Came to America in 1854.
In 1860, John (26) and Magdelene (22) Glaser owned a farm worth $800 in Summit Twp., Monroe County, Ohio where they lived with their daughter Margaret (1 yr 3 mos). John's personal possessions were valued at $385.
The family was found in Center Twp., Monroe County, Ohio in the 1870 census under the name "Gloper." Living in the household were John (35) and Magdalene (31), and children Margaret (11), Mary (9), Joseph (7), Catherine (5), John (3) and Sylvester (1). The farm was valued at $2500, and John's personal possessions were worth $300.
In 1880, John Glasser and his wife Lana still lived in Center Twp. with their children: Mary (19), Joseph (17), John (15), Western (Sylvester) (13) Kate (11), Laoe (9) and Charles (4). Note that the birth order of the children differs significantly from ten years earlier.
John Glaser, Sr. [Source: The Spirit of Democracy Woodsfield, Ohio, Thurs., June 14, 1917] John Glaser Sr., many years a resident of Woodsfield, died
suddenly Tuesday evening, May 5th, at the home of his daughter,
Mrs. Charles Reasbeck, in Martins Ferry. Death was due to a
complication of diseases incident to old age.
Deceased was 83 years of age and was born in Bavaria,
Germany. He came to this country when 19 years of age and
located in Monroe County, Ohio near Woodsfield.
Surviving him are five sons, Joseph, John, Leo and Charles
Glaser of Martins Ferry, and Jacob Glaser of Braddock, Penns-
ylvania and three daughters, Mrs. Charles Schumacher of
Woodsfield; Mrs. Charles Reasbeck of Martins Ferry, and Sister
Angelia of Delano, Minnesota. He has one brother in Germany.
Thirty grandchildren and 18 great-grand children also survive.
The remains were brought to Woodsfield and taken to the home
of his daughter Mrs. Charles Schumacher where they were tenderly
cared for until Saturday morning when they were conveyed to the
Catholic Church and after services conducted by the Reverend
Francis Seeber were laid to rest in the Church cemetery
Not listed as a surviving child in her father's 1917 obituary.
Sylvester N. Glaser
From death certificate:
Name: Sylvester N. Glaser
Residence: 406 Jefferson
Age: 46 years 9 months 5 days
Occupation: None - invalid
Birth: 11 May 1869, Ohio
Marital status: Single
Father: John Glaser, Germany
Mother: Magdeline Kettle, Germany
Informant: J. P. Glaser, Bellaire Ohio [father?]
Jacob Glaser is listed as a member of the Glaser family by researcher Betty Hartley, but he does not appear in any census with the family. Several possible explanations exist:
1) Jacob was born after one census and died before the next one.
2) Jacob was born after 1880, and moved out of the home before 1900.
3) Jacob and John Glaser Jr. are the same person. (John is not listed by Hartley, but appears in the
1870 and 1880 census with the Glaser family.)
Angelene is listed by Betty Hartley as a member of the Glaser family, but she does not appear in any census. It's possible that she was born after 1880 and entered the convent before 1900. Another possibility is that Angelene and Catherine Glaser are the same person. (Catherine Glaser appears is the 1870 and 1880 census, but is not included in Betty Hartley's list.)
Angelene Glaser became a nun.
Obituary (from Betty Hartley):
Lawrence S. Schumacher, 80, 107 Newell Avenue, Apt. 315 St. Clairsville died
Saturday, November 25, 1995 at Forest Hills Nursing Home St. Clairsville. He was
born March 30, 1915 in Woodsfield, a son of the late Leo and Barbara Weisend
Schumacher. He was a retired employee of United Ohio Valley Dañy, former employee
of Riesbeck’s Food Market and Belmont County Water Dept. He was an Army veteran
of World War II. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church at St. Clairsville,
Knights of Columbus, and St. Francis Society of St. Mary’s. AARP of Belmont County,
VFW Post 5356 at St. Clairsville and a honorary member of Martins Ferry Hook and
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Ambrose, Charles
and Gilbert Schumacher.
