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Schmackers, Schmees, Schmeers, Schmidt, Schmitz (A-G)


SCHMAKERS

SCHMAKERS, Anna Maria
BORN: Jan 1, 1819, Plankorth (parish in Bawinkel)
PARENTS: Joan Wilhelm SCHMACKERS
Maria Angela DETERS
EMIGRATION: 1851 - arrived New Orleans Nov 21, 1851 on ship Edmund
John TRANNEL 35, farmer from Hannover to St. Louis
Anna 32, Maria 4, infant 1/2,
Gerhard 24, Gesina 21
just after them but in same group was Maria BOEKER 31
MARRIED: Joan Henric Albert TRANEL his entry
marriage: Feb 17, 1846, Bawinkel
CHILDREN: M Ges Angela TRANEL born 1846, Plankorth; m SCHEPERS
George Hch Johan TRANEL born 1849, Plankorth
Maria Gesina Catharine TRANEL born 1853, St. Louis, MO
NOTES: 1870 MO census, Cole County, Jefferson Twp
Henry TRANEL 56, laborer from Prussia
Anna 40 [should be 50], from Prussia
Henry 19, from Prussia
Cath 16, Lizzie 14, Herman 10, Marg 6, Francis 3, all born in MO
SOURCES:

Anna Maria's husband's name was known from the baptism record of their child born 1853 at St Joseph parish. With that information, the family was identified on the passenger list of the ship Edmund in 1851 and entries for all of them were found in Walter Tenfelde's book Auswanderungen und Auswanderer aus dem ehemaligen Kreise Lingen nach Nordamerika. Anna Maria's entry included year and place of birth and parents' names. Bawinkel parish records were checked and a corresponding entry was found there for Anna Maria.

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SCHMAKERS, Gerhard Heinrich
BORN: Feb 13, 1857, Ahlde (parish in Emsbueren)
PARENTS: Johann Gerhard SCHMACKERS
Anna Marg JASPERS
EMIGRATION: 1869
MARRIED: unknown – single in 1880, a widower in 1900
CHILDREN: Dina SCHMACKERS born 1887, OH
Henry SCHMACKERS born 1890, OH
NOTES: 1880 OH census, Mercer County, Granville Twp
SCHMACKES, Gerhard 55, Hannover
Anna 49, Hannover
Henry 21, Hannover
1900 OH census, Mercer Co, Granville Twp
SCHMACKERS, Henry, Feb 1857, Germany, wid, emgr 1869
Dina 13, Henry 10, both born OH
Anna, mother, Jun 1830, Germany, wid, 2 of 2 children living, emgr 1869
SOURCES:

Heinrich's month and year of birth, his mother's first name and his year of emigration were known from the 1900 census. His father's name was on the 1880 census. That information corresponded with an entry for him in Walter Tenfelde's book Auswanderungen und Auswanderer aus dem ehemaligen Kreise Lingen nach Nordamerika which gave exact birth information for him.

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SCHMAKERS, Johan Gerhard Heinrich
BORN: Apr 22, 1828 Plankorth (parish in Bawinkel)
PARENTS: Johan Wilhelm SCHMACKERS
Maria Angela DEETERS
EMIGRATION: 1851
MARRIED: Francesca RENFORT
marriage: Oct 18, 1855, St. Louis, MO
CHILDREN: Francesca Elisabeth SMACKES born 1856, St. Louis, MO
Henry SMAKER born 1858
NOTES: 1860 MO census, St. Louis index, ward 9
SMAKER, Henry 27, Fran 22, Frances 4, Henry 2
SOURCES: Gerhard Heinrich's parents' names were on his marriage record at St. Joseph's parish. From that information and his approximate age on the 1860 census, an entry was found for him in Walter Tenfelde's book Auswanderungen und Auswanderer aus dem ehemaligen Kreise Lingen nach Nordamerika with the correct parents although the date of birth was 5 year off from the census date (not all that unusual.)  Gerhard Heinrich's entry in the book had his date and place of birth, his parents' names and his year of emigration.His oldest child was baptized at St. Joseph's and the second child is known from the 1860 census index for St. Louis.

