Land Patent
Oct 1, 1860
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Franz & Catherine Schaden Catherine & FranzSchaden

Child of Catherine Cornelius & Franz Schaden
Catherine Schaden-Meyer Jul 10, 1841 - Nov 01, 1909
Child of Gertrude Cornely & Franz Schaden
Franz Caspar Schaden Apr 02, 1842 - Jan 09, 1905
Children of Gertrude Andre & Franz Schaden
Maria Anna Schaden-Adolph June 19, 1844 - Feb 11, 1925
Joseph Peter Schaden About 1846 - Unknown
Gertrude Schaden-Kahren About 1848 - Unknown
Anna Mary Schaden before 1853 - before 1860

Census Images
Schadens in 1860
Lines 27 - 31
Schadens in 1870
Living with daughter Catherine Meyer's family.
Lines 16 - 24
Immigrated 1853.

Here's the passenger list for the Antarctic
Lines 43-49.

Declaration 1854.

Franz signed a Declaration of Intent (to become a US citizen).

Gertrude (Cornely) Schaden
Mar 02, 1814 - Apr 19, 1843
Franz (Frank) Joseph Schaden
Dec 09, 1809 - Sept 23, 1886

Married Jul 29, 1839
There is some confusion concerning the mother of Franz Caspar Schaden. The marriage certificate referenced above clearly states the bride's name as Gertrude Cornely.

Yet in an 1895 biography of Franz Caspar Schaden, it states:

"CASPER SCHADEN, a well-known member of the farming community of De Pere township, Brown county, was born April 2, 1842, in Prussia, son of Frank J. and Catherine (Cornelius) Schaden, the latter of whom died when Casper was an infant. The father was subsequently married again, this time to Gertrude Andre, by whom he had four children: Mary, Gertrude, Joseph and Anna Mary ; by his first wife he had two children, Catherine and Casper, and of the entire family, four children are yet living. Frank J. Schaden was a blacksmith, and a successful tradesman."

Is it possible that Cornelius is a form of Cornely (Corneli)? If so, then Franz's two oldest children would be from the same mother.

"The German is like a willow. No matter which
way you bend him, he will always take root again."

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