Benjamin Heinrich Schmidt

7 September 1839–10 May 1902 (Age 62)
Poland

The Life Summary of Benjamin Heinrich

When Benjamin Heinrich Schmidt was born on 7 September 1839, in Poland, his father, Heinrich Jacob Schmidt, was 32 and his mother, Anna Maria Schmidt, was 30. He married Helena Elizabeth Becker in 1862, in Prussia, Germany. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 10 May 1902, in Pauls Valley, Garvin, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Pauls Valley, Garvin, Oklahoma, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Heinrich Schmidt
1839–1902
Helena "Lena" Jantz
1860–1947
Marriage: 1880
Frances "Franny" Schmidt
1881–1970
Reuben Benjamin Schmidt
1882–1937
Daniel Benjamin Schmidt
1883–1962
Wilhelmina "Minnie" Schmidt
1885–1957
Julie B. "Julia" Schmidt
1886–1970
Anna Schmidt
1887–1960
Ella Schmidt
1888–1978
Amanda "Manda" Schmidt
1890–1962
Aaron Schmidt
1892–1904
Joel Schmidt
1894–1894
Lydia Schmidt
1896–1983
Frank H. Schmidt
1898–1927
James B. "Jim" Schmidt
1900–1972

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1880McPherson, Kansas, United States
  • Children

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    World Events (8)

    1846
    Age 7
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1848 · Greater Poland Uprising (1848)
    Age 9
    Europe experienced a period of rebellions and political upheavals known as the Spring of Nations. During this time, the Greater Poland Uprising of 1848 began against Prussian forces. Much of the fighting was concentrated in the Greater Poland region, but some fights did occur inside of the Prussian Partition. The insurrection was ultimately unsuccessful for the Polish and resulted in many casualties on both sides. The Kingdom of Prussia had at least 500 deaths and over 640 Polish citizens were killed.
    1857 · Hotel Europejski is Opened
    Age 18
    The Raffles Europejski Warsaw, known as The European Hotel, is a famous luxury hotel in the center of Warsaw, Poland. Upon opening in 1857, it was considered one of the most luxurious and modern hotels in Europe. The hotel suffered serious damage during World War II, but was rebuilt for a grand reopening in 1962. The location remains an iconic vacation spot to this day.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Kocevar
    Schmied
    Schmitt
    Schmid
    Schmit
    Schmith
    Reinschmidt
    Schmitz
    Schmieding
    Monasmith
    Schmidtke

    Story Highlight

    Interesting Info on Benjamin, his wives and children

    BENJAMIN HEINRICH S. SCHMIDT Born 9/7/1839 – Died 5/10/1902 (age 62) Interesting Information 1st Wife - Helena “Lena” Becker – Born 4/8/1844 – Died 9/10/1879 (age 35) 2nd Wife - Helena “Lena” Jantz …

    Sources (3)

    • Benjamin H Schmidt, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Benjamin H. Schmidt, "Find A Grave Index"
    • Liede Buch of Jacob Thomas in Brenckenhoffswaldehoffswalde, Prussia 1789

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