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Julius Schwenke Family - 1830-1887

"They are too lazy to work themselves and will not let us work. So you see we are in a sad plight and my humble opinion is you will do a good thing to interfere with the goings on of the heads of Leone" Julius Schwenke. Julius was angered when he was promised land (be used for his cotton plantation) and was later retracted by the native owner who decided to charge Julius $6 a month to use.

Julius Schwenke was consul of United States of America working in American Samoa. Much of his work was to oversee Law & Order. According to documents and letters between Julius, his colleagues, U.S Embassy, Julius had no affection for the people of Samoa sometimes reflecting a racist tone in some of his letters (very disappointing to learn) as I am a Samoan descendant of Julius Schwenke.

Julius Schwenke whose brothers were Oscar 1822-1899 and Asher 1832-1863.

Julius married Catherine and had Charles 1851-1896 and Kate 1857. As consulate to the United States of America living in American Samoa, Upolu and Savai'i married Peleise Nanae/Gaga'e (parents Se'e Nafoi (father) Maleka (mother) had 7 children one of them being my great great great grandfathers, John Schwenke whose siblings were Charles, Emma, William, Mary, Pepe and Alfred Schwenke.

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