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Schwarz Family History

"Schwarz Family History." Prairies 7, no. 7: June/July 1984, 53.

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Friedrich Schwarz was born at Beresina, Russia, on April 2, 1862. He died in McIntosh County, around the Coldwater Vacinity, on September 26, 1904.

He married Christina Kruuse in October 1887. She was born in Tarituno, Russia, on March 16, 1863, and died on March 19, 1922 in McIntosh County near Coldwater.

They came to the U.S. on June 17, 1892 with three of their children (Alvina, Alfred, and Adeline) on the First Bismarck ship, led by Captain Albers.

The family homesteaded on 160 acres in McIntosh County, north of Coldwater, on W½, SE ¼, NE¼-33-160-67. The filing papers were signed on July 5, 1892.

The Schwarz family became U.S. citizens on May 14, 1898. There were six children:
Alvina was born on August 21, 1887 in Russia, and died on August 17, 1933 in Jamestown. She married Christian Eberle on November 25, 1923, and lived in Jud, North Dakota.

Alfred was born on December 27, 1899 in Russia, and died on May 9, 1972 on the homeplace. He never married, and was the last person to live on the family farm.

Adeline was born on November 30, 1891 in Russia, and died on September 4, 1958 in Omaha, Nebraska. She married John Wall on January 10, 1915 around Ashley.

Emelia was born on July 17, 1894 on the farm in McIntosh County, and died on January 12, 1948 in Kulm. She married Gotthilf Roloff of Kulm on June 25, 1914.

Eduard was born on November 11, 1896 on the homeplace, and died on December 23, 1974 in Kulm. He married Rachel Flagel in May 1, 1924 in Forbes.

Marie (Mary) was born on July 19, 1899 on the homeplace, and died on May 16, 1962 in Jamestown. She married Albert Wegenast of Edgeley on March 30, 1924.

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