Descendants of Arnold Schumacher



Generation 1

1.
Arnold Schumacher-1 was born in 1590 in Kriegsheim, Alzey-Worms, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany. He died on 15 Jan 1655 in Dollendorf, Euskirchen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.


Notes for Arnold Schumacher:
General Notes:
I am from Niederdollendorf (Germany), a little village at the eastern bank of the river Rhine. Niederdollendorf has been the birth place of Peter Schumacher, and two years ago I came upon the fantastic story about the life of the Schumacher family – from Niederdollendorf (Rhine valley) via Kriegsheim (Palatinate) to Germantown (Pennsylvania).

One of my first sources to research this splendid story was the Benjamin Shoemaker book. But the often times quoted text of Benjamin Shoemaker requires some little corrections and explanations:

Excerpt from Benjamin Shoemaker’s book “The Schumacher pioneers”:
„In the Staats Archiv Dusseldorf is found the following "On the 15th February, 1655, there came before the rent controller, Agnes, widow of Arnold Schumacher, to state that she appoints Eithumb, her son-in-law, as trustee for Peter and George, both of age and guardian for her minor children:- Arnold, Treinchen (Catherine), and Adelgen (Adele)". This family had sold its possessions at Niederdollendorf, including many meadows, vineyards, and lands in and around the Siebengebirge, cooling equipment, stable and furniture to Gerhard von Bonn and his wife, Catherine Benders von Bonn, for 1440 taler. From this money they had to take 300 taler for debts, but the rest was divided among the children. They received free transportation to Mainz. Arnold Shoemaker's widow was Agnes Roesen, and the family estate was from the mother's not the father's side. Agnes died soon after 1655. Of the minor children mentioned above, Arnold was the son of Arnold and Agnes; Adele was the daughter of Theiss (Matthias) Bonn, son-in-law of Agnes; about Catherine there is a question, although Peter Shoemaker did have a daughter, Catherine, who could have been named for Peter's sister.”

This is not completely correct. I own the original document which has the following content concerning the persons and their names, which appeared before the rent controller (Translation see below):

1.       (Literal excerpt from the original document)
Wir Michaell Heister Dinger unnd Rentmeister deß Ampts Lewenbergh unnd Gerharth Köhnen, Thiellen Diechman unnd Wallraff Vinckelß alle drey Scheffen deß Gerichtz und Dingstuls Oberdollendorff, unnd vorth wir ander Scheffen daselbst gemeinlich thun kundt unnd hiemitz öffentlichen bekennen daß vor unß persöhnlich kommen und erscheinen sein Nießen W: Arndten
Schumechers nachgelassene Witib zu besagtem Dollendorff, unnd Theiß Bon dero Eithumb alß Liebzüchtere vörth Peter unnd Georgen ihre Großjährig Kindter dan auch Daniell Behren unnd Petter Rößen alß verordnete Vormündere so woll über Arendten Reußen alß Theißen Bönn deßen Eidumbh under jährigen Kinderen benentlich Berndten Arnolden Freuchen unnd Adelgen […]

2.       (German transscript)
Wir, Michael Heister, Dinger und Rentmeister des Amtes Löwenberg, und Gerhard Köhnen, Theill Diechmann und Wallraff Vinckels, alle drei Schöffen des Gerichtes und Dingstuhls Oberdollendorf, und weiterhin wir (vier?) andere Schöffen tun gemeinschaftlich kund und geben hiermit öffentlich bekannt, dass vor uns und persönlich gekommen und erschienen sind: Nießen („Agnes“) W., Witwe des verstorbenen Arndt („Arnold“) Schumecher und Theiß („Matthias“) Bonn, ihr Schwiegersohn, als Erben, weiterhin Peter und Georg, ihre volljährigen Kinder, sowie Daniel Behren und Peter Rößen als verordnete Vormünder sowohl über die minderjährigen Kinder sowohl von Arndt Rösen als auch Theiß Bonn, dessen Schwiegersohn, namentlich: Berndtgen („Bernhard“), Arnold, Freuchen („Veronika“) und Adlegen („Adelheid“) […]

3.       (English)
We, Michael Heister, judge and rent controller of the department Löwenberg, and Gerhard Köhnen, Theill Diechmann und Wallraff Vinckels, all the three of them jurymen (lay assessors) of the court and tribunal of Oberdollendorf, and, in addition, we (or „four“?) other jurymen (lay assessors) commonly declare and hereby publicly declare, that in front of us and personally have come and appeared: Nießen („Agnes“) W., widow of the deceased Arndt (=„Arnold“) Schumecher, and Theiß (=„Matthias“) Bonn, her son-in-law, as inheritors, furthermore Peter and Georg, her full-aged children, as well as Daniel Behren and Peter Rößen (or Reussen) as assigned guardians for the under-aged children as well of Arndt Rößen (or Reussen) as of Theiß Bonn, his son-in-law, by name: Berndtgen („Bernhard“), Arnold, Freuchen („Veronika“) and Adelgen („Adelheid“) […]

