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Georg Michael Friedrich SchwabAge: 62 years18341896

Name
Georg Michael Friedrich Schwab
Given names
Georg Michael Friedrich
Surname
Schwab
Birth January 16, 1834 34 26

Christening January 19, 1834 (Age 3 days)
Birth of a sisterMaria Margaretha Barbara Schwab
December 15, 1836 (Age 2 years)

Christening of a sisterMaria Margaretha Barbara Schwab
December 29, 1836 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a sisterJohanna Margarita Barbara Schwab
October 17, 1838 (Age 4 years)
Christening of a sisterJohanna Margarita Barbara Schwab
October 24, 1838 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a brotherGeorg Ludwig Friedrich “Fred” Schwab
February 21, 1841 (Age 7 years)

Christening of a brotherGeorg Ludwig Friedrich “Fred” Schwab
February 26, 1841 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a brotherGeorg Friedrich Tobias Schwab
August 18, 1843 (Age 9 years)

Christening of a brotherGeorg Friedrich Tobias Schwab
August 24, 1843 (Age 9 years)
Birth of a sisterSchwab
March 16, 1846 (Age 12 years)
Death of a sisterSchwab
March 16, 1846 (Age 12 years)
Birth of a brotherJohann Georg Friedrich Leonhard “Charles” Schwab
August 13, 1847 (Age 13 years)

Christening of a brotherJohann Georg Friedrich Leonhard “Charles” Schwab
August 20, 1847 (Age 13 years)
Birth of a brotherJohn S. Schwab
January 23, 1852 (Age 18 years)
Immigration
Age 19 when he emigrated
about 1853 (Age 18 years)
Note: The 1860 census shows he is settled in Pottstown by then.
Death of a fatherJohann Georg Schwab
1856 (Age 21 years)

MarriageCatherine SchurgView this family
April 9, 1859 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1
Clara Barbara Schwab
about 1860 (Age 25 years)
Census June 11, 1860 (Age 26 years)
Note: George Schwab 26 Master Baker personal value $600 b: Germany
Birth of a daughter
#2
Ann Margaret Schwab
about 1862 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3
Marie T. Schwab
about 1863 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4
Katherin Elizabeth Schwab
about 1867 (Age 32 years)
Birth of a son
#5
George William Schwab
about May 1870 (Age 36 years)

Census
Settled in with a household of family and workers
July 26, 1870 (Age 36 years)
Note: Schwab, George 36 Confectioner $4500 $2000 b: Wurtemburg
Birth of a son
#6
Charles Frederick Schwab
about 1876 (Age 41 years)
Census
One more child since 1870
June 14, 1880 (Age 46 years)
Note: Schwab, George 45 Confectioner b:Germany
Death of a sisterJohanna Margarita Barbara Schwab
May 2, 1892 (Age 58 years)

Death March 7, 1896 (Age 62 years)

Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage:
himself
3 years
younger sister
22 months
younger sister
2 years
younger brother
3 years
younger brother
3 years
younger sister
Schwab
Birth: March 16, 1846 46 38Hollenbach, Wuerttemburg, Germany
Death: March 16, 1846Hollenbach, Wuerttemburg, Germany
17 months
younger brother
4 years
younger brother
Family with Catherine Schurg - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: April 9, 1859Pennsylvania
21 months
daughter
3 years
daughter
2 years
daughter
5 years
daughter
3 years
son
7 years
son
son

Immigration

The 1860 census shows he is settled in Pottstown by then.