Surviving are his wife, Genevieve E. O’Donnell Schumacher, three sons, Harold M. and
Michael L. both of St. Clairsville and John G. of Harrisvile; two daughters, Mrs. David
(Susan) Perko of Woodsfield and Mrs. Gerald (Mary Ann) McCort of Lloydsville; two
brothers, William and Norbert Schumacher, both of Woodsfield; four sisters, Sister Evelyn
Ann of Manifowac, Wise., Lucille Block of Fairfield, Mary Jennings of Charleston, W. Va.
and Evelyn King of Beverly; 13 grandchildren, one great-grandchild.
Friends will be received at the Toothnan Funeral Home. St. Clairsville, today 7 to 9 p.m.
and Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral liturgy with Mass will be celebrated Tuesday at
10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, St. Clairsville, with Monsignor Robert Punke
officiating. Burial follows in Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, Vigil. Services at the
funeral home at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Belmont County Council of VFWs will conduct full
military graveside honors. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Mary’s Church.
Charles P. Schumacher
Obituary (from Betty Hartley):
Charles Schumacher of 121 Church St., Rayland, died Thursday in East Ohio Regional
Hospital at Martins Ferry. He was born July 29, 1916 at Woodsfield, son of the late Leo
and Barbara Weisend Schumacher. A retired meat cutter, he was a member of St. Joseph
Catholic Church, Indian Club, and fire department all of Tiltonsville, VFW of Martins
Ferry, Brilliant American Legion, and was a veteran of World War II.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Ambrose and Gilbert Schumacher.
Surviving are his wife, Marie Conaway Schumacher; two sons, Edward of Dover and
Keith of North Myrtle Beach, S. C.; three-brothers, Lawrence of St. Clairsville, and
William and Norbert, both of Woodsfield; four sisters, Sister Evelyn Ann of Manitowac,
Wis., Mrs. Lucian (Lucille) Block of Cincinnati, Mrs. Frank (Mary) Jennings of Charleston,
and Mrs. Paul (Evelyn) King of Beverly.
Friends received at Borkoski Funeral Home, Tiltonsville, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday
and Sunday, Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 10 am, in St. Joseph’s
Catholic, with the Rev. Tom Petronek the celebrant. Burial will be in St. Sylvester Cemetery,
Woodsfield. Tiltonsville firemen will hold services at 7 p.m. Sunday followed by Rosary
services at 7:30 p.m.
Lucian P. Block
An article in the Zanesville Signal on 18 Nov 1940 stated, in part:
Monroe County has 37 students enrolled at Ohio State for the fall
quarter. They are as follows: ... Woodsfield: Lucian Block.
From The Zanesville Signal, 8 Jun 1945 (pg 3):
WOODSFIELD -- A class of 690 will be graduated at Ohio State
university in the 68th annual spring commencement today. Dr. Lester
H. Smith, Bishop of the Methodist church will be the speaker.
Graduates include the following: ... Lucian Paul Block, doctor of
veterinary medicine ...
Lucille Catherine Schumacher
Living in Cincinnati in 2004-2008.
Mary Martha Schumacher
Obituary (published in the Charleston (WV) Gazette, 28 Sep 1997) provided by Linda Kay Anderson:
Mary M. Jennings, 72, of Charleston died Sept. 27, 1997,
at home after a long illness. She was a member of Sacred
Heart Co-Cathedral, where she was a eucharistic minister
for the church and Charleston Area Medical Center. She
was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels, a registered nurse
and a graduate of Wheeling Hospital School of Nursing.
Surviving: husband Frank D. Jennings; daughters, Kathryn
Bruner, Cynthia Harrington and Deborah Cotes, all of Charles-
ton; sons, Bruce R. of Charleston, Brian F. of Philadelphia;
sisters, Sister Evelyn Ann Schumacher of Slinger, Wis.,
Lucille Block of Cincinnati, Evelyn King of Beverly, Ohio;
brothers, William and Norbert Schumacher, both of Woods-
field, Ohio; nine grandchildren.
