I am looking for information on Francis W. Schoffman and Mary Lenertz as well as their children. My genealogical connection is to Mary Lenertz. She was an older sister of my great-great grandfather, John Benjamin Lenertz.
John moved away from Minnesota and his siblings. He died in 1919 and I don't have a lot of information on the other Lenertz brothers and sisters. I do have vital statistics, but I would like to learn more about their lives which is why I wrote this post.
Here's what I do know:
born 12 August 1859 in Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa
died 9 March 1940 in Mankato, Blue Earth, Minnesota
married in January 1875 in Mankato to:
Francis W. "Frank" Schoffman
born November 1847 in Wisconsin
died 13 July 1936 in Watonwan County, Minnesota
Mary and Frank had the following children:
William Francis Schoffman (17 October 1875-21 November 1918)
George Ambrose Schoffman (15 June 1879-8 January 1924)
John Roland "Rollie" Schoffman (12 February 1882- ?)
Sadie May Schoffman Movius (16 December 1890-15 May 1897)
Rose Katherine Schoffman Heiertz (31 March 1893-17 June 1986)
Like I said, these folks are cousins to me and my connection is through the Lenertz line. I would like to know more about their lives and maybe see a photo or two.
I am hoping someone somewhere does an Internet search for their Schoffman ancestors and lands on this blog post. I am hoping after reading this that they reach out and connect with me.
I do have some information on the other Lenertz siblings, as well as Mary's parents, that I am happy to share.
Thank you for reading this far. Hopefully casting this line will help me reel in some cousins. I'm not a crazy online stalker person, I promise. I'm just trying to bolster this Lenertz / Schoffman branch on my family tree.
October 8, 2012 UPDATE! Blog reader Eric Henderson commented below regarding a video about the Schoffman family. In the video, Eric plays George Schoffman, who is listed above. Very cool!