Johann Heinrich Schütt, Mecklenburg Germany, B: 01 Apr 1836

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Hoping someone can help suggest where to locate additional info for:
Parents and Place of Birth of great, great, grandparents, Johann & Marie.

Records used & viewed so far:
Ancestry Immigration record: Frisia ship Departure Manifest 28 Nov 1872 & arrival in New York on 07 Dec 1872, Last known Residence; Herrmanshagen, Germany,
Search of 1867 German National Census inconclusive.
German State Archives & several Churches report nothing found.
No newspaper articles other than Johann/Marie celebrated 50th Wedding anniversary at St Luke church in Chicago, IL as did son Robert Heinrich. I am a direct descendant of son Robert Heinrich.

Johann Heinrich Schütt: Surname Americanized to Schuette in 1800's but no record found. Early Church records for Confirmations use surname  Schütt, and US 1880 Census uses Schutt and finally Vital records use Schuette for Death's.
B: 01 Apr 1836 Mecklenburg, Germany
D: 06 Jan 1912 Chicago, IL, US: Burried: St. Luke's Cemetery, Chicago, IL
in US Census's 1880-1900-1910
Owned a farm in Northfield, IL (suburb of Chicago, IL) per US 1880 Non-Population Census uses Name = John Schütt
Naturalized 08 Oct 1881 as John Schutt, witness is son-in law Carl Lass who lived on farm next to Johann Schutt

Wife Marie Range 
B: 12 Feb 1834 Mecklenburg, Germany,
Father: John Range per death cert of Marie (Range) Schuette
D: 27 May 1911 Chicago, IL, US: Buried : St Luke's Cemetery Chicago, IL
in US Census's 1880-1900-1910
Moved into Chicago, Cook, IL between 1880 & 1900 (No 1990 Census)

Schütt Children: All presumably born in Mecklenburg, Germany
Augusta Schütt B: 11 Apr 1856,
Buried St. Johns Church, Niles, IL, Husband Carl Lass
Charles Carl B: 04 Apr 1864, Wife: Pauline Schnert
Robert Heinrich Schütt B: 22 Sep 1866, wife:Wilhelmina Holmstrom
Wilhelmina B: 06 Jul 1869 Husband Max Gunkler
Hermann B: 02 Mar 1874 Wife Rose Mueller

Augusta at age 16 is not included in 1872 Frisia Immigration, perhaps traveled with future husband & family, but no record found.

Thanks in advance for any help.

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I have found the following information in Gothaisches Genealogisches Taschenbuch der Briefadeligen Haeuser, Elfter Jahrgang (1917) on page 951: MARIA Johanna Karoline Schuett born Stettin in Pomerania on 23rd September 1858, died at Duesseldorf 17th July 1885. She was married at Stettin on the 15th October 1878 to GEORG Adolf Julius von Wilucki (born Kabel bei Kalau in the Niederlausitz, Brandenburg on 14th July 1851, date of death not known) as his first wife. Georg von Wilucki was remarried thrice after the death of Maria Schuett his first wife. My question: Could she also have been a daughter of Johann Heinrich Schuett and Marie Range?

Problem solved with regard to the aforementioned MARIA Johanna Karoline Margarethe Schuett by Mr Dirk Peters, a wellknown German genealogist. According to the marriage register, (Maria married Georg von Wilucki at Stettin in 1878) she was actually the daughter of Franz FRIEDRICH Schuett, owner of the firm Schuett & Ahrens in Stettin, by his late wife Auguste Lorentz.

Thank you for your recent reply. I have additional research information that clears up the problem. Although interesting, your MARIA is NOT the same as in my family. I hired a professional genealogist in Schwerin to find/provide me Lüdershagen Church docs. Johann Schütt born in Langenhanshagen in 1836 married Johanna Maria Christina Range born 1834 in nearby Bartelshagen, had 4 children and emigrated to US in 1872 with 4 children. "First Born" according to Birth records in Lüdershagen was Johann Carl Fredrich. Augusta birth record was never found.
Augusta Schütt was born in 1856, 5 years prior to the marriage in 1861 and was not on Manifest list in Johann/Maria 1872 emigration record and would have been only 16 years old in 1872.
Northfield Illinois Church records reveal she was from Reinshagen and married Carl Lass from nearby Güstrow. Search for Church docs in that area also do not reveal Johann or Maria ever lived there and no birth records found. However, another Johann Schütt WAS found on a nearby farm in Northfield in 1880 Census so she may be related to him.
All this confusion arises from my deceased sibling, many years ago, not having the benefit of German Church Records which I now have, and only considered Northfield Church Cemetery records, so there is no direct proof of her being related.
In my opinion Augusta should NOT be considered part of our family.

1 Answer

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As Mecklenburg was the name for two states, Mecklenburg-Schwerin and Mecklenburg-Strelitz, with a combined area of about 6,200 square miles (about the size of Hawaii and a little less than New Jersey) I'm afraid you'll have to find a bit more about their origin.

The Verein für mecklenburgische Familien- und Personengeschichte (MFP) has a webpage about emigrants from Mecklenburg. Maybe you can find something there.

Online German Emigration Records, Lists and Indexes has a couple of Mecklenburg databases.



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