Memorial service will be 11 a.m. today at Sacred Heart
Co-Cathedral with the Rev. P. Edward Sadie officiating.
Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Barlow-Bonsall
Funeral Home, Charleston, is in charge of arrangements.
Andrew is not listed as a surviving child in his mother's 1997 obituary.
Paul E. King
Paul King's obituary appeared in the Marietta Times on 29 Apr 2005:
BEVERLY - Paul E. King, 81, of King's Drive, Beverly, died
at 11:20 a.m. Thursday (April 28, 2005) at Marietta Memorial
He was born Aug. 3, 1923, in Monroe County, Ohio, a son
of Lloyd and Edith Ring King. He had owned King's Furniture
in Beverly for 45 years. He had also owned and operated King's
Nationwide Insurance Agency for 42 years. He graduated from
Woodsfield High School.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the South
Pacific. He was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church and
the Russell Chadwick American Legion Post 389 in Beverly. He
was a charter member of the Muskingum Valley Area Chamber
He married Evelyn Ann Schumacher King on Jan. 28, 1948.
She died Oct. 14, 2004.
He is survived by three sons, Paul E. King Jr. and his wife,
Barbara, of Houston, Texas, David King of Madison Heights, Va.,
and Jim King and his wife, Mary, of Sistersville, W.Va.; seven
daughters, Barbara LeMaster and her husband, Tony, of Marietta,
Carolyn Schwendeman and her husband, John, of Decorah, Iowa,
Mary Ann Mayhew and her husband, Edward, of Monroe, Va.,
Yvonne Huck and her husband, Terence, of Beverly, Kathryn
Wesel and her husband, Joseph H. II, of Marietta, Jacqueline
Darden and her husband, Mike, of Tampa, Fla., and Christine
Noel King of Beverly; 31 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren;
and one brother, Ralph King of Attica, Ohio.
He was preceded in death by his wife; his parents; a grandson,
Matthew Aaron Schwendeman; and a sister-in-law, Jean King.
Services are at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Bernard Catholic Church
with Monsignor Robert Kawa officiating. Interment will be in St.
Bernard Catholic Cemetery with military services at the grave. A
rosary service will be held at 8:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 4 and 7 to
9 p.m. Sunday at McCurdy Funeral Home in Beverly.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Beverly-Waterford
Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 223, Beverly, Ohio 45715.
Evelyn Ann Schumacher
BEVERLY - Evelyn Ann King, 77, of King's Drive died at 11:45 a.m. Thursday(Oct. 14, 2004) at Marietta Memorial Hospital. She was born Sept. 5, 1927, in Woodsfield, Ohio, to Leo and Barbara WeisendSchumacher. She and her husband, Paul, had owned and operated King'sFurniture in Beverly for many years. She graduated from Woodsfield High School in 1945. She was a member of St.Bernard Catholic Church, the Catholic Women's Club, American LegionAuxiliary Unit 389 and the Beta Chapter of Ohio Child Conservation League. She is survived by her husband, Paul E. King, whom she married on Jan. 28,1948; seven daughters, Barbara LeMaster and her husband, Tony, of Marietta,Carolyn Schwendeman and her husband, John, of Decorah, Iowa, Mary Ann Mayhewand her husband, Edward, of Amhurst, Va., Yvonne Huck and her husband,Terence, of Beverly, Kathryn Wesel and her husband, Joseph H. II, ofMarietta, Jaqueline Darden and her husband, Mike, of Tampa, Fla., andChristine Noel King of Beverly; three sons, Paul E. King Jr. and his wife,Barbara, of Houston, Texas, David King of Monroe, Va., and Jim King and hiswife, Mary, of Sistersville, W.Va.; 31 grandchildren; 19great-grandchildren; two sisters, Lucille Block of Cincinnati and SisterEvelyn Ann Schumacher of Manitowoc, Wis.; and one brother, WilliamSchumacher of Woodsfield. She was preceded in death by her parents; five brothers, Lawrence, Charles,Gilbert, Ambrose and Norbert; one sister, Mary Jennings; and one grandson,Matthew Aaron Schwendeman. Services are at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Beverlywith Monsignor Robert Kawa officiating. Burial is in St. Bernard CatholicCemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9p.m. Sunday at McCurdy Funeral Home in Beverly, where a rosary service willbe held at 8:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Envelopeswill be available at the funeral home.
