1824 - 1889
||SCHAEPPERT (Leonhard)Leonard, Shepard |
||21 Sep 1824
||Coblenz, Rheinland, Prussia
||Between 23-24 April 1889
||St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, Adrian, Lenawee, Michigan 
||21 Apr 1889
||Adrian, Lenawee County, Michigan 
|Cause: Consumption & Asthma |
||Ancestors of Catherine Yvonne King | The Ancestors of Catherine King from the Virginia King Family of Stafford and Louisa County, Virginia
||5 Mar 2008 |
||NUSS Margaretha ( Margaret ), b. 13 May 1834, Prussia/Germany , d. 21 Feb 1878, Adrian, Lenawee County, Michigan |
||5 November 1853
||St. Mary's, Broadway & Pine, Buffalo, NY 
|Type: Catholic |
| ||1. SCHAEPPERT Adam, b. Abt 1855, Adrian, Lenawee County, Michigan |
| ||2. SCHAEPPERT James ( or Joseph ), b. Abt 1857, Adrian, Lenawee County, Michigan |
| ||3. SCHAEPPERT Peter, b. Abt 1858, Adrian, Lenawee County, Michigan |
| ||4. SCHAEPPERT Ana Katherine, b. 23 Jul 1864, Adrian, Lenawee County, Michigan , d. 23 Aug 1865, Adrian, Lenawee County, Michigan |
| ||5. SCHAEPPERT Leonard (Stephanus? ), b. 6 May 1867, Adrian, Lenawee County, Michigan |
| ||6. SCHAEPPERT Euphrosina ( Rosa ), b. 25 Apr 1869, Adrian, Lenawee County, Michigan |
| ||7. SCHAEPPERT Frederick, b. 22 Nov 1876, Adrian, Lenawee County, Michigan |
||Wedding Photo of Mary Enzweiler and TBD|
Recieved from my cousin Linda Ossler Smith,
||5 Mar 2008 |
||OSSLER *Maria Anna ( Mary ) Nuss, b. Nov 1842, Prussia/Germany , d. 3 Jan 1925, Lenawee County, MI ( Possibly Madison Twp at residence of Kathryn Ossler Bradish ) |
||14 Aug 1879
||St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Adrian, Monroe, Michigan 
|>||1. SCHAEPERT *" Emma" Frances, b. 5 Aug 1881, Adrian, Monroe, Michigan , d. 11 Jul 1962, Ft. Pierce, St. Lucie, Florida |
| ||2. SCHAEPERT Anna, b. 1885|
| ||3. SCHAEPERT Stillborn, b. 14 May 1889, Adrian, Lenawee County, Michigan , d. 14 May 1889, Adrian, Lenawee County, Michigan |
||5 Mar 2008 |
- SOURCE NOTES FOR LEONARD SCHAEPERT:
Email from Linda Ossler ( 12 July 2004 ) firstname.lastname@example.org
I was thinking of sending a copy of the Nuss line to you after my visit to Adrian late this month in case I found anything new to report and hoping to get some results from the Nuss widow in Colorodo.
With that 1860 Census just found, have been checking into some of the boys names on there and I think I have a few good
leads. Looks like they went to Ohio and then back and forth to Michigan and Ohio. As the kids of Leonards first wife are also related to us , I'll keep digging. What is weird is that in 1880 our Maria Nuss was living under the name of Mary
Shepard, married, and her kids that were actually Osslers, but listed as Shepards, were living with her in Adrian, but
Leonard was not. I found Old Len in Toledo ( I think ), married ( no wife shown ), living with his son John and John's wife
Josephine and few kids ( listed as John's brothers ) that would have had to have been born to the first wife, Maria's sister. They are not on the St. Joseph's Church records and one kid born in Michigan and one in Ohio. I am thinking hat Old Len was working in Toledo to provide for family or they were not getting on very well at the time. Len and first wife may have lived in Toledo before she died in 1878 in Adrian. From what I heard from a descendent of Maria's daughter Kathryn, Leonard treated the Ossler kids quite shabbily, and forced them to live in unheated rooms. Those were his neices and nephews for Pete's sake! My Leonard ( George L. ) and Katie/Kathryn/Kitty were found living outside of the home in 1880. Katie, known as Kitty on the Census, was a servant for a family and George ( Leonard ) was a farm laborer, both in Lenawee County. So the story could very well be true. Katie was 15 at the time and leonard would have been 18 or 19. Maria and Len married August 14, 1879. They must have gotten together again eventually as they had Emma and later a daughter Anna, b. 1885 who died and Maria was pregnant when Len died and lost the baby May 14, 1889 and Len died
April 21, 1889. By my calculations Maria was 46 when she had the stillborn. She had a total of 13 children per 1900 Census, and all are accounted for.
The record at St. Josephs did not indicate Emma's middle name of Frances, so I found that interesting, and/or, the gal at the church just didn't include it in her e-mail to me. May I should be looking for a Frances Lazette ion the Census records for the years I can't find her and Henry? I'll let you know what I can find. I love looking for family.
Email from Linda Ossler @email@example.com ( 10 July 2004 ):
Look What I Just Found
Name: Leonhard Shepert
Age in 1860: 32
Home in 1860: Buffalo Ward 6, Erie, New York
Value of Real Estate: View image
Post Office: Buffalo
Head of Household: Leonhard Shepert
** This is Emma's dad with his first wife, sister of Emma's mother. Looks like they stayed in New York a bit, then to Michigan, then back to NY, then back to Michigan.
I am having a hard time locating Maria's Parents and her brother Matt and sister Mary anywhere in 1860. At least I found Leonard/Leonhard.
Personal GEDCOM transmittal from Linda Ossler: 9/16/2004 ( transcribed ):
(560 ) Leonhard ( Leonard ) Schappert/Shepard/Shepherd
B: September 21,1824 in Prussia, Germany ( age 32 in 1860; age 43 in 1870; age 55 in 1880; may or
may not be him.)
Father: Unknown Schappert/Shepard/Shepherd
Residence: 1870 Living in Adrian Ward 1, Lenawee County, Michigan
d: 21 April 1889 in Adrian, Lenawee County, Michigan
Burial: Bet. April 23-24 1889 St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, Adrian, Lenawee County, Michigan
M: in Germany or New York ( assuming New York )
Cause of Death: Consumption & Asthma
- [S73] Linda Ossler ( Cousin ) firstname.lastname@example.org Personal GEDCOM Research, Linda Ossler, 16 Sep 2004.
- [S73] Linda Ossler ( Cousin ) email@example.com Personal GEDCOM Research, Linda Ossler.
- [S18] Marriage Certificate (Reliability: 3), Marriage Certificate.
Leonard Schappert, of Arienschwang, Prussia
Margaretha Nuss, of Lesehig(sic), Prussia
Witnesses: Joh Schappert, Jo. Pet. Noss (sic) of
- [S73] Linda Ossler ( Cousin ) firstname.lastname@example.org Personal GEDCOM Research, Linda Ossler, 12 Jul 2004.