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Schrieners, “I before E” Where are you?????

Michele Simmons(Johnson) May 15, 2012

Please help ANYONE!!!! I have found records of my ggrandfather but cannot get past him. It is like they dropped off the face of the earth!!!!! Please help me… “Mathew Schriener or Shriner, b. 1882 WI, d. 12-19-1927 Deerbrook, WI, married to a Anna Runstick?, b. 7/29/1891 Germany, d. 10/1979 WI”. Had 4 children “Joseph, Charles, Harry & Agnes”.

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  • JoAnn Robinson

    May 19, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    How about a Joseph Schriener in the 1917 City Directory? His occupation is “seiver” and he roomed at 270 W 3rd, Duluth.

  • Gaynor

    May 20, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    Have you tried Schreiner? Seems simple and I’m sure you’ve thought of it, but in German anything spelled with an “ei” would have been pronounced like Shriner.

  • Dori

    May 21, 2012 at 1:16 am

    I see that both of Matthews parents were born in Germany from the census. His wife’s mother was born in Austria.

  • Shirley Woods

    May 23, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    Michele, I went to and I think maybe the spelling may be Shriner of Langlade, Wi. found the 1920 census and has a Matt Shriner b. ab. 1883 Wi.Parents both b. Gerany. wife Anna age 30. Living with them is I believe her mother Elizabeth Runstick age 60. I found on a website, Czeching out our ancestors-czech republic bohemia and moravia, a lady names Virginia Stamm,she is trying to find a James Krainik, father of wenzel Krainik and Alzbeta(Elizabeth Runstick) Krainik, of Antigo, Langlade Co., Wis. circa 1880. Wenzel was b. in Bohemia circa May 1847. I believe there may be three gen. of this family on FamilySearch. This family would be your Mathew Shriner wife parents and her brother.. Hope this is some help,

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