Sebastian (Seb) and Margaret Schmarder
In my research for this, I found out something interesting. Some of the people on this page used the surname Smart instead of Schmarder. These include Sebastion Schmarder as shown in an 1880 census tally. His wife Margaret was listed as Maggie Smart. But in Sebastion's 1895 will, he was only mentioned as a Schmarder. So I don't think the name change was official, at least with Seb.
John Schmarder was known as John Smart. I can't say if this was official as his son Clarence Schmarder was known also as Clarence Smart, but it appears not officially. Henry Schmarder appears to have changed his name to Henry Smart officially.
This is just one of those interesting things that pops up in family research sometimes. My grandfather, Clarence Schmarder did mention to us kids that his family did change their name to Smart. Us boys thought he was just pulling our leg as he sometimes did.
Born: October 1, 1824, - Died: July 10, 1895
Born: August 29, 1829 - Died: November 22, 1903
Seb was employed as a watchman. Seb and Margaret emmigrated to the US in 1849. Both were born in Germany and died in Syracuse, NY.
Seb's Parents - John Schmarder and ? Margt Schmarder
Margarets Parents - Andrew Stouter and Margaret (?) Schmarder
Mary Anna (Anna Marie) Schmarder Koch, daughter (1859-1912) See below for Koch children.
John Schmarder, son (1855 - Nov 26, 1900) Son: Clarence Schmarder, Daughters: Helen Schmarder McVeen, Emma Schmarder
Barbara Schmarder Ruff, daughter (1870-1955) Married George Ruff, child: Zetta Ruff Nolan (1906 - 1969)
Rosa Schmarder Weaver, daughter
Michael Schmarder, son (1852- Dec 14, 1875) Son: Sebastian Schmarder (1878 - 1952) See below
Margaret Schmarder, daughter
George Schmarder, son (died before 1895), Children: Viz, Elsie, Ernest, Marion, Ethel, Myron
Stephen Schmarder, son
Elizabeth (Sister Zita) Schmarder
View Seb's 1895 will.
Mary Anna Schmarder Koch
Born: March 7, 1859 - Died November 13, 1912.
This is Seb and Margaret Schmarder's daughter.
Mary Anna's Relatives:
Married to Vincent G. Koch - Born October 10, 1859 in Germany - Died March 27, 1932 in Syracuse, NY
Vincent G. Koch Jr. (Dec 15, 1880 - Jul 21, 1950)
Maria Koch Weinheimer (Aug 12, 1882 - Jun 20, 1952)
Frederich Koch (Oct 29, 1884 - Died soon after birth)
Mathilde Koch Pichoske (Dec 28, 1885 - Oct 22, 1945)
Elizabeth Koch Schuetz (Nov 9, 1889 - Jul 12,1952)
(Franzista Theresia) Frances Koch Mellen (Oct 12, 1889 - Oct 18, 1952)
Zita Pauline Koch Frazier (Oct 11, 1891 - Jul 22, 1958)
Clara Angeline Koch Duerr (Jun 16, 1894 - Jan 17, 1971)
Theodore John Gerhard Koch (Nov 9, 1896 - Nov 13, 1958)
Emil Anthony Koch (Aug 2, 1898 - Aug 26, 1953)
Theckla Koch Pauls (Jul 18, 1900 - Apr 17, 1984) Married George N. Pauls (1902-1976)
George Leo Schuetz 1922-1969
Ruth Schuetz 1919-1991
Thecka and George's children:
Eileen Pauls Testone (Jan 16, 1934)
Born: 1855 - Died: Nov 26, 1900
Parents: Seb and Margaret Schmarder
Wife: Louise Ricketts Schmarder (1857-1925)
Clarence Schmarder, son
Helen McVeen, daughter
Emma Schmarder, daughter
Charles S. Schmarder
Charles S. Schmarder – Born: 1886 – Died: 1917
Headstone is engraved with "Woodsman of the World".
Parents are unknown.
No information about sibblings.
No information about wife or children.
Sebastian and Emma Schmarder
Sebastian Schmarder – Born:1875 – Died: 1952
Parents: Michael Schmarder - ?
Son, George S. Schmarder
One unknown son or daughter
Emma Schmarder - Born: 1880 - Died: 1946
Parents and siblings unknown
Son, George S. Schmarder
One unknown child
Other information found:
The following information was found in the The Farm Journal Illustrated Rural Directory of Onondaga County 1917:
Schmarder, Sebastian (Emma) 2 ch stationary engineer O H&L R1 Camillus Cam 40
2ch= 2 children, O=Owner, H&L=House and Lot, R1=Rural Route, Camillus=the town, Cam 40=Road #40
Emma was his wife. One child (George) is known. There was a Henry Schmarder born May 7, 1904. He died on August 2, 1979 in Hillsborough, FL. It is believed that his wife was Georgette Schmarder, born Sept 11, 1908, died March 1979 It is possible that Henry was Sebastian's other son.
George S. Schmarder
Born:1902 – Died: 1921
George, Emma and Sabastian Schmarder buried at Belle Isle Cemetery, Camillus, NY. I would like to thank Mrs. Eileen Pauls Testone of Liverpool, NY for much of the information on this page. This information was obtained from translated family bible text, and Seb Schmarders last will dated June 28, 1895.