About Berend Johann von Schulmann
He joined the Castle Watch in Reval on November 24th 1685.
In August 1687 he was in a duel with officer candidate von Dannenfeld. Von Dannenfeld publicly accused him of not being worth of his position. He said to a third party in the main square of Reval that Berendt's success was only due to his parents. If he was an officer candidate at such an early age he knew nothing of the world.
The results of the duel are unknown but the duel did lead to an issue being raised if to members of the nobility in public service, one with the city and the other with the garrison should be allowed to settle a dispute through a duel.
March 25th 1693 he became Manngerichtsassessor.
From October 17th 1697 till into 1698 he was in Stockholm as a representative of the aristocracy from Estonia.
December 12th 1699 he was elected into the Ritterschaftlichen Asschuss.
Starting on July 8th 1708 he was in the Landtag in Reval.
On February 1st 1711 under the new Russian authority he was the first mannrichter appointed in Wierland and Jerwen.
The Great Northern War and the plague of 1710 left Estonia with very few members of the nobility. In December 1711 there were only 312 members of the nobility in Estonia of which 116 were children. Berendt was the only adult male Schulmann in Estonia at the time.
Berendt was first proposed as Ritterschaftshautpmann in 1711. He was not chosen in that year but was selected in the next term in 1713.
He inherited the estates Hackeweide, Sall, Koil, and Moisamaa. He later purchased Poeddrang in Kirchspeil St. Marien and Tammik. Tammik was purchased from Wolmar Heinrich von Brummer.
At the time of his death he owned five estates without debts, he 11,000 Reichstaler in cash, In his will he freed his servants and gave 300 reichstaler. His will also gave 200 reichstaler to the Nikolai Church and Dom Church in Reval, and other 200 to each of the schools connected the chruches and 200 to St Simonis church, Maria-Magdalenen chuch, the hospital.
He was buried in the Nikolai Church in the family vault under stone #13. The church has on the wall a Schulmann crest because of his donation to the chuch
At the death of his father-in-law he also managed of Fickel, Menzen, and Gross Sauss
Berend Johann von Schulmann's Timeline
February 2, 1660
July 7, 1684
September 29, 1746
Tallinn, Harju, Estonia