Otto Schumann
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Oregonian, 9 Apr 1934, page 5

Mr. and Mrs. Otto Schumann of 1932 Northeast Thirteenth avenue will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary today. A large number of friends have been invited to help make the day more golden. The executive committee of the Lang Syne society, of which Mr. Schumann has long been a member, sent a letter of congratulation to the happy "young" couple.

Mr. and Schumann and Miss Agnes Giboni were married April 9, 1884, by Justice of the Peace Buschweiler at the northeast corner of First and Washington streets. On October 1 of that year the bride groom started the Otto Schumann Marble & Granite Works, which he operated until a few years ago, when the management was given to his son Otto.

Mr. Schumann was born in Wefensleben, Germany, in 1855, and attended school in Zeitz until he was 14, when he began learning the stonecutter's trade. He worked in Berlin, Hamburg, Bremen and on the great cathedral at Cologne before coming to the United States in 1882. He arrived in Portland October 7, 1883, and has made his home here ever since. His grandparents on his mother's side celebrated their golden wedding 66 years ago, and at that celebration young Otto spoke a long piece of poetry. He will speak that same poem to the guests at his home today.


Oregonian, 10 Jan 1939, page 16

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2:30 P. M. in the Holman & Lutz Colonial mortuary for Otto Schumann, 83, who died Saturday after conducting the Otto Schumann Marble & Granite Works in Portland for 55 years. Interment will be in Riverview cemetery.

Mr. Schumann, a native of Wefensleben, Germany, learned the stonecutting trade in the old country and employed it on many notable buildings, including the famous Cologne cathedral.

After serving in the German army, he emigrated to the United States in 1882, worked in several cities about the country and settled in Portland in 1883. He first employment here was in helping to dig a basement for an addition to the Old Oregonian building at Front and Stark streets.

He married Miss Agnes Giboni April 9, 1884, and started his granite and marble works on a small scale six months later.

At the outbreak of the Spanish-American war Mr. Schumann enlisted in the American army as a corporal in the engineer corps, but as engineers were not being used in that war he was mustered out with an honorable discharge after two weeks of soldiering.

Mr. Schumann was a charter member of the Lang Syne society, a life member of the Turn Verein and of the German Aid society, a past grand sachem of the Improved Order of Red Men and a member of the Columbia Masonic lodge of Portland. He was elected to the state legislature from Multnomah county in 1900.

Mr. and Mrs. Schumann celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1934.

He is survived by the widow and a son, Otto.


Oregonian, 4 Nov 1946, page 22

Funeral services for Mrs. Agnes Schumann, 84, who died Friday at the home of her son, Otto Schumann, will be held Monday at 2:30 P. M. in the chapel of the A. J. Rose & Son Funeral home.

Mrs. Schumann was born in Germany. She came to the United States in 1883. Surviving, besides a son, is a sister, Lucretia Nast, Oceanside, Or.

She was a member of the Lavender club and of Myrtle chapter No. 15, Order of the Eastern Star.