Mary Philomena Schmitz

7 August 1909–24 October 1971 (Age 62)
Poyner Township, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States

The Life of Mary Philomena

When Mary Philomena Schmitz was born on 7 August 1909, in Poyner Township, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States, her father, Mathias L Schmitz, was 29 and her mother, Anna Margaret Frost, was 23. She lived in Black Hawk Township, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States in 1925. She died on 24 October 1971, in Waterloo, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Saint Mary's Cemetery, Gilbertville, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States.

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World Events (8)

1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 1

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 4

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1926 · Iowa becomes a provider of food to the world

Age 17

Pioneer Hi-Bred International was the leader company experimenting with hybridization of corn and other seeds for agriculture in the world. It helped make different kinds of crop able to grow in harsh conditions so that other parts of the world would be able to farm and become self-sufficient. It was bought out by DuPont in 1999 and has continued to help struggling countries around the world.

Name Meaning

German (Rhineland): variant or patronymic form of Schmidt .

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

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  • Philomena Schmitz in household of Mathias L Schmitz, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Philomene Holback in household of Ralph Holback, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Philomena Schmitz in household of M L Schmitz, "United States Census, 1930"

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