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Henry Schott Jr. & Florence Marie Dupont >Germany, Can.& USA

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My father;
Henry(Heinrich)Schott Jr.(son of Henry(Heinrich) Schott and Anna Louise Wuthe) was born June 18, 1899 in Elberfeld, Hessen, Germany, died Aug. 12, 1967 Springfield, Hampden County, the age of 68.Buried in Hillcrest Park Cemetery, Springfield, Hampden Co., MA.
Henry (Heinrich) Schott, Jr.immigrated at age 14 years old on May 17, 1914 from Hamburg, Germany to Ellis Island, NY with his mother, four brothers, Hans, Walter, Alfred and Werner Schott and one sister,Else Schott, then lived in Springfield and Longmeadow, Hampden County, MA.

Ship of Travel: Red Star Line-Lapland
Port of Departure: Antwerp, Belgium
Date of Departure: May 14, 1914
Port of Arrival: Ellis Island, NY
Education: Germany
Occupation: Tinsmith, Arc Welder, Mechanic
Baptised Lutheran in Elberfeld, Germany
Citizen of USA Sept. 21, 1931, Springfield Superior Court, Springfield, Hampden Co.,MA.
Retired from the former Package Machinery Corp., East Longmeadow, MA. in 1964 at age 65.
Former Gymnastic Instructor for the Springfield TurnVerein, aka American Turners.

Parents of Henry(Heinrich) Schott, Jr.;
Father: Henry(Heinrich) Schott, Sr. born June 15, 1875 in Schletzenrod, Hessen, Germany.(son of Valentin Schott and Anna Catherine Feller).Died Nov. 18, 1941 at home in Longmeadow, Hampden Co., MA. at the age of 67.
Married Anna Louise Wuthe on May 28, 1898 in Elberfeld, Germany
Buried in Longmeadow Cemetery, William St., Longmeadow, Hampden Co., MA.
Henry (Heinrich) Schott, Sr. immigrated Nov. 10, 1910 from Hamburg, Germany alone to Ellis Island, NY, Newark, NJ then to Springfield, MA. where he found a place to live and a job.

Port of Departure: Antwerp, Belgium
Ship: Kroonland
Port of Arrival: Ellis Island, NY

Mother of Henry(Heinrich)Schott, Jr.:
Anna Louise Wuthe, born Nov. 07, 1874 in Elberfeld, Hessen, Germany, (daughter of Julius Albert Gustav Wuthe and Wilhelmine Alwine Mollenburg).Died May 23, 1958 Springfield, Hampden Co., MA. at the age of 83.Buried in Longmeadow Cemetery, William St., Longmeadow, Hampden Co., MA. with her husband and son Alfred Schott.

My mother;
Florence Marie Dupont (daughter of Amos Emerson Dupont and Lillian Anna Dennis) was born July 30, 1911 in Springfield, Hampden County, MA.
Florence married Henry (Heinrich) Schott, Jr. on Dec. 19, 1936 in Albany, NY.
Florence Marie Dupont died Feb. 20, 1985 in Springfield, Hampden County, MA at the age of 73.Buried in Hillcrest Park Cemetery, Parker St., Springfield, Hampden Co., MA. with her husband Henry Schott, Jr.
Florence was one of three children (Mabel Malvina, Charles Amos and Florence Marie Dupont)that survived out of the 10-12 that were born to Amos and Lillian Dupont.

Education: Grammar school in Springfield and Wilbraham, Hampden County, MA.
Occupation: Factory worker, Housewife & Homemaker

Parents of Florence Marie Dupont;
Father:Amos Emerson Dupont, born June 11, 1876 in Champlain, Clinton County, NY., (son of Jean Baptiste Dupont and Malvina Morin.)Died Dec. 06, 1916 Monson State Hospital, Monson, MA.
Buried in St. Thomas Cemetery, Palmer, MA. Grave location unknown. Purchased by the State Hospital.
Married Aug. 15, 1898 to Lillian Anna Dennis.

Mother:Lillian Anna Dennis, born Oct. 22, 1880 in St. Thomas, PQ Canada, (daughter of Simon Dennis and Margaret Patenaude.)
Died May 28, 1925 in St. Raphael's Hospital in New Haven,Hartford County, CT.Buried in Maplewood Cemetery, Parker St.,Springfield, Hampden Co., MA.
Lillian married her second husband, Mitchell Vandal Barbeau on Feb. 12, 1923 in Springfield, Hampden Co., MA. Lillian is buried with Mitchell Vandal Barbeau.
My research includes Dupont, Dennis, Morin, Patenaude, Suzor, Larocque, Gonyea, Guyette/Guyotte, Dubour, LaPierre, Roberts/Robert,Tetreault, Fregeau, Juaire, Jodoin and Letourneau.
Canada, New York, Vermont, Massachusetts.
Schott, Wuthe, Feller, Mollenburg and Becker in Germany.

