Dear Sir, I descend from George Schumacher Sr. and his wife, Sarah Hendricks, and must disagree with your understanding of the relationship between George Sr. and Peter Schumacher.They were brothers . . . Peter came to Pa. first, with his children and niece (daughter of George Sr.); George Sr. died at sea of Smallpox and his wife and children continued the voyage to Pa. I have quite a bit of info. on Peter's family if you are interested . . . it comes mainly from "The Shoemaker Family" by Thomas Hiram Shoemaker (my great-grandfather), pub. by J.B. Lippincott Co., 1893.