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Christian SchwabAge: 48 years18471896

Name
Christian Schwab
Given names
Christian
Surname
Schwab
Birth December 27, 1847 31 34
Birth of a brotherHeinrich Schwab
April 7, 1851 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a brotherFriedrich Schwab
August 5, 1852 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a brotherHeinrich Schwab
December 18, 1853 (Age 5 years)
Immigration
from Bavaria with his parents
before 1856 (Age 8 years)
Note: At age less than 9 years of age.
Birth of a brotherAdam Schwab
about 1856 (Age 8 years)
Birth of a brotherJohn Schwab
about 1858 (Age 10 years)
MarriageSarah Ann FailView this family
March 11, 1875 (Age 27 years)

Birth of a son
#1
Dana Schwab
about 1876 (Age 28 years)

Birth of a son
#2
Charles Fayette Schwab
June 2, 1878 (Age 30 years)

Birth of a daughter
#3
Lydia Alice Schwab
March 1880 (Age 32 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4
Okey Marie Schwab
May 1882 (Age 34 years)
Birth of a son
#5
Graydon Schwab
June 30, 1884 (Age 36 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6
Ferna E. Schwab
July 1886 (Age 38 years)
Birth of a daughter
#7
Charlottie Schwab
July 1888 (Age 40 years)

Birth of a daughter
#8
Nina M. Schwab
May 1895 (Age 47 years)
Death May 5, 1896 (Age 48 years)

Cause of death: Suicide by a shot-gun shot to his heart
Obituary
Bucyrus News Journal Friday
May 8, 1896 (3 days after death)
Note: Obituary Christian Schwab.
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage:
elder brother
2 years
himself
3 years
younger brother
3 years
younger brother
-16 months
younger brother
4 years
younger brother
3 years
younger brother
Family with Sarah Ann Fail - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: March 11, 1875
22 months
son
2 years
son
22 months
daughter
2 years
daughter
4 years
daughter
2 years
daughter
-4 years
son
11 years
daughter

Immigration

At age less than 9 years of age.

Obituary

Obituary Christian Schwab. Bucyrus News Journal Friday May 8, 1896 d: 5 May 1896

Tuesday evening between three and five o'clock, Chris Schwab, who resided two miles north of Chatfield, suicided at his home by shooting himself through the heart.

Schwab was a man of about fifty, was well liked by his neighbors and friends, who were greatly shocked to learn of his death and the means by which it was brought about.

Schwab had been seated with several friends in front of his house, discussing various topics, whe he suddenly left them and went into the house. Securing his shot gun he went to his room upstairs and a moment later the group of friend and his family were startled by the loud report of a gun. Investigation was at once made and Schwab was found lying in his room dead. The charge had entered his breast and passed through his body, penetrating the heart on the way, his death being instantaneous. No cause was given for the rash act and his neighbors and friends supposed he was abundantly satisfied with this world.

He leaves a wife and eight children.

Coroner Bland was notified of the suicide and in company with A.J. Hazlett went over by rail this morning. Gathering up the facts and making a simple statement of them was all that was found necessary. Schwab was a native of Germany, born Dec 27, 1847. In 1875 he was married to Catharine Fail who survived him. The children range in age from one to twenty years old. On Sunday and Monday Schwab had been drinking heavily, but seemed to be sobering up when he took his own life. He laid down on the bed and placing the muzzle of the gun to his heart he sprung the trigger with the wiping stick.

He always said if he ever undertook such a deed he would make a good job of it which he did. He resided at Chatfield quite a number of years in the northwest part of the township on a small place of 6 or 8 acres of land, he worked by day, huxtered, pedled fish and did other work. His brother tried the suicide route by Rough on Rats about a month ago, but failed to accomplish it.

The funeral and burial will took place at the M. E. church north of his home in the border of Seneca county, at 1 pm Thursday.

Shared note

1880 Census Christian was a farmer in Chatfield Twp, Crawford Co, OH

Living with the Schwabs in 1880 (from US census) was Susan Fail (age 24) presumably Christian's wife's, Sarah, younger sister

Cemetery records give a Christina Schwab buried in the Brillhart Cemetery, Chatfield Twp b: 1847 d: 5 May 1896 (these match nicely with the approx birth and death dates of Christian)