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Family Photos
  • My grandfather's old Tinsmith shop 1914 (125 KB)
    Old Tinsmith shop was located at 11 Crossett Lane in Springfield, MA. This was taken in 1914. The men are putting horse shoes on the horse which you can see the back of two horses in the door way. My grandfather and father did sheet metal work and were welders. In WW II, my grandfather signed a contract with the US Government to make milk cans and some sort of pans for the war. They also worked on Refrigerator trucks. This shop closed in 1941 due to the death of my grandfather, Henry Schott, Sr.
  • Schott Family Crest (44 KB)
    Photo of the Schott Family Crest copied from a plaque which was owned by my late uncle.
  • Passport Photo of Henry Schott Sr. abt. 1919 (69 KB)
    Heinrich (Henry) Schott Sr. (he doesn't look too happy in this photo.) He needed this picture for a passport to enter the Springfield Armory, Springfield, MA. during the war.
  • Wuthe Family Crest (42 KB)
    Photo of the Wuthe Family Crest copied from a plaque which owned by my late uncle.
  • Anna Louise (Wuthe) Schott (96 KB)
    Passport photo of my grandmother, Anna Louise (Wuthe) Schott. Taken between 1914-1919.
  • Five Schott children, Elberfeld, Germany (25 KB)
    Taken in Elberfeld, Germany. Children of Heinrich Schott and Anna Louise Wuthe. Left to right: Alfred, Hans, Walter(in back), Heinrich(standing to the right)then Else Schott. Taken between 1907-1909.
  • Werner E. Schott, WW II (119 KB)
    Werner Ernst Schott, taken in Europe during World War II. U.S. Army Tech 5 115th Chemical Co. Separation Center: Fort Devens, Mass. 3 Months as Pvt., Finance Basic Tng. 521 24 Months as Tec 5, Supply Clerk 835 Date of Entry into Active Service: Mar. 3, 1943 Date of Separation: Dec. 1, 1945 Medals awarded: Good Conduct Medal European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal/2 Bronze Stars WW II Victory Medal Honorable Service Lapel Button WW II Marksman Badge w/Rifle Bar Werner was born in Elberfeld, Germany May 15, 1909, immigrated with his family May 14, 1914 to Ellis Island, NY. Lived in Springfield, MA., East Longmeadow, MA. and last Longmeadow, MA. Died July 15, 1988 at the Holyoke Soldier's Home, Holyoke, MA. Cremated/buried in Longmeadow Cemetery, Longmeadow, MA.
  • Old Home Town in Germany (42 KB)
    Old building where my father, Heinrich(Henry) Schott, Jr. and his family lived before they immigrated to America. Photo post card taken between 1910-1912 in Elberfeld, Germany. My grandmother, Anna Louise (Wuthe) Schott is shown holding her youngest son, Werner Ernst Schott in the window on the first floor. Heinrich, Walter, Hans and Alfred Schott are standing near the curb towards the bottom right. There are ink marks near each person. My grandmother immigrated to America with these five children in May of 1914 to join my grandfather Heinrich Schott, Sr. who already immigrated to America Nov. 10, 1910 and settled in Springfield, Hampden County, MA..
  • Alfred Schott working in his garden-1967 (149 KB)
    Alfred Schott at work in his garden. He kept an acre and a half full of vegetables every year for many years. Real old fashioned "elbow grease" went into his garden. Retired Tool Crib cutter/attendant at the former Perkins Machine & Gear Co. Springfield, MA. Born in Elberfeld, Germany on May 15, 1904, immigrated to Ellis Island, NY., May 14, 1914 with his family. Lived in Springfield, MA., East Longmeadow, MA. and last in Longmeadow, MA. Died April 14, 1974 in Springfield, MA. Buried in Longmeadow Cemetery, Longmeadow, MA.
  • Lillian Anna (Dennis) Dupont (24 KB)
    My maternal grandmother, Lillian "Birdie" Anna Dennis, married to Amos Emerson Dupont Aug. 16, 1898 in Worcester, MA.[son of Jean-Baptiste Dupont & Malvina Morin] Daughter of Simon Dennis and Margaret Patenaude.
  • Amos Emerson Dupont-1914 (16 KB)
    My maternal grandfather, Amos Emerson Dupont, husband of Lillian Anna Dennis. Son of Jean Baptiste Dupont and Malvina Morin. Amos was baptised as "William Emery Dupont" in St. Mary's Church, Champlain, Clinton County, NY.
  • Pg 549-Nicolas Dupont/Angelique Giard (196 KB)
    This is a copy of documented birth & marriage from the archives. Quebec, Canada-Dupont, page 549 Ancestors-Great Great Great Grandparents-Nicolas Dupont and wife, Angelique Giard and more sent to me by email from Stephen Du Pont.
  • Schott children, Germany ca. 1910-1912 (105 KB)
    Left to right; Alfred,behind him is Henry Jr., Hans, Werner(in rear), Walter(dark hair) and Else Schott. Taken in Elberfeld, Germany between 1910 to 1912. Henry born 1899 Walter born 1901 Hans born 1902 Alfred born 1904 Werner born 1909 Else born 1906
  • First Lieut. Erwin R. Schott (157 KB)
    First Lieut. Erwin Richard Schott was born Dec. 7, 1918 in East Longmeadow, MA. Youngest son of Henry Schott, Sr. and Anna Louise Wuthe. Erwin enlisted into the US Army Air Forces in 1941. He became a pilot and flew a B-17, Flying Fortress in World War II. On May 1, 1943, First Lieut. Erwin R. Schott got his assignment to fly in his first combat mission, as co-pilot, where he and his 9 crew members were sent to St. Nazaire, France to bomb a Nazi Submarine base. These brave young men never came home. All ten crew members went down into the English Channel after being hit by enemy fire. All Missing in Action as of May 1, 1943. 305th BG, 366th BS, 8th US AAF
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