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SCHMAKERS, Maria Gesina
BORN: Feb 23, 1831 Plankorth (Parish in Bawinkel)
PARENTS: Johan Wilhelm SCHMACKERS
Maria Angela DETERS
EMIGRATION: 1851
MARRIED: Joseph KORTE  his entry
marriage: Aug 18, 1853, St. Louis, MO
SOURCES: Maria Gesina's parents' names were on her   marriage record at St. Joseph's parish. From that information, a corresponding entry was found for her in Walter Tenfelde's book Auswanderungen und Auswanderer aus dem ehemaligen Kreise Lingen nach Nordamerika which contained her date and place of birth, her parents' names and the year of her emigration.

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SCHMEES

SCHMEES, Benedict
BORN: Jul 2, 1812, Wippingen (parish in Soegel)
DIED: in St Louis, MO; buried Dec 9, 1867, age 55, Sts Peter and Paul Cemetery
PARENTS: Gerhard SCHMEES
Maria Gesina HEMMEN
EMIGRATION: by 1843
MARRIED: (1) Elisabeth RUEHLANDER (RUELAND) Elisabeth SCHMEES born ca 1822 died Dec 12, 1847, St Louis, MO
marriage: Apr 7, 1843, St Louis, MO
(2) Maria A BUETNER born ca 1830, Bavaria, daughter of Conrad BUETTNER and Cath HESSLER
marriage: Feb 8, 1848, St. Louis, MO
CHILDREN: Gerhard SCHMEES born 1845, St. Louis, MO
Joh Gd SCHMEES born 1846, St. Louis, MO
  Johan Wilhelm SCHMEES born 1851, St Louis, MO
Catharine SCHMERS born 1853, St. Louis, MO
Catharine Elisabeth SCHMEES born 1857, St Louis, MO
Wilhelm Benedict SCHMEES born 1859, St Louis, MO
NOTES: 1860 MO census, St Louis ward 2
SCHMEES, Benedict 48, farmer in Planning Mill, born Wipping, Hannover
Marianne 30, born Bavaria
Gd 16 or 10, born Koppen Haden Lan
Joh Wm 9, Cath Elis 3 4/12, Will Benedict 1 4/12 all born in St Louis
Tekla SCHMEES 31, servant, born Boiger, Hannover
SOURCES:

It is presumed that the same Benedict Schmees was the husband of both of the women named above. The first marriage was at St Joseph parish but parents were not named on the record. That wife's death record was at St Vincent de Paul parish where their children had been baptized and where the second marriage took place. Benedict's parents' names were on that record but there was no mention of a pervious marriage. Benedict's approximate year of birth and probable place of brith were known from the 1860 census. Soegel parish records were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there for Benedict.

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SCHMEES, Liborius
BORN: Apr 17, 1864, Lorup
DIED: Dec 9, 1926, Lancaster, Fairfield County, OH; buried St Mary's Cemetery
PARENTS: Ollig SCHMEES
Margaretha DINKLAGE
EMIGRATION: 1893 - arrived NY May 20, 1893 on the ship Peruvian
SCHMEES, Liboran 27, Lorup to Lancaster O
MARRIED: Mary
NOTES: 1900 OH census, Fairfield County, Lancaster
SCHMEES, Naborius, 56, Germany, emgr 1893
Mary 41, OH
SOURCES:

Liborius' date of birth and parents' names were noted on his death certificate. His probable place of birth was known from the passenger list of the ship Peruvian. Lorup parish records were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there for him 10 days later than the death certificate date and with a different father's first name.

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SCHMEES, Maria
BORN: Jan 18, 1828, Wippingen (parish in Soegel)
PARENTS: Gerhard SCHMEES
Maria Gesina HEMMEN
EMIGRATION: by 1849
MARRIED: Mathias Heinrich PURNHAGEN
marriage: May 8, 1849, St. Louis, MO
CHILDREN: Rosina PURNHAGEN born 1863, MO
Goerge PURNHAGEN born 1866, MO
Anna PURNHAGEN born 1870, MO
NOTES: 1880 MO census, St Louis
PURNHAGEN, Math 51, Prussia, carpenter
Mary 51/52, Prussia
Rosina 17, Geo 14, Anna 10, all born in MO
SOURCES:

Maria's parents' names were on her marriage record at St Vincent de Paul parish. Her approximate year of birth was known from the 1880 census. Her surname was known to have occurred in Soegel parish so that parish's records were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there for Maria.

