George B. Schmidt

Male26 May 1861–29 March 1936

Brief Life History of George B.

When George B. Schmidt was born on 26 May 1861, in New Hamburg, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, his father, Balthasar Schmidt, was 35 and his mother, Anna Barbara Becker, was 36. He married Mary Knechtel about 1890. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in North Easthope Township, Perth, Ontario, Canada in 1871 and Oxford, Ontario, Canada in 1901. He died on 29 March 1936, in Perth, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 74, and was buried in North Easthope Township, Perth, Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

George B. Schmidt
Mary Knechtel
Marriage: about 1890
Johanna Schmidt
Lloyd Philip Schmidt
Phyllis Marian E Booth
Roy John Schmidt

Sources (13)

  • George Schmidt in household of Balthasar Schmidt, "Canada Census, 1871"
  • George B Schmidt, "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947"
  • George B Shmidt, "Censo de Canadá, 1901"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1890
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (6)

    1867 · Ontario Founded

    Age 6

    On July 1, 1867, the province of Ontario was founded. It is the second largest province in Canada. A third of the population of Canada live here. Before it was Ontario it was called Upper Canada and had a Governor.


    Age 8


    1883 · Mining Boom

    Age 22

    In 1883, there was a mining boom in Northern Ontario when mineral deposits were found near Sudbury. Thomas Flanagan was the blacksmith for the Canadian Pacific Railway that noticed the deposits in the river.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: German Kurt, Otto, Hans, Erwin, Gerhard, Klaus, Helmut, Fritz, Manfred, Wolfgang, Ewald, Gunter.

    German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name from Middle High German smit, German Schmied ‘blacksmith’. This surname is also established in many other parts of Europe, notably in Denmark, France (mainly Alsace and Lorraine, also Nord), the Netherlands, Hungary, and Poland. It is also found in Slovakia, Czechia, Croatia, and Slovenia, where it is more common in Slavicized forms (see below). In part, Schmidt is a Gottscheerish (i.e. Gottschee German) surname, originating from the Kočevsko region in Lower Carniola, Slovenia (see Kocevar ).

    Germanized form of Czech Šmíd and Šmít, Slovenian, Croatian, and Slovak Šmid or Šmit, surnames of German origin (see above and Smid 2 and Smit 3).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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