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Descendants of Andreas (Andrew) Schneller

Generation No. 1

1. ANDREAS (ANDREW)2 SCHNELLER (JOSEPH1) was born 1843 in Schwaben, Germany,
and died 1905 in Emporia, KS.
He married ELIZABETH KUNZMAN 1870 in Schwaben, Germany,
daughter of JOSEPH KUNZMAN and BARBARA TOBIAS.

Notes for ANDREAS (ANDREW) SCHNELLER:

In 1882 living in Bukovina, probably the town of Cimpulung Moldovenesc.
He listed his occupation as contractor. He headed a crew of men and one of his jobs was remodeling Catholic churches. On one of his jobs he fights bitterly with a priest about the work and thereafter refuses to have anything to do with the Catholic church. His wife, a devout Catholic, has to sneak the children out of the house to have them baptized.

Andreas Schneller and family decided to emigrate to the US in 1887. Accompanying them and their seven children are Andreas' parents, Joseph and Maria, and brother Johann's eldest daughter, Matilda. Designated port of departure was Bremen, Germany

Schnellers sail for America on June 2, 1887 on board the steamship Carpathian. The Carpathian is a new ship and is to become famous some years later when it will go to the rescue of the sinking Titanic. Arrived at the port of New York.

Immediately took a train to Wisconsin. It is not known exactly where they went but their purpose was to visit friends from the old country. These friends try unsuccessfully to persuade the Schnellers to remain in Wisconsin, but for some reason they are insistent upon making their way to Colorado. Propaganda at the time in Europe and America painted a romantic picture of the opening of the west and of the free lands being given by the government if only you would live on them and work them a bit. While in Wisconsin, however, the Schneller's eldest child, Fannie, aged 15 dies of T.B.

Upon arrival in Colorado, in 1888, the Schnellers homestead N.E. of Yuma on a dry barren tract of land. This land is a complete and disheartening contrast to the green and forested rolling countryside they left in Bukovina. Joseph Schneller and his wife Maria and their granddaughter, Matilda, remain on the homestead while Andrew and family make their way to Denver.

In 1894 Andrew Schneller anf family are farming in Randolph, Nebraska.

In 1897 the family is living out of a covered wagon in Montrose, Iowa, while they clear land they have rented of trees and build themselves a log cabin. Later they farm the land which was almost on the Missouri State border, near the Mississippi River.

In 1900 the Andrew Schneller family moves to Olpe, Kansas , a German settlement. Again Andrew tries his hand at farming but as in all the other places he does not make a living at it. He was never a farmer in the old country and seems to have no inclination for it. The family lives mainly from the proceeds of a patented medicine that Andrew brews up and sells the Germans in Olpe for rheumatism.

In 1901 family moves to Emporia, Kansas. Andrew takes up raising chickens. But in 1904 Cholera kills most of Andrew's chickens and he decided to give up farming.

In 1905 while the family is away visiting Barbara, now married and living in Olpe, Andrew, unemployed, dies by drinking carbolic acid. Family later says that Andrew accidently killed himself by mistakenly putting acid into a medicine he used to make for himself. However, note left from Andrew to his wife seems to discount this and both Emporia newspapers, print story of suicide on their front pages. The verdict of suicide is accepted by the coroner and Andrew is refused burial in the Catholic cemetery. At time of death Andrew leaves six children living at home. Two of his daughters are married, Minnie and Barbara. Andrew's first son, Ed, is living in Randolph, Nebraska.

More About ANDREAS (ANDREW) SCHNELLER:
occupation: contractor
where buried: Maplewood Cemetery in Emporia, Kansas

Notes for ELIZABETH KUNZMAN:
Glitt Austria is a very small hamlet 40 miles south of Germany

See extensive notes about Andres Schneller.

At time of death she was survived by her remaining nine children, 22 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and her brother, Ambrose, in Randolph, Nebraska.

More About ELIZABETH KUNZMAN:
where buried: Sacred Heart Catholic in Emporia, KS

Children of ANDREAS SCHNELLER and ELIZABETH KUNZMAN are:
i. FANNIE3 SCHNELLER, b. 1872; d. 1887, Wisconsin.

More About FANNIE SCHNELLER:
Bapt./Chris.: died of T. B.

ii. MINNIE SCHNELLER, b. 1874.
2. iii. BARBARA SCHNELLER, b. September 18, 1876, Lichtenberg, Bukovina; d. December 19, 1971,
Marysville, Marshall Co, Kansas.
iv. EDWARD SCHNELLER, b. 1878; m. MATILDA, Mason City, Iowa.
v. CARL SCHNELLER, b. 1880.