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SCHMEES, Gerhard
BORN: Apr 9, 1825, Wippingen (parish in Soegel)
DIED: Sep 24, 1845, St. Louis, MO
PARENTS: Bernard/Gerhard SCHMEES
Maria Anna HEMMEN
EMIGRATION: by 1845
MARRIED: probably never married
SOURCES:

This ID is not 100% certain.
Gerhard's parents' names were not on his death record at St Vincent de Paul parish but his age at death, 19, was noted. Members of a Schmees family living in the same St Louis parish at the same time were from Wippingen so Soegel parish records were checked and a corresponding birth/baptism record was found there for Gerhard as a member of the same family. His parents' names as noted above were from that record.

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SCHMEERS

SCHMEERS, Johan
BORN: Dec 19, 1821, Bredenberg (parish in Boerger)
PARENTS: Johan Herman SCHMEERS
Thecla STENKEN
EMIGRATION: by 1845
MARRIED: Anna Adelheid MUELLER
marriage Sep 23, 1845, St. Louis, MO
CHILDREN: Bernhard Herman SCHMEERS born 1853, St. Louis, MO
SOURCES:

Johan's date of birth and his parents' names were on his marriage record at St Mary of Victories parish. A sibling's record had been found in Ksp Boerger records so that parish was checked again and a coarresponding birth/baptism record was found there also for John 5 days later than the date on the marriage record. Johan's son was baptized at St Joseph parish.

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SCHMEES, Tecla
BORN: Oct 4, 1827, Boerger
  note: Thecla's date of birth and parents' names have been changed from what was origianlly noted on this website. This was after more accurate information was found on her MO death certificate.
DIED: Jan 1, 1911, St Louis, MO; buried Sts Peter and Paul Cemetery
PARENTS: Johan SCHMEES
Gebke LUEPKEN
EMIGRATION: 1858 - arrived New Orleans Oct 16, 1858 on ship Anna Delius
Tekla SCHMERS 30, Hannover to St. Louis
MARRIED: Henry SELHOFER (SELLHOEVE)
marriage: Oct 2, 1860, St Louis, MO
CHILDREN: Annie SELHOFER born 1862, MO
Mary SELHOFER born 1868, MO
NOTES: 1860 MO census, St Louis ward 2
SCHMEES, Benedict 48, farmer in Planning Mill, born Wipping, Hannover
Marianne 30, born Bavaria
Gd 16/10, born Koppen Haden Lan
Joh Wm 9, Cath Elis 3 4/12, Will Benedict 1 4/12 all born in St Louis
Tekla SCHMEES 31, servant, born Boiger, Hannover
  1880 MO census, St Louis
SELHOFER, Teckla 52, Germany, head of house
Annie 18, Mary 12, both born MO
SOURCES:

Tekla's date of birth and parents' names were noted on her MO death certificate. Her age and place of birth were noted on the 1860 census. Boerger parish records were checked and a corresponding birth/baptism record was found there for her. Her parents' names above were taken from that record. Her marriage information was from the St Louis marriage index.

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SCHMIDT

SCHMIDT, Anna Adelheid
BORN: Mar 21, 1844, Biene (parish in Lingen)
DIED: May 8, 1939, Iowa Falls, Franklin County, IA
PARENTS: Johan Frederick SCHMIDT
Anna Elsabein LANDWEHR
EMIGRATION: 1852 to Chicago
MARRIED: (1) Wilhelm STUTE born 1847, Germany
marriage: Dec 25, 1869, Addison, Du Page County, IL (near Chicago)
(2) Heinrich BOBZIEN born 1831 Mecklenberg
marriage: Dec 27, 1873, Bensenville, IL, Du Page County, IL
CHILDREN: Lena STUTE born 1871, Chicago, IL
Wm Theod BOBZIEN born 1875, Chicago, IL
Minnie Martha BOBZIEN born 1878, Chicago, IL
Louise BOBZIEN born 1881, Hastings, NE
Grant Julius BOBZIEN born 1883, Hastings, NE
NOTES: 1900 IL census, Cook County, Chicago
BOBZIEN, Henry Dec 1831, Germany
Adelheid Mar 1844, Germany, 5 of 5 ch living, emgr 1852
Otto 31, IL
Grant 17, Ginnie 21, Lulu 19, all born NE
  1920 IA census, Franklin County, Lee twp
BOBZIEN, Grant 36, NE & his family
BOBZIEN Adelheid, 76, Germany, emgr 1852
RESEARCHERS: Gloria Landwehr Scott who has this emigrant in her WorldConnect database
SOURCES:

