Friday, March 17, 2006

Clara Shultz (1896-1973) biography

Clara Shultz (1896-1973) Emigrated from Norway to USA in 1910 (b. 1895, Farsund, Vest-Agder, Norway - d. circa February 01, 1973, Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, USA)

She was the daughter of Mathilde Sophie Amalia Pedersen (1872-before1920) aka Sophie Pedersen; and a Schultz. She may have had a sister named Sigrid.

Farsund, Norway:
She appeared in the 1900 Norway Census living in Farsund at Nykastelgaden 72a. Her mother was already a widow and her mother was working as a "restauratrice"

She emigrated to the United States around 1910 with her mother. They may have lived in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Trip to Norway:
On August 05, 1914 Clara was returning to New York from Hamburg on the ship "President Lincoln". She was unmarried and travelling alone, and listed her residence as New York, and her ethnicity as Norwegian.

Jersey City, New Jersey:
Clara appears in the 1920 US Census living in Jersey City, New Jersey in the home of Emil August Schneider (1886-1955) and Inga Pedersen (1885-1927). The home was at 2728 Hudson Boulevard. Clara was listed as a neice of Inga and she is listed as emigrating in 1910 from Norway. Also in the household was Lena Aadnessen (1882-?), a cousin of Inga, who emigrated from Norway in 1916. In 1930 she was living at 2/4 Webster Avenue in Jersey City, New Jersey with her son Edward. Edward senior owned a delicatessen.

First Marriage:
She married Edward A. Thompson I (1895-1935) aka Trigsa Thompson, of Virginia, in Jersey City, New Jersey around 1921. Together they had at least two children: Edward Thompson II (1929-?); and Dorothy Thompson.

Second Marriage:
She married a Muhlbruck.

She was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Fairview, Bergen County, New Jersey on February 01, 1973 under the name of "Clara Muhlbruck". She was buried with Sigfried Tandberg (?-1940) who was buried on December 18, 1940; Sophia Andreasen who was buried on August 15, 1949; and Edward A. Thompson I (1895-1935).

Sophie Pedersen (1872-?) was the second cousin, twice removed of Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ). She was the first cousin of Eddie August Schneider (1911-1940) the aviator.