Monday, December 2, 2013

Mrs. Hulda Schemenauer

According to marriage records accessed at Family Search Labs, Hulda Goschnick was born in Germany to August and Konradine (Felsky) Goschnick. One record stated that Hulda was born in 1869, but her tombstone and census records indicate that Hulda Goschnick was born in 1862. Hulda's first husband was Henry Frey. Henry Frey and Hulda Goschnick were married in Erie County, Ohio on September 15, 1885. Henry and Hulda Frey had several children, including Johanna, Cora, Hulda, and Henry. In 1902 Henry Frey took his own life, by laying down under a freight train.

In 1904, Hulda Frey, now a widow, married Robert Henry Witt. They were married in Erie County, Ohio. In 1912, Hulda found herself widowed again, as Robert Witt died at the age of 43 at St. Anthony's Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. An article in the March 12, 1947 issue of the Sandusky Register Star News featured an article which reported on the celebration of the 85th birthday of Mrs. William Schemenauer. At this time, Hulda was the wife of William Schemenauer, and they lived at 1522 Columbus Avenue. Hulda was given many lovely birthday cards and gifts, and was honored with a cake and flowers. Mrs. Hulda Schemenauer died on December 2, 1949, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Maurice Marsden, in Oak Park, Illinois. Mrs. Schemenauer had been a lifelong member of the Emmanuel Evangelical Church, and the Ladies Aid Society. She was survived by her daughters, Mrs. Maurice Marsden, Mrs. Willard Earl, and Mrs. Harry Hummel, and a son, Henry Frey of Genoa, Ohio. The Quick Funeral Home handled funeral arrangements, and burial was at Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery.

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