13 September 2015

52 Ancestors Week 36 - Fritz Schmidt

Fritz (or Fredrick) Schmidt was born 2 Mar 1839 in Fehmarn, Germany. We believe his father's name was John.
In the early 1860's he married Margaretha Treimer (sometimes spelled Trinar, or Trimar in records). They had 9 children.
In October 1881 they left Hamburg on the ship Australia going to New York. Except for the two oldest children, who joined the family a year later. They settled on a farm in Illinois.
On May 15, 1919, Fritz died in Campbelhill, Illinois.

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Spouse
Margaretha Treimer 1838–1910

Children:
Margareta Schmidt 1862–1916
Christina Amelia Schmidt  1863–1922
Magda (Martha) Sophia Elizabeth Schmidt 1865–1949
Henrietta Deserie Schmidt  1867–1959
Fritz Emil Schmidt 1868–1939
Mary Gertrude Schmidt  1869–1952
Adolph Carl Schmidt  1870–1959
Henry Schmidt  1874–1874
Agnes Henrietta Schmidt 1875–1944