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Michael Schwerdfeger
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GENERATION 1: PARENTS
GENERATION 2: SIBLINGS


GENERATION 3: OFFSPRING

1: Maria Elizabeth Swerdfeger
(1822-1900)

2: Frederick Swerdfeger
(1824-1866)

3: Michael Levi Swerdfeger Jr
(1826-1900)

4: Nellie Swerdfeger
(1828-1901)

5: Urias Schwerdfeger
(1831-1908)

6: Harmon Swerdfeger
(1833-1908)

7: Jane Swerdfeger
(1836-??)

8: Henry Swerdfeger
(1838-1867)

9: Samuel Swerdfeger
(1840-1911)

10: Nancy Swerdfeger
(1843-1918)

& Census Data


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Michael Schwerdfeger (1802-1859) &

Seventh son of Frederick Schwerdfeger, Michael lived on the same land as his older brother Frederick just south of Morewood.


Canadian Census Data

1851 Census - Winchester, ON:
Frame house at con 9, lot 17 - 100 acres (50 acres under cultivation).
Michael Swertfeger, 50, farmer, Lutheran, and his wife Elizabeth, 51.
Children: Nelly, 24, spinster; Urias, 21, labourer; Harmon, 19, labourer; Jane, 17, spinster; Henry, 15, labourer; Samuel, 13; Nancy, 10.
Also in the household: Urias Aman, 73, labourer, born Germany, Presbyterian.
• On the adjoining property eldest son Frederick, his wife and her father have settled.

1861 Census - Dist 6, Winchester, ON:
Con 9, lot 17 - 97 acres (37 in wood).
Michael died in 1859. His widow, Elizabeth (Betsy), 60, shares the land with sons Urias, and his family, and Michael Jr, and his family.
• On the adjoining property, eldest son Frederick, and his family, reside, running a grocery from the farm.

1871 Census - Dist 3, Winchester, ON:
Con 8, lot 18.
Elizabeth, 71, lives with her youngest son Samuel, 30, farmer, and his family.
• Sons Frederick and Henry have died. Samuel married Henry's wife and raised Elmer, Henry's son.
• Daughters Maria and Jane each married a Shaver and live nearby.
• The other surviving siblings and their families Michael Jr, Nelly, Urias, Harmon, and Nancy moved the US in the late 1860s.

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