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Pierre (Peter) Schlemmer

Male 1815 - 1850  (34 years)

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  • Name Pierre (Peter) Schlemmer 
    Born 6 Oct 1815  Erckartswiller, Alsace-Lorraine, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1850  Madison twp. St. Joseph Co. Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1751  Carl
    Last Modified 30 Mar 2014 

    Father Jean Pierre Schlemmer,   b. 14 Jan 1795, Erckartswiller, Alsace Lorraine, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1860, Monroe Twp, Allen County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Catharina Sali,   b. 22 Nov 1795, Melsheim, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1843, Monroe Twp., Allen Co, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Married 26 May 1814  Erckartswiller, Alsace Lorraine, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F551366915  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Catherine Elisabetha Reinhardt,   b. 13 Oct 1810,   d. 5 Jun 1897, St. Joseph County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 22 Feb 1839  Carroll Co. OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. John Schlemmer
    +2. Jacob Schlemmer,   b. 16 Nov 1847, St. Joseph County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1921, Bremen, Marshall County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    +3. George "William" Schlemmer,   b. 9 Apr 1854,   d. 4 Sep 1924  (Age 70 years)
    Last Modified 30 Mar 2014 
    Family ID F604  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Death
      1850 Age: 35
      Madison, Saint Joseph, Indiana
      He died in a Scarlet Fever epidemic that killed two of his sons in May 1850 or in a Yellow Fever epidemic that also hit after the Scarlet Fever epidemic. He was still alive in the 1850 census on 12 Oct. His widow remarried 27 Jan 1852.

      Peter Schlemmer was born in Munich, Germany, according to
      information from Wayne Schlemmer--descendant of George Washington
      Schlemmer, brother of Jacob.

      1850 Census St. Joseph County Indiana
      Peter Slimer 35 M Farmer Germany
      Catherine Slimer 30 F "
      John 9 Indiana
      Jacob 3 Indiana
      George W. 3/12 Indiana

      Obit from Peter's brother
      REFN: kidolly Witnesses at his birth in Erckartsweiler were Uncle George Schlemmer, 35, and Major Melchior, 45. Major had a beautiful signature.

      Married twice. First wife died abt 1853, second wife Catherine Scaer, m. 1853.

      Obituary from The Weekly Breeze, Monroeville, Allen County, IN, Thursday, August 25, 1898: The Oldest Settler of Monroe Township Passes Away. Philip Schlemmer died Saturday morning last, August 20th, 1898, at his residence two miles south- ,onths of affliction, in the presence of his companion and several of his children. His passing was not unexpected owing to his ailment and advanced age, therefore those who have been near and dear to him who were not present, were not i n the least surprised when his death was announced.
      Mr Schlemmer was considered to be the oldest settler in Monroe township. He was born in Germany in September 1820 and came to this country with his parents when but a child having first settled in Carroll County, Ohio, where they remained unti l he arrived at the age of fifteen years. In 1835 his parents sought to seek fortunes in the west and came to Indiana and settled upon the tract of land now owned and upon the same spot where now stands the residence of Ex-trustee Christian Hoff man. Here he toiled with his parents until manhood when he took unto himself a companion andd settled down upon the tract of land where he departed this life. He was twice married, his first wife having died in 1854 and his second survives him , together with four sons and four daughters namely: George Schlemmer, of New Bremen, Ind., Philip H., Henry and Charles Schlemmer and Mrs. Christena Ehling, of Monroe township, Mrs. Catherine Siegel, of Madison township, Mrs. Lizzie M. Erhardt , of Jackson township and Marthe Garthan. It is not necessary for us to state that at the time of settling in this section with his parents thaere was no farm, fine dwellings and settlement of people such as at the present time, but on the contr ary dense forests, wild beasts and log cabins were such as the settlers of those days were compelled to contend with. But not withstanding all this, the Schlemmer family of which the deceased was one, battled on contending with their chosen lot . Miles between neighbors and miles to travel through forests and not gravel roads as today, to get to mill or a trading point. In this lonely manner they moved on until finally the country began to become more densely settled, the forests disap peared and cultivated farms instead. Prosperity and happiness beamed before them, but one by one, like the forests there become a broken link in the family and this continues from time to time until the last link of the first chain had passed ov er the river to that world from which none ever return.
      During life, especially in his days, Philip Schlemmer was ever found in readiness to assist his neighbor no matter in what manner he was called upon. Especially was this the case in time of sickness or distress. He with the assistance of Henri, who s till lives, hewed from a walnut log the first coffin, dug the first grave and laid to rest the first person that died in this section of country.
      Thus in conclusing the BREEZE can only say that the one who has just ended his labors of 78 years has left behind him a record that will be recalled many times by the present, and following generations. The funeral was held Sunday morning lae house and later services were conducted by his pastor and spiritual advisor, at the German Lutheran church near the home of the deceased. The remains were interred in the grave yard near the church and upon a spot of ground which he and hi s father cleared and laid out as a family burial ground many years ago.

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      Father: Jean Pierre SCHLEMMER b: 14 Jan 1795 in Erckartswiller, Alsace Lorraine, Germany
      Mother: Catharina SALI b: 22 Nov 1795 in Melsheim, Germany

      Marriage 1 UNNAMED UNKNOWN

      * Married: 20 Dec 1849 in Allen Co, IN

      Marriage 2 Catherine SCAER b: 4 Mar 1834 in Alsace Lorraine, Germany

      * Married: 1853 in Monroe Twp, Allen County, IN


      1. Has Children George Washington SCHLEMMER b: 9 Apr 1854 in Monroe Twp., Allen Co, IN
      2. Has Children Philip H. SCHLEMMER b: 9 Nov 1856 in Monroe Twp., Allen Co, IN
      3. Has No Children Christina SCHLEMMER b: 1857 in IN
      4. Has No Children Katherine SCHLEMMER b: 28 Apr 1863 in Monroe Twp., Allen Co, IN
      5. Has No Children Martha L. SCHLEMMER b: 1866
      6. Has Children Henry SCHLEMMER b: 9 Feb 1866 in Monroe Twp., Allen Co, IN
      7. Has Children Elizabeth (Lizzie) SCHLEMMER b: 1869
      8. Has Children Charles John SCHLEMMER b: 3 Oct 1872 in Monroe Twp., Allen Co, IN
      9. Has No Children Walter H. SCHLEMMER b: Sep 1887

      Pierre Peter Schlemmer

      6 Oct 1815 in M