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Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
The story of the SCHUPP/SCHUPE/SHUPE family is intertwined with the history of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. This town was one of the first settlements of protestants by the British before the expulsion of the Acadians. It was settled in 1753, and raided nine times by the native Mi’kmaq and Acadians during its first six years. The British government encouraged “Foreign Protestants” to come settle this area. The Germans who came here named it in honor of King George II, who was also the Duke of Bransschweig-Luneburg.
Richard Schupp arrived in Nova Scotia aboard the Ann on 28 June 1750 with a family of six from Zwingberg in Darmstadt, Germany. At the Public Archives of Nova Scotia (PANS) there are lists of 47 groups of settlers, in groups of six male names. Richard Schupp is on this list. He lived at Lot 6 on Townsend Street. His son, my 5th great grandfather Johan Justinas Schupe, was born in Germany about 1746.
Johan had two wives, and had eleven children. He named his children, and his second wife, Catherine Magdelena Unknown, in his will. His daughter Ann Margaretha married a Scots settler, the Lunenburg innkeeper John Lennox. Ann and John Lennox are my 4th great grandparents.
The best resources for researching the Schupp family, and other early German families of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia are the histories of the area, the vital records and the church records. There are early “Victualling Lists” that provide information on the settlers who received food and supplies. These lists were transcribed by Winthrop Bell and are available online and at PANS. There is also a South Shore Genealogy Society in Lunenburg that provides information on these early settlers www.ssgs.ca
Rootsweb Lunenburg Genealogy Resources page http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~canns/lunenburg/
Nova Scotia Genealogy Network Association http://nsgna.ednet.ns.ca/
The town of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia http://www.explorelunenburg.ca/
My Schupp genealogy:
Generation 1: Richart Schupp, born about 1725 probably at Litrelinden, Wielbourg, Germany; married first to Apollina Unknown. She died 26 July 1751 in Halifax, Nova Scotia; married second to Maria Margaretha Ringels.
Generation 2: Johan Justinas Schupe, born about 1746 in Germany, died about 1813; married first to Anna Margareta Finck on 1 November 1763 at Saint John’s Anglican Church, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. She was the daughter of Christian Finck and Anna Maria Unknown, who were also settlers at Lunenburg from Germany. She died 5 May 1801 in Lunenburg. He married second to Catherina Magdelena Unknown. Eleven children by his first wife.
Generation 3: Ann Margaretha Schupp, born 18 September 1773 in Lunenburg; married on 19 March 1797 at Saint John’s Anglican Church in Lunenburg to John Lennox. He was born about 1763 in Stirling, Scotland and died 1 October 1817 in Lunenburg. Six children.
Generation 4: Sarah Elizabeth Lennox m. Bremner Frederick Bollman
Generation 5: Ann Margaret Bollman m. Caleb Rand Bill
Generation 6: Isabella Lyons Bill m. Albert Munroe Wilkinson
Generation 7: Donald Munroe Wilkinson m. Bertha Louise Roberts (my grandparents)
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