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Mattheus SCHNURRER

Mattheus SCHNURRER

Male 1877 - 1957  (80 years)

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  • Name Mattheus SCHNURRER  [1
    Born 30 Jun 1877  Kleingopfritz, Thaya, Niederosterreich, Austria Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Christened 30 Aug 1877  Kleingopfritz, Thaya, Niederosterreich, Austria Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Emigrated 13 Aug 1898  Bremen, , Bremen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    from Austria to the US 
    • on the SS Fred. der Grosse.
    Immigrated 23 Aug 1898  New York City, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    from Austria to US 
    Schnurrer, Mattheus - Manifest SS Fried d Grosse
    Schnurrer, Mattheus - Manifest SS Fried d Grosse
    Census 19 Jun 1900  Buh Twp., Morrison, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    1900 US Federal 
    • in the John Leidenfrost Household. Enumerated were John (head) age 41, Mary (wife) age 36, Clara (daughter) age 9, Barbara (daughter) age 7, Mary M. (daughter) age 2, Oliva (daughter) age 8/12, and Mathias Schnurrer (servant) age 21- Austrian born - immigrated 1897 (Al) - farm hand.
    Census 15 Jun 1905  Agram Twp, Morrison, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    1905 Minnesota State 
    • in the Anton Theser household. Enumerated were Anton male 40 white Germany-Germany-Germany MN resident 24yr 6mo ED resident 24yr 6mo Farming | Mary female 24 white MN-Germany-Germany MN resident 24yr 4mo ED resident 3yr | Anton male 4 white MN-Germany-Germany MN resident 4yr 3mo ED resident 4yr 3mo | John male 2 white MN-Germany-Germany MN resident 2yr 1mo ED resident 2yr 1mo | Mat Schnurer male 26 white Germany-Germany-Germany MN resident 6yr ED resident 6yr Farmer
    Census 6 May 1910  Agram Twp, Morrison, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    1910 US Federal 
    • In the Mathias Schnurer household. Enumerated were Mathias age 32; Marie _ (wife) age 24; Frank (son) age 12/12.
    Land 1916  Agram Twp, Morrison, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    160 acres of land (the NW 1/4 of Section 34 Twp 40 Rg 31) 
    Directory 1916-1917  Agram Twp, Morrison, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Schnurrer, Math Pierz R.F.D. No. 2 
    Military 12 Jun 1918  , Morrison, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    WWI Draft Registration Card 
    Schnurer, Mattheus - WWI Draft Registration Card front
    Schnurer, Mattheus - WWI Draft Registration Card front
    Schnurer, Mattheus - WWI Draft Registration Card back
    Schnurer, Mattheus - WWI Draft Registration Card back
    Census 9 Feb 1920  Agram Twp, Morrison, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    1920 US Federal 
    • In the Math Schnurer household. Enumerated were Math age 42; Mary (wife) age 32; Frank (son) age 10; Adeline (daughter) age 9; William (son) age 8; Irne (daughter) age 6; Florence (daughter) age 4 11/12; Rheinhart (son) age 3 4/12; Cecilia (daughter) age 2 7/12; Marceline (daughter) age 9/12.
    Directory 1928  Agram Twp, Morrison, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Schnurer Mathias Pierz 2 (Agram) O 
    Census 18 Apr 1930  Agram Twp, Morrison, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    1930 US Federal 
    • In the Mat Schnurer household. Enumerated were Mat age 53; Mary (wife) age 43; Frank (son) age 21; Adeline (daughter) age 19; William (son) age 18; Irne (daughter) age 16; Florence (daughter) age 15; Reharlda (son) age 13; Celicia (daughter) age 12; Leona (daughter) age 9; Elenor (daughter) age 8.
    Interview Apr 1937  Pierz, Morrison, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    WPA Biography 

    • Transcribed from the Biography of Math Schnurer #524
      Works Progress Administration Project #3870 Morrison Co
      unty Historical Society
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      Given by Mr. Schnurer and recorded by John Schmolke in April of 1937
      SCHNURER, MATH Otremba, Mary Granite Township Pierz, Minnesota R #1
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      Math Schnurer was born July 30, 1877, in Gebfritz, Weidhoven, Austria, the son of Ignatz Schnurer and Antonia Litschauer Schnurer, farmers. Mr. and Mrs. Ignatz Schnurer had five children:
      A-1 Christina came to America and married Anton Theser, a farmer in Agram township. They are both deceased. They had one child.
      A-2 Mary stayed in Germany, is married and has two children. They live on a farm.
      A-3 Ignatz stayed in Germany, was married and had a number of children.
      A-4 Math is the subject of this sketch.
      1-5 Antonia, now Mrs. Wodizka, has two children. Her husband is janitor at the Pierz church.

