Helena Mary Mohrmann Schumaker

Birth
Rastede, Landkreis Ammerland, Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany
Death 2 Nov 1878 (aged 72)
Sublime, Lavaca County, Texas, USA
Burial Sublime, Lavaca County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 147638344 · View Source
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Helena Mary Mohrmann Schumaker was born on 1 February 1806 in Rastede in the old Grand Duchy of Oldenburg, Germany. (Present day: Rastede, Ammerland, Lower Saxony, Germany).
She was the daughter of Heinrich Mohrmann and Hille von Reeken.
Her birthdate was 1 February 1806 according to German records. However, 18 January 1806 was the date recorded by Sublime's Zion Lutheran Church.

On 5 October 1847, she boarded the Barque Franziska in Bremen, Germany with her husband Ahlert Heinrich "Henry" Schumaker and their children: Heinrich, Anna, Meta, Diedrich, Johann, and Eise.
After a voyage of 53 days, they arrived in Galveston, Texas on 27 November 1847.

The family settled in Colorado County where they were engaged in farming. Their neighbors were other German immigrant families with whom they would forge life-long connections: Bock, Dreyer, and Pelzer, including marriages between the four families.

On 11 April 1851, the family was blessed with another son, August Charles Schumaker, in Colorado County, Texas.

I could not find any more information about the family until the 1870 census, when Helena is living as a widow in Sublime, Lavaca County, Texas.

Helena Mary Mohrmann Schumaker died on 2 Nov 1878 in Sublime, Lavaca County, Texas. She was buried by the Zion Lutheran Church in Sublime and is recorded in their records. It is thought that Helena Mary is buried here in Geiger because her other family members are buried here. There are some old, unreadable headstones around some of her family members.

~ by Linda Wiesner, g-g-granddaughter of Helena Mary Mohrmann Schumaker


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  • Created by: Linda Wiesner
  • Added: 9 Jun 2015
  • Find a Grave Memorial 147638344
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Helena Mary Mohrmann Schumaker (18 Jan 1806–2 Nov 1878), Find a Grave Memorial no. 147638344, citing Geiger Cemetery, Sublime, Lavaca County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Linda Wiesner (contributor 47712171) .