Census

George Schwab 26 Master Baker personal value $600 b: Germany Catherine 26 b: germany Laura 2 mo old b:PA Caroline Ingram 15 Domestic b: Germany Frederick Schwab 17 xx Baker b: Germany (Georges brother)

Census

Schwab, George 36 Confectioner $4500 $2000 b: Wurtemburg - Catherine 34 keeping house b: Wurtemburg - Clara S 10 all children born in Pennsylvania - Aim M 8 - Mary F 7 - Edith E 3 - Millian Y 2 mo Workheiser, Emma 18 domestic Servant Homer, Charles 23 works in candy factory Filger, Julius 17 works in candy factory Hanly, Wesley 16 clerk in store Cunningham, Maggie 35 domestic Drehi, Mana 21 domestic

Census

Schwab, George 45 Confectioner b:Germany - Catherine 44 b:Germany - Clara B 20 - Annie M 18 - Mary F 17 - Kate 13 - Willie G 10 - Charles F 4 4 boarders - salesman, dressmaker, baker and baker

Shared note

Ellwood Robert`s Biographical Annals 1904: Montgomery Co, PA Vol I - part 8: p152-53 (image of George Schwab from there) New York: T.S. Benham 1904, 1329 pgs.

GEORGE MICHAEL SCHWAB, deceased, was born in Wurtemberg, Germany, Oberamt-Kintzelsau, town of Hollenbach, January 16, 1831. He was the son of Tobias and Barbara (Steichauf) Schwab. They had eight children, four sons and four daughters, three of whom are now living as follows: Frederick, of Charlotte street, Pottstown; Charles Tobias, of Stowe, Pennsylvania: and John, of Shelby, Ohio. Barbara, is the deceased, wife of Leonard Rahn, of Hollenbach, Germany.

The father of Mr. Schwab was a baker, land-owner and farmer. He died in Germany at the age of more than fifty years. His widow lived to seventy years or more.

Mr. Schwab's grandfather, Steichauf, was a farmer in Germany and died there at an advanced age.

George M. Schwab, now deceased, was about nineteen years of age when he came to America. He worked in a bakery in Philadelphia for several years. He then went to Pottstown and was employed with Michael Spindler in his bakery for four years. He then opened a bakery on his own account on High street and succeeded in establishing a large business, which he continued until his death. He also was a director in the Citizens National Bank of Pottstown.

On April 9, 1859, George M. Schwab married Catharine Schurg, daughter of Johann Michael and Clara (Honung) Schurg. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. George F. Miller. The couple had seven children, three sons and four daughters: Clara Barbara, unmarried; Anna Margaret, who became the wife of T. Walter Baer, and they are the parents of three daughters: Ethel G., Mabel F., and Florence E. Baer; they reside in Philadelphia; Marie T., who became the wife of Allen A. Trout, of Pottstown, Pennsylvania, and died two years later at the age of twenty-two years, leaving a daughter, Flora M., now also deceased; Katharin Elizabeth, unmarried; George, William, unmarried; Charles Frederick, unmarried; and Martin Luther, unmarried.

George M. Schwab died March 7, 1896, in his sixty-third year. His widow, who survives, was born in Bartenstein, Germany Oberampt Gerebrunn, May 5, 1836. She is an active member of Emmanuel Lutheran church, as was her husband. He served on the church council for some years.

Mrs. Schwab's mother died when her daughter was a mere child. Her father died in 1876, at the age of seventy-six years. They had ten children, six sons and four daughters, seven of whom are now living, as follows: York, Lewis, John, Andreas, Leonard, Catharine (Mrs. Schwab), and Mary, wife of Frederick Schwab.

Mrs. Schwab's paternal grandfather was John Schurg. He was a farmer in Germany. His wife's name was Clara. They had a small family.

Mrs. Schwab's maternal grandfather was Michael Honung. He was a farmer and died in Germany, at the age of eighty-two years. He had three children, one son and two daughters.

Mr. Schwab was an Odd Fellow. In politics he was a Democrat. He was one of Pottstown's prominent and highly respected citizens. He accumulated money and property by his industry and good management. He was a man of the highest integrity and was thoroughly respected by the community in which he lived. He died, leaving behind him a good name, -the most precious of legacies- to his children. In 1884 he took a trip to his fatherland and also visited Belgium, France and Switzerland, and in 1888 his eldest daughter made a trip to the same country.

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(Research):The German Births 1558-1898 gave birth year as 1834 not 1831 as in the 1904 biography.