Friday, February 5, 2016

A bit more on the Schwarzlose family

Continuing with yesterday's post on the family of John William (Johan Wilhelm) Schwarzlose, John's wife was Maria Elizabeth Hesse, daughter of Friedrich Hesse and Dorothea Sophie Gagelmann. Maria Elizabeth was born on 6 March 1823 in the town of Gardelegen. Maria Elizabeth and John William had at least the following children:
1. John William Schwarzlose Jr, b. 4 August 1853, d. 2 February 1931
2. Henry J. Schwarzlose, b. 14 October 1856, d. 22 October 1933
3. Mary Elizabeth Schwarzlose, b. 8 February 1859, d. 22 December 1955
4. Elizabeth Dorothy Schwarzlose, b. 15 May 1861, d. 5 February 1953
5. Gideon Schwarzlose, b. 28 January 1864, d. 6 January 1943
6. Anna C. Schwarzlose, b. 28 April 1866, d. 2 January 1941

John William Sr's parents were Johan Gottfried Schwarzlose and Anna Elizabeth Bethgen. Johan Gottfried was born in July 1785 in the town of Klein Schwarzlosen. He and Anna Elizabeth were married in Klein Schwarzlosen on 26 December 1813.

John William, Maria Elizabeth and family appear in the 1870 US Census in the Salem Precinct, Edwards County, Illinois.
1870 US Census, Edwards County, Illinois.
In the 1880 US Census, the family is still in the Salem Precinct, Edwards County. Interestingly Maria Elizabeth appears as "Hesse", which was her maiden name. Henry J. Schwarzlose married Elenora "Laura" Matthes in November 1879. They eventually moved west to Colorado before settling in Los Angeles County, California.
1880 US Census, Edwards County, Illinois.
John William Sr died on 18 September 1895 in West Salem, Illinois.

Maria Elizabeth Hesse Schwarzlose died on 25 July 1904 and is buried in Zion United Methodist Cemetery in West Salem, Illinois. A photo of her headstone from Findagrave is below:
Source: Findagrave.

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