Family

Conrad Schick married Caroline Amalie Schmid in Jerusalem 1852. As there first child was born both mother and the daughter died.

On 4 September 1854 Conrad Schick married Friederike Pauline Dobler (born 7 March 1826). They met during a trip to Germany he made with the intent to find a wife. They got five children of whom two died shortly after their birth. The first daughter that survived, Lydia Amalie, born in 1855, married Dr. Adalbert Einsler, a medical doctor at Jesus Hilfe Leaper’s Hospital in Jerusalem. Frieda Schick, born in 1860, married Ludwig Schoenecke, bank manager at the Johannes Frutiger Bank in Jerusalem. Anna Schick, born in 1862, married Franz Maerker, teacher at the German school in Jerusalem.

Friederike was often sick and in spring 1868 the whole family travelled with steamship and train to her parents in Ludwigsburg, in order to recover. The stayed there for 1 1/2 year. The oldest doughter then studied at Kornthal, as the young Conrad once had done!

Conrad Schick died in Jerusalem on 23 December 1901, his wife some days later on 4 January 1902. Their graves are at the Zion cemetery in Jerusalem, with a well-known headstone.

Schick and his family lived just inside the Damascus gate. The youngest daughter remember that she saw the Crown Prins Friedrich Wilhelm of Preussen entering that gate as he visited Jerusalem in connection with the opening of the Suez channel 1869. The painting was made by the Oriental painter Wilhelm Gentz and is shown in the National Gallery of Berlin. Gentz visited Jerusalem for a week 1873 to make the painting! The white horse was given to the Crown Prins as a gift from the Sultan in Constantinopel 1869, but not delivered until 1873! Talk about Fake News! The artist sits on a dunkey to the right in the picture. The painting in oil is 2,5 m wide.

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