      Math attended school in Austria from his sixth to his fourteenth year. Then he worked in a bakery until he was twenty-one years old. In 1898 he came to America and worked in the vicinity of Pierz as a farm hand. He also worked in the harvest fields in North Dakota and in the winter worked in the woods and on log drives. He bought 160 acres of wild brush land in Section 34, Agram Township. On this he built a frame house and a small barn. He bought three horses. He lived alone on his farm. In the spring and summer seasons he would break land on his farm and then for two winters he worked in the woods with his horses. In 1905 he bought eighty acres of land in Section 34, Agram Township, about a quarter of a mile from his farm. This land is now all under cultivation. In 1906 he bought another forty acres of pasture land in Section 33, of Agram.

      On June 25, 1907, he married Mary Otremba, daughter of Frank and Rose Gruber Otremba of Agram township. She died August 13, 1933. The had nine children, namely:
      B-1 Frank, born April 9, 1909, married Vera Koeping, a mechanic in a garage in New Ulm, Minnesota.
      B-2 Adeline, born August 17, 1910, now Mrs. Math Brausen, has one child. They farm in Agram Township.
      B-3 William, born March 11, 1912, is single. He works on a farm in New Ulm, Minnesota.
      B-4 Irene, born May 10, 1913, is Mrs. William Weber. Mr. Weber works in a store at Sleepy Eye, Minnesota.
      B-5 Florence, born February 23, 1915, is Mrs. Jerome Szyszka. They farm at Waseca, Minnesota.
      B-6 Rheinhard, born May 12, 1916, is single. He works on the home farm.
      B-7 Cecelia, born May 25, 1917, is single and lives at home.
      B-8 Leona, born August 7, 1920, is at home.
      B-9 Eleanor, born February 1, 1922, attends school and lives at home.

      Math built a granary, garage, henhose, hoghouse, and milk house on his farm. In 1920 he build a 38 by 70 feet frame barn. He now has 168 acres under cultivation, using the balance for pasture and meadow. He own 50 head of cattle of which 20 are milk cows, 8 horses, 30 hogs, and 150 hens. He is interested in diversified farming. His son, Rheinhard, helps him.

      Math is a member of the Pierz Co-operative Creamerys Association and for a period of three years served as town supervisor and was chairman of his school district for three years. He is a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church of Pierz, Minnesota.
    Schnurrer, Mattheus - WPA Biography cover page
    Schnurrer, Mattheus - WPA Biography cover page
    Schnurrer, Mattheus - WPA Biography
    Schnurrer, Mattheus - WPA Biography
    Directory 1938  Agram Twp, Morrison, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Schnurer, Mathias R1 Pierz - Agram - 34 - O 
    Census 10 Apr 1940  Agram Twp, Morrison, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    1940 US Federal 
    • in the Math Schinurer household (owned worth $1000) Enumerated were MATH head male white 62 married completed grade 8 born in Austria naturalized citizen lived in same house in 1935 farmer / REINHARD son male white 23 single completed grade 8 born in MN lived in same house in 1935 farm laborer / LEONA daughter female white 19 single completed grade 8 born in MN lived in same house in 1935
    Military 27 Apr 1942  Agram Twp, Morrison, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    WWII Draft Registration Card 
    Schnurrer, Mattheus - WWII Draft Registration Card front
    Schnurrer, Mattheus - WWII Draft Registration Card front
    Schnurrer, Mattheus - WWII Draft Registration Cardback
    Schnurrer, Mattheus - WWII Draft Registration Cardback
    Died 22 Jul 1957  Anoka State Hospital, Anoka, Anoka, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Schnurrer, Mattheus - Death Certificate
    Schnurrer, Mattheus - Death Certificate
    Obituary 23 Jul 1957  Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Little Falls Daily Transcript 
    • Page 3
      Mathias Schnurrer, 79, Pierz, died Monday at an Anoka hospital. He was born in Germany, but came to the Pierz vicinity 58 years ago, and has been retired for a number of years.
      Surviving son and daughters are: Frank, New Ulm; William and Mrs. William Weber (Irene), Sleepy Eye; Rinehard, St. Paul; Mrs. Matt Brausen (Adeline) and Mrs. Henry Brausen (Eleanor), Pierz; Mrs. Jerome Szyszka (Florence), Olein, Iowa; Mrs. Ed. Becker (Cecelia), St. Cloud, and Mrs. Robert Johnson (Leona), Sauk Centre. There are 25 granchildren.
      Funeral services will be held at St. Joseph's church in Pierz at 10 a.m. Wednesday, the Rev. Robert Voigt officiating. Friends may call at the Virnig Funeral home in Pierz, where the parish rosary will be prayed at 8:30 p.m. tonight and the Knights of Columbus will pray the rosary at 9 p.m. tonight.
    Occupation - Farmer Agram Twp, Morrison, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID 534965BAC1C74B7BB4A74CD586076D8201F4 
    Buried 24 Jul 1957  Pierz, Morrison, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    stone-schnurrer_matheus.jpg
    Schnurrer, Matheus and Mary (Otremba) - Gravestone
    Person ID I81  Brenda's Branches
    Last Modified 27 Aug 2020 

