Person:Joseph Schonouer (1)

  1. Joseph Schonouer1758 - 1838
  2. Elisabeth SchonauerAbt 1760 -
  3. Anna Schonour1760 - 1841
  4. Mary Martha Magdalena Schoenauer1763 - 1821
m. 12 September 1780
  1. John Schonour1781 - 1838
  2. Elizabeth Schonouer1786 - 1861
  3. Hannah Schonouer1793 - 1874
  4. Joseph Schannauer1801 - 1874
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Name[1] Joseph Schonouer
Alt Name Jost Schonouer
Alt Name[2] Joseph Jost Schannauer
Alt Name[3][4][9] Joseph de Schonauer
Gender Male
Birth[1][2][5][6] 1 April 1758 Cumru, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States
Military[3][4][7][8][9] 1778-1781 Pennsylvania, United StatesCapt. Marckle's Independent Troop of Light Dragoons (part of Armand's Legion)
Property[5][6] between 1779 and 1812 Cumru, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States
Marriage 12 September 1780 Cumru, Berks, Pennsylvania, United Statesto Anna Catherine Tritsch
Census[8] 1790 Cumru, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States
Death[1][2] 8 January 1838 Cumru, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States
Ancestral File Number[1] 1MP9-165
Burial[1][2] Alleghenyville, Berks, Pennsylvania, United StatesUnion Church (Luth) Cemetery

American Revolution Veteran


Joseph "Jost" Schonouer was born on 1 Apr 1758 in Cumru Twp, Berks Co, Pennsylvania.[5][6] Joseph served about 1777-1779 as a volunteer in Capt. Marckle's Independent Troop of Light Dragoons in the American Revolutionary War,[3][4][7][8] one of the units organized by french Colonel Charles Armand Tuffin. He was married to Anna Catharina Tritsch on 12 Sep 1782 in Cumru Twp, Berks Co, Pennsylvania. He owned property between 1779 and 1812 in Cumru Twp, Berks Co, Pennsylvania.[5][6] He appeared on the census in 1790 in Cumru Twp, Berks Co, Pennsylvania.[8] He died on 8 Jan 1838 in Cumru Twp, Berks Co, Pennsylvania and was buried in Union Ch (Luth), Alleghenyville, Pennsylvania.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Ancestral File (R). (Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Joseph Jost Schannauer, in Kline Family Tree: Descendants of Jost Schannauer (1707), 6 October 2005.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Joseph Jost Schonouer, in Family Tree: Service in the American Revolution (, 29 October 2007.

    "My 3rd-great grandfather, Joseph Schonouer served during the opening years of the American Revolution, as a volunteer in Capt. Carl Marcke's Independent Troop of Light Dragoons commanded by Col. Armand. His service records on file at National Archives show his name spelled as "Joseph De Schonauer", apparently because Col. Armand had been authorized by the continental congress to raise a corp of Frenchmen. It is quite possible Joseph spoke french well, as his father had emigrated from the Jura mountain region of Switzerland, bordering what is now France. Also, many Pennsylvanians were either directly or indirectly involved in the France's Seven Year's War (1756-63), which had its North American beginnings in 1754 and was known in America as the French and Indian War, resulting in the final expulsion of France from continental North America."

    Other published references relating to Colonel Armand:
    * Armand, Charles Tuffin, Marquis de la Rouerie. "Letters of Col. Armand." New York Historical Society Collections for 1878, pp. 287-396.
    * Haarman, Albert W. "General Armand and His Partisan Corps, 1777-1783." Military Collector and Historian, 12 (Winter 1960), pp. 97-102.
    * -----. "Armand's Legion, 1781-1783." Military Collector and Historian, 17 (Summer 1965), pp. 62-63.
    * Kite, Elizabeth S. "Charles-Armand Tuffin, Marquis de la Rouerie." Legion d'Honneur Magazine, 10 (April 1940), pp. 451-462.
    * Stutesman, John H., Jr. "Colonel Armand and Washington's Cavalry." New-York Historical Society Quarterly, 45 (January 1961), pp. 5-42.
    * Ward, Townsend. "Charles Armand Tuffin, Marquis de la Rouerie." Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, 2 (1878), pp. 1-34.
    * Whitridge, Arnold. "The Marquis de la Rouerie, Brigadier General in the Continental Army." Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, 79 (1968), pp. 47-63.
    Source: The Continental Army. BIBLIOGRAPHY: Cavalry, Legionary, and Partisan Corps, US Army Center of Military History (10 December 1996)

  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Joseph de Schonauer, in Muster Roll of Captain Carl Marckle Independent Troop of Light Dragoons in the Service of the United States commanded by Colonel Armand for the Month August 1779 (Fold3), 14, 2007.

    Revolutionary War service record.

  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Joseph Schonouer, in "A History of the Schonauer/Schonour Family of Cumru/Brecknock Townships, Berks County, PA".
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Joseph Schonouer, in "A History of the Tritch/Dritch Family of Cumru Township, Berks Co, PA".
  7. 7.0 7.1 SCHONAUER, JOSEPH, in "Application for Membership to the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution", National #730530.

    Ancestor #: A010366
    Rank: SOLDIER
    Birth: 4-12-1758
    Death: 1-8-1838 BERKS CO PENNSYLVANIA
    Service Description:
    Source: DAR

  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 Joseph Schonouer, in Letter and Genealogical Data on Joseph M. Schonour & Amanda Zeimer family and descendants.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Joseph de Schonauer, in Fold3, Retrieved 11 Nov 2016.

    This Fold3 memorial page is not in itself a source for the data recorded here at WeRelate, but a link to original data and documents held by Fold3. I added the biographical portion at Fold3 in the hope of possibly attracting further interest and collaboration there or here at WeRelate.