Emma Pequegnat was born on April 28, 1861 in Loveresse, Switzerland. She was adopted by Frank and Pauline Pequegnat at age two, when her mother died. The picture on the right, with her father Aime, was taken in 1869, shortly before she emigrated to America with her uncle Frank and aunt Pauline. The picture on the left was taken in 1880. On March 4, 1882 she married Frederick Julius Gottleib Schultheiss in Hemlock, Saginaw Co., MI. The family lived and raised their children in Bethany Twp., Gratiot Co., MI, where Frederick worked as a carpenter and farmer. They had seven children. Emma died August 18, 1940 in Elsie, Clinton Co., MI. She was buried in Oakhill Cemetery, St. Louis, MI.