Swikert, Carrie

Birth Name Swikert, Carrie [1a]
Gender female
Age at Death about 49 years


Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth about 1854 Salina Township, Kankakee, Illinois  
Death 1903 Joliet, Illinios  


Father Schweigert, David
Mother Gossert, Maria


Married Husband Short, James
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage     Marriage of Short, James and Schwiekert, Carrie
  1. Short, Cordelia Francis
  2. Short, Arthur
  3. Short, Adelaide M
  4. Short, Florence
  5. Short, Jessie
  6. Short, John\Hans
  7. Short, Lizzie



Her Mother - Born in Alsace/Lorraine (French/German Ancestry)
Had several sisters.
Died in Joliet
They had 2 other children who died in epidemics
1) Diptheria
2) Scarlet fever


Type Value Notes Sources
_UID C07A56BF682AD711921200AA0048380EA5F0

Source References

  1. Mom, Dad, and Their Ancestry
      • Date: 2012-12-12
      • Page: 35
      • Confidence: High
      • Source text:

        My great grandmother, Caroline "Carrie" Schweigert or Swikert (1854-1896), was
        born in Grand Prairie, Jefferson, Illinois around 1850. Her mother was from Alsace/Lorraine,
        Germany. Carrie had several sisters. She married James Short and had eight children: grandma
        Cordelia "Cora" Short (1874-1957), Elizabeth "Lizzie" (1878-) who died at an early age
        during an epidemic, Jessie E. (1880-1900) who was described as a beautiful girt, died just before
        she was to be married, Arthur (1883-1946), Addie (1889-1943), Florence (1892-1964) who
        married Fred Keup, and two others who died during scarlet fever and diphtheria epidemics. All
        their children were born in Joliet, Illinois .. I knew both Aunt Addie and Aunt Florence. Addie
        lived only a few blocks from our house. She married Arthur "Bob" Cruise and her son's name
        was George (1922-1978) who visited us often.


  1. Schweigert, David
    1. Gossert, Maria
      1. Swikert, Carrie
        1. Short, James
          1. Short, John\Hans
          2. Short, Arthur
          3. Short, Florence
          4. Short, Jessie
          5. Short, Adelaide M
          6. Short, Lizzie
          7. Short, Cordelia Francis