Archive for September, 2011

Name:  Theresia Assmann

Birthday:  September 10, 1827

Parents:  Mathias Assmann & Maria Elisabeth Schneider

Siblings:  Frank, Hermann, Catharina, Anna Maria, John, Elisabeth

Relationship:  married to Peter Hansen, mother of 7 children

Hometown:  Westphalia, Germany

Immigration:  June 4, 1836 aboard “Alexander”

Last Known Residence:  St. Ignace, Mackinac, Michigan

Education:  able to read,write and speak English

Occupation:  Housewife

Church:  St. Ignatius Church, St. Ignace, Michigan

Death:  November 20, 1914

Cemetery:  Saint Ignatius Loyola Catholic Cemetery

Relationship to Me:  3rd great-grandaunt

Theresa Assmann Hanson died November 20, 1914.  Her married name of “Hanson” has been spelled a variety of ways so I am unsure of the proper spelling.  Theresa was the last of her family to die.  After she married Peter they moved to the upper peninsula of Michigan and seemed to move about a lot.  Peter died first in 1890.  Theresa moved to St. Ignace, Mackinac, Michigan where she remained until she died.  Her maiden name is spelled “Ossman” though I am sure that is how it was pronounced.  (3rd great-grandaunt)


Joseph Chesney (25) & Elizabeth Uttech (21) married on May 12, 1903 in Detroit, Michigan.  They were married by a priest A.V. Mernes, and witnesses were James Mushroom and Clara Blesnack.  (clicking on the photo makes it larger.)

If you know anything about this couple or if you would like more information, please contact me!

Name:  August Schulte

Birthday:  February 14, 1840

Parents:  Franz Schulte & Elisabeth Förth

Siblings:  Elisabeth, Francis, Therese & Theodore

Relationship:  married to Wilhelmina Raass, father of 6 children

Hometown:  Deutmecke, Westphalia, Germany

Immigration:  September 9, 1847 aboard “Harvest”

Last Known Residence:  Detroit, Wayne, Michigan

Education:  able to read & write

Occupation:  upholsterer at Marcus Stevens, 4th Ward Alderman

Church:  Old St. Mary’s Church, Detroit, Michigan

Death:  September 3, 1881, drowning

Cemetery:  Mt. Elliott Cemetery – Detroit, Michigan

Relationship to Me:  3rd great-grandfather

September of 1881 was a very tragic time for the Schulte family.  My 3rd great-grandfather, August Schulte, suddenly disappeared during the night and was found floating a day later in the Detroit River.  As there was no evidence of violence on his person, it was determined that he commit suicide and is buried in the unconsecrated ground section of the cemetery in an unknown location.  He left behind a grieving widow (Mina Raass) and 4 young sons.  His oldest son and his namesake, August Schulte, would also drown 15 years later.  (clicking on the images makes them larger)

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