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  • Walt Schoenly 10:50 pm on August 7, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Schoenly   

    I think I’m on a military kick right now but plan to start looking at family groups.

  • Walt Schoenly 11:59 pm on June 1, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Schoenly, schonly jacob   

    Schoenly Slackers 

    Jonathan Schoenly

    Schoenlys today are watered down versions of their forefathers. I would like to direct your attention to Jacob Schweinhardt Schonly.

    Jacob was the eldest son of Andreas Schonly, sr and grandson of Friederich the immigrant.

    Jacob was married twice, first to Hannah Bierbrauer and then after Hannah’s death to Catharine S.. With Hannah, starting in 1810 he had at least 5 children: Maria, Abraham, Catherine, Elisabeth and Henry.

    When he married Catherine, he appears to have relocated from Berks county to Lehigh county, Pa. There he became the father of Jacob, William, Charles, Jonathan, Salome, Andreas, George C. and Anna. So, over a 30 year period Jacob had at least 13 children which in my estimation makes the rest of us ‘Slackers’.

    Attached is a photo of Jacob’s son Jonathan born in 1828.

    • Pat Schoenly Folk 3:54 am on June 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I know the location of Hannah’s grave and always wondered where her husband was. Then someone told me about the Lehigh Valley connection and where he is buried.

      • Walt Schoenly 12:51 pm on June 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I was corresponding with a family member (I think a Schanely) who comes down thru Jacob. Turns out that she is a descended of the first son, of the first son, of the first son & etc., and actually has Freidreich’s old musket. She too had been search for Jacob and was completely unaware of the two families and his move to the Lehigh Valley. It is things like this that make this hobby so interesting. 🙂

  • Walt Schoenly 10:50 am on May 20, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Schanely, Schoenly, Schonle, Shanley   

    Request for Information 

    Finished entering Pat’s information and attempted to generate a web page update… experiencing some problems but shouldn’t be too hard to fix.

    Also got a request for information about John J. Shanley, born 1923, died 1974. Anybody have any info?

    • Pat Schoenly Folk 4:17 pm on May 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      In response to your entry of May 19 regarding all the spellings of Schoenly, here is a story. I went to the New Hanover Lutheran Church, where Friedrich the immigrant is buried, to check records. I looked at baptismal, birth, marriage and death records. Michael, a later descendant, was listed on 3 of those pages and the spelling of his last name was different in each entry! I am under the impression that there was only one immigrant and that all (different spellings) Schoenlys descend from him.

      • Walt Schoenly 10:35 pm on May 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Pat, yes I agree. I do think there was only one original immigrant. I did come across a ‘Schoenly’, I think in the late 1800’s, living in St.Louis, that was listed as having come from Russia. I don’t believe there was/is a link with him.

        Also, according to the Ellis Island records, in 1920 two ‘Schienle’s came to America separately from Steinenbronn. (Albert/Barbara, I think). I’m guessing there is a family connection with these folks but what it is …. I do not know.

        Someone at one point told me that Fred’K did have a brother that came to America with him but I have never found any evidence which confirms this. I forget who told me too.

      • Walt Schoenly 10:20 am on April 16, 2014 Permalink | Reply

        Pat, I’ve been wading thru some of these old posts and came across this one. Just wanted to nate here that since this post we have discovered that Fred’k did come to America with his older sister, Agnes Barbara Schienle.

    • Randy Schoenly 5:36 pm on January 31, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Hello Walt, I corresponded with Pat Folk a time or two back in ’97. I haven’t followed up since then.
      Just came across your blog, and my curiosity was aroused once more. My father was born in Allentown, Pa. in 1923, died April 8, 1991. His father was Charles B (Bains?) Schoenly. I have always understood he was born in Germay, but, I have no proof. Grandma was Easter. They moved to Barberton, Ohio when dad was just a year or so old. Grandpa had a sister who remained, and died, in Allentown. Can’t recall her name, at the moment. Dad had a sister, Katheryn, (Murphy) who died around 1954. Dad married Mona Knight. (1946) They had four children, Me, Pamela, John, and David M. Pat said she thought my line came from Jacob, perhaps from his second marriage. Don’t mean to bother you, just wanted to share.

    • Walt Schoenly 9:25 pm on January 31, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Randy, thanks for the info.

      I’m on the road right now … trying to escape the Winter weather for a few weeks. When I get home in mid-February I’ll see what I can find and let and let you know. I would be very surprised to find a Schoenly, born in Allentown that was not connected to our tree. Most likely Pat’s right about your connection to Jacob.

      Thanks again for dropping in. Will get back to you with the info I have in a couple weeks.

    • Randy Schoenly 12:40 am on February 1, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks. I should mention my fathers name was David Harrison Schoenly. His sister was Cora Schoenly. She lived and died in Allentown. My dads, dad, Charles B. was born in Hatfield Pa. He married Ester Noll. Safe travels to you, sir, and I’ll look forward to hearing from you, if, and or when you can.

    • Randy Schoenly 5:38 am on February 1, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Wonderful, thank you so much. One last question, and I’ll stop bugging you. How can that site be updated?

    • Walt Schoenly 9:43 pm on February 2, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Randy:

      This is really a PDF that I created back in 2011. It really can’t be updated but I’ll probably recreate it sometime this year. If you send me any additions and/or corrections, I’ll get them in before redoing the PDF and I’ll send you the updated version. It maybe several months before I get this done but I’ll do my best to do so.

      BTW, you’re not bugging me at all. Always glad to assist family members seeking to know something of the family history.

      • Walt

      E-Mail: waltschoenly@hotmail.com

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