Herman Schulenberg

Herman Schulenberg

Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany
Death 19 Mar 1922 (aged 88)
Arlington, Sibley County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Arlington, Sibley County, Minnesota, USA
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Date of Birth: 4 Feb 1834
Place of Birth: Ehrenburg, Kingdom of Hannover
Mother Maiden Name: na
MN Death Certid# 1922-MN-013513
Date of Death: 19 Mar 1922
County of Death: SIBLEY

  Pearl L Schulenberg (1895-1973)
  Laura A Schulenberg Dresser (1902-1994)

Hermann, born in Hannover, Germany, in 1834, emigrated from Germany to the United States, at age nine, brought over by an uncle, "H. Schulenberg" (probably Henry), "carpenter from Hannover." They travelled on the ship Heinrich out of Bremen, arriving in New York City on April 24, 1843. Hermann married Wilhelmina Wulff at Cedarburg, Wisconsin (near Milwaukee), on Sept. 16, 1856. The marriage record lists his parents as John Henry and Margareta Schulenberg, and his residence as Sibley County, Minnesota. Herman and Wilhelmina settled in a wooded area about five miles from what is now Arlington, Minnesota, and immediately built a log cabin and made log furniture. This was still Indian country, and they had various encounters, mostly friendly, with the Sioux. During the first summers there, he worked on river boats between St. Paul and St. Louis. After a few years they moved to a farm on the outskirts of Arlington where they prospered. Herman served as a county commission for Sibley County, and the family were founding members of St. Paul Lutheran Church.

On February 4, 1865, Hermann volunteered for the Civil War, at Henderson, Minnesota, and he was mustered in on February 16 at Fort Snelling in St. Paul, into Company H, First Regiment Minnesota Heavy Artillery. The regiment had been mustered to reinforce Chattanooga after Sherman began his march to the sea, and to prevent CSA Gen. Hood from attacking Sherman's supply lines and rail lines and from re-taking the city. Heroes of previous battles, especially Gettysburg, were placed as officers of this group "mustered from the country districts." It is credited with helping prevent Hood from moving his troops to reinforce Gen. Lee in Richmond. Hermann was honorably discharged on September 27, 1865, at Nashville, retaining a musket and accountrements.

Herman became a naturalized U.S. citizen at Henderson, Minnesota, on March 25, 1876.

Children and birth dates listed on his military pension application are: Louis 1856, Anna 1858, Carolina 1861, Louisa 1862, Fred 1865, John 1867, Augusta 1869, and Emma 1873.

(Biographical data compiled by Ruben Spannaus and Jane Dresser; military data compiled by Edward Spannaus)

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 65566266
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Herman Schulenberg (4 Feb 1834–19 Mar 1922), Find A Grave Memorial no. 65566266, citing Arlington Public Cemetery, Arlington, Sibley County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Edward Spannaus (contributor 47461360) .