The Family of George & Minnie (Schumacher) Barkley

Contributed by Debra Foreman


George & Minnie Barkley (1900 circa)



Obit: Barkley, George A. (1868 - 1940)

Minnie's WWII Ration Book

Photo of Minnie (Schumacher) Barkley (ca. 1954)



Cambridge, Russell, Ontario--1881 Census, District 104, Sub-district: B, Page 1, #2


 Name  Marriage Status Sex Ethnic Origin


Place of Birth Occupation


William Barkley    M   M  German   52  Ontario  Farmer  Methodist 
Sarah Barkley    M   F  English   51  Ontario     Methodist 
Jacob Barkley       M  German   26  Ontario     Methodist 
Ephraim Barkley       M  German   19  Ontario     Methodist  
Elizabeth Barkley       F  German   17  Ontario     Methodist 
George Barkley       M  German   11  Ontario     Methodist 
William Barkley      M  German   9  Ontario     Methodist 



James Evert Barkley with his teacher.

James Evert Barkley was the son of George Albert and Minnie Dorothea (Schumacher) Barkley who was born 7/16/1909 in Humbird, Wisconsin. He told me the woman in the photo (Mrs. Dob/Dap?) to his right was his teacher.  It seems that she and my grandmother at one instance had a difference of opinion on discipline in the classroom.  But, I seem to remember Dad saying he really liked her.

In his early years, James Barkley called Humbird home and lived there until WWII-except for a few years he was in the CCC. He told me a story about working at the Mentor cemetery when he was 16 helping to relocate graves because a highway was going through part of the cemetery and they had to move some of the graves. this would have been around 1924 or 25. I would like to confirm this but I have no idea how to find these records.

Debbie Barkley Foreman, daughter



Minnie (Schumacher) Barkley


The parents of  Minnie (Schumacher) Barkley, John & Mary (Alwardt) Schumacher, resided in Mentor Township, Clark Co., WI and they are buried in theMentor Township Cemetery.  Maria Margaret Alwardt was born January 24, 1838 in Mecklenberg, Germany (Prussia) and about 1865, where she married John Schumacher Sr.  Their children were Minola "Minnie" Dorathea Schumacher who married Geroge Albert Barkley January 14, 1897 in Humbird, Wisconsin.  John Henry Schumacher, Jr. who married Nana Christine Eisenhardt in Eau Claire, WI about Nov. 24, 1898.  Ernest Schumacher who was born in Oct. of 1882. Albertine Schumacher was born in 1870.  Bernhardt Henry Schumacher was born in 1872 and married Rossie B. Miller in Jackson Co., WI, December 28, 1898.  Martha Schumacher was born in 1879 and she married Edward Zillmer.


Watertown, Jefferson, Wisconsin--1880 Census
Residents Relationship Marital Status Sex Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birth Place Mother's Birth
John Schumacher Self Married Male White 40 Prussia Farm Laborer Prussia Prussia
Maria Schumacher Wife Married Female White 42 Prussia Keeping House Prussia Prussia
Albertine Schumacher Daughter Single Female White 10 Wisconsin   Prussia Prussia
Bernhardt Schumacher Son Single Male White 8 Wisconsin   Prussia Prussia
John Schumacher Son Single Male White 6 Wisconsin   Prussia Prussia
Minna Schumacher Daughter Single Female White 4 Wisconsin   Prussia Prussia
Martha Schumacher Daughter Single Female White 1 Prussia   Prussia Prussia


Poem by Schumacher, Ernest W.--Old Man Winter (John & Maria Schumacher's son)



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