|The children of
Albertus and Eva Schryver:
The above menu lists all of Albertus and Eva's
children. We are currently working on the expansion of all lines
that we know of and a brief biography of each member of the
Some of these are working. For those that are,
clicking on a name will take you to a biography of that individual and
a sub-menu of their children.
If you are a Schryver descendent
visiting this site and your line is incomplete or inaccurate, any input or
contributions on your line would be greatly appreciated, accepted and
|Links to web
sites of other Schryvers:
When I first started the genealogy pages on this web
site, it was my way of organizing the data I have on the Schryver
family. I personally own two very extensive genealogy books on
our family, one written by Jeanette (Scriver) Burch and the other by
Barbara Jean (Schryver) Reynolds-Green. Much of my information comes
from these sources.
It is imperative to note that the genealogy
information contained within these pages is the best to our
knowledge. We have compiled information from several sources and
have updated it as it comes to us. We are doing our best to make
it accurate but we were not there!
Many Schryver descendents have contacted me when they
found this website and have shared information to update their
lines. If you are a Schryver descendant, please contact
me. I will update your line with any information, marriage
records or any other genealogical documents you can
provide me with. My feeling is that if the information you have on
your own line doesn't agree with what is contained here, it is your
line. Your info is probably more accurate.
On the pages that follow, there will be a menu listing
the children of each of Albertus and Eva's children. Hovering on a
name on the menu (placing your mouse there but not clicking) will pop up a sub-menu of their
children. If your mouse pointer turns into a hand with a pointing finger
when you hover on a name, it means that there is a bio for that person.
Clicking will take you to that bio.
Our Schryver line:
We are descended from German immigrants Albertus (sometimes spelled
Albartus or Alburtus) Schreiber, and his wife, Eva Lauermann/Lauerman.
Our information on them has always been limited, but in late April 2009,
I was contacted by a Karl Anhauser of Germany, who had found some new
information. This is included on our Albertus
page. Albertus and Eva were the first of our ancestors known to come to America
and would have been my g-g-g-g-g-great grandparents.
In April 2011, I had the privilege of meeting J. Allen
Schriver and his wife Edna of Murrell's Inlet SC. Allen, who
descends from the Johannes line, and I are eighth cousins. He has
a book "The Schriver Family" which was written by Donald
Rushbrook. This book focuses mainly on family descendents who
settled in Canada. The information contained indicates that
Albartus was the son of a Wilhelm Schreiber.
Although records are uncertain on much of their
history, baptismal records for their children are well-documented.
The surname of the children was Schryver, the name we use today.
Their are several theories as to why the spelling of the name was
changed. We may never know the reason why the name was changed,
but we have documentation of other descendents of Albertus who use
several different spellings. In addition to Schreiber and Schryver,
we have documented Scriver, Schriber, Schriver, Scriber and Shriver.
It is significant to note that Albartus was a German
immigrant. For years, my family believed that we were Dutch.
The spelling of the name is Dutch. Many references are made that
the family attended the Dutch Reformed Church when they first settled in
America. As previously mentioned, we will probably never know why
the spelling was changed, but our ancestry is German.
My family line from Albertus is:
Johann Emerick; Abraham;
William Latham; George
Washington; John Clinton; to Donald
Everett Schryver, my late father.
David J. Schryver
surnames in David's family:
mother ... my paternal grandmother was a Knutty ... we now have
a genealogy component of our Knutty
family ... I am working in conjunction
with Sally Knutty Barkley and her son Richard Ritz of Mesquite TX and
Jean Schug of Syracuse NY.
Sally is my second cousin and Jean my third.
Kelley . mother's maiden name
... mom was born in England of Irish descent and came to the US
when she was 18 ... we
now have a genealogy component of the Kelley
family, although we know very little
about her family.
Pressly . mother's mother
Davis . Marcia's
Law . father's mother
Hurley . mother's maiden name
Matejcik . mother's mother