Notes for CARL SCHNELLER:
died soon after his birth

vi. FRANZ (FRANK) SCHNELLER, b. 1882, Bukovina.
vii. LOUIS (LEWIS) SCHNELLER, b. 1884.
viii. JULIUS SCHNELLER, b. 1886.
ix. AMIEL SCHNELLER, b. 1888, Colorado; d. Abt. 1888.
x. LOUISE SCHNELLER, b. 1892, Denver, Colorado.
xi. EMMA SCHNELLER, b. 1894, Randolph, Nebraska.
xii. ROSE SCHNELLER, b. 1897, Montrose, Iowa.
xiii. TILLIE SCHNELLER, b. 1897, Montrose, Iowa; d. 1897, Montrose, Iowa.

Generation No. 2

2. BARBARA3 SCHNELLER (ANDREAS (ANDREW)2, JOSEPH1)
was born September18, 1876 in Lichtenberg, Bukovina,
and died December 19, 1971 in Marysville, Marshall Co, Kansas.
She married FREDERICK HENRY MILLER September 15, 1894 in Denver, Colorado.

Notes for FREDERICK HENRY MILLER:
Arrived at Port of New York, July 1882

Emigarated from Hamberg, Germany

Have Declaration of Intention

More About FREDERICK HENRY MILLER:
occupation: Farmer

Children of BARBARA SCHNELLER and FREDERICK MILLER are:
i. EDWARD H.4 MILLER, b. June 19, 1895, Wisconsin;
d. March 04, 1978; m. (1) DOROTHY COURTNEY; m. (2) MARIETTA P.
ii. WILLIAM MILLER, b. December 02, 1897; d. 1925; m. JENNIE BELL.
3. iii. CARL MILLER, b. April 10, 1900, Olpe, Kansas; d. August 02, 1975, Marysville, Marshall Co, Kansas.
4. iv. EMIL LEW MILLER, b. November 25, 1901, Nebraska;
d. July 27, 1988, Marysville, Marshall Co, Kansas.
5. v. ELIZABETH L. MILLER, b. January 01, 1904; d. February 19, 1970.
6. vi. EMMA M. MILLER, b. April 06, 1906.
7. vii. ROSE M. MILLER, b. May 05, 1907.
8. viii. JOHN E. MILLER, b. December 25, 1909.
9. ix. DOROTHY F. MILLER, b. March 27, 1920.

Generation No. 3

3. CARL4 MILLER (BARBARA3 SCHNELLER, ANDREAS (ANDREW)2, JOSEPH1)
was born April 10, 1900 in Olpe, Kansas,
and died August 02, 1975 in Marysville, Marshall Co, Kansas.
He married (1) EMMA TRAVELUTE. He married (2) THELMA P. _________.

Children of CARL MILLER and EMMA TRAVELUTE are:
i. LARRY5 MILLER.
ii. MOLENE MILLER.
iii. SON MILLER.

4. EMIL LEW4 MILLER (BARBARA3 SCHNELLER, ANDREAS (ANDREW)2, JOSEPH1)
was born November 25, 1901 in Nebraska,
and died July 27, 1988 in Marysville, Marshall Co, Kansas.
He married LENA MATILDA MOSER October 13, 1927 in Marysville, Marshall Co, Kansas,
daughter of CHARLES MOSER and ALVENA WECKER.

Notes for EMIL LEW MILLER:
Moser book said they were married Oct. 13, 1929.

Notes for LENA MATILDA MOSER:
Did not go to high school. (from Denise talk with her -- Summer 1996)

Children of EMIL MILLER and LENA MOSER are:
i. VIRGILIA CLAIRE5 MILLER, b. January 20, 1930, Home ,Marshall Co, Kansas.
10. ii. GARY LEW MILLER, b. August 03, 1934, Home ,Marshall Co, Kansas.
iii. GLORIA GAY MILLER, b. December 13, 1936, Home ,Marshall Co, Kansas;
m. JAMES LEE BREEDING, May 16, 1954, Marysville, Marshall Co, Kansas.
iv. FREDERICK CHARLES, b. September 07, 1938, Home ,Marshall Co, Kansas;
m. JEAN SCHMIDT, February 17, 1963, Marysville, Marshall Co, Kansas.

5. ELIZABETH L.4 MILLER (BARBARA3 SCHNELLER, ANDREAS (ANDREW)2, JOSEPH1)
was born January 01, 1904, and died February 19, 1970.
She married ALBERT BINGGELI.

Child of ELIZABETH MILLER and ALBERT BINGGELI is:
11. i. BEVERLY5 BINGGELI.

6. EMMA M.4 MILLER (BARBARA3 SCHNELLER, ANDREAS (ANDREW)2, JOSEPH1)
was born April 06, 1906.
She married (1) EDWIN COLT. She married (2) GEORGE F. HELWIG 1933 in Missouri.

