Biography of Mrs. Charlotte Yockey Schumacher (w/o Conrad)


Schumacher, Mrs. Charlotte Yockey, is one of the old and prominent residents of the town of Tonawanda, but now of Buffalo. She was born in Germany, November 15, 1830, the ninth of five sons and seven daughters born to Henry and Sophia (Miller) Yockey. When seventeen she came to America with an uncle, being preceded by most of her brothers and sisters. After two years she was married to Conrad Schumacher, who was a native of Bavaria, born in 1824, an only son born to Conrad and Katharina Schumacher, who came to America in 1835, settling in the town of Tonawanda on a tract of land which had but half an acre cleared. They cleared the land and made a home. Being a timber country, wild game abounded, and the father became quite a noted hunter. Conrad, jr., grew to manhood in Tonawanda, became a prosperous farmer, owned 115 acres on Two-Mile Creek road, was prominently identified with the Democratic party and all other public affairs pertaining to the welfare of his town and county. He was a man who commanded the esteem of the entire community; he was elected assessor and commissioner of highways. To Mr. and Mrs. Schumacher was born one child, Louisa, wife of Jacob Heif of Buffalo. Mr. Schumacher was an active member of the Lutheran church, in which he filled various official capacities. He died October 1, 1887. After the death of her husband Mrs. Schumacher conducted the farm until 1892, when she sold it. Jacob ileif then purchased a lot at No. 535 Ashland avenue, Buffalo, where he erected a dwelling house and they have resided there since they left the farm.

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