William Bernard Schumacher
Living in Woodsfield, OH in 2004.
William Schumcher's obituary was published in the Newark Advicate, Oct. 14, 2008:
A funeral Mass with military services for William B. Schumacher, 76, of Newark, formerly of Woodsfield, will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Sylvester Catholic Church, Woodsfield.
Bill passed away Sunday, Oct. 12, 2008, at his home in the presence of his family. He was born Jan. 5, 1932, in Woodsfield, to the late Leo and Barbara (Weisend) Schumacher.
Bill served his country from 1953 to 1955 in the U.S. Army. He was a 30-year retiree of Ormet Corporation of Hannibal. He also built homes and raised registered Polled Hereford cattle. He served many offices in the South Eastern Polled Hereford Association and was a member of the Monroe County Fair Board for 18 years. He was a member of St. Sylvester's parish in Woodsfield.
He was a great supporter of high school sports. He loved his farm and country, family and God. He will be remembered for his beautiful smile.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Carol (Secrest) Schumacher; sons, Tom (Cindy) Schumacher and Stephen Schumacher, both of Woodsfield; daughters, Jane (Jeff) Cox and Sally (Danny) Mummey, both of Newark; grandchildren, Ryan (Jenny) Schumacher, Rachael Schumacher, John and Lance Schumacher, Amy, Kevin and Mitchell Cox, and Hannah, Joseph and Shae Mummey; his great-grandson and namesake, Billy Schumacher; and sisters, Lucille Block, of Cincinnati, and Sister Evelyn Ann Schumacher, of Manitowoc, Wis.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Lawerence, Charles, Gilbert, Ambrose and Norbert Schumacher; and sisters, Mary Jennings and Evelyn King.
Family and friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, 100 S. Paul St., Woodsfield.
In honor of Bill's memory, donations may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, 2269 Cherry Valley Road, Newark, OH 43055, or St. Sylvester School, 119 Wayne St., Woodsfield, OH 43793.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.bauerturner.com <http://www.bauerturner.com>.
Norbert Eugene Schumacher
WOODSFIELD - Norbert E. Schumacher, 68, of 47295 Moore Ridge Road died at
2:46 p.m. Tuesday (Dec. 17, 2002) at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center,
Presbyterian Hospital, in Pittsburgh, Pa. He was born Dec. 23, 1933, near Woodsfield to Leo and Barbara Weisend Schumacher.
He was a retired farmer. A U.S. Army veteran, he served during World War II. He was a
member of St. Sylvester Catholic Church in Woodsfield, a former board member of Monroe
Soil and Water Conservation, a member of Monroe County Farm Bureau, a former board
member of Landmark, a former board member of the A.S.C.S. in Monroe County, and a
former member of the Holstein Dairy Association. He is survived by his wife, Ada Harmon Schumacher, whom he married on April 8,
1967; three sisters, Sister Evelyn Ann Schumacher of Manitowac, Wis., Lucille Block of
Cincinnati, and Evelyn King and her husband, Paul, of Beverly; one brother, William
Schumacher and his wife, Carol, of Woodsfield; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by an infant son, David Lee Schumacher; his parents; his
stepmother, Marie Schumacher; four brothers, Lawrence, Charles, Ambrose and Gilbert
Schumacher; and one sister, Mary Jennings. Funeral liturgy with Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Sylvester Catholic
Church in Woodsfield with the Rev. David Gaydosik as celebrant. Burial will be in St.
Sylvester Catholic Cemetery in Woodsfield with full military graveside services to be
conducted by the Belmont Veterans Council. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to
9 p.m. Friday at Watters Funeral Home in Woodsfield, where vigil services will be con-
ducted at 8:30 p.m. Friday. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Sylvester Catholic School, 119 Wayne St.,
Woodsfield, Ohio 43793.