Name: Christian Schadenberger
Given Name: Christian
Surname: Schadenberger 1
Birth: 1800 in Germany
Immigration: 1830 2 From LaHavre, France
Settled BET 1830 AND 1831 3 Roulette twp
Census: 1850 4 Eulalia twp, Potter co, PA age 50
13 May 2009
- Note: Duty Williamson Family Tree
- Text: In 1830, several families came from Havre (LaHavre?), France, to this new world. They were George and Eva (Weiderich) Weimer, Jacob and Sally (Der) Weiderich, Christian and Margaret (Weiderich) Schadenberger and his parents, Balthasard and Elizabeth (Kaufman) Schadenberger, and another Weiderich brother who went to Canada.
The captain of the ship on which they sailed took them almost to New Orleans where he intended to sell them as slaves. They were about to throw him overboard when he promised to return them to Philadelphia. There they bought teams of horses and oxen and started for Potter County. After a few days on Ayers Hill with the Joshua Jacksons, the Weimers and Weiderichs came down the Allegheny and found a site where Fishing Creek joined the river.
George Weimer was a baker by trade and had baked bread in Napoleon's army. His property extended from the Pomeroy Bridge (Roulette) east to where the Baptist Church is today. They suffered many privations- for their coffee, they dried raspberry leaves and for saleratus (soda) they burned powdered corn. George had five sons (three in the Civil War, Michael, Martin, and John) George W. married Laura Lyman and Otis became a great lumberman and often sailed rafts down the Allegheny.
- Page: 85
Text: Beebe, "History of Potter County...": p. 85, photos: captions under photos:
"George Weimer and Eve Weidrich Weimer, Settled at Roulet (sic), 1830.
"These two families (Weimer and Schadenberger), with Jacob Weidrich and family, were the first European immigrants to settle in Potter County."
- Page: note: "Schottenberger"
Text: Christian Schottenberger 50 Ger
Margaret Schottenberger 51 Ger (Weidrich)
Christian Schottenberger 18 Canada
Frederick Schottenberger 8 PA
Elizabeth Schottenberger 74 Ger (Kaufman)