steiner.

Prior to coming to America, Peter had married Barbara Schumacher who was from Basel, Switzerland. Barbara’s parents were Christian and Barbara Elizabeth Luginbuhl Schumacher.

Peter and Barbara had 10 children and each was born in Richland Township.

Peter Steiner
Born: Oct. 21, 1810, La Charme Cme Florimont France
Died: Aug. 21, 1870
Buried: Old Mennonite Cemetery, Bluffton

Peter’s father: Rev. Christian Steiner (1774-1846)
Peter’s mother: Katharina Luginbuhl (1781-1848)
This couple was married on Feb. 24, 1835, in La Charme Cme Florimont, France

Barbara Schumacher
Born: March 24, 1811, Basel, Switzerland
Died: April 5, 1889
Buried: Old Mennonite Cemetery, Bluffton

Barbara’s father: Christian Schumacher, Sr., (1782-1858)
Barbara’s mother: Barbara Elizabeth Luginbuhl (1781-1855)

Peter and Barbara’s children

Catherine Steiner
Born: June 1, 1836
Died June 27, 1895
Spouse: Christian Gratz
The couple had 15 children

Christian Steiner, Sr.
Born: Jan. 25, 1838
Died: March 22, 1921
Spouse: Magdalena Luginbuhl
The couple had 11 children

Barbara Steiner
Born: Nov. 20, 1839
Died: April 12, 1908
Spouse: Peter D. Diller
The couple had 13 children

Mary Ann Steiner
Born: Nov. 30, 1840
Died: Aug. 19, 1888
Spouse: Christian Hilty
The couple had 11 children

Elizabeth Steiner
Born: Oct. 8, 1842
Died: Aug. 6, 1917
Spouse: David C. Luginbuhl
The couple had 8 children

David C. Steiner
Born: June 13, 1844
Died: January 1864

Peter P. Steiner
Born: Dec. 28, 1845
Died: Dec. 17, 1933
The couple had 4 children

Magdalena Steiner
Born: March 18, 1847
Died September 1867

Benjamin Steiner
Born: June 26, 1849
Died: June 23, 1895
Spouse: Christine Stauffer
The couple had no children
Spouse: Barbara Moser
The couple had 1 child

Verena Steiner
Born: March 20, 1851
Died: Feb. 21, 1883

Susanna Steiner
Born: May 12, 1853 Shannon (Bluffton)
Died: Sept. 11, 1887
Spouse: Benjamin B. Hilty
The couple had 12 children

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