Schmidt, Michael 1 2 3

Birth Name Schmidt, Michael
Gender male
Age at Death 66 years, 5 months, 3 days


Immigration: 1840 Germany to US



Born in Prussia.
immigrated to US 1840 at age 14.

His sister Elizabeth Schmidt Albert is 158358371
She married Carl Albert.

Michael Schmidt died at his home in Hamburg, aged 66 years 5 months and 3 days. Funeral services at St. Peter and Paul's church Wednesday; conducted by Rev Father Fry. He was in usual health up to week preceding death, when he had an attack of cholera mortus, with severe cramping in his stomach, medical skill was hardly called in time, for reason that he had been subject to similar attack on former occasions, last severe case being about one year ago. He leaves sons: Nicholas, John and George, daughters: Elizabeth, Mrs. Fred Foit; Catherine, Mrs. John Busendorf; Christina, Mrs. Schoetz; Mary, Mrs. Wm Heil; Anna, Mrs. Marcus Fritschie; Amelia, Mrs. Jos. Rosenhahn; Maggie, Mrs. John Heil Jr. died about '88 . His wife, nee Miss Catharine Kern also survives him, also brothers, Nicholas, Aaron, of Fremont Center, Ill. He was a good citizen and greatly respected, and came from Reinisch, Prussia about 1841.
December 2, 1892
Hamburg NY Erie County Independent 1891-1894

From the biography on Nicholas Smith/Schmidt Jr (1820-1900); son of Nicholas Smith/Schmidt (1796-1865)

" ..Nicholas Smith Sr was also born in Saarbruck and was a tailor by trade. He married Christina Schuler a native of the same 1ocality who spent her entire life in the Father- land. After her death Mr. Smith came to this country with our subject (Nicholas Smith 1820-1900) and settled in Buffalo, NY where he followed his trade until his death.

In the family were seven children; Mary now deceased, Nicholas, Catherine wife of Christian Thomas a farmer of Fremont Township, Margaret who resides in Buffalo NY, Elizabeth who died in that city and Michael a farmer of Hamburg, NY."

From the bio on Thomas & Catherina Smith/Schmidt Thomas (1822-1907); daughter of Nicholas Smith/Schmidt (1796-1865)

"Mr. Thomas chose as a partner on life's journey Miss Catherina daughter of Nicholas Schmidt who was born in Prussia in 1793. He married Christina Schuyler who was born in Prussia in 1798. Their union was celebrated in 1823 and the mother died in 1839 at the age of forty five years. Mr Schmidt was a tailor by trade and was compelled to report for two weeks each year to the German army and hold himself in readiness to enter the ranks if his services were needed.

Finally he crossed the Atlantic to America & died in Buffalo in 1865. Mrs Thomas was also born in the Kingdom of Prussia and was the third in a family of seven children; viz Mary now deceased, Nicholas, Catherina the next younger, Margaret of Buffalo NY, Michael who is married and follows farming in Hamburg NY, Elizabeth and John both deceased."

Portrait & Biographical Album of Lake County, Ill
January 1, 1891
Lake City Publishing Company



Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Schmidt, Nicholas13 October 17961865
Mother Schuyler, Christina29 May 179119 December 1837
         Schmidt, Michael 24 June 1826 27 November 1892


Family of Schmidt, Michael and Kern, Katherina

Married Wife Kern, Katherina ( * 16 July 1828 + 16 August 1907 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 1849      
Name Birth Date Death Date
Schmidt, Elizabeth16 February 18505 June 1934

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