Mary G Schust (née Stritzel) was born in July 1883 in Port Clinton, Ottawa, Ohio, and was the first born in the USA and fifth of thirteen children overall to Gottscheer immigrants Johann Stritzl of Oberblaschowitz and Barbara Schober of Reuter. She and her siblings were raised primarily in nearby Portage Township.
She was married to Matt Schust (né Mathias Schusteritsch) on 28 September 1901 in Blocton, Bibb, Alabama, with whom she had seven children (five living to adulthood).
John: born 14 June 1902 in Blocton, AL; died 16 Feb 1940 in San Francisco, CA
Barbara "Barb" M: born 13 Nov 1903 in Blocton, AL; died Jul 1985 in Island Lake, IL
Mary Barbara: born 26 Jan 1905 in Blocton, AL; died 13 Nov 2000 in North Chili, NY
Rozella "Rose": born 15 Feb 1908 in Blocton, AL; died 13 Jul 1992 in Chicago, IL
Frances: born Apr 1910 in Blocton, AL; died 26 Oct 1912 in Blocton, AL
Mathew: born 13 May 1912 in Blocton, AL; died 10 Jun 1913 in Mobile, AL
Mary passed away on 4 December 1912 in Blocton at the age of 29 due to unknown reasons and was buried in an unmarked grave two days later in Mt. Carmel Cemetery.
↑ "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch, Mary G Stritzel in household of John Stritzel, Portage & Catawaba Island Township (excl. Port Clinton vill.), Ottawa, Ohio, United States; citing sheet 4A, family 68, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,241,312.
↑ Catholic Church (Tschermoschnitz), Kirchenbuch, 1741-1941, 1416535. LB1019. Familienbuch ab 1831 (l. & r. S.); digital images, Family Search.
↑ "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950," database with images, FamilySearch, Matt Shust and Minnie Stritzell, 28 Sep 1901; citing Bibb, Alabama, United States, County Probate Courts, Alabama; FHL microfilm 1,783,752.
↑ "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch, Mammie Schust in household of Matt Schust, Precinct 49, Jefferson, Alabama, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 135, sheet 10A, family 154, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 18; FHL microfilm 1,374,031.
↑ "Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974," database, FamilySearch, Mary Stritzell in entry for Mathew Shust, 10 Jun 1913; citing reference cn 236, Department of Health, Montgomery; FHL microfilm 1,894,101.
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