Henrietta Schmit


The Life Summary of Henrietta

Henrietta Schmit was born in 1814, in Germany. She married Joseph Schaff about 1838, in New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States for about 10 years.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Schaff
Henrietta Schmit
Marriage: about 1838
Catherine Schaff
Marguerite Schaff
Valentin Schaff
Joseph Schaff
John Schaff

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1838New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States
  • Children


    World Events (8)

    Age 0
    The Congress of Vienna established the German Confederation of 39 independent German states.
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 5
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    Age 32
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    German and Dutch: variant of Schmidt and Smit .

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

    Possible Related Names


    Sources (4)

    • Henrietta Schmidt in entry for Margaretha Schaff, "Louisiana, Orleans Parish, Birth Records, 1819-1906"
    • Henrietta Schaff in household of Joseph Schaff, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Henriette Schaff in household of Joseph Schaff, "United States Census, 1860"

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