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Swartz Family



Joseph & Walburga (Meyer) Schwartz

Joseph & Walburga Schwartz
Joseph & Walburga Schwartz
undated photo

Joseph Schwartz was born in Bavaria, Germany in 1828, the son of Michael & Maria. He died in January 1917. Walburga Meyer was born in Bavaria, Germany in 1828. She died in June 1919. They are buried in the Sacred Heart cemetery at Littleport. Their children were Joseph, who died 01/28/1898 and Alberta 'Bertha', who died in 1958. Joseph and Walburga also raised a child by the name of Charlie Miller.

Joseph & Walburga Schwartz home, near the Volga River

Joseph & Walburga Schwartz' home in Littleport. Around 1909/1910, Joseph traded his farm on the Volga river for this home in Littleport.

50th Anniversary, 1909 * Joseph's obituaries * Walburga's obituary


Alberta 'Bertha' Schwartz Farrell

Alberta Schwartz, daughter of Joseph & Walburga Schwartz, was born in Elkport, Clayton co. Iowa in 1861. She married Peter Farrell in Elkport in 1885. Peter died 12/20/1891. After her husband's death, Alberta went to live with her parents, who lived near Volga.   She died 10/17/1958 at the age of 96.

Peter's obituary * Alberta's obituary

Children of Peter & Alberta Farrell were:
Lillian Marie, b. 05/08/1885 in Bellevue, m. Charlie W. LaPiere, d. 11/24/1967
Frank, b. 1887 in Boardman (?)
Joseph, b. 09/12/1889, d. 09/12/1926, unmarried (Death notice)
John Peter, b. 03/16/1892 in Littleport, m. Ottilie Peick, d. 01/28/1967 (Obituary)

Alberta Schwartz Farrell & children
Photo is undated, ca1892


Charlotte 'Lottie' Schwartz

Charlotte Schwartz & her cousin Anna Vering

Charlotte Schwartz was a niece of Alberta (Schwartz) Farrell.

Charlotte Schwartz and her cousin, Lillian Farrell, ran a small millinery shop, making dresses and hats around 1905.

Miss Lillie Farrell and Miss Schwartz wish to announce to the public that they are going to start a millinery and dressmaking shop in our berg as soon as the building can be put in shape. They intend having their stock up-to-date and invite the public to give them a call.
~Elkader Register and Argus, Thursday, April 9, 1908

~all photos were contributed by Kathy Smith. Her email address can be found under 'Farrell' and 'Schwartz' in the surname registry.


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