Category Archives: Schwarz-Soeder Connections

“Greatly Loved and Sadly Missed”: Carole (Schmidt) Treat-Rebert, 1939-2016

These days it seems most of my posts are about deaths. Another Koppelman-Schwarz relation passed away in March 2016: Carole Treat-Rebert. Born Carole Margaret Schmidt in Baltimore to George Schmidt and Edith (Kraemer) Schmidt, Carole graduated from Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High … Continue reading

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Louis Soeder, Lost and Found

When my distant Soeder cousin Susan and I researched our immigrant Soeder ancestors, we found a mystery. Bernhard “Barney” Söder, a miner born in Solingen, North Rhine-Westphalia, and his wife Maria, brought five children to Baltimore in 1853 aboard the … Continue reading

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Confirmation, Easter Sunday 1931

Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church‘s confirmation class of 1931 sat for a portrait at Reissert’s Studio, 321 N. Gay Street, Baltimore, to memorialize the Easter Sunday affirmation of their faith and full membership in the community of the church. The serious … Continue reading

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Passings: Leonard Malwitz

We know that babies continue to be born, and marriages celebrated, but somehow it is the deaths we hear the most about. The Schwarz clan has lost another member in the passing of Leonard Malwitz. Leonard’s sister-in-law was Gloria Schwarz … Continue reading

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Julia Schwarz: “Remembering the knitting needle”

Julia Ella Schwarz (1909-1995), for whom my mother was named,  was the very youngest of my 16 Schwarz and Koppelman great-aunts and great-uncles. After all her brothers and sisters had married and set up their own homes, Julia was left … Continue reading

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Another Passing: William Lawrence Jr.

Thanks to Connie Milbourne for passing on this news. The Lawrences are on the Schwarz-Soeder side of the family, i.e., Katherine Schwarz Koppelman’s relations. WILLIAM LAWRENCE, JR. On January 27, 2011, William “Bill” Lawrence Jr. There will be a visitation … Continue reading

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