    Father Ignatz SCHNURRER, Sr.,   b. 31 Jan 1840, Reibers, Waidhofen An Der Thaya, Niederosterreich, Austria Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 9 May 1881, , , , Austria Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years) 
    Mother Antonia LITSCHAUER,   b. 21 Apr 1843, Arnolz, Pfaffenschlag, Niederosterreich, Austria Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft Sep 1881, , , , Austria Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years) 
    Married 27 Oct 1868  Pfaffenschlag, Scheibbs, Niederosterreich, Austria Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F408  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Josephine OTREMBA,   b. 8 Apr 1887, Pierz, Morrison, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1933, Agram Twp, Morrison, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Married 25 Jun 1907  Pierz, Morrison, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • Morrison County, MN Marriage Book H Page 419
      State of Minnesota, County of Morrison, ss, I Mathias Schnurer of the County of Morrison State of Minnesota desiring to procure a License to be joined in Marriage unto Mary Otremba do declare upon oath as follows: That I am of full age of twenty-one years. That the said Mary Otremba is of the full age of *eighteen years, and a resident of the County of Morrison, of the State of Minnesota. That I have no living wife. That I have not been divorced within the six months last past. That I am not epileptic, imbecile, feeble minded, nor afflicted with insanity. That the said Mary Otremba has no living husband, has not been divorced with the six months past, and is not epilieptic, imbecile, feeble minded, nor afflicted with insanity. Signed Math Schnurer (his actural signiture) Subscribed and sworn to before me, this 3d day of June 1907. ______ Clerk of District Court

      State of Minnesota, County of Morrison, ss. In District Court. To ANY PERSON LAWFULLY AUTHORIZED TO SOLEMNIZE MARRIAGES WITHIN SAID STATE; KNOW YE, That license is hereby granted to join together as husband and wife Math Schnurer of the County of Morrison and State of Minnesota and Mary Otremba of the County of Morrison and State of Minnesota, being satisfied by the Oath of said Math Schnurer that there is no legal impediment thereto. THEREFORE, This shall be your sufficient authority for solemnizing the marriage of said parties, and making return thereof as provided by law. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have herunto set my hand and affixed the seal of said District Court at Little FAlls, in said County this 3d day of June 1907. S.P. Brick Clerk. By __ Deputy.

      State of Minnesota, County of Morrison, ss. I hereby certify that on the 25th day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred seven at Pierz in said County, I, the undersigned, a Catholic Priest did join in the holy bonds of Matrimony, according to the laws of this State, Mathias Schnurer of the County of Morrison and State of Minnesota and Mary Otremba fo the County of Morrison and State of Minnesota, in presence of August Otremba and Anna Nimsch Witnesses. Rev. I.G. Steigler. A copy of my credentials of ordination is recorded in the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the County of Stearns, State of Minnesota. (No Filing Date) I.G.Steigler.

