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Adam and Barbara (Shutzbaugh) Smith came from Nassau, Germany, had daughter Elizabeth Christianne in 1849 in New York, and moved on to Ohio, Indiana, and finally, California. Christianne married in Indiana and moved to Nebraska, where she reared two children, one of whom was the grandmother of my husband, Bob Shumaker. He also grew up in Nebraska.
In 1870, the Smiths, with their 8-year-old daughter Cassie, were in Sonoma County, California, where they spent the rest of their lives farming. They are buried in the Sebastopol Memorial Lawn Cemetery.
Bob Shumaker never knew he had great-great-grandparents buried in California until we recently traced their history with the help of a photo made in Santa Rosa, California and found among mementos in the Nebraska estate of his maiden aunt, grand-daughter of Christianne.
Contributed by Lois Shumaker, member of Root Cellar Sacramento Genealogical Society. Contact Lois.