Language: English; Notes: From William Richardson, a descendant: “Most of the information that I know about Anthony Shomo is based on the research of others. He was born in Reading, Berks County, Pa., on December 29, 1756 to Joseph and Anna Maria Shomo; immigrants from Switzerland. Just a note of interest, the name Shomo is a shortened and Anglicised version of the name Chaumontet which was their actual surname prior to immigration. One source that I am currently trying to verify says that Anthony Shomo enlisted in the Pennsylvania 4th Battalion in 1780 during the American Revolution. He married Elizabeth Rebecca Obold in 1785 and together they had at least 6 children. Sometime after 1806 Anthony and his family moved from Berks County to New Market, Shenandoah County, VA. Anthony died in 1812 and was buried at the Lutheran Reformation Church Cemetery in New Market.”; Charms, translated from German, originally written or dictated in late eighteenth-century Virginia by Anthony Schomo, or Shomo. The charms follow an ancient German tradition going back to pagan days, beginning as ‘Zaubersprueche.’
Jones, George Fenwick (2000) Anthony Schomo’s incantations. 44:55-61.