Regarding the text of Benjamin Schumacher, this means in particular:
•       There exists no person with the name “Eithumb”. “Eithumb” or “Eidumbh” is not a name but is an archaic german word for “Schwiegersohn”(german) = son-in-law
•       There exists an additional child named “Berndgen” = (little) Bernhard
•       There is no child named “Treinchen” = (little) Catherine. Instead of her there is a child named “Freuchen”=(little) Veronica. “-gen” and “-chen” are german suffixes for “little”. This was probably a transcript error of a researcher with the name Walter Risler, who published an extract of the document in 1956. Note: This makes sense: Peter Schumacher had a daughter “Veronica” – later on called “Francis”
•        It is not certifiable whether the 4 (!) minor children are from Arnold Schumacher and Agnes Rösen, the parents of Peter and George, or they – or some of them – are from Theiss (Matthias) Bonn, the son-in-law.
•       Certainly there existed another Schumacher daughter – the wife of Theiss Bonn -. It is not identifiable, why she did not appear at the court with the other persons. Perhaps she was already dead at that time or she belonged to the under-aged children (which is not very probable).
•       Certaily Peter and George were children of Agnes Roesen and Arnold Schumacher, but the assumptions of Benjamin Shoemaker concerning the relationships of the children are altogether very questionable. Furthermore there is no historic proof for them.

Many greetings to America
Andreas Frohnhaus

Longenburger Str. 16
53639 Königswinter-Niederdollendorf
Email andreas.frohnhau(at)gmail.com



Agnes W. Roesen. She died about 1655 in Dollendorf, Euskirchen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.


Arnold Schumacher and Agnes W. Roesen married.They had the following children:


2.
i.
Peter Phillip Schumacher[1] was born on 22 Oct 1622 in Germany. He died on 01 Apr 1707 in Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.



ii.
Arnold Schumacher.



iii.
Bernhard Schumacher.



iv.
George Schumacher was born in 1635 in Dollendorf, Euskirchen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. He died in 1685.


Generation 2

2.
Peter Phillip Schumacher-2 (Arnold-1)[1] was born on 22 Oct 1622 in Germany. He died on 01 Apr 1707 in Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.


Notes for Peter Phillip Schumacher:
General Notes:
Left Germany because he helped distribute copies of, "Warning to All Men," written by James Parnell in 1679. It urged all to repent of their sins. Peter Schumacher was a quaker. James Parnell was a martyr.


Sarah Hendricks was born in 1626 in Germany. She died in 1685 in Germany.


Peter Phillip Schumacher and Sarah Hendricks married.They had the following children:


3.
i.
Catherine 'Gertrud' Schumacher was born about 1670 in Germany. She married Peter Cleaver on 27 May 1695. She died in 1727 in Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.



ii.
Peter Schumacher.



iii.
Mary Schumacher.



iv.
Frances Schumacher.


Generation 3

3.
Catherine 'Gertrud' Schumacher-3 (Peter Phillip-2, Arnold-1) was born about 1670 in Germany. She died in 1727 in Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.


Peter Cleaver[2, 3] was born about 1667 in Germany. He died on 11 Nov 1727 in Bristol, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA.


Peter Cleaver and Catherine 'Gertrud' Schumacher were married on 27 May 1695.They had the following children:


4.
i.
John Cleaver was born about 1705 in Bristol Township, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He married Elizabeth Levering Taylor in 1729. He died in 1773 in Bristol Township, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.



ii.
Chistina Cleaver was born in 1695 in Pennsylvania, USA.



iii.
Peter Cleaver was born on 28 Oct 1697 in Pennsylvania, USA.



iv.
Derrick Cleaver was born about 1702 in Pennsylvania, USA.



v.
Isaac Cleaver was born on 20 Feb 1713 in Pennsylvania, USA.



vi.
Agnes Cleaver. She died on 12 Aug 1757 in Pennsylvania, USA.



vii.
Eve Cleaver was born in Pennsylvania, USA.


Generation 4

4.
John Cleaver-4 (Catherine 'Gertrud'-3, Peter Phillip-2, Arnold-1) was born about 1705 in Bristol Township, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He died in 1773 in Bristol Township, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.


Elizabeth Levering Taylor daughter of William Levering.


Notes for Elizabeth Levering Taylor:
General Notes:
She was the widow of an Unknown Taylor.


