Laura Cathrine Schmidt

25 February 1876–17 December 1954 (Age 78)
Sommersted, Vojens, Sønderjylland, Denmark

The Life of Laura Cathrine

When Laura Cathrine Schmidt was born on 25 February 1876, in Sommersted, Vojens, Sønderjylland, Denmark, her father, Jef Hansen Schmidt, was 44 and her mother, Marie Anholm, was 33. She married Peder Johansen Pedersen on 27 April 1898, in St. Croix, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 10 daughters. She died on 17 December 1954, in River Falls, Pierce, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in River Falls, St. Croix, Wisconsin, United States.

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Family Time Line

Peder Johansen Pedersen
1874–1958
Laura Cathrine Schmidt
1876–1954
Marriage: 27 April 1898
Marie Pedersen
1899–1954
Maren Christine Pedersen
1900–1989
Christine Pedersen
1900–
Anna Jensen Pedersen
1901–1995
Laura Mathilda f. Pedersen Ostness
1903–2003
Henry Jens Pedersen
1904–1976
Stella Marguerita f. Pedersen
1906–1994
Minnie Johanna
1908–1999
Peder Johannes Pedersen
1910–1910
Dagmar Dorothea Pedersen
1911–1998
Theodore Christian Pedersen
1913–2001
Mildred Florence Pedersen
1916–2011
Helen Dusea f. Pedersen Halberg
1917–2006

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
27 April 1898
St. Croix, Wisconsin, United States
children

(13)

+8 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Jef Hansen Schmidt

    Male1831–1911Male

    Marie Anholm

    Female1842–1895Female

siblings

(12)

    Niels Johan Schmidt

    Male1861–1902Male

    George Theodore Smith

    Male1864–1939Male

    Christian Anholm Schmidt

    Male1866–1867Male

    Christian Anholm Schmidt

    Male1868–1952Male

    Anne Christine Schmidt

    Female1870–1912Female

+7 More Children

World Events (8)

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.
1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 7

A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 22

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Laura C Petersen in household of Peter D Petersen, "Wisconsin State Census, 1905"
  • Laura K Pederson in household of Peter Pederson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Laura Peterson in household of Peter Peterson, "United States Census, 1900"

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