This document comes from the family of Bill Dean and bears the name of the second great-grandfather of the family, Gottlieb Schuetz. The date is May 15, 1864, and as it is close to Arnold Schuetz's birth, it might be a certificate that documented the payment for baptism (the official fee is printed at the bottom) or other related expenses.
A son of soap manufacturers Hans (John) Schuetz and Magdalena Luthi, Gottlieb was born in 1838 in Canton Berne, Switzerland. He married Anna Parli who also came from Canton Berne, Switzerland in 1863 and immigrated to Humboldt, Nebraska in 1870. Arnold Schuetz was their first son born on February 7, 1864 in Switzerland. Their daughter Maria (Mary) Schuetz, born in 1867 in Switzerland started the Dean family line marrying German-born Dirk Sutorius in 1889. Sutorius' daughter Emma, born in 1890 married a recent emigrant from Germany (1908) Edo F. Harms in 1914. All three generations lived in Humboldt, Nebraska in close proximity with various relatives (Emma Sutorius's uncle John Schuetz lived right next door to her family according to the 1930 census).
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