Henry Schmidt

1 September 1881–6 October 1939 (Age 58)
Wilmot, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Henry

When Henry Schmidt was born on 1 September 1881, in Wilmot, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, his father, Casper Schmidt, was 32 and his mother, Katherine Seegmiller, was 29. He lived in Ontario, Canada in 1881. He died on 6 October 1939, in Bay City, Bay, Michigan, United States, at the age of 58.

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Casper Schmidt
Katherine Seegmiller
Harry Schmidt
Elizabeth "Lizzy" Schmidt
Barbara Schmidt
Mary Schmidt
Valentine Schmidt
Henry Schmidt
Fred E Schmidt

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World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1883 · Mining Boom

Age 2

In 1883, there was a mining boom in Northern Ontario when mineral deposits were found near Sudbury. Thomas Flanagan was the blacksmith for the Canadian Pacific Railway that noticed the deposits in the river.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 17

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

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)

  • Henry Schmidt, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"
  • Henry Schmidt, "Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959"
  • Harry Schmidt, "Michigan Death Certificates, 1921-1952"

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