Child of EMMA MILLER and GEORGE HELWIG is:
12. i. JUDITH GAY5 HELWIG, b. November 19, 1939.

7. ROSE M.4 MILLER (BARBARA3 SCHNELLER, ANDREAS (ANDREW)2, JOSEPH1
) was born May 05, 1907.
She married MARION ELLIOTT 1927 in Topeka, Kansas.

Children of ROSE MILLER and MARION ELLIOTT are:
13. i. BARBARA G.5 ELLIOTT, b. September 18, 1928.
14. ii. MAXINE ELLIOTT, b. March 17, 1933.

8. JOHN E.4 MILLER (BARBARA3 SCHNELLER, ANDREAS (ANDREW)2, JOSEPH1)
was born December 25, 1909. He married HILDA _______.

Child of JOHN MILLER and HILDA _______ is:
i. MARYLYNN5 MILLER.

9. DOROTHY F.4 MILLER (BARBARA3 SCHNELLER, ANDREAS (ANDREW)2, JOSEPH1)
was born March 27, 1920.
She married (1) JACK BAKER. She married (2) R. HONEA.

Child of DOROTHY MILLER and R. HONEA is:
15. i. CARYL SUE5 HONEA, b. May 06, 1957.

Generation No. 4

10. GARY LEW5 MILLER (EMIL LEW4, BARBARA3 SCHNELLER, ANDREAS (ANDREW)2, JOSEPH1)
was born August 03, 1934 in Home ,Marshall Co, Kansas.
He married BEVERLY JOY FLETCHER May 01, 1955 in Marysville, Marshall Co, Kansas,
daughter of WILLIAM FLETCHER and GOLDIE KECK.

Children of GARY MILLER and BEVERLY FLETCHER are:
i. ALAN KEITH6 MILLER, b. May 17, 1956, Midwest City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma;
m. BRENDA ELAINE ROWE, November 07, 1981, Warner Robins, Houston County, Georgia.

More About ALAN KEITH MILLER:
occupation: Software Engineer

ii. DENISE DIANE MILLER, b. April 12, 1958, Midwest City, Oklahoma.
iii. JEFFREY IAN MILLER, b. July 26, 1960, Marysville, Marshall Co, Kansas;
m. (1) SCARLETT; m. (2)LORNA SUE WEIKUM, July 07, 1990.
iv. PAMELA JEAN MILLER, b. September 24, 1965, Marysville, Marshall Co, Kansas;
m. SHAWN CHRISTOPHER CONLEY, June 22, 1992, Bartlett, Shelby Co, TN.

11. BEVERLY5 BINGGELI (ELIZABETH L.4 MILLER, BARBARA3 SCHNELLER, ANDREAS (ANDREW)2, JOSEPH1).
She married LOREN BREEDING.

Children of BEVERLY BINGGELI and LOREN BREEDING are:
i. DEBORAH6 BREEDING.
ii. HOWARD BREEDING.

12. JUDITH GAY5 HELWIG (EMMA M.4 MILLER, BARBARA3 SCHNELLER, ANDREAS (ANDREW)2, JOSEPH1)
was born November 19, 1939. She married KENNETH JOHNSON October 21, 1960.

Children of JUDITH HELWIG and KENNETH JOHNSON are:
i. KENNETH BRIAN6 JOHNSON, b. March 21, 1967; d. October 15, 1979;
m. NANCY JEAN __________.
ii. NANCY JEAN JOHNSON, b. April 22, 1973.

13. BARBARA G.5 ELLIOTT (ROSE M.4 MILLER, BARBARA3 SCHNELLER, ANDREAS (ANDREW)2, JOSEPH1)
was born September 18, 1928. She married GENE CALDWELL.

Child of BARBARA ELLIOTT and GENE CALDWELL is:
i. DALE6 CALDWELL, b. 1952; m. NANCY DAVIS.

14. MAXINE5 ELLIOTT (ROSE M.4 MILLER, BARBARA3 SCHNELLER, ANDREAS (ANDREW)2, JOSEPH1)
was born March 17, 1933. She married HERBERT BRABENAC 1952.

Children of MAXINE ELLIOTT and HERBERT BRABENAC are:
i. SUSAN6 BRABENAC, b. 1953; m. DENNIS VALILE, 1970.
ii. SALLY BRABENAC, b. 1954; m. TOM MASSICOTTE, 1979.
iii. MIKE BRABENAC, b. 1959.

15. CARYL SUE5 HONEA (DOROTHY F.4 MILLER, BARBARA3 SCHNELLER, ANDREAS (ANDREW)2, JOSEPH1)
was born May 06, 1957. She married KENNETH FIREMAN May 19, 1981 in San Francisco, California.

Child of CARYL HONEA and KENNETH FIREMAN is:
i. KRISTIN C.6 FIREMAN, b. June 14, 1982.



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