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Jacob Schlichter
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Birth: Apr. 26, 1810
Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Death: May 1, 1887
New Washington
Clark County
Indiana, USA

Born Friedrich Jacob Schlichter, the arrival of Schlichters from Germany in southern Indiana and Louisville is primarily the study of the arrival of Jacob Schlichter, one of his sisters, as well as two more of his sister’s children. In addition to his own family, the total identified family members related to Jacob in the US is 14 nieces and nephews, one sister, her husband and five cousins.

Jacob was one of thirteen children, having two brothers and ten sisters. Ten of the thirteen survived to adulthood. One of his sisters died in the birth of her seventh child and her husband later married his late wife's younger sister and had ten more children. Eight of those seventeen children came to the US starting in 1851. The nickname 'Franz' derives from the Latin form of Friedrich.

The first to arrive was Jacob's sister, Theresa, her husband Andreas Schlichter, and their two children. They seem to have come to Clark County, Indiana about 1836-mid 1837. This family seems to have been the destination of both Jacob and Lorenz (and their families).

In Apr 1839, the family of Lorenz Schlichter arrived. There are two Lorenz Schlichters: Father and son. Lorenz Sr, arrived in the USA with the following: Lorenz Sr., wife Catherine, children: Michael, Lorenz Jr. (later of Coffey, Kansas), and Katherine Barbara. They all went directly to Clark County, Indiana.

Jacob married Theresa Zorn 9 Nov. 1836. Jacob and family arrived in the USA in May 1839 as part of a larger party. They all went directly to Clark County, Indiana. Jacob is related to Lorenz Schlichter’s family by the marriage of his sister Theresa to her ½ second cousin Lorenz’ son Andreas.

Lorenz (Sr.), wife, daughter and one son are documented living in Clark County, Indiana with or as neighbors of Jacob and his family in 1840. In 1842 Lorenz (Sr.) purchased fifty acres of land that he and his wife sold in 1847.

Jacob's sister Theresa is found living in Louisville in 1870 having been widowed before 1860. She and her husband had six children, two boys born in Germany and four girls born in Indiana. One son died of a gunshot wound in 1857, the other died of hepatitis in 1877. One girl died as a child.

Jacob and his wife had seven children, the first died at about three months of age in Germany, and her name was re-used when naming Maria Eve (Mary) Schlichter b. 1840 d. 1862. Jacob’s son Adam was named after one of Jacob’s brothers.

Jacob's brother and sister’s families maintained contact between the German and American branches of the family until 1934. On the German end several of the cousins had married officers in the German Army, and in 1934 many of their descendants were Field Grade officers in the German Army. Hitler killed them July 1934.

JMP 12/31/14

The Daily Evening News, Jeffersonville, Indiana, 24 May 1887, p. 4, col. 1 (sub City News In General): "J. W. Ross, administrator of the estate of the late Jacob Schlichter, filed an inventory yesterday, which shows an aggregate value of $17,000, most of which is located in Bethlehem Township." 
Family links: 
  Johann Burkhard Stanislaus Schlichter (1770 - 1849)
  Maria Elisabetha Hauß Schlichter (1781 - 1834)
  Maria Theresia Zorn Schlichter (1808 - 1878)
  Addie McIntire Bower (1856 - 1939)*
  Maria Eva Schlichter (1837 - 1837)*
  Veronika Schlichter Miller (1838 - 1919)*
  Mary Eve Schlichter Hubbuch (1840 - 1862)*
  Adam Schlichter (1842 - 1896)*
  Heinrich Schlichter (1845 - 1925)*
  Albert [Schlichter] Slider (1849 - 1929)*
  Sarah A. Schlichter Johnson (1849 - 1927)*
  Frank Lawrence Schlichter (1885 - 1966)*
  Edith M. Allen (1887 - 1979)*
  Franz Lorenz Schlichter (____ - 1830)*
  Katharina Barbara Schlichter (1804 - 1812)*
  Maria Josepha Schlichter Hubbuch (1808 - 1841)*
  Jacob Schlichter (1810 - 1887)
  Maria Anna Schlichter (1812 - 1816)*
  Johann Burkhard Schlichter (1815 - 1816)*
  Wilhilmina Schlichter Hubbuch (1825 - 1880)*
*Calculated relationship
Ross Cemetery
Clark County
Indiana, USA
Maintained by: 574MI
Originally Created by: Todd Whitesides
Record added: Oct 24, 2011
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Jacob Schlichter
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Jacob Schlichter
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From a descendant of Katharina Barbara Schlichter Deuser.
- Todd Whitesides
 Added: Sep. 8, 2013

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