Matthias Schmidt

about 1746–1826 (Age 80)
of Tulpehocken Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Matthias

Matthias Schmidt was born about 1746 as the son of Adam Schmidt. He married Susanna Gruber on 28 December 1773, in Marion Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He died in 1826, in Berks, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Bernville, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Matthias Schmidt
Susanna Gruber
Marriage: 28 December 1773
Matthias Schmidt
Johannes Schmidt
Catharine Elisabeth Schmidt
Johann Henrich Schmidt
Susanna Schmidt

Spouse and Children

28 December 1773
Marion Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States




    Catharine Elisabeth Schmidt


    Johann Henrich Schmidt


    Susanna Schmidt


Parents and Siblings

    Adam Schmidt




World Events (6)


Age 30

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 30

The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.
1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

Age 41

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.

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)

  • Mathäus Schmidt in entry for Susanna Gruber, "Pennsylvania Cemetery Records, ca. 1700-ca. 1950"
  • Matthias Schmidt or Smith, "Pennsylvania Cemetery Records, ca. 1700-ca. 1950"
  • Mathäus Schmidt, "Pennsylvania Cemetery Records, ca. 1700-ca. 1950"

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