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Christine Schultz (#47854496)
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-Photo by Christine Ann Schultz, findagraveID:47854496, AncestryID:GitOutOver

Please note that it is a violation of copyright and policy to upload photos you did not take or get permission to use. I am active on Ancestry, so I will see them in my searches.

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I am the Fifth Great Granddaughter of Christian Otto Schultz, of Rhinebeck, NY, through his son Peter. Peter was one of eight brothers who were revolutionary war patriots. I'm working on the burial sites of all of Christian Otto and Christiana's descendents. There are many of us, so it is a work in progress!

My paternal Grandmother was a King, and what a lot of Kings there were and are! They were boilermakers and laborers and other hard-working folks from Bath, Maine. The families were large, most had little money, and the stories are sometimes hard to take. Infants died more often than in the wealthier side of the family, women married and died young, children didn't always get to stay with their Mom and Dad. The Kings that survived were sometimes badly damaged by their experiences. Theirs is a story of generations of survivors with no choice but to find the strength to survive and overcome life's tragedies. It's not a pretty story, not always an honorable one, but it's honest and has moments of triumph and hope.

On my Mother's side, we have Burns and Gerfin, two names that lead back to Canada, PA, Maine and MA. Behind the Burns, we find the early settlers of Union, Maine, including Phillip Robbins who's home now houses the historical society, the Cummings, with a few courageous fellows who headed off to Lexington, and before them, William and Johanna Towne, my 9G Grandparents, who's three daughters were accused during the hysteria of the Salem witch trials. Rebecca Towne Nurse and Mary Towne Esty, were hung. Sarah was accused after she protested her sister's innocence and spent nearly a year in jail. Her case was finally dismissed by Grand Jury.
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Gail De Noce - Welch
Christian Otto Schultz
Hello, Christine,

My mother, Jocelyn Florence Schultz De Noce, and I are also direct descendants of Christian Otto Schultz and Maria Christina Scharpenstein of Rhinebeck, New York. My maternal great-grandparents are Isaac Vanderhoff Schultz of Rhinebeck, New York and Luedna Violet Greer of Brockville, Ontario, Canada. I am wondering if you already knew that you are our cousin?

Gail De Noce Welch
Added by Gail De Noce - Welch on Apr 24, 2015 11:17 AM
Beverly Kane
Effie Marquardt - Rhinebeck Cemetery
Hi Chris

I have made the suggested changes you send about Effie Marquardt's parents, but I do see that in Dougliss' obit it says that he and his wife only had one child, Edwin.

Added by Beverly Kane on Apr 20, 2015 6:08 PM
Layna Jan Wilson

Added by Layna Jan Wilson on Mar 26, 2015 9:36 AM
RE: Photos
Happy to do it! I wish I'd paid more attention, though, I usually try to get the photos more close up.
Added by GeekyGraveGirl on Mar 08, 2015 5:42 AM
S. Hanabergh
Family Connection
Christine ~ I too am a great granddaughter (6th) of Christiana Sharpenstein and Otto Schultz but through their son Jacob who married Ursula Schryver. They in turn had a daughter Anna, not sure if you have this information as I didn't see it listed on your page. If you would like more information please message me and I would happily give it to you for your research. I have been making some trips to Rhinebeck, the next time I am there I will stop at the cemetery and try to find the graves.

Added by S. Hanabergh on Feb 21, 2015 7:29 PM
Patricia O
At the end of the second paragraph of my profile page, I list as one of my main sources. That's where we found what happened to my father's ship, the MS Lake Osweya, several years ago. Our government never told us anything except 'lost and presumed dead' and that's all we had for years. My son stumbled onto when he typed in the name of the ship; needless to say, we were all in a state of shock! Another excellent source is, and it's amazing what google will bring up sometime. Happy hunting.


Added by Patricia O on Feb 21, 2015 3:22 PM
Patricia O
Perry Wicks, Memorial #75357096
I've made the transfer. So glad you left your token so that this could be done. It's always good to be able to give these memorials to family so that they can be completed and linked.

Take care,

Added by Patricia O on Feb 21, 2015 7:07 AM
Patricia O
Perry Wicks, Memorial #75357096
Hi Christine,

I just came across the token you left on this memorial. Since you referred to Mr. Wicks as your cousin, I take it you're related. Would you like to have maintenance of this memorial? Now that I have the information entered, my goal is to transfer all of these Merchant Marine memorials to family. If you're interested, let me know.
I enjoyed your page and the way you described your history. Very interesting.


Added by Patricia O on Feb 19, 2015 4:46 PM
Beverly Kane
RE: Clarence 122829550
Hi Chris

I've bern entering death dates from interment records.

Added by Beverly Kane on Feb 09, 2015 6:41 AM
Beverly Kane
Leah Miller
Hi Chris

I've asked D Thomas to delete his entry but he has not - that's all I can do. Thanks for added info though!

Added by Beverly Kane on Feb 07, 2015 8:46 PM
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