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SCHWERY/SCHWERI

Posted: 16 Apr 1999 6:00AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 16 Aug 2003 3:28PM GMT
Surnames: SCHWERY, SCHWERI, BLUM
Seeking descendants and ancestors of Kornelius Schweri. Here's a little background on the family line I'm tracing:

Generation No. 1

1. KORNELIUS1 SCHWERI was born September 16, 1751 in Koblenz, Canton Aargau, Switzerland, and died September 12, 1798 in Koblenz, Canton Aargau, Switzerland?. He married MARIA ANNA BLUM March 28, 1775.

Notes for KORNELIUS SCHWERI:
Kornelius had four other children besides Michael.

Koblenz is located in northern Switzweland on the Rhine River and is across from Waldshut Germany. It is a city of about 1500 and dates back to the Roman Empire where a ferry boat crossing operated. The ruins of the Roman watch towers can still be seen.



Child of KORNELIUS SCHWERI and MARIA BLUM is:
2. i. MICHAEL A.2 SCHWERI, b. February 09, 1786, Koblenz, Canton Aargau, Switzerland; d. January 16, 1871, Koblenz, Canton Aargau, Switzerland?.

Generation No. 2

2. MICHAEL A.2 SCHWERI (KORNELIUS1) was born February 09, 1786 in Koblenz, Canton Aargau, Switzerland, and died January 16, 1871 in Koblenz, Canton Aargau, Switzerland?. He married ROSINA (ROSEEN OR ROSSEN) SCHWERI January 13, 1812.

Notes for MICHAEL A. SCHWERI:
Information compiled from family records, oral history, area centennial books, Darleen Berens of Huntington Beach, CA (email address: Darleen_Berens@prodigy.com) and Dennis Walsh at the Shelby Co., GenWeb page (email address: walshdw@ix.netcom.com).

Michael and Rosina had 13 children.

Notes for ROSINA (ROSEEN OR ROSSEN) SCHWERI:
*Note: Rosina SCHWERI and Michael were very distant cousins, more than third cousins.

Children of MICHAEL SCHWERI and ROSINA SCHWERI are:
3. i. GOTTFRIED (GODFREY)3 SCHWERY, b. June 18, 1835, Koblenz, Canton Aargau, Switzerland; d. February 12, 1914, Panama, Shelby Co., Iowa.

ii. JOSEF SCHWERY.

Notes for JOSEF SCHWERY:
Fought in the Civil War and was a very "colorful" fellow. Lived in Illinois.

iii. TIMOTHY SCHWERY.

Generation No. 3

3. GOTTFRIED (GODFREY)3 SCHWERY (MICHAEL A.2 SCHWERI, KORNELIUS1) was born June 18, 1835 in Koblenz, Canton Aargau, Switzerland, and died February 12, 1914 in Panama, Shelby Co., Iowa. He married MARY MARGARET JEMMING April 15, 1869 in LaSalle County, Illinois, daughter of ANTON JEMMING and ANNA.

Notes for GOTTFRIED (GODFREY) SCHWERY:
Buried - St. Mary's Cem, Panama, Shelby Co., IA.

*Note - From info given by son Melchoir Schwery in 1925 Iowa State Census. 1880 Iowa, Shelby Co., Westphalia. Death information from Shelby Co. Cemetery Records. Birthplace and date from Dennis Walsh web page. Settled in Westphalia in 1875. From Shelby Co. webpage.

*Notes: Godfrey worked with his father on a small freighter on the Mediterranean Sea before coming to America. He was the last of 13 children. When he came to the U.S. he landed in Louisiana, and worked on a boat on the Mississippi. He then went to LaSalle County, Illinois where he met and married Margaret Jemming. They came to Westphalia, Iowa in 1880, and moved to Panama in 1901. Mr and Mrs Schwery died within two days of each other and had a double funeral.

There are two marriage dates for Godfrey and Mary - 30 Mar. or 15 Apr. 1869.

Notes for MARY MARGARET JEMMING:
Margaret (Margaretha) JEMMING.

Buried - St. Mary's Cem, Panama, Shelby Co., IA.

Children of GOTTFRIED SCHWERY and MARY JEMMING are:
4. i. MELCHOIR JOSEPH4 SCHWERY, b. January 06, 1881, Westphalia, Shelby Co, Iowa; d. January 18, 1942, Shelby Co, Iowa.
5. ii. THEODORE JOSEPH SCHWERY, b. October 16, 1870, LaSalle County, Illinois.
6. iii. JOHN ANTHONY SCHWERY, b. September 10, 1873, LaSalle County, Illinois; d. May 30, 1960, Panama, Shelby Co., Iowa.
7. iv. SUSAN (SUSANNA) SCHWERY, b. August 11, 1877, LaSalle County, Illinois; d. March 01, 1945, Panama, Shelby Co., Iowa.

v. GODFREY MATHIAS SCHWERY, b. June 22, 1887.

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