Guide to the Schuren Family Collection 1908-ca. 1930 MG 1662


Descriptive Summary
Biographical Note:
Scope and Content Note
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Guide to the Schuren Family Collection
1908-ca. 1930
MG 1662

The New Jersey Historical Society
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The New Jersey Historical Society, Publisher
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Finding aid encoded by Julia Telonidis. August 2006. Production of the EAD 2002 version of this finding aid was made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.Finding aid written in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Schuren family.
Title: Schuren Family Collection
Dates 1908-1930
Abstract: This collection contains three booklets pertaining to the war duty of the Schuren family during World War I. Names inscribed
in the booklets include Henry J. Schuren of Stanhope, NJ., Otto Joseph Schuren and J. Schuren.
Quantity: .03 linear feet
Collection Number: MG 1662

Biographical Note:

August Schuren was an immigrant to Newark, a cabinetmaker by occupation, who fought in the Franco-Prussian War. He had several sons, among them Otto Joseph Schuren and Henry Joseph Schuren. Otto Joseph Schuren (1894-1971) served in Company M, 113th Infantry, 29th Div. in World War I during 1917-1919. Henry J. Schuren (1898-1984) also served during World War I in Company A 130 Machine Gun Battalion and was involved in the Battle of Verdun. No information is available on the J. Schuren mentioned in the collection.

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Scope and Content Note

Included are three World War I related handbooks belonging to the Schuren family. There is Otto Joseph Schuren’s “Handbook to Northern France” which provided useful details on the terrain and topography of the area. There is also a pamphlet titled “The Burial of War Veterans” published in Hoboken, N.J. ca. 1930, with the name Henry J. Schuren stamped inside. There is a booklet titled “Manual of Guard Duty” of the U.S. Army, published in 1908 with the name J. Schuren stamped inside. The first 30 pages are missing.

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Access Points

The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, forms, and occupations documented in this collection.
Subject Names:
Schuren, Henry Joseph.
Schuren, J.
Schuren, Otto Joseph, 1894-1971.
Subject Organizations:
United States. Army–Guard duty.
United States. Army–Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Subject Topics:
Funeral service–New Jersey.
Military art and science–Soldiers’ handbooks.
Soldiers’ bodies, Disposition of–New Jersey.
Soldiers–New Jersey.
World War, 1914-1918.
Subject Places:
France, Northern.
Stanhope (N.J.)
Document Types:
Manuals (Instructional Materials)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 1662, Schuren Family Collection, The New Jersey Historical Society.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Henry J. Schuren Jr., 2003.

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Container List


Box Folder Title Date
1 1 3 World War I related handbooks 1908-ca. 1930

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