Katie Schmitz

18 July 1853–5 December 1940 (Age 87)
Maquoketa, Jackson, Iowa, United States

The Life of Katie

When Katie Schmitz was born on 18 July 1853, in Maquoketa, Jackson, Iowa, United States, her father, Caspar Schmitz, was 33 and her mother, Theresa Bumann, was 20. She lived in Calamus, Clinton, Iowa, United States in 1885 and Davenport Township, Scott, Iowa, United States in 1900. She died on 5 December 1940, in Davenport, Scott, Iowa, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Davenport, Scott, Iowa, United States.

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Caspar Schmitz
Theresa Bumann
Magdalena Schmitz
Katie Schmitz
Mary Margaret Schmitz
Hiram Schmitz

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World Events (8)

1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 4

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

Age 10

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 23

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

Name Meaning

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

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

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Sources (3)

  • Katie Port in household of Karl Port, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • Catherine Schmitz in household of Casper Schmitz, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Catharina Schmidt in household of Carl Porth, "United States Census, 1900"

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