Achievements & Whereabouts

Schosers have conquered the world. But where exactly are they? Where have they come from? Where are they going? Schosers have also been at the forefront of many revolutionary discoveries and achievements. Whether in sports, science, business, arts or nonsense, Schosers have the potential to excel. See this unique collection of evidence of Schosers' whereabouts and achievements!

Wednesday 25 May 2011

Master of the City

Every year, Cologne's High School basketball teams compete for the title of 'City Master'. In 2010, Nicola Schoser was part of the girls' team (age group *1996-*1999) of her High School Apostelgymnasium.

On 4 November 2010, Nicola and her team indeed secured the City Master title. In the finals, they did not concede any defeat. The photo shows Nicola's team together with her school's boys' team who on the same day became 'City Masters' as well.

Thursday 5 May 2011

100 Schosers

100 Schosers on these pages so far. A reason to take stock!

First of all, gender balance is respected: There are 52 Schoser men and 48 Schoser women. In the latter case, there is a fair number of in-laws: 30 women became Schosers by birth, the remainder by marriage.

There is also quite some variation in lifetime: 71 of the Schosers mentioned are still alive today, 29 deceased. Of the latter, twelve were born as early as in the 19th century. Of those, ten lived to see the 20th century. In contrast, eight passed away as recently as during the past decade.

In terms of nationality, 38 are US American, the remainder German. This abstracts from some borderline cases where Schosers for example kept their nationality - at least for some time - after immigration.

In terms of names, there is less variation than may be expected: Five names are shared by two Schosers each: Frank, Gustav, Joachim, John and Josef. In some of these cases, the tradition of passing on the father's or grandfather's name seems to have been at play.

Allowing for some linguistic variation, it becomes even more apparent that some names are particularly popular among Schosers:  Mary/ Maria/ Marianna, John/ Johannes/ Hans, Karin/ Katrin/ Katharina, Joe/ Joseph/ Josef and Carl/ Karl/ Carol. Needless to say where many Schosers got their inspiration from when christening...