Sophie Christiana Schminke

10 May 1808–
Oedelsheim, Hofgeismar, Hesse-Nassau, Prussia, Germany

The Life of Sophie Christiana

When Sophie Christiana Schminke was born on 10 May 1808, in Oedelsheim, Hofgeismar, Hesse-Nassau, Prussia, Germany, her father, Johann Schminke, was 37 and her mother, Maria Elisabeth Stein, was 34. She married Wilhelm Kraft about 1840. They were the parents of at least 1 son.

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Wilhelm Kraft
Sophie Christiana Schminke
Marriage: about 1840
Johann Heinrich Ludwig Kraft

Spouse and Children

about 1840


Parents and Siblings

    Johann Schminke


    Maria Elisabeth Stein




    Maria Justina Schminke



    Margarete Elisabeth Schminke


    Sofie Henriette Schminke


World Events (7)

1813 · Germans defeat Napolean in Leipzig

Age 5

On Oct 19, 1813, Germany defeats Napolean. The commanding officer for the Allied side was Prince Karl Phillipp Schwarzenberg.

Age 6

The Congress of Vienna established the German Confederation of 39 independent German states.
1852 · The Book of Mormon Published in German

Age 44

On May 25, 1852, the Book of Mormon is published in German.

Name Meaning

German: of uncertain origin, perhaps a metonymic occupational name for a maker of cosmetics and ointments, from Middle High German smicke, sminke ‘make-up’.

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

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