Luise (later known as Louisa) Schunke was the daughter of Ludwig August Schunke and his wife Jeane (or Jane) E. Hollway and an elder sister of Henry Charles Schunke-Hollway*. She appears to have grown up in Kent, England, and became a British citizen. Later the family moved to South Africa. She was not married.
Luise was probably the same person as L. Schunke, who presented ants from Pilgrim's Rest to the South African Museum, Cape Town, at an unspecified date. She was presumably also the same person as Miss L. Schunke, who donated insects from Rustenburg to the museum during 1885.