John Cleaver and Elizabeth Levering Taylor were married in 1729.They had the following children:


5.
i.
Peter Cleaver was born on 01 Mar 1732 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He married Sarah Bacon on 24 Jul 1755. He died on 14 May 1819 in Delaware, USA.



ii.
Elizabeth Cleaver was born about 1730 in Pennsylvania, USA.



iii.
Mary Cleaver was born before 1764 in Pennsylvania, USA.



iv.
William Cleaver was born on 20 Mar 1765 in Pennsylvania, USA.



v.
Sarah Cleaver was born about 1737 in Pennsylvania, USA.



vi.
John Cleaver was born about 1743 in Pennsylvania, USA.



vii.
Hannah Cleaver.


Generation 5

5.
Peter Cleaver-5 (John-4, Catherine 'Gertrud'-3, Peter Phillip-2, Arnold-1) was born on 01 Mar 1732 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He died on 14 May 1819 in Delaware, USA.


Notes for Peter Cleaver:
General Notes:
Buried at Hickory Grove Cemetery


Sarah Bacon[4] was born in Salem, New Jersey, USA. She died on 13 May 1820 in Delaware, USA.


Peter Cleaver and Sarah Bacon were married on 24 Jul 1755.They had the following children:


6.
i.
John Cleaver was born on 16 Jun 1767.



ii.
Elizabeth Cleaver was born on 20 Apr 1757.



iii.
Isaac Cleaver was born on 05 Sep 1760.



iv.
William Cleaver was born on 20 Aug 1770.



v.
Rachel Cleaver was born on 14 May 1774.


Generation 6

6.
John Cleaver-6 (Peter-5, John-4, Catherine 'Gertrud'-3, Peter Phillip-2, Arnold-1) was born on 16 Jun 1767.


Letitla Gillman.


John Cleaver and Letitla Gillman married.They had the following children:


7.
i.
Peter Cleaver was born on 08 Dec 1798 in New Castle, Delaware, USA. He married Ann Jefferis on 11 Jan 1826 in New Castle, Delaware, USA. He died on 21 Apr 1868 in Cecil County, Maryland, USA.



ii.
Rachel Cleaver.



iii.
Isaac Cleaver was born on 07 Jun 1794.



iv.
William Cleaver.



v.
David Cleaver.


Stratia Garrison.


John Cleaver and Stratia Garrison were married on 13 Jun 1808.They had the following children:



i.
Ann Cleaver.



ii.
Sarah Cleaver.


Generation 7

7.
Peter Cleaver-7 (John-6, Peter-5, John-4, Catherine 'Gertrud'-3, Peter Phillip-2, Arnold-1) was born on 08 Dec 1798 in New Castle, Delaware, USA. He died on 21 Apr 1868 in Cecil County, Maryland, USA.


Ann Jefferis was born on 08 Jun 1808. She died on 22 Sep 1858 in Cecil County, Maryland, USA.


Peter Cleaver and Ann Jefferis were married on 11 Jan 1826 in New Castle, Delaware, USA.They had the following children:


8.
i.
George Cleaver was born in 1831 in New Castle, Delaware, USA. He died about 1880 in Chesapeake City, Cecil, Maryland, United States.


Generation 8

8.
George Cleaver-8 (Peter-7, John-6, Peter-5, John-4, Catherine 'Gertrud'-3, Peter Phillip-2, Arnold-1) was born in 1831 in New Castle, Delaware, USA. He died about 1880 in Chesapeake City, Cecil, Maryland, United States.


Elizabeth Cazier was born about 1831. She died on 21 Jan 1859 in Delaware, USA.


George Cleaver and Elizabeth Cazier were married on 19 Feb 1857 in Delaware, USA.They had no children.


Sarah Gilmore was born in Sep 1843 in Maryland. She died in Chester, Delaware, Pennsylvania, USA.


George Cleaver and Sarah Gilmore married.They had the following children:



i.
Mary V. Cleaver was born in 1863 in Maryland, USA.



ii.
Kate Cleaver was born in 1861 in Maryland, USA.



iii.
Elizabeth Cleaver was born in 1859 in Maryland, USA.


9.
iv.
Ella C. Cleaver was born in Aug 1869 in Maryland. She married Benjamin B. Bouchelle in 1888. She died on 18 Feb 1945 in Chester, Delaware, Pennsylvania, USA.


Generation 9

9.
Ella C. Cleaver-9 (George-8, Peter-7, John-6, Peter-5, John-4, Catherine 'Gertrud'-3, Peter Phillip-2, Arnold-1) was born in Aug 1869 in Maryland. She died on 18 Feb 1945 in Chester, Delaware, Pennsylvania, USA.


Benjamin B. Bouchelle son of John W. Bouchelle and Hannah Lawrenson Byard[5, 6] was born in Sep 1856 in Maryland[5, 6].