Most information about Anna Adelheid came from the WCdb of Gloria Landwehr Scott which included date and place of birth and parents' names. That information was then verified in Lingen parish records. Information about marriages and children was also from the database.

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SCHMIDT, Bernard
BORN: Apr 19, 1838, Handrup (parish in Lengerich)
PARENTS: Bernard SCHMIDT
Maria Anna VOSKOERS
EMIGRATION: 1874 - arrived Baltimore August 1874 on the ship Baltimore
SCHMIDT, Bernhard 66, farmer from Germany
Bernhard 35, Therese 30
Caroline 3, Clemens 11mo, Bernhard 15, Marianne 17
MARRIED: Anna Theresa TIMPE her entry
marriage: Jan 25, 1869, Lengerich
CHILDREN: Caroline SCHMIDT born 1870, Hannover
Clement SCHMIDT born 1872, Hannover
Charles SCHMIDT born 1875, MN
Louisa SCHMIDT born 1877, MN
Thressa SCHMIDT born 1879-80, MN
NOTES: 1880 MN census, Wabasha County, Glasgow Twp
SCHMIDT, Barney 42, Hannover, farmer
Thressa 36, Hannover
Caroline 10, Clement 8, both born in Hannoer
Charles 5, Louisa 3, Thressa 5mo, all born in MN
SCHMIDT, Bernard, father 72, Hannover
SCHMIDT, Henry, brother, 24, Hannover
SOURCES:

Information about Bernard's birth, parents and marriage was found in Walter Tenfelde's book Auswanderungen und Auswanderer aus dem ehemaligen Kreise Lingen nach Nordamerika. Information about his children was taken from the 1880 census.

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SCHMIDT, Carl Benedict
BORN: Sep 30, 1848, Handrup (parish in Lengerich)
DIED: Nov 11, 1893, Wabasha County, MN; buried St Felix Cemetery
PARENTS: Bernard SCHMIDT
Maria Anna VOSKORS
EMIGRATION: 1875
MARRIED: Anna WOLFE born ca 1858
CHILDREN: Charles SCHMIDT
Louisa SCHMIDT born ca 1876, MN
Christina Tecla SCHMIDT born 1877, MN
Bernard SCHMIDT born 1879, MN
Christina SCHMIDT born 1881, MN
Anna Theresa SCHMIDT born 1882, MN
Elizabeth SCHMIDT born 1884, MN
Henry J SCHMIDT born 1886, MN
Mary SCHMIDT born 1890, MN
Helen SCHMIDT born 1891, MN
Josephine SCHMIDT born 1894, MN
NOTES: 1880 MN census, Wabasha County, Glasgow Twp
SCHMIDT, Charles 30, Hannover, farmer
Mary 25, Hannover
Louisa 4, Christine 3, Barney 5 mo, all born MN
ZOSSE, Joseph 28, born MN 28, farm laborer
RESEARCHERS: Dave Halm who has this emigrant in his WCdb
SOURCES:

Carl's date and place of birth were known from family research and the Passe list of Immigrants from Wettrup who settled in Wabasha County. Lengerich parish records were checked and a corresponding record was found there for Carl Benedict. His parents' names as noted above were taken from that record. His wife's name was found on the Wabasha list. Information about his death and children was from Dave Halm's WCdb.

