Santa Cruz County History - People

Old Soldiers: Santa Cruz County Civil War Veterans
by Robert L. Nelson

SCHUH, PETER (1829-1898)

Santa Cruz Great Register (1882)

Headstone of Peter Schuh
Peter Schuh
Old Holy Cross Cemetery

Peter Schuh- Age 53- Native of Prussia- Occupation Shoemaker- Naturalized on October 1852 in Cook Cnty Ill.- was registered 10/14

Santa Cruz Sentinel (June 29, 1886)

Mrs. Peter Schuh is the busiest women in Capitola, and it is all she can do to cook enough bread and cakes for hungry campers. Her pretty daughter who acts as clerk of the bakery has a smile for everyone, even a newspaperman.

Santa Cruz Surf (December 9, 1898)

Shifting Sand

-- Peter Schuh, an old soldier, died yesterday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mary Zingg on Lincoln Street. He had been ill for some time. He was a native of Germany and Seventy years of age.

Santa Cruz Surf (December 10, 1898)

DIED: SCHUH - In this city, Dec 8, 1898, Peter Schuh, dearly beloved husband of Mrs. Susan Schuh, father of Mrs. Mary Zinger, and grandfather of Lulu, Birdie, Rita and Mamie Zingg, a native of Prussia Germany, aged 70 years. San Jose, San Francisco and Chicago papers please copy.

Funeral will take place from the residence of his daughter, 18 Lincoln street Sunday, Dec 11th, at 2 P.M. Friends and acquaintances respectfully invited to attend. Interment at Catholic Cemetery.


Wallace Reynolds Post will assemble at Masonic Hall Sunday, Dec. 11th at 12:30 p.m. to attend the funeral of our late comrade Peter Schuh. All old soldiers are respectfully invited to attend.... Peter Hynes Post Commander.

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