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 Dorothea <I>Schumaker</I> Schoenfield

Dorothea Schumaker Schoenfield

Sublime, Lavaca County, Texas, USA
Death 25 Nov 1922 (aged 42)
New Taiton, Wharton County, Texas, USA
Burial El Campo, Wharton County, Texas, USA
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Dorothea Schumaker was born on 23 December 1879 in Sublime, Lavaca County, Texas. She was a daughter of August Charles Schumaker and Magdalena Pelzer.
Although her parents had five children, only Dorothea and her brother Charles August survived into adulthood.

Two Schoenfeld siblings married two Schumaker siblings:
Dorothea married Paul Herman Schoenfield, the son of Johann Gottlieb Schoenfeld and Mathilde Michling Schoenfeld, in the Sublime Zion Lutheran Church in 1898.
The following year, Dorothea's brother, Charles August Schumaker, married Paul's sister, Wilhelmina "Minnie" Schoenfield.
(About 1912, the surname of "Schoenfeld" acquired an "i" and became "Schoenfield.")

Dorothea and Paul were the parents of five children:
Olga, Clarence, twins Leo and Leonard, and Alvin.

About 1912, the family moved to Taiton in Wharton County, Texas where they continued to be engaged in farming and ranching.

On 25 November 1922, tragedy struck the family when Dorothea died from a stroke. She was only 42 years of age.

~ by Linda Wiesner, g-granddaughter

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  • Maintained by: Linda Wiesner
  • Originally Created by: John Boyd
  • Added: 27 Nov 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 44841326
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Dorothea Schumaker Schoenfield (23 Dec 1879–25 Nov 1922), Find A Grave Memorial no. 44841326, citing Garden of Memories, El Campo, Wharton County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Linda Wiesner (contributor 47712171) .