Ann SOMMER –Logansport, Indiana 1870s seeking info on
Ann marrried Metz (Mathias, Matthew) Schneeberger in Brownstown (Logansport)
Indiana, May 5 , 1860. The 1860 census has her as being 18 and born in Germany.
By the 1870 census (taken June 23) she was 31 and born in Wütemberg.
By December, Metz had taken out a marriage license, but apparently did not actually get
married. He married another woman in 1875.
What happened to Ann after the 1870 census? She is not listed as being buried in the family plot in St. Vincent’s cemetery in Logansport.
She and Metz were married by a JP in Logansport. Her children were all baptized Catholic according to the church records. I suspect she was not Catholic and may have been buried in a different cemetery, but I cannot find her burial anywhere. So far, I have not found any record of her death anywhere. I am searching the microfilms of the various Logansport papers.
Family legend has it that her family had a walnut grove in Fulton County, the next county north
of Logansport, but we have not been able to substantiante that.
Have not found Ann in Germans to America or anywhere else.
Where did she come from and when did she come?
Looking for any information or suggestions for finding out about Ann SOMMER.
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