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Jakob Schoene (1813-1886)

Jakob Schoene Salome Schoene
Jakob and Salome (Pflug) Schoene

Jakob Schoene (1813-1886) , of Zutzendorff, Elsass, a son of Jean "Jacques" and Catherine (Jacob) Schini was our immigrant ancestor. (We believe that Schini was the French spelling and Schoene the German spelling of the family name.) He came to the United States sometime between 1831-33 and settled sometime before he appeared on the 1840 Federal Census on what is now Pine Run Road, in Marion Township, Beaver County, Pennsylvania.

Jakob married July 30, 1833 (50th Anniversary Invitation) Margaretha Salome "Sarah" Pflug daughter of Georges Jacques "Jacob" Dorothea (Manzolpf) Pflug. They celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary in 1883 in Zelienople.

Jacob was listed as an Engineer, in the 1850 Federal census in Marion Township, living next door to Philip Brandenberger, on the other side of that property lived a George Shaney, his wife Catherine, and his family. I have yet to make a definite connection between the two families but it my belief that there was a relation, and that they may have been brothers. (In the Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1985 Supplement is listed: Schone, Georg na North America 1832-1849, 9640 p116; Schone, JH na North America 1832-1849, 9640 p116. When I have a chance to get to the NEHGS in Boston, I will check the referenced periodical.)

He was an active citizen in Zelienople serving:
Council: 1860, 1861, 1872, 1873, 1873, 1874, 1875
Tres.: 1861, 1869, 1873, 1875, 1878
Judge of Elec: 1872, 1873
Justice of Peace: 1869
School Director: 1877

Jacob moved into the Borough of Zelienople, Butler County, Pennsylvania, and was an Innkeeper there in 1859 when an Article of Agreement was filed between he and his son John regarding the property in Marion Township, Beaver, Co., PA. He at one time ran a distillery in Zelienople which he sold to George Stahl .

Jakob's will was submitted for probate, February 2, 1886. and Salome's estate letters were filed March 22, 1897.

Children of Jakob and Salome are:
John , Sarah, Jacob, Frederich, Caroline, George and Michael.

Johannes "John" Schaney (1836-1917) the eldest son of Jakob and Saloma "Sarah" (Pflug) Schöene took over the farm in Marion Township, Beaver County, Pennsylvania when his father moved to Zelienople. He married in 1856, Caroline Brandenberger, daughter of Philip and Dorothea Brandenberger, who lived next door.

According to the Obituary Notice of Phillip Martin Schaney (1867-1917), John's son, "up until he (Phillip) was fourteen, much of his life was spent on the Ohio river packet plying between Pittsburgh and Cincinnati; his father being the captain of the vessel") Until now, I have found no hard evidence to indicate that John Schaney was anything other than a farmer. Intriguingly, there is a listing for a John Schaney under the heading for Engineer Licenses issued during the year ending December 31, 1897 for the Local District of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in R. L. Polk and Co's. Marine Register of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers and Tributaries - Local District of Pittsburgh, PA. (If I have a chance to go to the Inland Rivers library in Cincinnati, Ohio, where they have the R.L. Polk register, I will research this further.)

In the 1900 Federal Census Marion Township, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, Caroline (Brandenberger) Schaney states that she had 13 children 11 of whom are living in 1900, and that she had been married for 44 years. I have only been able to identify 12 of the 13 children.

John's will was submitted for probate October 10, 1917.

Children of John and Caroline are:
Caroline, John, Jacob, Sarah, George, Frederick, Phillip , Frank, Edward, Charles, Rudolph and Henry.

Phillip Martin Schaney (1867-1917) , was a son of John "Johannes" and Caroline (Brandenberger) Schaney. He married October 20, 1892 at New Brighton, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, Laura Ethel Humes daughter of Martin and Rhoda A. (Burns) Humes.

They resided in New Brighton, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, while he was employed at the Standard Sanitary Manufacturing Company in the New Brighton plant, as a Bathtub Enameler.

In 1901 he moved his family to Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio and went to work in the Day-Ward plant. He was employed there until his health broke (he came down with lead poisoning), and he was forced to give up the work. He then became a barber and was employed in the shops of Z. F. Craver and William T. Horner.

Fraternally he was a member of the Mahoning Lodge, I. O. O. F., Western Reserve Council, Royal Arcanum, and the American Insurance Union. He was also a member of the Baptist church.

Children of Phillip and Laura are:
Ethelyn, Wilda, Ross and Harold.

Ross Martin (Ross Sr.) Schaney (1897-1954) was the son of Phillip Martin and Laura Ethel (Humes) Schaney. He married 1st, February 04, 1919, Anna Aldine Harne, daughter of Addie and Margaret (Acklin) Harne, of Zollarsville, Washington Co., PA, they were divorced January 20, 1921, in Warren, Trumbull Co., Ohio, there were no children from this marriage. He married 2nd November 06, 1922, at Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio, Margaret Katherine Smurthwaite, the only daughter of William Edward and Anna Katherine (Thorn) Smurthwaite.

Ross Schaney Sr. from 1937 to 1954, owned and operated Schaney's Tavern, now known as Track's Inn on Route. 5 in Cortland, Trumbull County, Ohio.

Child of Ross and Margaret is:
Ross .

Ross David (Junior) Schaney (1924-1983) , was the only son of Ross Martin (Ross Sr.) and Margaret Katherine (Smurthwaite) Schaney. He married May 18, 1943 at Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, Gloria Joy Hitchcock, daughter of Marcus Hanna and Olga Varie (Brobst) Hitchcock, they were divorced in 1969.

Children of Ross and Joy are:
Phillip, Thomas, Kay , Denise and Sandy.

Check here for more detail: Register Report, Descendants of Jakob Schoene for 3 generations including sources and references.

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