Person:Emil Schwarz (1)

m. Abt 1835
  1. Nicholas Schwarz, Reverend Father, S.J.Aft 1843 -
  2. _____ Schwarz, Reverend Father, S.J.Aft 1843 -
  3. Emil Schwarz1850 - 1920
m. 1877
  1. Francis Schwarz1877 - 1877
  2. Julia Schwarz1877 - 1878
  3. Anna Maria Schwarz1878 - 1949
  4. Caroline K. Schwarz1880 - 1957
  5. Catharine A. Schwarz1888 - 1973
  6. Julia Susan Schwarz1890 - 1977
Facts and Events
Name[1][2] Emil Schwarz
Gender Male
Birth[3][10] 8 Jan 1850 Bayern, Germany
Military? 1870 fought in the Franco-Prussian War
Immigration[5][12] 23 Aug 1872 departed from Bremen Germany on board the Donau; arrived in New York
Marriage 1877 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United Statesto Anna Bommersheim
Census[2] 1880 Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States1234 Moyamensing Avenue
Emigration[6] Apr 1880
Occupation[7][10] 1890 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United StatesBarber ; residing at 1219 Moyamensing Avenue
Census[2] 4 Jun 1900 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United StatesWard 1 ; 1579 South 4th Street
Census[8] 1910 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States3617 Sixth Street
Census[10] 1920 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States3136 Chatham Street
Medical? smoked a pipe
Death[4] 31 Dec 1920 Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United StatesCause: cancer of throat
Burial[11][14] 4 Jan 1921 Hillside Cemetery, Roslyn Heights, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States
Image Gallery
  1. Wuerttemberg, Germany Emigration Index: Schenck, Trudy and Ruth Froelke, Salt Lake City, UT; Ancestry, Inc., 1986

    Record 46591

  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. 1900 U.S. Census Population Schedule
    PA, Philadelphia Co., Philadelphia, Ward 1, Sup. Dist. 1; E.D. 15; Sheet 6, 4 Jun 1900.

    1579 South 4th Street: SCHWARZ, Emil, Head; W; M; BORN: JAN 1850; Married 23 Years; BORN: Germany; FATHER BORN: Germany; MOTHER BORN: Germany; Immigrated 1872; 28 Years in USA; Occupation: Barber; Rent

  3. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. 1880 U.S. Census Population Schedule
    PHILADELPHIA, PA 09 JUN 1880; PAGE NO. 14; SUP. DIST. 1; E.D. 34.

    LINE 34: "Schwarz, Emil; W; M; Age: 30; Profession, Occupation: Barber; Place of Birth: Bavaria; Father's Place of Birth: Bavaria; Mother's Place of Birth: Bavaria."

  4. Schwarz Tombstone, in Hillside Cemetery , Roslyn, Pennsylvania
    7 Jun 2006.

    Emil Schwarz 1850-1921

  5. New York Passenger Lists, 1851-1891(online database) : Provo, UT:, Inc., 2003.
    Micropublication M237. Rolls #95-580. National Archives, Washington, D.C.

    Line 37, Microfilm Roll: 364; List Number: 907
    Male, Age 22, Est Birth Yr: 1850; Port of Departure: Bremen, Ger.; Ship Name: Donau

  6. Wuerttemberg, Germany Emigration Index: Schenck, Trudy and Ruth Froelke, Salt Lake City, UT; Ancestry, Inc., 1986
    Vol. I-VIII (8).

    District: Geislingen; Number 572048
    Birth Place: Augsburg, Bavaria; Destination: N.a.; No. 572048

  7. Philadelphia City Directory, 1890: Gopsil, James. Gopsil's Philadelphia City Directory for 1890. Philadelphia: James Gopsil's Sons, 1891.
  8. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. 1910 U.S. Census Population Schedule.
  9.   Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. 1920 U.S. Census Population Schedule.

    Milbert, Dominic, Born: BAVARIA; AGE: 63; 1511 s 4th St

  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Death Certificate
    PA Dept. of Health, No. 3801303, File No. 121789, Reg. No. 28532, 30 Jun 2006.

