When Benjamin Heinrich Schmidt was born on 7 September 1839, in Poland, his father, Heinrich Jacob Schmidt, was 32 and his mother, Anna Maria Christine Deitelhof, 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.
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).
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 …