Daniel “Dan” L. Schwendeneck was born in Herxheim bei Landau in the German state of Rhineland-Pfalz on Oct 8, 1835 to Cyprian Schwendeneck and Margaretha Flick and died in 1922 in Fleming County, KY. Daniel traveled by ship from Bremen to Baltimore in 1871 and settled in Bracken County, KY. Daniel’s wife, Maria “Eva” Flick, was Daniel’s first cousin, born in Herxheim on Apr 12, 1837 to Daniel’s uncle who was Margaretha’s brother. Eva died Nov 7, 1891, leaving her husband of so many years a widower. Dan and Eva experienced twelve, while some evidence points to thirteen, live births:
Emilie (known later as Emma) was born Jul 21, 1858 in Sondernheim, Germany and died from Elizaville, Fleming County, KY, in 1924. Emma married Martin Sauers, born approx. 1851 and of Cincinnati, OH, had eleven children. [See posting for Emma Schwendeneck.]
Carl (later known as Charles or “Charlie”) was born in Aug 1861 and married Frances Gallenstein who was born in 1867 and died in 1936. Charlie died in 1923. Charles and Frances had two children. [See posting for Charles Schwendeneck.]
Georg (George) was born Sep 1862 and married Mary Wetly (or Weitts). They had one daughter. [See posting for George Schwendeneck.]
Barbara was born Mar 1863 and never married. She died in 1921 and is buried next to her sister, Annie Schwendeneck-Koehler, at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Maysville, KY.
Margaretha (named after her paternal grandmother and later known as Margaret or “Maggie”) was born Jan 20, 1865 and never married. Margaret died Dec 24, 1908 and is buried near her father Daniel, sister Frances, and brother John.
Clara No. 1 (given correctly on the ship Ohio’s passenger list but later reported on the 1880 Census as Laura) was 14 in 1880 and was not remembered as having been a member of the family. She likely passed away shortly before or after the birth of the baby sister who was thereafter known as the only Clara to have existed.
Anna or “Annie,” was born Sept 1867 and married Frank Koehler whose brother August and his wife Minnie also resided in Mason County, KY. The Koehlers originated in Bingen am Rhine, Germany. Annie and Frank experienced nine live births. [See posting for Anna Schwendeneck.]
Johannes (later John) was born Nov 27, 1869 and never married. John S. Schwendeneck died June 18, 1912 from Augusta, Bracken County, KY and is buried near his father Daniel, and his sisters Frances and Margaret.
Philip, who was reported as being 8 in 1880 or, therefore born in 1872 [other records indicate a contradictory date of birth as Apr 1874], was a single person and the first to be born in America in KY.
Frances, who was reported as being 6 in 1880 or, therefore born in 1874 [other records indicate a contradictory date of birth as May 1876], never married due to being crippled and was still living, at age 46, in 1920 with her father according to the Census. Frances died in 1923 from St. Joseph’s Hospital in Covington, KY. Frances, John, and Margaret are all buried near their father’s grave in Augusta, Kentucky.
Joseph Adam, whose recorded birth of Nov 3, 1875 with a christening nine days later on Nov 12, 1875, may be the “missing” child of what granddaughter Mary Koehler called a family of “thirteen,” having died early in infancy and having also been “replaced.”
Clara No. 2, who was likely born in January of 1880 in KY, married Andy Rattler. Her name is a “replacement” name in honor of her older sister who died shortly before or shortly after her birth.
Joseph, who was born Dec 1880 in KY, never married. Joseph Schwendeneck was approaching his eleventh birthday when his mother Eva passed away on Nov 7, 1891. Joseph who died in 1945 is buried at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in his brother Charles’ lot.
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