Thursday, September 15, 2016

Martin Schwab Was a Stone Cutter

Martin Schwab's name is listed among the early German settlers of Sandusky in the book SANDUSKY THEN AND NOW. According to the 1855 Sandusky City Directory, Martin Schwab was a stone cutter, who lived on Market Street. In the 1860 U.S. Census, Martin Schwab was age 46, residing in Sandusky, Erie County , Ohio, and he stated his birthplace was Bavaria, Germany. Martin's wife was named Elizabeth, age 56, also a native of Bavaria.  Three children resided with Martin and Elizabeth in 1860: John, age 20; Margaret, age 17; and Joseph, age 14. During the Civil War, both Martin Schwab, and his son, John Schwab, enlisted in Company I of the Third Ohio Cavalry. Sadly, Martin Schwab died shortly after the close of the Civil War, on August 15, 1865. He was buried at St. Mary's Cemetery in Sandusky, Ohio

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