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Hi Everyone,

I am a retired professor of psychology (with a ****** from Juilliard, in
composition). I give occasional talks (with some piano illustrations)
to senior groups.
I will be giving such a talk in April on the topic of the celebration
worldwide of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Robert Schumann.
I am interested in learning if there are descendants of Robert and
Clara Schumann , perhaps some still living. What became of the
seven out of the eight children they had who survived until adulthood?
Any information about this will be helpful to me, as senior groups
usually ask if there are children who survived these parents, and
what happened to them.

Best wishes to all,
Robert H. Roth
Hey there! Not sure if anyone will see this post as this thread is kind of old but I was looking to maybe help you out if I can.

I'm fairly certain that I am a direct descendant from Robert and Clara, my grandfather and his 3 brother's whom all have strong musical backgrounds have long maintained the relation, he once even presented me with a family tree of sorts containing the names in order showing the direct link from Schumann to myself. I will do my best to dig it up and I cannot find it, I will contact him!
 

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I spoke with my grandfather and he explained the lineage to me and also provided me with a copy of the birth certificate of Schumann's first granddaughter (who would be my great great great grandma). Her name was Anna Marie Ottilie, but she was born out of wedlock when Marie Schumann (Clara and Robert's first child) was 20. The father by adoption ended up being a man named Augustus Budow and Anna Marie eventually took that name in place of Schumann.
 
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