THE SCHWERTFEGER / SCHWERT FAMILY:

Historische Gebäude und Orte in den Vereinigten Staaten:
Buildings and Sites
in the United States
of Interest to the Family's History



Angola, New York:

Angola, NY, High School -   This building, constructed in 1937, was among those built by Bernhard Rebescher & Sons. (Photo by Bernard William Patz, 2001).
Belmont, New York:
19 Genesee Street -   This house in Belmont, NY, was home to Edward Ehrler Schwert and Virginia (née Peters) Schwert and their three sons: David, Douglas, and Donald. (Photo by Wayne Saunders, 1960).
46 Schuyler Street -   Dental office of Edward Ehrler Schwert was behind the second floor windows, south portion of the Belmont Hotel building, Belmont, NY. Access to the dental office was via a steep stairway accessible by the single door toward the left side of the photo (his whitish dental sign is over the doorway). The World War II Ration Board offices were located in the storefront directly below the dental office (at street level) in this December, 1944, photograph. The village post office was accessible via the double-doorway at the extreme left of the photo. The building at the right edge of this photograph was the home of the "Belmont Dispatch," the local weekly newspaper. At the time of this photo, the "Dispatch" was published by Russell E. Peirson. Following Peirson's death in November, 1947, Clifford G. and Rosemary S. Grastorf purchased the paper from the Peirson estate. The Dispatch ceased publication on December 22, 1966.
46 Schuyler Street -   Another view of the Belmont Hotel building, Belmont, NY, where Edward Ehrler Schwert had offices on the second floor (second floor windows, above the drugstore). This undated postcard was provided courtesy of Sally (née Nicholson) Reis, granddaughter of John Nicholson who owned the drugstore. John died in 1933, and the drugstore was assumed in ownership by Frank Schen, second husband to Sally's grandmother. The drugstore was moved to the end of the next block to the north.
Buffalo, New York:
Saint Boniface Roman Catholic Church -   124 Locust Street, Buffalo, New York. This church was central to the lives of many of the early Schwert family members. The old church buildings were razed in 1979. This 1902 lithograph is from the U.S. Library of Congress Map Collection.
Saint Boniface Roman Catholic Church -   124 Locust Street, Buffalo, New York. This church was central to the lives of many of the early Schwert family members. The church building used to be located in what is now this vacant lot. This view is from Mulberry Street. (Photo by Donald Peters Schwert, 2001).
267 Colorado Street -   A principal residence in Buffalo, NY, of Mary (née Schwertfeger/Schwert) and John Martin Patz. The gentleman in this undated photo is John Martin Patz.
267 Colorado Street -   Another view of the principal residence in Buffalo, NY, of Mary (née Schwertfeger/Schwert) and John Martin Patz. The gentleman in this undated photo is John Martin Patz. Note the wood sidewalks, which were said to have been extremely slippery when wet.
228 Dodge Street -   Veronica (née Modrzejewska) Schwertfeger/Schwert spent her final years at this residence in Buffalo, NY. She resided there with her daughter Mary (née Schwertfeger/Schwert) Patzke/Patz, her son-in-law John Martin Patzke/Patz, and their children. (Photo by Bernard William Patz, 2001).
228 Dodge Street -   Veronica (née Modrzejewska) Schwertfeger/Schwert spent her final years at this residence in Buffalo, NY. She resided there with her daughter Mary (née Schwertfeger) Patzke/Patz, her son-in-law John Martin Patzke/Patz, and their children. More than perhaps any other set of photos, these illustrate the sad decline of what was once a nice residential neighborhood. (Photo by Bernard William Patz, 2001).
228 Dodge Street -   Veronica (née Modrzejewska) Schwertfeger/Schwert spent her final years at a residence on this lot in Buffalo, NY. The house was razed in Fall, 2001. (Photo by Bernard William Patz, 2001).
10 Edna Place -   Joseph August and Florence (née Clark) Schwert resided at this house in Buffalo, NY. (Photo by Bernard William Patz, 2002).
