Four-Generation Family Tree
THE ABOVE ILLUSTRATION is how Marcella drew images of the
various branches of the six-generation family tree (covering 135
years) that she created for her private family memoir. The
abbreviated tree below includes only those family members mentioned in
Marcella's Secret Dreams and Stories.
(Some birth and death dates are unknown.)
James Robinson (1818-1893
James Harvey Newman (1850-1940)
Charles James Newman (1891-1980)
Emory D. Williams (1882-1970)
Harm Janssen Schaumburg (1846-1930)
Jonas Schaumburg (1880-1972)
William J. Schaumburg (1907-1982
THE ONLINE PHOTO GALLERY FOR
with an introduction to Marcella and her family.
James Robinson (1818-1893). His parents came
from England before the Revolutionary war in 1774-1778. He was born in Sara County, North Carolina;
moved to Pike County, Kentucky in 1835. Married Rachel Clark (1829-1909)in 1847. Their children:
Eliza (1850-1933) (Marcella’s beloved grandmother at right)
William Jefferson (1854-1924)
Frankie (1857 —unknown)
John Wesley (1858-1930)
James Edward (1872-1951)
James Harvey Newman (1850-1940).
Parents were Pennsylvania Dutch, evidently came from Germany. Three brothers: Peter, Sam and John;
two sisters—Rianda and Rue. Married Eliza Robinson (1850-1933) in 1867.
James H. Newman and Eliza Robinson Newman (arms
around Marcella); Lizzie Newman Davis, and Marcella's brother, Raymond.
BACK ROW: Warren Davis, Emory and Ollie Williams, Grace and Charles Newman
(Marcella's Uncle Charlie and Aunt Grace, first mentioned in the 1925 memoir notes.)
Emory D. Williams (1882-1970). Little is known of
his parents, except that his father, David Williams, and his mother, whose
maiden name was Florence M. Prescot, emigrated from England. They died when he
was quite young, leaving him and his sister, Lillie, to be raised by an aunt and
uncle, of whom nothing is known, except that she died of consumption at the age
Married Mary Melissa Olivine Newman Williams (1883-1979) in 1904.
Violet Irene (1907-1910).
Raymond Collins (1909-1988). Married Vira Whitwell in 1942.
Marcella Eliza (1914-1992). Married William J. Schaumburg in 1935.
See family photo album here.
The children of James Harvey
Lizzie Margot (1868-1940). Married Warren Davis; nine children.
Joseph Frank (1872-about 1951). Never married.
Rachel (1875-1947). Married George Koenig; nine children.
Mary Melissa Olivine (1883-1979). Married Emory D.
Williams (1883-1970; three children. (A note found in her papers noted that her mother, Eliza, had
moved to Milford in 1907 and died in her house.)
Charles James (1891-1980). Married Grace Evans; four children.
Children of Charles James Newman (1891-1980) and Grace Evans Newman:
Raymond (1922-2007). Married Lois; three children.
Ruth (1924 —.) One child.
—). Married Richard Grooms;
widowed 1992; four children.
Russell (1937-2017). Married Mary Ruth
(1941 —); three children.
THE SCHAUMBURG FAMILY
Harm Janssen Schaumburg (1846-1930). Born in
Oltman Fehn, Austria. Married Anna C. Lucht. Had 12 children, one of which was
The children of Jonas Schaumburg (1880-1972) and Johanna Lena Ferdinand
(1886-1920. (Johanna died in childbirth in 1920 and was buried with the baby in her arms.)
Their children were:
Harm Christian (1902-1989). Married Marie Frerichs.
Johanna (Hannah) Patica (1906-1994). Married Russell Moore; two children—Patsy and Russell.
William Joseph (1907-1982). Married Marcella Williams (1914-1992); three
children—Barbara Ann, Mary Lee, and Mollie Marie (at right).
Anna Gasha Emma (1909-1995). Married Wilburt Sauerbier; one child, Dennis.
Peter Rinehart(1911-1984). Married Neva Smith; four children—Jane, Joan, Susan, and
Lily Grace Gazina (1913-1999). Married LeRoy Hofer; two children—Joy and Sonnie; later
married Earl Walders.
Emma Margaret Carlena (1917-1929).
Children of William J. Schaumburg (1907-1982) and Marcella Eliza Williams
Barbara Ann (1937—). Married Harry J. Brabec; no children.
Mary Lee (1941—). Married Merrill Kaufmann; two children: Kathryn Michelle (1968—) and Kristin Dawn (1969—).
Mollie Marie (1947—). Married James H. Wakeman; two children: Jeffrey Alan
(1969—) and Matthew Brendan (1975—).
The Schaumburg Sisters
Mollie, Barbara, and Mary
See family photo album here.
Jonas Schaumburg and his children in 1927. BACK row, left to right:
Harm, William, Anna, and Peter; Front: Emma, Jonas, Lily, and the family dog.
This family photo was taken in 1972, shortly before Jonas' death.
Left to right: Peter and Neva; Harm and Marie, Lily and Earl, Anna
and Wilburt, Bill and Marcella, and Hannah.
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