|Birth: ||Jul. 12, 1854|
|Death: ||Nov. 14, 1934|
Our Great-Grandfather, John Albert Schuman, was the son of Adam and Margaretha (Herman) Schuman. John was born July 12, 1854 in Saint Leon, Indiana. He had four sisters; Kate, Margaret, Elizabeth and Mary, as well as two brothers; Peter and Joseph. In his early adulthood, John moved to Fairmount, Illinois where he became a farmer.
On June 1, 1894, John married our Great-Grandmother, Laura Belle (See) Clutter, and they settled in Fairmount, Illinois. They had three children, who were all born in Fairmount; Franklin William Schuman, born March 25, 1895; Mary Elizabeth Schuman Rains, born September 16, 1897 and our Grandfather, Joseph Albert Schuman, born November 25, 1899. Our Great-Grandmother was previously widowed in 1892, with two baby sons, Elmer and Hanson Clutter, that my Great-Grandfather helped raise.
Laura, John and their family of five children, lived on a farm in Fairmount, Illinois, later moving to Fithian, Illinois before finally settling in Danville, Illinois.
Unfortunately, I do not know much about our Great-Grandfather's life, other than he was a farmer, a family man and a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Danville. He was a very friendly, hard working person who would help anyone in need.
In 1925, John and Laura moved into a small cottage on the property of their Daughter, Mary Schuman Rains and her husband Matson "Matt" Rains. John and Laura enjoyed gardening and watching their Grandchildren grow up. They were quite happy and were married forty years.
Our Great-Grandfather, John, died November 14, 1934 at the home of his daughter, Mary Schuman Rains in Danville, Illinois. He is buried next to our Great-Grandmother, Laura Belle See Schuman, at St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery (now known as Resurrection Catholic Cemetery) in Danville, Illinois.
Beloved Great-Great-Grandfather of William Tyler Huber
♥ Thank you for taking the time to read about our Great-Grandfather, John. ♥
❀~ We'd like to thank Lesa Epperson for placing our Great-Grandfather's page on the Find A Grave Site - and for graciously transferring it to us. Sincerely-Jennifer and Jimmy Fry ~❀
Adam S Schuman (1822 - 1906)
Margaretha S Herman Schuman (1824 - 1900)
Mary Elizabeth Schuman Rains (1897 - 1993)*
Joseph Albert Schuman (1899 - 1980)*
Laura Belle See Schuman (1872 - 1949)
*Point here for explanation
Maintained by: Jennifer and Jimmy Fry
Originally Created by: Lesa Epperson
Record added: May 22, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 70205049