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Schatzmann Family Buried At Maysville Cemetery


The Louis Schatzmann family is buried in the Maysville Cemetery, in Mason County, Kentucky.  Louis and his wife, Matilda Bohrer, were both born in Brown County, Ohio; both families coming to the United States from Prussia.  By a strange circumstance, their first child, Catherine M. Schatzmann, was born in Iowa.  Did the family move there for a short time?  Were they visiting relatives?  The next three children were born in Ohio, and the last two in Kentucky.

In the 1880 Census of Mason County, Louis is listed as 44, and running a boarding house.  Matilda is 40; Catherine M.; 24, Lilly B., 22; William, 20, a clerk; George S., 17, a carriage smith; Rachel, 15; and Emma, 12.  A niece, Elizabeth Schatzmann, is also living with them.  Boarders listed are William P. Coons, 40, a lawyer, born in Kentucky; Andrew Cahill, 50, a stone cutter, born in Ireland; Frederick Weil, 40, works in a bar room, born in Baden, Germany; and Jonas Kissel, 52, a minister, born in Bavaria, Germany, and his son Edward, 12, born in Indiana.


Louis Schatzmann, born July 4, 1836, died February 6, 1887.  Matilda, wife of L. Schatzmann, born December 25, 1840, died October 8, 1881.  ‘Rest mother, rest in quiet sleep.  While friends in sorrow o’er thee weep.’

From a Maysville newspaper – ‘Mr. Louis Schatzmann, proprietor of the Schatzmann House on Market Street, died yesterday morning from enlargement of the liver. Deceased was born in Brown County, Ohio, and has been a citizen of Maysville for twenty-three years.  He was fifty-one years of age.  Was married twice and leaves five children, all grown, by his first wife, and one infant boy by his last wife.  The funeral will be at ten o’clock a.m., tomorrow.’


George S., son of L. and M. Schatzmann, born October 22, 1862, died March 22, 1886.  Rachel S. Criesman born March 17, 1865, died September 18, 1908.

Two children of Louis and Matilda.


James Hopgood, 1868-1924.  Emma Hopgood, 1867-1937.

Daughter Emma and husband James.


Jacob Linn, born July 30, 1854, died March 12, 1902.  Catherine M. Linn, born November 10, 1856, died February 28, 1920.

Daughter Catherine M. and husband Jacob.


W. L. Schatzmann, 1860-1905


Anna M. Schatzmann, 1860-1931

Son William and his wife, Anna.  All the children of Louis and Matilda Schatzmann are buried with their parents except daughter Lilly.

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