753 Elk Street -   The interment record for Joseph Ohl lists this as his address at the time of his death. Joseph Ohl became the second husband to Anna (née Sarach) Schwert, following the death of Anna's first husband, Joseph Schwertfeger/Schwert. This record of Joseph Ohl's last residence is, however, confusing: while his interment record lists "753 Elk Street," his death certificate lists "9 Wood Street." (Photo by Bernard William Patz, 2004).
81 Florida Street -   This is the address given on the birth certificate of Edward Ehrler Schwert, son of Joseph and Catherine (née Ehrler) Schwert. (Photo by Bernard William Patz, 2002).
375 Florida Street -   The death certificate of Frances (née Schwertfeger/Schwert) Schlee lists her address as having been 375 Florida Street. (Photo by Bernard William Patz, 2002).
364 Fougeron Street -   The 1910 Census indicates that Edward J. and Lulu (née ???) Schwert resided at this address. (Photo by Bernard William Patz, 2003).
264 Grape Street -   Rose (Rosalia) (née Schwertfeger/Schwert) and Bernard Rebeschke/Rebescher resided in a house that once occupied this lot. Veronica (née Modrzejewska) Schwertfeger/Schwert resided with them during her final years. (Photo by Bernard William Patz, 2011).
248 - 250 High Street -   The 1890 City Directory for Buffalo lists August and Frances (née Schwertfeger/Schwert) Schlee as residing at 248 High Street (white building), with Mary (née Schwertfeger/Schwert) and John Martin Patz next door at 250 High Street (vacant lot in this photo). (Photo by Bernard William Patz, 2006).
427 Johnson Street -   On what is now a vacant lot was a house occupied by Mary (née Schwertfeger/Schwert) and John Martin Patz, during their earliest years as a couple. (Photo by Bernard William Patz, 2002).
27 Ketchum Alley -   The interment record of Anna Juliana Schwert, daughter of Franz Carl and Julia (née Schlia/Schlee) Schwertfeger/Schwert, lists this as the infant's address on August 3, 1889. Ketchum Alley was renamed Neptune Alley in 1893. This 1902 map from the Library of Congress shows Neptune Alley (circled, left) relative to Saint Boniface Church (circled, right). The alley today is gone, covered by the Roswell Park Cancer Institute. According to an old, but undated Buffalo street directory, Ketchum Alley ran north from 130 Carlton Street to 139 HIgh Street. This photo, taken looking north from 125 Carlton Street, shows the probable position of the alley. (Photo by Bernard William Patz, 2004).
31 Kingsley Street -   This is the address given on the interment record of Joseph Schwertfeger/Schwert, husband of Anna (née Sarach) Schwert. (Photo by Bernard William Patz, 2002).
53 Kingsley Street -   This is the address given on the 1900 Census Records of Joseph and Anna (née Sarach) (Schwert) Ohl. (Photo by Bernard William Patz, 2003).
255 Locust Street -   Frances (née Schwertfeger/Schwert) Schlia/Schlee resided a house that once occupied this lot. (Photo by Bernard William Patz, 2003).
826 Michigan Street -   According to the 1910 Census, John and Mary (née Schwertfeger/Schwert) Patz resided in a house now replaced by this residential development. (Photo by Bernard William Patz, 2003).
54 Mulberry Street -   In a house that once occupied this lot, Carrie and John Wittig resided at the time of the 1900 census. Carrie later married John Schwertfeger/Schwert. (Photo by Bernard William Patz, 2002).
197 Mulberry Street -   Friedrich (Frederick) and Pauline (née Wisoska) Schwertfeger/Schwert resided a house that once occupied this lot. Carl Schwertfeger/Schwert resided with them during his final years. (Photo by Bernard William Patz, 2011).
229 Mulberry Street -   The 1896 city directory for Buffalo lists this address (a vacant lot at the time of this photograph) as the residence of Carl Schwertfeger/Schwert and of his son Friedrich. (Photo by Bernard William Patz, 2002).
115 Nevada Street -   Franz Carl and Julia (née Schlia/Schlee) Schwert spent their later years at this residence in Buffalo, NY. This house was later occupied by their daughter Martha (née Schwert) Mary and her family. (Undated photo).
