Frederick William Schoenfeld

Brief Life History of Frederick William

When Frederick William Schoenfeld was born on 14 February 1831, in Eilenburg, Neustadt (Wied), Neuwied, Rhineland, Prussia, his father, Friederich Wilhelm Schoenfeld, was 45 and his mother, Johanne Sophia Krebs, was 23. He married Wilhelmine Henriette Lohmann on 10 May 1859, in Leipzig, Kreis Leipzig, Saxony, Germany. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 28 December 1918, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Frederick William Schoenfeld
Christina Henrietta Gabrielsson
Marriage: 8 August 1878
Oscar William Schoenfeld
Albert Gustavous Schoenfeld
Henriette Christine Gabrielson Schoenfeld
Lily Gertrude Schoenfeld
Esther Ruth Schoenfeld
Frederick William Schoenfeld Jr
Rachel Florence Schoenfeld
Selma Violet Schoenfeld

Sources (54)

  • Frederick Wm Schonefeld in household of Frederick William Schonefeld, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Frederick W. Schoenfeld, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
  • Frederick William Schoenfeld, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.


Historical Boundaries: 1848: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1868: Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Salt Lake, Utah, United States


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: German Kurt, Otto, Ernst, Erwin, Franz, Klaus, Adelheid, Eugen, Frieda, Fritz, Gerhard, Hanns.

German (Schönfeld): habitational name from any of numerous places called Schönfeld, from Middle High German schoen ‘beautiful’ + velt ‘open country, field’.

Jewish (Ashkenazic; Schönfeld): artificial name composed of German schön ‘beautiful’ + Feld ‘field’. Compare Schonfeld .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Story Highlight

Swiss German Missionary Conference 1884 by Paul-Anthon Nielson

This portrait was taken in the photograph studio of Moritz Emil Vollenweider (d. 1899) and his son, Emil Vollenweider (1849-1921), at Postgasse 68 in the city of Bern on 24 December 1884. A conference …

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