Yes I'm still here and still looking! I feel certain that there is a connection between your Schumies and mine but I can't establish it. My failure to find our exactly where they came from is the main problem. Hanover is either a state or major city and my guess is that they came from the State of Hannover.
Here is what I know:
Louis & Carl SCHUMACHER arrived in Liverpool in the late 1850’s from Hanover. Their father’s name was Henry SCHUMACHER.
Carl was born c1835 and Louis c1838 – both of them in Hanover.
Louis was married to Sophie Meller in Hanover c1859, and they had a son Diedoroch (later anglicised to Richard when they settled in Liverpool).
Carl married Mary Roxburgh in 1871 at the Parish Church, Walton on the Hill. They lived in Carisbrooke St.
Louis and Sophie had 4 children. Richard, Louis, Maria & Sophia. They lived in Atholl St
I have traced all Carl & Mary’s descendants but know little about Louis & Sophie’s descendants - other than Sophie married another German in Liverpool called John Warnken.
And that is it! Not much I'm afraid but they were naturalised so I am trying to get the papers that will tell me exactly where they came from but it it a long winded process with lots of disappointments - can you tell me anything more about your group?