My grandfather died when my mother was 11 1/2 months old. We are now seeking any information we can find about her family. I have learned the following from US census reports and the message board:
Joseph or Joel Schimmel, b. abt 1840 in Germany, immigrated in 1871, lived in Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan and Springwells, Wayne, Michigan. Occupation - laborer or R.R. Depot.
Paulina or Paie Schimmel, b. abt. 1846 in Germany, immigrated 1870.
Children: 1) Robert Schimmel, b. abt 1866 in Germany
2) Helene Schimmel, b. abt 1875 in Michigan
3) John J. Schimmel, b. abt 1878 in Michigan, m. Minnie D. (?), b. abt 1890 - children: Hazel H. Schimmel, b. abt 1919, Martha C. Schimmel, b. abt 1921, Herbert R. Schimmel, b. abt 1923, Thelma Schimmel, b. abt. 1924, Josephine J. Schimmel, b. abt 1927.
4) William Schimmel, b. abt. 1884 in Michigan, m. Lillian (?), b. abt. 1885. Children: William Schimmel, b. abt. 1918, Robert Schimmel, b. 7 Jul 1920, d. Dec 1983 in Arvada, Jefferson, Colorado
5) Joseph Scott Schimmel, b. 26 Dec 1886 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, m. Clarabell Crane, b. 12 Sep 1886 in Ypsilanti, Washtenaw, MI, d. 14 Dec 1938 in Detroit, Wayne, MI - Children: A) Lillian Schimmel, b. abt. 1911 in Michigan, m. Fred Stoll - Children: Dawin and Clara. 2) Gerald D. Schimmel, b. 6 Mar 1913 in Ypsilanti, Washtenaw, MI, d. 23 Feb 1975 in Ypsilanti, Washtenaw, MI, m. Carrie (?) - no children. C) Joseph Schimmel, b. abt 1915 in Ypsilanti, Washtenaw, MI. D) Paul Eugene Schimmel, b. 24 Aug, 1916 in Ypsilanti, Washtenaw, MI, d. 3 Dec 1938 in Ypsilanti, Washtenaw, MI, m. Evelyn V. Zimmerman, b. 21 Oct 1916 in Ypsilanti, Washtenaw, MI, d. 2 Nov 2002 in Naples, Collier, FL - 1 child - Carol Sue Schimmel, b. 4 Jan 1938.
If anyone knows anything about this family, please contact me!
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