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August Henry Schirmer

Male 1889 - 1969  (79 years)


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  • Name August Henry Schirmer 
    Birth Dec 1888  Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Born 17 Dec 1889  Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Residence 7 Jun 1900  35 Geneva St., Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Occupation 5 Jun 1917  195 Broadway, New York, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    New York Telephone Co. 
    Residence 5 Jun 1917  72 S. 9th St., Newark, Essex, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Occupation 7 Jan 1920  [3
    Electrical Engineer, Telephone Company 
    Residence 7 Jan 1920  98 - 11th Ave., Newark, Essex, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence Between 1921 and 1936  63 Crawford St., Newark, Essex, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Occupation 5 Apr 1930  [6
    Restaurant Keeper, Food 
    • Neighbor Carl Richter was listed as "Electrical Engineer, American Telephone & Telegraph Co." in the 1930 census. It is likely that the census taker transposed his occupation with that of Gus Schirmer.
    Occupation 25 Apr 1942  250 Hudson St., New York, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 7
    Electrical Engineer, Bell Telephone Laboratories 
    Residence 25 Apr 1942  949 N. Broad St., Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Death 19 Oct 1969  Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Name Gus 
    Reference Number PERS213 
    _HEIG 67"  [5
    _HEIG Medium  [4
    _WEIG 180 Lbs.  [5
    _WEIG Slender  [4
    Died 19 Oct 1969  Hillside, Union, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 9
    Person ID I211  Zellner Genealogy
    Last Modified 4 Dec 2019 

    Father William Henry Schirmer,   b. 2 May 1858, Elbe, Wolfenbuttel, Niedersachsen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1932, Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Mary Quick,   b. 1 Jul 1864, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Aug 1935, Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 27 Jul 1886  Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Reference Number MARR6389 
    Family ID F157  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Frances Mager,   b. 9 Mar 1889, Newark, Essex, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1957, Hillside, Union, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 20 Oct 1915  Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 528 Martin Luther King Blvd, Newark, Essex, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 10
    Reference Number MARR760 
    Children 
    +1. William Joseph Schirmer,   b. 15 Oct 1916, Newark, Essex, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 2006, Seacrest Village Nursing Home, 1001 Center St., Little Egg Harbor, Ocean, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)  [natural]
    +2. Mary Agnes Schirmer,   b. 28 Dec 1917, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 2012, Oak Ridge, Anderson, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)  [natural]
     3. Angela Mary Schirmer,   b. 12 Sep 1919, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 1992, Atchison, Atchison, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)  [natural]
     4. Bernadette Mary Schirmer,   b. 5 Dec 1921, Newark, Essex, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 2013, Mount St. Scholastica College, 801 S. 8th St., Atchison, Atchison, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)  [natural]
     5. Catherine Mary Schirmer,   b. 4 May 1923, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1981, La Verna Village Nursing Home, 904 S. Hall Ave., Savannah, Andrew, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)  [natural]
    +6. Margaret Mary Schirmer,   b. 5 Jun 1924, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jun 2016, Oak Ridge, Anderson, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)  [natural]
    +7. Elizabeth Mary Schirmer,   b. 31 Aug 1925, Newark, Essex, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 1996, St Louis, St Louis, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)  [natural]
    +8. Terese Mary Schirmer,   b. 15 Aug 1928, Newark, Essex, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 2019, Chadds Ford, Delaware, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)  [natural]
    +9. Living
    Documents
    1920 U.S. Census
    1920 U.S. Census
    NJ, Essex, Newark, Ward 6, ED157, P6-B, August Schirmer Family
    1930 U.S. Census
    1930 U.S. Census
    NJ, Essex, Newark, Ward 9, ED7-662, P9-B, August Schirmer Family
    Recordings
    2009-08-13 'Story Corps'
    2009-08-13 "Story Corps"
    Interview with Sr. Loretta "Bernie" Schirmer
    Last Modified 4 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F76  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth - Dec 1888 - Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Dec 1889 - Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 7 Jun 1900 - 35 Geneva St., Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - New York Telephone Co. - 5 Jun 1917 - 195 Broadway, New York, New York, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 5 Jun 1917 - 72 S. 9th St., Newark, Essex, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 7 Jan 1920 - 98 - 11th Ave., Newark, Essex, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Between 1921 and 1936 - 63 Crawford St., Newark, Essex, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Electrical Engineer, Bell Telephone Laboratories - 25 Apr 1942 - 250 Hudson St., New York, New York, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 25 Apr 1942 - 949 N. Broad St., Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 19 Oct 1969 - Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Oct 1969 - Hillside, Union, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos
    Magers & In-laws
    Magers & In-laws

