Walter and Vicky Schuttler Family
Walt contacted me a couple of years ago because our names were the same and we have been emailing back and forth for some time now. He recently sent me information about his family. Below in Red is information on his Father’s side of the family and below that is information on his Mother’s side of the family. Walter’s email: email@example.com
Walter, Wayne, and Kaybeth SCHUTTLER 19 Aug 2008
2. Louis Christopher John SCHUTTLER was born on 28 Oct 1906 in Pekin, Tazewell County, Illinois, USA.1,2 He died on 13 Aug 1999.3 Louis Christopher John SCHUTTLER and Mabel Louise PROEHL were married on 20 Feb 1938 in Manito, Mason County, Illinois, USA.1,2 3. Mabel Louise PROEHL was born on 12 May 1917 in Manito, Mason County, Illinois, USA.1,2 She died on 6 Jul 1995.4 Louis Christopher John SCHUTTLER and Mabel Louise PROEHL had the following children:
Walter Lester SCHUTTLER was born on 20 Nov 1942 in Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, USA.1,2
Wayne Marvin SCHUTTLER was born on 6 Nov 1945 in Pekin, Tazewell County, Illinois, USA.1,2
iii. Kaybeth Louise SCHUTTLER was born on 27 Oct 1950 in Pekin, Tazewell County, Illinois, USA.2
1 iv. Walter, Wayne, and Kaybeth SCHUTTLER.
4. Johann Adam SCHÜTTLER was born about 1875.1 He died on 16 Sep 1967.1 He was a farmer near Pekin, Illinois.1 He was also known as Adam SCHUTTLER. Johann Adam SCHÜTTLER and Katherine Elizabeth MASER were married on 2 Nov 1905 in Pekin, Tazewell County, Illinois, USA.1 5. Katherine Elizabeth MASER was born on 27 Dec 1885 in Sand Prairie Township, Tazewell County, Illinois, USA.1 She died on 21 Jan 1927 in Sand Prairie Township, Tazewell County, Illinois, USA.1 Johann Adam SCHÜTTLER and Katherine Elizabeth MASER had the following children:
2 i. Louis Christopher John SCHUTTLER.
Lester Henry SCHUTTLER was born on 13 Jun 1908 in rural Pekin, Illinois.1 He died on 5 May 1985 in Pekin, Tazewell County, Illinois, USA.1
Lila SCHUTTLER was born on 19 Jun 1910.1 She died in Dec 1910.1
Malinda SCHUTTLER was born on 17 May 1911.1
Lydia SCHUTTLER was born on 1 Jun 1915.1
Marvin Henry SCHUTTLER was born on 20 Jul 1918.1 He died on 22 Nov 1975.1
vii. Katherine Elizabeth SCHUTTLER was born on 21 Dec 1926.1
Children of Johann Adam Schüttler and Katharine Elizabeth Maser of Tazewell County, Illinois, USA was born. 6. John David PROEHL was born on 25 Dec 1873 in Pekin, Tazewell County, Illinois, USA.1,2 He died on 14 Jul 1943 in Manito, Mason County, Illinois, USA.1,2 John David PROEHL and Anna Elizabeth GOETZ were married on 22 Feb 1905 in Mount Carroll, Carroll County, Illinois, USA.2,5 7. Anna Elizabeth GOETZ was born on 7 Jun 1875 in Mount Carroll Township, Carroll County, Illinois, USA.5 She died on 20 Apr 1955 in Pekin, Tazewell County, Illinois, USA.5 John David PROEHL and Anna Elizabeth GOETZ had the following children:
Martha Augusta PROEHL was born on 15 May 1907 in Manito, Mason County, Illinois, USA.2 She died on 28 Dec 2001 in Hopedale, Tazewell County, Illinois, USA.3
Louis George PROEHL was born on 20 Mar 1909 in Manito, Mason County, Illinois, USA.2 He died on 7 Sep 1976.3
Walter William PROEHL was born on 6 Oct 1911 in Manito, Mason County, Illinois, USA.2 He died on 11 Sep 1989.3 3 iv. Mabel Louise PROEHL.
