Matt Hammerschmidt

about 1883–29 December 1954 (Age 71)

The Life of Matt

Matt Hammerschmidt was born about 1883, in Austria. He married Mary Loretta Minnehan on 3 November 1909, in Pipestone, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Hankinson, Richland, North Dakota, United States for about 10 years. He died on 29 December 1954, in Moorhead, Clay, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Saint Joseph Cemetery, Moorhead, Clay, Minnesota, United States.

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Family Time Line

Matt Hammerschmidt
Mary Loretta Minnehan
Marriage: 3 November 1909
Bernard Mathias Hammerschmidt
Marion Theresa Hammerschmidt
Norbert Lenard Hammerschmidt
Jerome J Hammerschmidt
Anna Margaret Hammerschmidt

Spouse and Children

3 November 1909
Pipestone, Minnesota, United States


    Bernard Mathias Hammerschmidt


    Marion Theresa Hammerschmidt


    Norbert Lenard Hammerschmidt



    Anna Margaret Hammerschmidt


World Events (8)

1884 · Iron Mining starts in Minnesota

Age 1

After discovering iron ore in the Vermilion Range in North-East of Minnesota, iron mining companies began to come to the area and caused an economic boom to the area of Duluth and to the state as a whole.

Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 19

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a smith or for the owner of a forge, from Middle High German hamer ‘hammer’ + smit ‘smith’, German Hammer + Schmidt.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Mathias Hammerschmidt, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Matt Hammerschmidt, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mathias Hammerschmidt in entry for Anna Margaret Sumpamnn, "Minnesota, County Deaths, 1850-2001"

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