Friedrich Schmidt

17 March 1876–4 October 1969 (Age 93)

The Life of Friedrich

When Friedrich Schmidt was born on 17 March 1876, in Russia, his father, Peter SCHMIDT, was 28 and his mother, Catherine WEILERT, was 22. He married Margaretha Dinkel on 17 November 1903, in Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Catherine Township, Ellis, Kansas, United States for about 50 years and Riverview Township, Ellis, Kansas, United States in 1940. He died on 4 October 1969, in Hays, Ellis, Kansas, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Saint Catharina Cemetery, Catharine, Ellis, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Friedrich Schmidt
Margaretha Dinkel
Marriage: 17 November 1903
Joseph F. Schmidt
Catherine Schmidt
Leo Clarence Schmidt
Hilarius Paul Schmidt
Alexius F Schmidt
Fidelis Jacob Schmidt
Marcellus Victor Schmidt
Mary Agnes Schmidt
Fidelia Anna Schmidt
Albertine Schmidt
John Peter Schmidt
Mary Agnes Schmidt
Margaret Schmidt
Frances Jane Schmidt

Spouse and Children

17 November 1903
Kansas, United States


+9 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Peter SCHMIDT


    Catherine WEILERT




+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1877 · Nicodemus is Founded

Age 1

The town of Nicodemus was founded by African-American migrants from Kansas in 1877.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 25

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name from Middle High German smit, German Schmied ‘blacksmith’. The German surname is found in many other parts of Europe, from Slovenia to Sweden.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Friedrick Schmidt in household of Peter Schmidt, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Fred Schmidt, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Fred Schmidt, "United States Census, 1940"

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