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.