8. Johannes SCHÜTTLER was born on 25 Mar 1835 in Brensbach, Hessen, Germany.6 Johannes SCHÜTTLER and Maria Elisabetha HOFMANN were married on 7 Jun 1868 in Pekin, Tazewell County, Illinois, USA.1
9. Maria Elisabetha HOFMANN was born on 9 Aug 1836 in Reichelsheim in Odenwald, Hessen, Germany.7 She emigrated in Apr 1868 from America. She was also known as Elisabetha and Elise. Johannes SCHÜTTLER and Maria Elisabetha HOFMANN had the following children:
Elisabetha Margaretha SCHÜTTLER was born on 17 Mar 1869 in Pekin, Tazewell County, Illinois, USA.1 She died on 20 Mar 1930 in northeast of Pierce, Nebraska.1
Johann Leonhard SCHÜTTLER was born on 16 May 1870 in Pekin, Tazewell County, Illinois, USA.1 He died on 18 Jan 1941 in Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, USA.1 He was also known as Leonhard.
iii. Heinrich SCHÜTTLER was born on 18 Nov 1873 in Pekin, Tazewell County, Illinois, USA.1 He died on 14 Oct 1942 in Osmond, Nebraska, USA.1
4 iv. Johann Adam SCHÜTTLER.
10. Christoph MASER was born on 18 Nov 1855 in Wersau, Hessen, Germany.1 He was born prior to his parents’ marriage and was described as the second son. He died on 18 Jun 1934 in Pekin, Tazewell County, Illinois, USA.1 He died following an appendicitis operation. Christoph MASER and Magdalena FORNOFF were married on 10 Jan 1884 in Sand Prairie Township, Tazewell County, Illinois, USA.1 11. Magdalena FORNOFF was born on 31 Oct 1866 in Sand Prairie Township, Tazewell County, Illinois, USA.1 She died on 5 May 1950 in Pekin, Tazewell County, Illinois, USA.1 She was also known as Lena. Christoph MASER and Magdalena FORNOFF had the following children: 5 i. Katherine Elizabeth MASER.
ii. (Son, name unknown) MASER was born about 1887 in <Sand Prairie Township, Tazewell County, Illinois>.1 This son, name unknown, was described in his father’s obituary as having preceeded the father in death.
12. Louis PROEHL was born. Louis PROEHL and Augusta BODTKE were married on 5 Jan 1872 in Pekin, Tazewell County, Illinois, USA.8
13. Augusta BODTKE was born. Louis PROEHL and Augusta BODTKE had the following children: 6 i. John David PROEHL.
William August PROEHL was born on 29 Sep 1878 in Manito, Mason County, Illinois, USA.2 He died on 24 Jun 1952 in Pekin, Tazewell County, Illinois, USA.2 14. Georg GÖTZ was born on 30 Nov 1843 in Unter-Klein-Gumpen, Hessen, Germany.9 He was said to have been born at Ober-Klein-Gumpen, Hessen, Germany; but the German church records indicate he was born at Unter-Klein-Gumpen, Hessen, Germany, where the family lived. Ober-Klein-Gumpen and UnterKleinGumpen no longer exist as separate places. Unter-Klein-Gumpen and Gross-Gumpen have now been merged into one town known as Gumpen. He was a godchild of Georg NICKLAS, Ortsbürger and Ackermann at Gross-Gumpen He was confirmed in 1857 in Neunkirchen, Hessen, Germany.9 He immigrated in 1866 to Mount Carroll Township, Carroll County, Illinois, USA. They left Germany on 26 September 1866 according to a letter written by Mrs. Jacob George GETZ, their daughter-in-law, on 19 March 1947. When he migrated to the United States with Elisabetha (nee WEIDMANN) and their eldest son, they visited friends and/or relatives in the area of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Animosa, Iowa, before settling in Illinois. Further research has shown that the family they visited in Ohio was the following:
16. Johann Martin SCHÜTTLER was born on 16 Aug 1801 in Brensbach, Hessen, Germany.6 He died in United States of America.1 He was a farmer in Brensbach, Hessen, Germany. Johann Martin SCHÜTTLER and Anna Catharina SCHAEFER were married on 16 Aug 1829 in Brensbach, Hessen, Germany.1,6 17. Anna Catharina SCHAEFER was born on 23 Aug 1806 in Brensbach, Hessen, Germany.1,6 She died
on 21 Oct 1878.1 She was also known as Anna Catharina SCHÄFER. Johann Martin SCHÜTTLER and Anna Catharina SCHAEFER had the following children:
Johann Leonhard SCHÜTTLER was born on 8 Jan 1829 in Brensbach, Hessen, Germany.6 He was also known as Leonhard.
Anna Maria SCHÜTTLER was born on 25 Nov 1830 in Brensbach, Hessen, Germany.6 She died on 24 Jan 1832 in Brensbach, Hessen, Germany.6
Eva Elisabetha SCHÜTTLER was born on 4 Sep 1832 in Brensbach, Hessen, Germany.6
Anna Margaretha SCHÜTTLER was born on 1 Mar 1834 in Brensbach, Hessen, Germany.6
8 v. Johannes SCHÜTTLER.
