Saturday, April 13, 2013
Threads of Life
Weekend Writing Warriors
13 April 2013
I am still writing of the family of August Schumann and his wife, Auguste Freimann. Details of this family are obscure from 1888 until autumn of 1902. I will be traveling to this area in September of 2013 to attempt to discover more about this time.
"After the birth of Emma, proof of the family living in Boguslawka disappears. Three more children were born: Ida 12 Dec 1889, Gustav in 1891, and Minna supposedly born in Eichfier, West Prussia the 30th of October 1893. Word of mouth says that August died 3 January 1895 and then Auguste died 20 March 1902. These four children are on the ship, Lake Champlain, traveling from Liverpool to Canada with their maternal grandmother when Minna has her ninth birthday on the ship. Obviously, the grandmother or someone else had cared for the children for seven months and correspondence had occurred regarding their future. Two of grandmother, Caroline Freimann's sons, Friedrich and Carl, the brothers of Auguste were living in Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Canada. Arriving in Canada, they traveled by train across the country to Wetaskiwin. Once there, the uncles found employment for all of the children."
Both parents were 37 years of age at time of death. Above photo is confirmation in Canada of Minna Schumann.
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