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Ernst Wilhelm Schoelzel

Male 1837 - 1910  (72 years)


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  • Name Ernst Wilhelm Schoelzel 
    Born 3 May 1837  Peilau, Reichenbach, Schlesien, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Census 1900  Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Also Known As William  [4
    Occupation Soldier (Berliner Garde), Laborer, Newspaper carrier  [3, 4, 5
    Medical Notes Suffered ill health for 22 years before his death. Death certificate indicates he died with interstitial nephritis and asthma.  [1, 3
    Research Notes Wendell Mohr list birth year as 1841 and date of death as February 20, 1909. These appear to be based on information in a letter to him from Emma Schoelzel. Peilau, Schlesien is now Piława, Walbrzyskie, Poland. Name appears on Certificate of Death as “William Ernst Schoelzel.” Name appears on his son Robert’s death certificate as “Wilhelm”.

    1920 census record for his son August gives birthplace as Schleswig.

    Informant on Certificate of Death was Robert Rheinhold Schoelzel; undertaker was Frank Kummerow.

    Colby Memorial Cemetery Index entry for his son August gives his name as “Tom”  [1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Died 19 Feb 1910  Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 10
    Buried 22 Feb 1910  Waldheim Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    • Lot 53, block G
    Notes 
    • Served in the Berliner Garde in Prussia for 11 years. Served in the signal corps as a bugler during the Oestreich-German War in 1868, and in France in the Franco-Prussian war during 1870-71. Worked as a switchman on the railroad after leaving the military. Emigrated to America in 1887 with Emilie and three youngest children (August and Rudolph had emigrated earlier with their grandmother Susanna).

      Worked as a paper carrier for a short time. Unemployed after about 1888. Lived at 1632 N. Leavitt St. for 2 months prior to death. Usual residence was 5007 Bertran Ave. [1, 3]
    Person ID I85  Mohr-Whalen | Blood relatives of Brad Mohr, Wisconsin Schoelzels
    Last Modified 2 Sep 2016 

    Father Johann Gotfried Schoelzel
              b. 10 Sep 1807, Peilau, Reichenbach, Schlesien, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Aug 1881, Oslowo, Westpreußen, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Susanna Helena Dinter
              b. 20 Nov 1820, Nieder Peilau Schlössel, Reichenbach, Schlesien, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 23 Jan 1890, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Family ID F101  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Emilie Marie Peitscher
              b. 5 Nov 1845, Campani, Vorpommern, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 29 Aug 1896, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Married 8 Jan 1865  [3
    Notes 
    • Also had twins who died in infancy. [5]
    Children 
    +1. August Emil Berthold Schoelzel
              b. 24 Aug 1865, Laskowitz, Vorpommern, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 6 Aug 1947, Colby, Clark County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    +2. Rudolph Herman Albert Schoelzel
              b. 9 Sep 1868, Laskowitz, Vorpommern, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 25 May 1934, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    +3. Robert Reinhold Schoelzel
              b. 25 Sep 1872, Gruenberg, Posen, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 28 May 1957, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    +4. Emma Emilie Schoelzel
              b. 29 Oct 1874, Gruenberg, Posen, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1 Nov 1954, Los Angeles County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    +5. Karl Wilhelm Schoelzel
              b. 30 Jan 1877, Schneidemühl, Posen, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 5 Feb 1956, Denver, Colorado, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    Last Modified 15 Nov 2016 21:12:32 
    Family ID F59  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 May 1837 - Peilau, Reichenbach, Schlesien, Prussia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1900 - Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Feb 1910 - Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 22 Feb 1910 - Waldheim Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S282] Death Certificate of William Ernst Schoelzel.
    2. [S127] Illinois Statewide Death Index, Pre-1916, Illinois State Archives & Illinois State Genealogical Society.
    3. [S2] Letter to Bradley Mohr, Elaine Schoelzel.
    4. [S260] 1900 US Census - Household of William Schoelzel.
    5. [S9] Research notes of Wendell C. Mohr.
    6. [S4132] Letter to Wendell & Jo Ann Mohr, Emma Schoelzel.
    7. [S527] Medical Certificate of Death of Robert R. Schoelzel.
    8. [S324] 1920 US Census - Household of August Schoelzel.
    9. [S447] Colby Memorial Cemetery Index, Robert Lipprandt, et. al., Americal Local History Network.
    10. [S127] Illinois Statewide Death Index, Pre-1916, Illinois State Archives & Illinois State Genealogical Society, Certificate # 00016891.