Rosa Meier

18 November 1821–10 October 1907 (Age 85)
Luzern, Switzerland

The Life of Rosa

Rosa Meier was born on 18 November 1821, in Luzern, Switzerland. She married Nickolaus Schmidt about 1850, in Luzern, Switzerland. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Madison, Madison, Illinois, United States in 1860 and Illinois, United States in 1870. She died on 10 October 1907, in Highland, Madison, Illinois, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Highland, Madison, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Nickolaus Schmidt
Rosa Meier
Marriage: about 1850
Amelia Schmidt
Adolf Schmidt
Otto Schmidt
Ottus or Otis Schmidt
Albert Schmidt

Spouse and Children

about 1850
Luzern, Switzerland


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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 4

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1832 · Black Hawk War

Age 11

"The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."

Age 25

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 German, Dutch, Czech, Slovak (Majer), and Polish: status name for a tenant farmer, steward, overseer, or village headman, a variant spelling of German Meyer 1.2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant spelling of the personal name Meyer ( see Meyer 2).3 Danish: occupational name from meiere ‘reaper’, ‘harvester’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Rosa Schmidt in household of Nicholas Schmidt, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Rose Schmid, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Rosa Schmidt in household of Nicolas Schmidt, "United States Census, 1870"

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