I keep coming to a brick wall!! I'm trying to pin down the firstborn child of George (perhaps Adolph) and Mary Dignam Schatz.That child is John S. (don't know what the middle name is).
Time line of the family as I know it:
Illinois for the births of John S in 1853 and Mary Francis in approximately 1855.
Moved to Missouri where George W. was born in 1858.
Next came Kansas City where Margaret Jane was born in 1861.
The family settled in Pottawatomie County, Kansas where Emma and Ella were born in the 1860s.
I have located info, including death/burial info on all but John, who is very elusive.I have tracked him to the Margaret Jane Schatz Davis home in 1930 in Santa Maria, Santa Barbara County, California.
Beyond that, nothing.I would love it if the 1940 census were out, but alas . . .
I've been checking death notices and grave inscriptions with no luck as yet.