Charles Schuchardt

Male Abt 1829 - 1891  (~ 52 years)


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  • Name Charles Schuchardt 
    Born Abt 1829  Mabou, Inverness, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    shoemaker 
    Occupation Baddeck, Victoria, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    shoemaker 
    Occupation Mabou, Inverness, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    shoemaker and farmer 
    Residence 1861  Mabou, Inverness, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    acc. to 1861 Census of Canada 
    Residence Between 1866 and 1871  Baddeck, Victoria, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID 859F5BD25E0A7E42939CD95CA2371DCDA04B 
    Died Between 1881 and 1891  Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I229  Victoria Boutilier's Genealogy Pages
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2010 

    Father Peter Schuchardt,   b. Abt 1790, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1857 and 1861, SE Mabou, Inverness, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Relationship Adopted 
    Mother Elizabeth Unknown,   b. Abt 1795, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1891 and 1901, Glencoe?, Inverness, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 96 years) 
    Relationship Adopted 
    Family ID F116  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Ann O'Connor,   b. 20 Aug 1825, Port Hood, Inverness, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1913, Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 11 Aug 1850  St. Mary, Mabou, Inverness, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Schuchardt,   b. Between 5 Dec 1852 and 1855, S.E. Mabou?, Inverness, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1920, Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years)
    Last Modified 23 May 2017 
    Family ID F128  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Charles SCHUCHARDT is the *ADOPTED* son of Peter and Elizabeth (---) SCHUCHARDT, as he declares in his land petition, which is reproduced below.

      The spelling of the surname as "Schuchardt" is based on the "correct" spelling of this German surname. In Nova Scotia, it is spelled in dozens of different phonetic ways: with a "G" in Gaelic areas and a hard "K" in more Anglophonic communities; Ironically, given Charles Schuchardt's occupation, his adoptive surname "Schuchardt" means shoemaker in German.

      Some of the observed surname spellings (every document has a different spelling) include:

      SHOCKHART, SCHEQUARD, SHUGART, SHUGGART, SHUCKARD, SHOCKARD, SHOCKHARD, SHOKARD, SUGAR, SUGARD, CHOUGAR, SHUGGARD, SHECKERD, SHOUKART

      Charles Sugard was married to Mary Ann O'Conor at St. Mary, Mabou according to the church register as transcribed ("Nova Scotia Antigonish Catholic Diocese 1823-1905" at pilot.familysearch.org (2010)

      Charles Sugar petition, 100 Acres, Lake Ainslie, NSARM microfilm #15766
      Petition- Charles Sugar for rehearing

      "Referred to the Com. of Crown Lands August 17 1858. To his Excellency the Right Honorable the Earl of Mulgrave Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief in and over her Majesty's Province of Nova Scotia and its Dependencies"

      "The Petition of Charles Sugar of Mabou, in the County of Inverness"

      Humbly Sheweth, that your petitioner begs leave most respectfully to state that he is a native of Mabou aforesaid; that he is twenty-nine years of age; and a loyal British subject. That before he attained the age of one year he was left a helpless orphan, with no friend to look to him, and had he not been then taken in by a poor aged couple, who were no kin to him, and who had enough to do in procuring themselves a subsistence, it is hard to say what would have become of him. That when he was old enough to be sensible of his situation, he felt desirous to make himself a home in the wilderness, as he saw others doing-and after getting the consent of one LAUCHLIN McKINNON, who then owned a hundred acres of land, which had been formerly purchased of the Crown by one DONALD CAMPBELL, lying between the Southeast River of Mabou and Lake Ainslie, near the place where your petitioner intended to settle himself, to fix upon a certain brook to be a boundary line or landmark between them, their successors, in all time to come, he came and improved on a hundred acres of land, where he has now been living during the last nine years, with the full intention of purchasing the same from government, whenever he could accumulate the money required to do so. That about eighteen months thereafter the said L. McKINNON now exchanded lands with one DONALD McDONALD, then living at Lake Ainslie. That the said DONALD McDONALD about two years ago, made application to Govert. for 300 acres more of land and upwards of 300 acres have since been surveyed for him, including the hundred improved upon, as aforesaid, by your petitioner. That your Petitioner has since deposited the sum of eleven pounds currency with the Govert. and last spring he applied to your Excellency in the ordinary way for an order of survey, forwarding his Petition to the Office of the Commissioner of Crown Lands, with a Certificate annexed from his surrounding neighbours setting forth the equity of his claim; but he feels doubtful whether his application was ever brought to the notice of the Executive. That the Commissioner of Crown Lands has recommended a Grant of the land to be made out for McDONALD, thereby putting him in possession of 400 acres of land, while your Petitioner is left with scarcely 30 acres of land which he can call his own; and therefore he feels himself very much aggrieved, as he neither owns nor claims any other land than this, and if the hundred so improved on by him do not take the house, in which he has been living during the last nine years, on its being surveyed from the boundary made by him and McKINNON, as aforesaid, he is quite willing to forfeit his claim. And finally that there is a large tract of land adjoining to that surveyed for McDONALD on the Next Southwestern side, suiting him as well, and equally as good as that applied for by your Petitioner, and no other person has as yet made any application, nor deposited any money to purchase the same from Government. Your petitioner therefore humbly implores, that your Excellency may be pleased to take his unfortunate case into your faborable consideration by ordering that the premises be again brought before the Council so that justice may yet be done to his cause. And he is in duty bound, shall ever pray. Charles Sugar, Mabou 11th/17 August 1858

      [Oddly, Charles does not mention that he is also married and has a child to support...]

