Benjamin Heinrich Schmidt

Male7 September 1839–10 May 1902

Brief Life History 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 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.

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Benjamin Heinrich Schmidt
Helena "Lena" Jantz
Marriage: 1880
Frances "Franny" B. Schmidt
Reuben Benjamin Schmidt
Daniel Benjamin Schmidt
Wilhelmina "Minnie" Schmidt
Julie B. "Julia" Schmidt
Anna Schmidt
Ella Schmidt
Amanda "Manda" Schmidt
Aaron Schmidt
Joel Schmidt
Lydia Schmidt
Frank H. Schmidt
James B. "Jim" Smith

Sources (4)

  • Benjamin H Schmidt, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Benjamin H. Schmidt, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Benjamin Schmidt in entry for Franie B Schmidt, "United States, Social Security Numerical Identification Files (NUMIDENT), 1936-2007"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1880McPherson, Kansas, United States
  • Children (13)

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    Siblings (7)

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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

    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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    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 …

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