Note: This is our first Swiss Connection feature after a several-month absence. This is the 47th feature in this series of Bluffton-Pandora Swiss families. CLICK HERE FOR AN INDEX TO FAMILIES LISTED. We invite viewers who have family genealogies not part of this collection to contact us.Reach out to us at: email@example.com. We also recognized that errors slip into these columns. We'd appreciate hearing from viewers who have corrections to make on specific columns.
About Our Swiss Connection During his retirement years, Bluffton Swiss genealogist, the late Herb Probst, created a genealogical overview of the early Swiss settlers in the Bluffton and Pandora communities, which he shared during his lifetime with several area families, who he researched.
Probst’s grandfather, Josef Probst, came from Germany in 1880 and married Elizabeth Suter of this community. On his mother’s side, her father was Solomon Welty and her mother was Barbara Amstutz.
John Schumacher was born June 29, 1816, in St. Albanthal Canton Basel. We do not have Barbara Steiner Schumacher’s date of birth except that it was in Alsace. The couple was married in America in 1838, two years after the Schumacher family settled in the Bluffton-Pandora Settlement. Unlike other columns, the details on the children of John and Barbara is limited.
Father: Christian Schumacher, Sr.
Born: Oct. 7, 1782
Died: Nov. 6, 1858
Mother: Barbara Elizabeth Luginbuhl
Born: March 11, 1781
Died: Oct. 19, 1855
John and Barbara Steiner Schumacher’s 13 children:
Spouse: John Althaus
Spouse: Nancy Lehman
Spouse: Ulrich Steiner
Spouse: Adam Diller
Spouse: Daniel Stauffer
Spouse: John G. Diller
Spouse: Christian Althaus
Spouse: Dinah Oberly
Spouse: Wesley Brillhart
Spouse: Alfred Zweiacker
Spouse: Mary Ann Liechty
No other information
except that she died as a single woman
No other information
except she died as a single woman
The information on John and Barbara is from a small pamphlet titled “The Schumachers: The descendants of Christian and Barbara Elizabeth Luginbuhl Schumacher.”