Schweiss Family History

The Minnesota Schweiss Family



"The surname Schweiss originated from the German word for the smelding (sweating) of metals from the corresponding ore. This metallic origin is still retained in the German word for welder (Schweisser)"



This Schweiss line goes back to Michael and Barbara (Hehr) Schweiss, in the Bavarian Village of Thierberg ( by Scheinfeld ), Germany ... They had one (known) son, Georg(e), born on 21 June, 1805. Georg married Anna Maria Hutzler, on 2 October,1838, in Kornhöfstadt, Kreis Scheinfeld, Bavaria, Germany. They had a (known) son, Adam (dob 16 March,1842). Adam married Margaretha Meltreter (Mehltrater), on 24 August,1868, in Kornhöfstadt. They had the following children ... George, John, Apollonia, Fredrick, and Dorothy.



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Most of this history will track the descendents of Fredrick and Elizabeth (Stadther(r)) Schweiss, but will include all of Adam and Margaretha's children!




George ... 9 June 1867 (Kornhöfstadt) / 3 Jan 1953 (Fairfax, Minnesota) ... married Mary WENDINGER on 3 Nov 1892, in St. George, Minnesota. ... They had the following children: Joseph, Henry, Benedict, William, John, Alexander, Mary Josephine, Rose, Gertrude, Angela, and Dorothy Elizabeth


John ... 3 June 1868(Kornhöfstadt) / May 1949 (New Ulm, Minnesota) ... married Josephine BRUNNER on 15 Oct 1894, in St. George, Minnesota ... They had the following children: Marian

Apollonia ... 1874(Kornhöfstadt) / Aug 1943(Georgeville, Minnesota) ... married Joseph BRUNNER on 20 Oct 1891, in West Newton, Nicollet County, Minnesota ... They had the following children: Clara, John William, Benedict, Lucy, Hilarious, Arthur, Leone, Aloysius, and Norbert

Dorothy ... 14 Dec 1879(Kornhöfstadt) / D UNK ... married Jacob MUELLER







Fredrick and Elizabeth



Fred was born on 19 Mar 1876, in Kornhöfstadt, and died on 18 Sep 1944, in Fairfax, Mn. ... Betty was born on 2 Mar 1882, and died on 24 Aug 1955, in Long Prairie, Mn. ... Her parents were George and Elizabeth (MARSALICK) STADTHER.

*** Fred and Betty married in October 1901, in St. George, Mn. ***
and
had 15 children

Veronica (20 Aug 1902 / 4 Jul 1988) ..
Anton (15 Mar 1905 / 25 May 1961) ..
Joseph (15 Mar 1905 / 1976) ..
Helen (18 April, 1906 / ) ..
Alphonse (3 Feb 1908 / Dec 1983) ..
Aurelia (22 Sep 1909 / 6 Jan 1981) ..
Wilfred (29 Aug 1912 / Nov 1983) ..
Jerome (30 Sep 1913 / 20 Dec 1974) ..
Rudolph (20 Dec 1915 / 2 Dec 1980) ..
Irene (13 May 1918 / 5 Jan 1986) ..
Elizabeth (18 July, 1920 / ) ..
Ruth (5 Oct 1922 / 30 May 1995) ..
Carmen (14 January, 1925 / )..
Eugene and John (twins) (23 Sep 1927 / 1928)







Page 2 has a brief history of Scheinfeld and the surrounding villages
Page 3 contains all the SURNAMES associated with the SCHWEISS name
Page 4 now has an "indexed" history of the SCHWEISS line,
so it's easier to find individual people

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My thanks to Bruno Bauernschmidt for the German Birth and Marriage Records
seen in this history

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