Benjamin Heinrich Schmidt

1839–1902 (Age 62)

The Life 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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Benjamin Heinrich Schmidt
Helena Elizabeth Becker
Marriage: 1862
Jacob B Schmidt
Samuel "Sam" Schmidt
Johann Benjamin Schmidt
Peter B. Schmidt
Lena Becker Schmidt
Abraham B. Schmidt
Elizabeth B. B. Schmidt
Carrie B. B. Schmidt

Spouse and Children

Prussia, Germany


    Jacob B Schmidt


    Samuel "Sam" Schmidt


    Johann Benjamin Schmidt




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World Events (8)


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

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name from Middle High German smit, German Schmied ‘blacksmith’. The German surname is found in many other parts of Europe, from Slovenia to Sweden.

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

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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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