115 Nevada Street -   Franz Carl and Julia (née Schlia/Schlee) Schwert spent their later years at this residence in Buffalo, NY. This house was later occupied by their daughter Martha (née Schwert) Mary and her family. (Photo by Donald Peters Schwert, 2001).
152 Orange Street -   Mary (née Schwertfeger/Schwert) and John Martin Patz first lived in a house, now occupied by this vacant lot in Buffalo, NY. Flora Schwert also died in infancy there. (Photo by Bernard William William Patz, 2001).
1088 Parkside Avenue -   During her later years, the first floor of this house was home to Catherine (née Ehrler) Schwert, estranged wife of Joseph August Schwert. It was also home to their daughter, Gladys (née Schwert) Krull and Gladys' daughter, Nancy Krull. (Photo by Donald Peters Schwert, 2001).
255 Peach Street -   Per the 1900 U.S. Census, on what is now a vacant lot was once the house occupied by Bernhart (= "Bernhard") and Maria (= "Mary") (née Schlia / Schlee) Potratz. Mary married Bernhart (= "Bernhard") Potratz at Saint Boniface R.C. Church in Buffalo on June 25, 1890. Labels on a photograph imply that Mary was the sister of Julianna (née Schlia) Schwertfeger -- and therefore was the sister of August Schlia / Schlee. However, our research shows that the relationships were probably quite different. (Photo by Bernard William Patz, 2004).
182 Rose Street -   Friedrich and Matilda (née Philipps) Rebeschke resided in this house in Buffalo, NY, at the time of the 1900 U.S. Census and at the time of Friedrich's death in 1904. They were parents to Bernhard Rebeschke/Rebescher who had married Rosalia (née Schwertfeger/Schwert). (Photo by Bernard William Patz, August 19, 2003).
110 Timon Street -   Bernhard and Rosalia (née Schwertfeger/Schwert) Rebeschke/Rebescher raised their family in this house in Buffalo, NY. (Photo by Donald Peters Schwert, 2001).
18 Willow Street -   Where this vacant lot now is was the residence of John and August (née Lorenz) Schwertfeger/Schwert. (Photo by Bernard William Patz, 2002).
9 Wood Street -   Where this vacant lot now is listed as the address on the death certificate for Joseph Ohl. Joseph Ohl became the second husband to Anna (née Sarach) Schwert, following the death of Anna's first husband, Joseph Schwertfeger/Schwert. This record of Joseph Ohl's last residence is, however, confusing: while his death certificate lists "9 Wood Street," his interment record lists "753 Elk Street." The 1930 Buffalo City Directory lists "9 Wood Street" as the address for Anna Ohl. The Wood Street location is close to the city border between Buffalo and Lackawanna. (Photo by Bernard William Patz, 2004).
Derby, New York:
1429 Burns Road -   This was a residence of Eugene Victor Rebescher and his family. Shown in this photo, left-to-right, are Jeannie (née Guerra) Rebescher, Tom Rebescher, and their son Alan Rebescher. (Photo by Geri Ellerbrock, 2001).
Hamburg, New York:
152 E. Main Street -   Joseph August Schwert and Frank J. Schwert resided during their final years on the second floor of this boarding house in Hamburg, NY, owned by Mary ("Mayme") Kruse. (Photo by Donald Peters Schwert, 2000).
Cleveland, Ohio:
3127 W. 11th Street -   Home of Mary Patras and children, formerly Maria (née Schlia / Schlee) Potratz. Mary married Bernhart (= "Bernhard") Potratz at Saint Boniface R.C. Church in Buffalo on June 25, 1890. Labels on a photograph imply that Mary was the sister of Julianna (née Schlia) Schwertfeger -- and therefore was the sister of August Schlia / Schlee. However, our research shows that the relationships were probably quite different. (Photo by Donald Peters Schwert, 2006).


Schwertfamily.net is maintained by Donald P. Schwert, great great grandson of Carl and Veronica (née Modrzejewska) Schwertfeger (Schwert). We seek your assistance in helping us to develop this family history. Correspondence can be mailed to: Donald P. Schwert, 300 Broadway N #204, Fargo, ND, 58102-4720 U.S.A.


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