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SCHMIDT, Christine
BORN: Oct 2, 1857, Wettrup (parish in Lengerich)
DIED: Apr 9, 1914, Wabasha County, MN
PARENTS: Johan Joseph SCHMIDT
Maria Helena COHSE
EMIGRATION: 1881
MARRIED: Wilhelm MERS/MARS
marriage: Aug 7, 1883, Wabasha County, MN
CHILDREN: Bernhart MERS born 1883, MN
Maria MERS born 1885, MN
Wilhelm MERS born 1887, MN
Joseph MERS born 1890, MN
Bertha MERS born 1892, MN
Heinrich MERS born 1894, MN
NOTES: 1900 MN census, Wabasha County, Wabasha city
MERS, Wilhelm May 1857, Germany, marr 17 yrs, emgr 1881
Christina Oct 1857, Germany, 6 of 6 children living, emgr 1881
Bernhart 16, Maria 14, Wilhelm 12, Jos 10, Bertha 7, Heinrich 5, all born MN
RESEARCHERS: Dave Halm who has this emigrant in his WorldConnect database
SOURCES:

Christine's birth and marital information was found on the Passe list of emigrants from Wettrup who settled in Wabasha County and in Walter Tenfelde's book Auswanderungen und Auswanderer aus dem ehemaligen Kreise Lingen nach Nordamerika. Children's information is from the 1900 census. Death information is from the MN death index. Information about her husband is from Dave Halm's WCdb.

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SCHMIDT, Heinrich Anton
BORN: Jun 13, 1850, Thuine
DIED: Jun 18, 1928, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, OH, buried Calvary Cemetery
PARENTS: Bernard (Anton) Heinrich SCHMIDT
Anna Marie SCHOO (SCHOUFT)
EMIGRATION: 1873-75
MARRIED: Maria Anna WILKEN her entry
CHILDREN: Elizabeth SCHMIDT born 1880, Cincinnati, OH
Josephine SCHMIDT 1883
Henry F SCHMIDT born 1885, Hamilton County, OH
Anna SCHMIDT born 1888, Hamilton County, OH
Bernard J SCHMIDT born 1890, Cincinnati, OH
NOTES: 1900 OH census, Hamilton County, Columbia
SCHMIDT, Henry, Jun 1849, Germany, marr 24 yrs, emgr 1873
Mary, Jun 1854, Germany, emgr 1874
Elizabeth 19, Josephine 17, Henry 14, Annie 12, Bernard 9, all born OH
RESEARCHERS: Wayne Schuler who has this emigrant in his WorldConnect database
SOURCES:

Heinrich Anton's date of birth and parents' names were found in Wayne Schuler's WorldConnect database. That information allowed an entry for Anton Heinrich to be identified in Walter Tenfelde's book Auswanderungen und Auswanderer aus dem ehemaligen Kreise Lingen nach Nordamerika which confirmed the database information (although with slight differences in the parents names) and gave correct place of birth. Children's information was taken from the database.

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SCHMIDT, Johan Bernard
BORN: Nov 15, 1807, Handrup or Hestrup (parish in Lengerich)
PARENTS: Johan Bernard SCHMIDT
Catharina Aleid EILERMANN
EMIGRATION: 1874 - arrived Baltimore August 1874 on the ship Baltimore
SCHMIDT, Bernhard 66, farmer from Germany
Bernhard 35, Therese 30
Caroline 3, Clemens 11mo, Bernhard 15, Marianne 17
MARRIED: Maria Anna VOSKOERS (who did not emigrate)
marriage: Aug 19, 1834, Lengerich
CHILDREN: Bernard SCHMIDT born 1838 Handrup, marr. TIMPE
Johan Heinrich SCHMIDT born 1856, Handrup
NOTES: 1880 MN census, Wabasha County, Glasgow Twp
SCHMIDT, Barney 42, Hannover, farmer
Thressa 36, Hannover
Caroline 10, Clement 8, both born in Hannoer
Charles 5, Louisa 3, Thressa 5mo, all born in MN
SCHMIDT, Bernard, father 72, Hannover
SCHMIDT, Henry, brother, 24, Hannover
SOURCES:

Bernard's age and the names of his sons were found on the 1880 census. Birth/bapt records for the sons had already been found in Lengerich parish which noted the names of both parents. Bernard's marriage record was then found in Lengerich parish which gave the names of his parents and allowed his birth/baptism record in the same parish to be identified.