Benjamin B. Bouchelle and Ella C. Cleaver were married in 1888.They had the following children:



i.
Benjamin B. Bouchelle. He died on 22 Sep 1973 in Chester, Delaware, Pennsylvania, USA.



ii.
Lottie Bouchelle was born in 1890.



iii.
Maud Bouchelle was born in 1892.



iv.
Bayard Bouchelle was born in 1894.


10.
v.
Ella May Bouchelle was born on 22 Oct 1895 in Crum Lynne, Pennsylvania. She married Charles Roe Sweeny III on 27 Jun 1917 in Pennsylvania, USA. She died on 11 May 1978 in Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania.



vi.
Florence Bouchelle was born in 1898.


Generation 10

10.
Ella May Bouchelle-10 (Ella C.-9, George-8, Peter-7, John-6, Peter-5, John-4, Catherine 'Gertrud'-3, Peter Phillip-2, Arnold-1) was born on 22 Oct 1895 in Crum Lynne, Pennsylvania. She died on 11 May 1978 in Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania.


Charles Roe Sweeny III son of Charles Roe Sweeny Jr. and Sarah Holcroft Scott[7, 8] was born on 27 Aug 1892 in Chester, Pennsylvania[7, 8]. He died on 08 Apr 1944 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Notes for Charles Roe Sweeny III:
General Notes:
Sweeney, Charles R.
7/27/1892
920 Crosby St.
Charles R.
Sara S.
Moulder
M
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Charles Roe Sweeny III and Ella May Bouchelle were married on 27 Jun 1917 in Pennsylvania, USA.They had the following children:



i.
Charles Roe Sweeny IV was born on 21 Oct 1918 in Chester, Pennsylvania. He died on 29 Jun 2009 in Hudson, Florida.



ii.
William Burns Sweeny[9] was born on 18 Jun 1921 in Upland, Pennsylvania[9]. He died on 10 Mar 1999 in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania.



iii.
Paul Evans Sweeny[10] was born on 06 Feb 1924 in Upland, Pennsylvania[10]. He married Catherine Ann Louise Taylor on 12 Jan 1946.




Notes for Paul Evans Sweeny:
General Notes:
Paul enlisted in the Navy in Philadelphia after graduating from High School in 1943. He served in the Navy from 1943 until 1946. He was on the USS Pheasant #AM 61. This was a mine sweeper that went ahead of the naval ships sweeping the waters for mines that the enemy laid as traps for the approaching Navy ships.Paul had the rank of P.O. 2nd Class (Petty Officer) and was a signal man. He used flags to communicate between ships from the bridge. Each flag was a different letter, number, or signal flag. He also used light for visual contact between ships, using Morris Code of a combination of dots & dashes. They landed at Omaha Beach during the Normandy Invasion of France. Other places that his ship was include: Normandy Beach (next to Omaha Beach); The Mediterranean Ocean; African Invasion; Invasion of Italy; to Marseillaise, France; Southern Invasion of France; on through the Panama Canal to California. He was sent back to Philadelphia, Pa for discharge from the Navy in 1946.



Sources

1
William Penn and the Dutch Quaker Migration to Pennsylvania, William I. Hull.

2
Some of the Descendants of Peter Cleaver, By William Jessup Cleaver.

3
Elizabeth Hill's Cleaver family genealogy. On June 10, 1683, Francis Daniel Pastorius of Somerhausen, Germany, one of the Frankfort Company, sailed from London, reaching Philadelphia on August 20. He was the founder of a colony afterwards called Germantown.
On June 10 (or 11), 1683, Govert Remke, Lenard Arets, Peter Klever (or Kleber), and Jacob Van Bebber, a baker, all Quakers of Crefeldt on the Rhine River who had purchased 1,000 acres of land each from William Penn, went to Rotterdam this day with others (33 in all), then to London, and sailed for America July 24, 1683, in the ship "Concord."
 They settled on the land they bought from Penn, and other people spoke of the place as "A German Town." Today Germantown is part of the City of Philadelphia--the six miles of land between Penn's village and this German settlement is now all solid city. During the year 1683, the Friends held their first meeting at the house of man by the name of Kunder in the German colony.
 The first Friends' Meeting House in Germantown was built in 1686. In 1685, Peter Schumacher, of a leading family of Kreisheim, came over and settled in the German colony. In 1691, the Germantown people were "naturalized" in the spelling of the names, so that Klever was changed to Clever, and afterwards became Cleaver; Schumacher became Shoemaker.

4
Cleaver Family, undated typescript by Marie D. Allen In York County Historical Society - Cleaver File - and Montgomery County Historical Society.

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