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Peter and Katherina Liechty Schnegg

The family arrived in America at the port of New Orleans

Peter and Katherina Liechty Schnegg came to America from Switzerland in 1890. Their son, Jacob, and his wife, Lina Scherier Schnegg, came with them. Lina’s parents remained in Switzerland. The Schnegg families arrived in America in New Orleans.

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Peter and Katherina Liechty Schnegg came to America from Switzerland in 1890. Their son, Jacob, and his wife, Lina Scherier Schnegg, came with them. Lina’s parents remained in Switzerland. The Schnegg families arrived in America in New Orleans.

 

Another son of Peter and Katherina, Christian, arrived here earlier and may have encouraged the rest of the family to immigrate.

 

Peter Schnegg

Born: Jan. 30, 1843, Amt Munster Bern, Switzerland

Died: May 26, 1900

Buried: Ebenezer Mennonite Cemetery

 

Peter’s father: Christian Schnegg,  1812-1887

Peter’s mother: Elisebeth Amstutz Schnegg, 1813-1877

Christian and Elisebeth were married Nov. 28, 1868, Grandval, Switzerland

 

Katherina Liechty Schnegg

Born: May 14, 1842

Amt Munster Tscheiwo, Switzerland

Died: July 8, 1910, Allen County, Ohio

Buried: Ebenezer Mennonite Cemetery

 

Katherina’s father: Christian Liechty

Katherina’s mother: Anna Luginbuhl

 

Children of Peter and Katherina

 

Christian Schnegg

Born: Jan. 14, 1871, Develier, Canton Jura, Switzerland

Died: Oct. 18, 1945

Spouse: Cecile Neukomm

The couple had four daughters and two sons

 

Jacob Peter Schnegg

Born: Jan. 22, 1873, Eschert, Canton Bern, Switzerland

Died: May 15, 1953, Bluffton

Spouse: Lina Scherler

The couple had three daughters and one son

 

Abraham Schnegg

Born: Jan. 28,1875, Eschert Canton, Bern, Switzerland

Died: April 10, 1878, Eschert Canton, Bern, Switzerland

 

Verena (Fannie) Schnegg Amstutz

Born: April 18, 1876, Eschert, Canton Bern, Switzerland

Died: Oct. 10, 1900, Richland Township

 

Peter Schnegg

Born: June 1, 1878, Eschert, Canton Bern, Switzerland

Died: Oct. 28, 1947, Bluffton Community Hospital

 

Anna Schnegg Stager

Born: Sept. 22, 1881, Eschert, Canton Bern, Switzerland

Died: Sept. 18, 1964, Findlay Nursing Home, Findlay, Ohio

Spouse: Leonard L. Stager

The couple had four sons and two daughters

 

Gottleib P. Schnegg

Born: Jan. 21, 1884, Eschert, Canton Bern, Switzerland

Died: Feb . 18, 1956, El Monte, California

Spouse: Ova Bogart

The couple had one son

 

Note: Herb Probst obtained information about the Schnegg family from Marie Schnegg Place. She was the daughter of Jacob and Lina Schnegg.

 

 

 

 

 

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