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SCHMIDT, Johan Bernard Clemens
BORN: Jun 6, 1872, Handrup (parish in Lengerich)
PARENTS: Bernard SCHMIDT
Anna Theresa TIMPE
EMIGRATION: 1874 - arrived Baltimore August 1874 on the ship Baltimore
SCHMIDT, Bernhard 66, farmer from Germany
Bernhard 35, Therese 30
Caroline 3, Clemens 11mo, Bernhard 15, Marianne 17
MARRIED: unknown
NOTES: 1880 MN census, Wabasha County, Glasgow Twp
SCHMIDT, Barney 42, Hannover, farmer
Thressa 36, Hannover
Caroline 10, Clement 8, both born in Hannoer
Charles 5, Louisa 3, Thressa 5mo, all born in MN
SCHMIDT, Bernard, father 72, Hannover
SCHMIDT, Henry, brother, 24, Hannover
SOURCES:

Clement's parents' names were found on the Passe list of emigrants from Wettrup. Birth information for all members of the family was then found in Walter Tenfelde's book Auswanderungen und Auswanderer aus dem ehemaligen Kreise Lingen nach Nordamerika.

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SCHMIDT, Johan Heinrich
BORN: Feb 21, 1856, Handrup (parish in Lengerich)
PARENTS: Johan Bernard SCHMIDT
Maria Anna VOSKOERS
EMIGRATION: 1874
MARRIED: unknown
NOTES: 1880 MN census, Wabasha County, Glasgow Twp
SCHMIDT, Barney 42, Hannover, farmer
Thressa 36, Hannover
Caroline 10, Clement 8, both born in Hannoer
Charles 5, Louisa 3, Thressa 5mo, all born in MN
SCHMIDT, Bernard, father 72, Hannover
SCHMIDT, Henry, brother, 24, Hannover
SOURCES:

Henry's age and the names of his father and brother were found on the 1880 census. This allowed an entry for him to be identified in Walter Tenfelde's book Auswanderungen und Auswanderer aus dem ehemaligen Kreise Lingen nach Nordamerika which gave specific information about his birth and his parents' names.

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SCHMIDT, Johan Joseph
BORN: Apr 26, 1852, Wettrup (parish in Lengerich)
PARENTS: Johann Bernard SCHMIDT
Maria Anna VOSKERS
EMIGRATION: 1873
MARRIED: Elisabeth KOLKER
CHILDREN: Mary SCHMIDT born 1885, MN
NOTES: 1880 MN census, Wabasha County, Glasgow Twp
SCHMIDT, Joseph 28, Hannover, farmer
Elisabeth 25, Hannover
KOLKER, Henry 68, father-in-law, Hannover
Elisabeth 52, mother-in-law, Hannover
Garret KOLKER, 26, brother-in-law, Hannover
  1900 MN census, Wabasha County, Pepin Twp
SCHMIDT, Joseph born Apr 1852, Germany, m. 21 years, emgr 1873
Elisabeth born Oct 1850, Germany, emgr 1877, 2 of 10 children living
Mary 15, born MN
SOURCES:

Joseph's month and year of birth and year of emigration were noted on the 1900 census. That allowed an entry for him to be identified in Walter Tenfelde's book Auswanderungen und Auswanderer aus dem ehemaligen Kreise Lingen nach Nordamerika which gave exact date and place of birth and parents' names.

