John Carl Schmidt

Male1815–1 October 1891

Brief Life History of John Carl

John Carl Schmidt was born in 1815, in Germany. He had at least 2 sons with Karoline Fritz. He died on 1 October 1891, in Kankakee, Kankakee, Illinois, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Bonfield, Kankakee, Illinois, United States.

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John Carl Schmidt
Karoline Fritz
William D Schmidt
August George Smith

Sources (7)

  • Carl Schmidt, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Karl Schmidt in entry for August Schmidt and Caroline Sophia Berger, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • John Carl Smith in entry for August George Smith, "Illinois Deaths and Burials, 1749-1999"

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World Events (8)


Age 3

Illinois is the 21st state.

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 4

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. 

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 21

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

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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