Hour Glass Chart for Louis and Louise Schillinger

I created a family hourglass chart to illustrate how the Schillinger generations go. I’ve also created a family group record as a .pdf file that has more information than last night’s post. To explain:

  • An hourglass chart shows both the ancestors and descendants of the couple at the center of the hourglass.  In this case, I’m showing all the information about the known ancestors, but I have limited the descendants to 2 generations and blanked out the information on the one living person (my Pop) for privacy reasons.
  • A family group record is all the information about one family laid out in a very organized fashion and is a standard form in genealogical research.  In this case, I’m only including the FGR for Louis F. Schillinger and his wife, which will include their children, but not their ancestors or their descendants beyond their children.  I’ve only included notes from Louis and his wife.
Pedigree Chart Louis F Schillinger

Pedigree Chart Louis F Schillinger

Louis F Schillinger Family Group Record

Louis F Schillinger Family Group Record

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Meet the Schillingers

Franz Xaver Schillinger

Franz Xaver Schillinger

I’ve decided to spend some time researching my paternal grandmother’s side of the family, the Schillingers.

The first Schillinger ancester who came to the United States was Franz Xaver Schillinger.  At times, his name has been recorded with the following variations:

  • Franz Xavier
  • Xaver
  • Shilling

He married Maria Catarina Autretter on 10 Feb 1863 in Brooklyn, New York.  Notes indicate they were married by Pastor F.A. Zapp, church unknown. Apparently, according to family legend, this was Franz’s first marriage and Maria’s second marriage.