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SCHMIDT, Maria Carolina
BORN: Mar 24, 1870, Handrup (parish in Lengerich)
DIED: Feb 27, 1944, Wabasha County, MN; buried St Felix Cemetery
PARENTS: Bernard SCHMIDT
Anna Theresa TIMPE
EMIGRATION: 1874 - arrive Baltimore August 1874 on the ship Baltimore
SCHMIDT, Bernhard 66, farmer from Germany
Bernhard 35, Therese 30
Caroline 3, Clemens 11mo, Bernhard 15, Marianne 17
MARRIED: Johan Heinrich FOPPE his entry
CHILDREN: Maria C J FOPPE born ca 1897, MN
Anna C FOPPE born ca 1899, MN
NOTES: 1880 MN census, Wabasha County, Glasgow Twp
SCHMIDT, Barney 42, Hannover, farmer
Thressa 36, Hannover
Caroline 10, Clement 8, both born in Hannoer
Charles 5, Louisa 3, Thressa 5mo, all born in MN
SCHMIDT, Bernard, father 72, Hannover
SCHMIDT, Henry, brother, 24, Hannover
  1900 MN census, Wabasha County, Pepin Twp
FOPPE, Henry, unk, 1872, Germany, marr 6, emgr 1885
Caroline, Sep 1869, Germany, 2 of 2 children living, emgr 1876
Mary C J 3, Anna C 1, both born MN
RESEARCHERS: Dave Halm who has this emigrant in his WorldConnect database
SOURCES:

Caroline's age and parents' names were known from the 1880 census. That allowed an entry for her to be identified on the Passe list of emigrants from Wettrup and in Walter Tenfelde's book Auswanderungen und Auswanderer aus dem ehemaligen Kreise Lingen nach Nordamerika which gave exact birth information, year of emigration and her husband's name. Information about the children was taken from the 1900 census.

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SCHMITZ (A - G)

SCHMITZ, Bernard
BORN: Jun 9, 1834, Soegel
DIED: Jan 21, 1891, St. Louis, MO
PARENTS: Johan Wilhelm SCHMITZ
Margaretha Adelheid ALBERS
EMIGRATION: by 1857
MARRIED: Maria Elisabeth MEYER
marriage: Nov 3, 1857, St. Louis, MO
CHILDREN: Wilhelm SCHMITZ born ca 1858
NOTES: 1850 MO census, St Louis
SCHMITS, Wilh 55, Germany
Marg 52, Germany
John 25, Tekla 22, Wilh 21, Peter 19, Bernh 15, Elise 12, all born Germany
  1860 MO census, St. Louis, ward 1
Wm SCHMITT 66, HO, laborer
Bernhard 24, HO, brickmolder, Lisa 23, HO, Wm 2
SOURCES: Bernard's parents' names were not on his marriage record at Sts Peter and Paul but his approximate year of birth was known from his age on the 1860 census. With that he was identified in WorldConnect database 16914, a source which supplied his date and place of birth and parents' names. That information was then verified in Soegel parish records. The same database gave his date and place of death. A search of the online Catholic St. Louis cemetery listings revealed that he was buried in Sts Peter and Paul Cemetery in the same lot with his two brothers Johan Bernard and Wilhelm and their families. Information about the child was taken from the 1860 census.

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SCHMITZ, Bernard
BORN: Sep 13, 1863, Heede
PARENTS: Anton SCHMITZ
Walburga TERFEHR
EMIGRATION: 1875 - arrived NY Sep 6, 1875 on the ship Abyssinia
SCHMITZ, Bernhardt 21, Germany to USA
MARRIED: (1) Anna Margaret KOESTER
marriage: Feb 15, 1887, Florissant, MO, SH parish
(2) Margaret KOESTER
marriage: Feb 20, 1889, Florissant, MO, SH parish
CHILDREN: Anthony William SCHMITZ born 1887, Florissant, MO
  Anton Casper SCHMITZ born 1889, Florissant, MO
William John SCHMITZ born 1892, Florissant, MO
Casper Bernard SCHMITZ born 1895, Florissant, MO
George Herman SCHMITZ born 1897, Florissant, MO
Rudolph Aloysius SCHMITZ born 1897, Florissant, MO
John Joseph SCHMITZ born 1904, Florissant, MO
NOTES: 1900 MO census, St Louis County, St Ferdinand
SCHMITZ, Bernard, Sep 1863, Germany, marr 12 yrs, emgr 1875
Margaret 36, MO
Anton 10, Wm 7, Bernard 5, Aloysius 3, George 3, all born MO
RESEARCHERS: Russell Gaj who has this emigrant in his WorldConnect database
SOURCES:

Bernard's month and year of birth were known from the 1900 census. His parents names' were noted in Russell Gaj's WCdb and his probable place of birth was known from a brother's death record. Heede parish records were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there for Bernard. Information about his wives and children was from the WCdb.

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