(Stillborn son) SCHÜTTLER was born on 5 Jun 1836 in Brensbach, Hessen, Germany.6 He died on 5 Jun 1836 in Brensbach, Hessen, Germany.6
Martin SCHÜTTLER was born on 9 Jun 1837 in Brensbach, Hessen, Germany.6 He died on 24 Feb 1905.
Johann Jacob SCHÜTTLER was born on 25 Dec 1838 in Brensbach, Hessen, Germany.6
Catharina SCHÜTTLER was born on 31 Oct 1840 in Brensbach, Hessen, Germany.6 She died on 10 Jul 1907 in Sand Prairie Township, Tazewell County, Illinois, USA.1
Heinrich SCHÜTTLER was born on 1 Sep 1842 in Brensbach, Hessen, Germany. 6
Ludwig SCHÜTTLER was born on 17 Dec 1844 in Brensbach, Hessen, Germany. 6 He died on 25 Aug 1872 in Tazewell County, Illinois, USA.1
There are over 30 generations of additional history for this branch of Schuttlers dating back to the 1500s. For a complete list, please contact Walter Schuttler by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or (microfilm) Darmstadt: The Genealogical Society of Utah.
(We are currently looking in to our family history and trying to find our connection and will report on this later)
Jessica Bush & Family
I was born Baby Girl Jameson to Donna Jameson and Unknown Father. Although I was born and adopted in South Carolina, I was raised and have lived in New Jersey from the time I was a week old. My (adoptive) parents are Joseph, Jr. & Marie (Veninata) Bush. I graduated from Ramapo College of New Jersey in 1999 with a BA in Social Science and all during my college years I searched for my birth mother. Donna and I were reunited in 1999 with the help of a private investigator and I’ve been researching all of my family trees on and off since that time. I connect to the Shetler family through my biological family as follows:
Donna is the daughter of Don & Jeannine (Whipple) Jameson.
Jeannine is the daughter of James & Mary (Burnbrier) Whipple.
James is the son of John & Daisy May (Shetler) Whipple.
Daisy is the daughter of Ellsworth D. (who frequently used his middle name as his first, which was either David or Daniel) & Mary S. (Brandt) Shetler.
Ellsworth is the son of David & Nancy (Butt/Butts) Shetler.
David Shetler is one of the children of John & Mary Elizabeth (Barnett) Shetler.
According to the information located here: http://www.schuttler.us/Schuttler%20History%20from%20Charles.pdf , John Shetler came to America from Switzerland when he was 12 years old. He was born in 1790. If anyone is interested, his headstone (and his wife’s headstone) can be viewed here:
John Shetler – http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSvcid=387491&GRid=9111225&
Mary Elizabeth Barnett – http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=97669562
One final note: Although my families did not know one another at the time of my adoption and were not permitted to share information, through reunion I discovered that both my maternal (biological) grandmother and my paternal (adoptive) grandmother share a similar heritage. They both originally hail from Ohio and are both of some German ancestry. In researching both trees, I have recently discovered that a 1st cousin 3x removed from me (in my adoptive family) married John Henry Schottler, Jr. (1890 – 1937) in OH. I have not yet traced this line to make any connection but I’m guessing there will be more news on this eventually! (PS – If anyone recognizes John Henry from one of their lines please let me know. His wife was Elizabeth “Bessie” (Hoctor) King.)
John Schottler Jr. married Elizabeth (Hoctor) King.
Elizabeth was a widow with 2 sons.
She was also the daughter of Michael Hoctor and Mary Degnan.
Mary Degnan was the sister of Ella (Degnan) Travers.
Ella married James Travers and they had Alice (Travers) Backenstoe Woge.
Alice first married George Backenstoe. Family lore says she divorced him but the census records I found say she was a widow.
Alice remarried William Woge, a widower with 1 son.
Alice & William had Mary & Janet Woge.
Janet Woge married Joesph Bush Sr. and they had my (adoptive) father, Joseph Bush Jr.
Welcome to the family, Jess.
Jessica email: email@example.com
Scott Shetler & Family
Mr. Scott Shetler shares the same Great-Great Grandfather that we do. Scott sent me an email saying that his Great-Great Grandfather and Grandmother was Christian and Fannie Nisley. With a lot of help from Amanda Shetler, we were able to run them down and found that they were the parents of Daniel Schoettler who was the parent of John D. Shetler who was the father of our parents. So we share the same lineage. Here is what Scott told us about himself:
There’s another book containing Fannie’s family history that is viewable online (http://books.google.com/books?id=Q_RUAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA360&lpg=PA360&dq=%22christian+shetler%22+1804&source=bl&ots=pMGUzq5MrP&sig=TUN8o4yi__evHPCBlrLoXfsc79I&hl=en&sa=X&ei=RRFmUZTJG7jF4APE04GQAg&ved=0CDAQ6AEwADgK#v=onepage&q=%22christian%20shetler%22%201804&f=false). It also lists Christian and Fannie’s children as Mary, John, Moses, Christian, Jacob, Lewis and Abraham.