    Documents
    WWI Civilian Draft Registration Card
    WWI Civilian Draft Registration Card
    1917-06-05 Gus Schirmer
    WWII Civilian Draft Registration Card
    WWII Civilian Draft Registration Card
    1942-04-25 Gus Schirmer (1 of 2)
    WWII Civilian Draft Registration Card
    WWII Civilian Draft Registration Card
    1942-04-25 Gus Schirmer (2 of 2)

  • Notes 
    • Claimed exemption from WWI draft based on essential occupation & dependents.

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      Blurb from 1912 college yearbook:
      August Henry Schirmer
      "Schirm," Sigma Chi. .. Cieveland
      St. Ignatius College [high school]
      Thesis: The Study of Power Rates
      Schirm is noteworthy from the fact that he chose the electrical course and has never regretted his choice.
      He has electrical engineering down so fine that he can telI the voltage in a wire by looking at it. Schirm says that
      he will be glad to get out so that he can put a little of his knowledge to use. When he goes we shall miss a
      good fellow -- a true friend-and a fine chap to know.

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      "Gus delighted in telling the story of how he got his first job. In the spring of his last year at Case, in 1911,
      representatives from several national companies visited the college to look over and if possible siphon off some
      of the bright young engineers. One of the professors noticed that I. J. Thorp from the New York Telephone
      Company had no one signed up to be interviewed. Thorpe was waiting in an office provided for him, but no
      students had signed up. The professor, a bit embarrassed by this lack of interest, grabbed Gus on the run:
      "Schirmer, go in there and talk to the man." And as he told the story years later, that was how his life-long career
      at Bell Labs began."

      -Terese Schirmer Piccoli

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      Sunday afternoon was the time for a family outing, a habit Gus continued for many years.
      From the time he bought his first car, Gus spent Sunday afternoons with his children giving Mary some free time.
      At first it was just the novelty and joy of riding in a car, a real treat for the children. He sometimes asked cousins
      to ride along.
      One Sunday afternoon after buying the touring car, Gus set off for a Sunday drive. Bill sat proudly in front with
      his father, and the two little girls Mary Agnes and Angie scrambled into the pack. Gus drove to the Sieben's to
      pick up some of the cousins. Norbie, Buddy and Gertrude piled into the back, climbing over each other to get
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      the best vantage point to see - and be seen. Gus drove slowly as the children chattered excitedly. He noted a
      sudden silence from the back seat, and then heard a man yelling at him and waving excitedly. "Hey, Mister," he
      shouted. "You dropped something." Gus stopped the car and looked to where the man was pointing. Gertrude
      was running as fast as her little legs would carry her. Unhurt, but chastened, she climbed back in. That ended
      the ride for that day.
      No more open cars for Gus."

      -Terese Schirmer Piccoli

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  • Sources 
    1. [S9] 1900 U.S. Census, Population Schedule; NARA Microfilm Publication T623.

    2. [S56] Das Mager-Buch: Geschichte einer Familie aus vier Jahrhunderten (Erganzungsband zum "Mager-Buch" 1935), Dr. Edwart Mager, (Name: Freiburg im Breisgau, 1972;), 81.

    3. [S14] 1920 U.S. Census, Population Schedule; NARA Microfilm Publication T625, NJ, Essex, Newark, Ward 6, ED157, P6-B.

    4. [S217] WWI Civilian Draft Registration Card.

    5. [S218] WWII Civilian Draft Registration Card.

    6. [S15] 1930 U.S. Census, Population Schedule; NARA Microfilm Publication T626, NJ, Essex, Newark, Ward 9. ED7-662, P9-B.

    7. [S511] Terese Schirmer Piccoli.

    8. [S204] Vincent Burke.

    9. [S21] Ancestry Family Trees, JimSchirmer263.

    10. [S168] Parish Register of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Newark, New Jersey.