      The grant is dated 22 February 1859.
      "Know ye, that we, of our special grace, certain knowledge, and mere motion, have given and granted, and do, by these Presents, for us, our Heirs and Successors, in consideration of the sum of eleven pounds- to us paid, Give and Grant unto CHARLES SUGARD of Mabou in the County of Inverness, Cordwainer- a lot of land, containing one hundred acres, situate, lying and being in the County aforesaid and bounded as follows: Beginning at a stake standing at the distance of twenty chaines and sixty links on a course south fifteen degrees east from the North West angle of land granted to NEIL MCKINNON on the North side fo the road from the South East Branch of Mabou to Lake Ainslie, thence running South seventy five degrees West forty chains to a stake, thence South fifteen degrees East twenty chains to a stake and a small poplar tree, thence North seventy five degrees East twenty chains, thence South fifteen degrees east eight chains, thence North seventy-five degrees East thirty chains, thence North fifteen degrees West eight chains and fifty links to MCKINNONs grant aforesaid, thence South seventy-five degrees West ten chains, thence North fifteen degrees West to the place of beginning. Reserving hereout the public road and also a right of way to DONALD MCDONALD as marked out on the plan aforesaid.
      Plan of Survey of Lot made by John Murphy.
      Lot was sold on January 6, 1859
      map provided shows a square of land occupied by PETER SUGARD and MEAGHER; southward, CHARLES SUGARD's 100 Acres east of these square, NEIL MCKINNON's 100 Acres; roads through the property show lands of DONALD MCDONALD

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      CHARLES SUGARD to EDMUND D. MEAGHER
      deed recorded 24 January 1859
      "This indenture made this seventeenth day of January in the year of Our lord One thousand eight hundred fifty nine between Charles Sugard of Mabou in the county of Inverness farmer of the one part and Edmund D. Meagher of the same place trader of the other part. Witnesseth that the said Charles Sugard for and in consideration of the sum of eight pounds thirteen shillings of Good and Lawful money of the Province of Nova Scotia to him in hand well and truly paid by the said Edmund D. Meagher at or before the delivery of those presents the receipt thereof is hereby acknowledged. Hath granted bargained sold released enfeoffed and confirmed ? the said Edmund D. Meagher his heirs Executors administrators and assigns and doth by these presents grant bargain sec'd castoff and transfer all his rights ? interest claim property and ? of ? following lot of land and premises situate at Mabou aforesaid in the County of aforesaid and bounded as follows. That is to say commencing at a stake driven on the Western side of Neil McKinnon's lot thence running south seventy five degrees west forty chains, thence South fifteen degrees east twenty chains, thence north seventy five degrees east twenty chains, thence south fifteen degrees east eight chains thence north seventy five degrees east thirty chains thence north fifteen degrees West eight chains and fifty links thence South seventy five degrees west ten chains thence north fifteen degrees west nineteen chains and forty links to the place of commencement containing one hundred and twenty four acres more or less together with all and ? the houses, out houses, barns, privileges and appurtinances thereto containing or in ? appurtaining. To have and to hold the above described lot of land with the appurtenances and every part and parcel therefove to have the said Edmund D. Meagher his heirs and assigns to his thereof to him and his own proper and absolute use benifits and behoof? In witness whereof the parties to these presents have hereward? to these hands and seals subscribed and set the day and year first above written. Signed sealed and delivered in presence of Edward D. ?.... [Probably Edmund D. Meagher; document continues]."

      (Book K, Pg. 464 deed; land grants NSARM microfilm numbers #18253, #18216)
      (Book A, pg.343, 1859, S.E. Mabou)
      (100 Acres, 1859, microfilm # 4532, Road Mabou-Lake Ainslie, Book 25, p. 363)

      Family appears on 1861 Census in Mabou Polling District, Inverness County. Charles SHOUKART has a household of one man and three women (probably his wife, daughter and adoptive mother)

      Directory, 1866-1867, Charles Shugart, shoemaker. Baddeck
      1868-1869, McAlpine's: Charles Shugart, shoemaker, Baddeck
      1871 Lovell's Directory: Charles Shuggart, shoemaker, Baddeck.

      1871 Census Baddeck, Victoria County, ED #1
      SHUCKARD Charles 37 b. Nova Scotia shoemaker Roman Catholic English
      SHUCKARD Mary Ann 40 b. Nova Scotia Roman Catholic Irish
      SHUCKARD Elizabeth 18 b. Nova Scotia Roman Catholic English
      Return of Industrial Establishments: shoemaker shop, Charles Shuckard: fixed capitol invested $16.00, 12 months working/year, 1 male over 16 employed, aggregate amt. of yearly wages $120.00. Raw material: lbs? 250 quantity of above aggregate value in $ = 129, products: boots and shoes & repairs, quantity 83, $ 260. (Seth Marshall, another shoemaker in Baddeck, had a larger business)

      Household Record 1881 Canadian Census
      Name Marital Status Gender Ethnic Origin Age Birthplace Occupation Religion
      Charles SHECKERD M Male English 50 Nova Scotia Shoemaker Roman Catholic
      Maryann SHECKERD M Female Irish 56 Nova Scotia Roman Catholic
      Source Information:
      Census Place Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
      Family History Library Film 1375803
      NA Film Number C-13167
      District 6
      Sub-district P
      Division 1
      Page Number 5
      Household Number 21