Born on 24 January 1832 in Meppan, Oberneuland, Germany, Heinrich F. Schumacher was the son of Heinrich Schumacher and Beta Schottler. The Schumacher children were Heinrich, Martin, Hermann, Cord, and Wubbetha. The family sailed from Bremen, Germany, to New Orleans, then on to St. Louis in 1861.

Having worked as a farmer in Germany, upon arrival in the U.S., Henry mustered into the Missouri Union Militia in December 1861 as a private in Captain Denbach’s Pioneer Company, 5th United States Reserve Corps, Missouri Infantry. They became Company E, 5th Missouri Infantry, and Heinrich served for three years before being honorably discharged.

Henry was a talented carpenter who worked for the Cass Avenue Planing Mill and then for the St. Louis Planing Mill.

In 1863, Julia Sophie Bartels arrived in St Louis from Germany. Julia married Henry Schumacher in April 1864. Their children were Heinrich (Henry), Emil, H. Frederick, Johann Anton, Bertha, William, and John Charles.

Julia Sophie died from pneumonia on 26 November 1881 with burial at St. Peters Cemetery in St. Louis. Henry then married Anna Boschen Broeder, a widow with several children, on 3 May 1884. After Anna died on 30 December 1889, Henry married Hermine Winterman Loeffler on 17 July 1895.

Henry resided in the same neighborhood between 1884 and 1895: first on Madison Street, then on 18th Street, and then on North 20th Street. After Henry married Hermine, they moved to North 21st Street.

Henry was an active in the German community; he was a member of Germania Lodge No. 5 and the Zion German Evangelical Lutheran Church on North 21st Street.

Henry died from nephritis on 28 January 1898. Hermine died not quite a year later on 29 December 1898.

Written by Barbara (Bradburn) Larson

September 2016

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