My lineage goes:
Christian Shetler (b. 7-17-1804) & Fannie Nisley, Davidsville PA; Their son Moses Shetler (b. 2-16-1836) & wife Lydia Miller, Baltic OH;
Their son Levi Shetler (b. 6-23-1867) & wife Mattie Miller, Apple Creek OH; Their son Noah Shetler (b. 5-16-1904) & wife Lovina Coblentz, Conewango Valley NY; Their son Roy Shetler (b. 11-24-1926) & wife Ethel Snyder, Enon Valley PA; Their son Richard Shetler & wife Barbara Rose; & Their son Scott Shetler (me)
As far as I know, all of these folks were Amish up until my grandfather Roy, who was born Amish but left in the 1940s.
I purchased the book by Andy Shetler and have it in my possession. This book starts with Christian Shetler and Fannie Nisley and includes hundreds of their descendants. The book is difficult to locate and I got the only copy available on Amazon.
You can go here and do a zip code search to find libraries that have a copy (the closest appears to be in Indiana):
I have asked Scott for more information on siblings, etc. and will post it here when I receive it. Scott can be reached via these three media: Website: Quirky Travel Guy; Twitter: @quirkytravelguy; Facebook: Quirky Travel Guy
The stone above was found at this site:
See more at: http://iowagravestones.org/
Eric & His Brother, William Schuttler Family
Eric Schuttler wrote and said “I received the link to your site from my brother Bill (William Schuttler – firstname.lastname@example.org) and wanted to see if we could compare notes and perhaps see if there’s a connection… my name’s Eric Schuttler, of the Schuttlers from Geneseo, IL —
– My dad, Larry, grew up there, – as did my grandfather, Gordon, – and his father, William Frederick Schuttler; born in 1890.
– – Before that, my great-great-grandfather (William Frederick Schuttler Sr.) was born in 1858 in Milwaukee and moved to Geneseo, and his father (also named William), born in 1826 in Wiesbaden, Germany, is as far back as I can go with the Schuttlers… he was married to a Caroline Rieger, born 1830 in Hesen, Germany.
Any chance the lineage you have matches up with any of these characters? As far as I can tell, we haven’t had any surname variations, except one: we used to be named Schuettler (basically an umlaut-u, a long vowel sound) which got downgraded to a short u sound sometime after emigration, I think…
Hopefully we can share some data and get a better picture of what our trees look like. Eric email: email@example.com
Then he wrote and said:
Hi there, I located your site while researching my Amish ancestry and wanted to share my story in case there’s a chance we are related.
I descended from Christian Shetler/Schoettler, but as far as I can tell, he does not appear to be any of the Christian Shetlers mentioned on your website. This Christian Shetler was evidently born in Germany in 1804, married Fannie Nisley and most likely settled in Pennsylvania. They had six children: Mary, John, Moses, Christian, Jacob, Lewis, Abe. Do any of these folks sound familiar?
I have a genealogy book (http://www.amazon.com/Christian-Shetler-family-history-1804-1965/dp/B0007G27H6) documenting our family tree starting with Christian. There are so many Christian Shetlers that it’s hard to know who’s who.
I just returned from Berlin, Ohio, where I met with some of my distant Amish relatives who are featured in this book. I know there are Shetlers everywhere, so I assume we may be related, but I could not find any mention of any of the folks in this book on your site.
(We are currently looking in to our family history and trying to find the connection and will report on this later)
Lara Kizer Family
I stumbled across your webpage and found it wonderful! I am a descendent of Christian Schoetler and Katharina Wehrey down through son Johanne and then Christian and Fanny to son Jacob Shetler and his son Samuel Shetler and his son Sanford Shetler to my dad Stanwyn Shetler. My grandfather, Sanford G. Shetler, wrote a book about his father, Samuel Shetler (aka S.G. Shetler) which is what got me started on our genealogy. Book is Preacher of the People. Both Samuel and Sanford for well-known Mennonite ministers in the Johnstown PA area and across the country. Both ran conscientious objector camps…Samuel in WWI and Sanford in WWII.
Your website will be a tremendous resource for my genealogy. If there is any info I can provide just let me know!!
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