    3136 north Chatham, 25 Ward: Amile Schwarz, Male, White, Widowed,
    DATE OF BIRTH: January 8, 1850; AGE: 70 yrs., 11 mos., 22 days;
    OCCUPATION: Barber;
    BIRTHPLACE: Germany;
    DATE OF DEATH: December 31st, 1920;
    "I certify that I attended the deceased from March 1920 to December 31st, 1920 and that I last saw him alive December 31st, and that death occurred, on the date stated above, at 6:40 PM. The CAUSE OF DEATH was as follows: Ulceration of Stomach, Duration 5 mos., Contributory: Chronic gastritis," Signed Augustus H. Keller, M.D.
    DATE OF BURIAL: January 4, 1921
    LINES 14 & 16: Informant: D. Milbert, 1511 So. 4th, Phila., PA
    Undertaker: "D. Milbert, 1511 S Fourth St

  11. Phone Call to Barry ROSEN @@ Hillside Cemetery, Roslyn, PA, 11:15 AM 9 Jan 2007.
  12., New York Passenger Lists, 1851-1891[database online]. Provo, UT:, Inc., 2003.
    Microfilm Roll: 364; List # 907., New York Passenger Lists, 1851-1891[database online]. Provo, UT:, Inc., 2003.
    Original Data: NY. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at NY, NY, 1820-1897. Micropublication M 237. Rolls # 95-580. National Archives, Washington, D.C.

  13.   Family Notes per User:OliviaRevits.

    "OUR ROOTS" to Matthew and Teddy as remembered by Grandmother Fox November 15, 1981

    My knowledge of my family comes only from the stories my mother told me as a child. She was the youngest of four daughters, and the family Bible was given to one of her older sisters. However, many rainy afternoons I spent with my mother in her kitchen, while she regaled me with tales of her childhood. Being German, she was always koffee-klatching with her sisters or neighbors, so I had a lot of listening to do.

    Both my maternal grandparents emigrated to this country from Germany sometime in the decade after 1870. I cannot remember the name of the town my grandfather, Emil Schwarz, came from. His father, Francis Schwarz, was a customs officer on the border of Germany and France. He was much older than his wife, Kathryn Christman. They had ten children, two of whom were missionary priests to Central and South America. Emil billeted with a young French couple, who had a small daughter. For several years after he emigrated to America, he sent Christmas presents (dolls, etc.) to the little girl. Emil had met his future wife, Anna Bommersheim, in Frankfurt-am-Main. She was the grand-daughter of Michael and Mary Geibel. Anna's first cousin was Adam Geibel, a blind organist and composer, who wrote "Kentucky Babe" and other melodies still used in lesson books.

    After he settled in Philadelphia and opened his own business, a barber shop, he sent for Anna. She was a "package deal"- he also had to bring over her widowed mother and maiden sister Julia, a seamstress. They married and had four daughters: Anna, Caroly, Catherine, and Julia (who was my mother.)

    Julia Susan Schwarz finished grade school and went to work for Bell Telephone. Shortly after her training, she went to work for the then General Chemical Co. as a PBX operator and receptionist. There she met my father, James Seddon Brook, who was a clerk in the order department. They married in 1914 (both 23), and I was born in 1916. My sister is Elinora Francesca (1920) and my Brothers are James Edward (1918) and Joseph Charles (1924). Nora married Landon Albert Witt (Army Officer from Illinois); Jim married Carol Kerr (Elizabeth, NJ) and Joe marries Eleanor Ross (Pennsauken, NJ)

    Also around 1870 Henry Brook, a rug merchant from Liverpool, England, emigrated to Philadelphia. He married a Quakeress, Elisabeth Morris. They had three children: George, Clara, and Edward (survived). Edward, my grandfather, worked in a rug mill in the Kensington section. He married Mary Fletcher (whose family fled Ireland during the potato famine around 1850.) They had ten children- five boys and five girls. My father, James, was the youngest son. When he was around ten years old, his parents separated, and his father raised him and his brother, George. The older boys moved to Rochester, where my grandmother went to live. The surviving girls (Madeline, Clara, and Agnes) lived with relatives. I know nothing of my Irish grandmother and never even saw her picture. She had bright red hair. My mother only met her once.

    When my father was twelve, his father found a Catholic Baptismal certificate in my father's name. He promptly took him from the Episcopalian Church to the Catholic priest for instruction. A year later my father took his first Communion, and while all the other little boys wore navy blue serge suits, my father wore a shepherd's plaid suit, which was the niftiest my grandfather could find. He finished grade school and several years of Roman Catholic High, and left to work for General Chemical. He continued his education at Drexel in their evening school. He later became manager of a dye-house, moved his family to South Jersey (Runnemede), but lost everything in the Great Depression. He was out of work off and on for four years. Both my parents' families helped us in those hard years. He died at 49 of lung cancer. My mother managed an apartment house in Merchantville for over fifteen years. She died in 1977 at age 86. She was a very kind, loving mother.

    --OliviaRevits 07:42, 30 April 2007 (MDT)

  14. Grave Recorded, in Find A Grave
    [No headstone photo], last accessed Oct 2016.

    [Note: Error. Lists death year as 1921.]