      Little Falls Herald 28 June 1907
      Pierz (June 25)
      "A very pretty wedding ceremony took place Tuesday last when Math Schnurer and Mary Otremba were married in Pierz, Rev. J.G. Stiegler officiating. After church the party went to the bride's home in Agram where a dinner awaited them. Many friends and relatives were in attendance and all had a good time.
    Schnurrer, Matheus and Mary Josephine (Otremba) - Marriage Record
    Schnurrer, Matheus and Mary Josephine (Otremba) - Marriage Record
    Schnurrer, Matheus and Mary Josephine (Otremba) - Marriage Announcement
    Schnurrer, Matheus and Mary Josephine (Otremba) - Marriage Announcement
    Little Falls herald, June 28, 1907, image 10 of 10 Column 2 Library of Congress-Chronicling America - Little Falls herald
    Schnurrer, Matheus and Mary Josephine (Otremba) - Marriage Photo
    Schnurrer, Matheus and Mary Josephine (Otremba) - Marriage Photo
    Children 
     1. Baby Girl SCHNURER,   b. 19 Jan 1908, Agram Twp, Morrison, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1908, Agram Twp, Morrison, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +2. Frank Ignatius SCHNURRER,   b. 9 Apr 1909, Pierz, Morrison, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1970, New Ulm, Brown, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
    +3. Adeline Marie SCHNURRER,   b. 17 Aug 1910, Pierz, Morrison, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1999, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    +4. William W. SCHNURRER,   b. 11 Mar 1912, Pierz, Morrison, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1993, Sleepy Eye, Brown, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    +5. Irene A. SCHNURRER,   b. 10 May 1913, Pierz, Morrison, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 2005, Sleepy Eye, Brown, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
    +6. Florence Frances SCHNURRER,   b. 23 Feb 1915, Pierz, Morrison, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1995, Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    +7. Reinhard Joseph SCHNURRER,   b. 12 May 1916, Pierz, Morrison, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 2005, El Cajon, San Diego, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    +8. Cecelia Martha SCHNURRER,   b. 25 May 1917, Pierz, Morrison, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Aug 1995, St. Cloud, Stearns, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     9. Marceline SCHNURRER,   b. 7 May 1919, Pierz, Morrison, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1927, Pierz, Morrison, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 7 years)
    +10. Leona Sophia SCHNURRER,   b. 7 Aug 1920, Pierz, Morrison, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 2014, Watkins, Meeker, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
    +11. Eleanor Antonia SCHNURRER,   b. 1 Feb 1922, Pierz, Morrison, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Sep 1999, Foley, Benton, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     12. Mashion SCHNURRER,   b. 3 Jun 1923, Agram Twp, Morrison, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jun 1923, Agram Twp, Morrison, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     13. Victor SCHNURRER,   b. 24 May 1924, Pierz, Morrison, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1924, Pierz, Morrison, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     14. Baby Boy SCHNURER,   b. 17 Nov 1928, Agram Twp, Morrison, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1928, Agram Twp, Morrison, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 11 Aug 2020 
    Family ID F51  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Schnurrer, Reinhard Sr; Reinhard Jr.; Mattheus
    Schnurrer, Reinhard Sr; Reinhard Jr.; Mattheus
    Schnurrer, Mattheus and Reinhard Sr.
    Schnurrer, Mattheus and Reinhard Sr.
    Schnurrer, Matheus and Mary Josephine (Otremba)
    Schnurrer, Mattheus and Mary Josephine (Otremba)
    Schnurrer, Mattheus
    Schnurrer, Mattheus
    Schnurrer, Reinhard Sr. and Mattheus
    Schnurrer, Reinhard Sr. and Mattheus
    Schnurrer, Mattheus and Reinhard Sr.
    Schnurrer, Mattheus and Reinhard Sr.

  • Notes 
    • (Medical):Other significant conditions contributing to but not related to the immediate cause of death given: Arteriosclerotic heart disease, uremia, and chronic brain syndrome with cerebral arteriosclerosis with pyschotic reaction.

  • Sources 
    1. [S481] MN, Morrison Co. - Naturalization Papers, Mathias Schnurer - Petition for Citizenship (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S432] Surname - Schnurer - Passenger List - Frederich de Grosse, Departing Bremen August 13, 1898 & Arriving New York Augus t 25, 1898 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S49] MN, Morrison - 1900 - US Census, Minnesota, Morrison County, Buh Twp., ED #108; Sheet# 5B, Family 156/159 Lines 86-92. (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S257] MN, Morrison - 1905 - State Census, Minnesota, Morrison County, Agram Twp., ED# 6 Sheet# 3 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S140] MN, Morrison - 1910 - US Census, Minnesota, Morrison County, Agram Twp., ED#98; Sheet# 13B; Household #208/208; Lines # 77-79 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S256] MN, Morrison - 1920 - US Census, Minnesota, Morrison County, Agram Twp., ED#147; Sheet#2A; Household 16/16 Lines 9-18 (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S230] MN, Morrison - 1930 - US Census, Minnesota, Morrison County, Agram Twp., ED# 49-1 Sheet# 3B Dwelling/Family# 43/43 (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S1004] Schnurrer, Mathias - WPA Interview.

    9. [S845] MN, Morrison - 1940 - US Census, Minnesota, Morrison County, Agram Twp.; ED 49-1; Sheet 3B; Family # 48; Lines 69-71; Math Schinurer household. (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S1100] World War II Registration Cards, ((http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1002 : 2010)), accessed 27 Mar 2017), Math Schnurer, Serial Number U846; Agram Twp., Morrison county, Minnesota. (Reliability: 3).

    11. [S396] MN, Anoka, St. Cloud - Death Certificate - Mathias Schnurrer, Minnesota, Anoka County.

    12. [S483] MN, Morrison County, Marriage Record, Book H Page 419 (Reliability: 3).