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Christian Schmidt
Birth: Mar. 2, 1829, Germany
Death: May 28, 1905
Washington Township
Allen County
Indiana, USA

WAS BUTCHER MANY YEARS AGOCHRISTIAN SCHMIDT, OF WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, DEADCame Here in 1869 and Worked for Ten Years for Late Fred Eckert, Then Moved to Farm-Was Seventy Six Years Old Christian Schmidt, seventy-six years of age, a pioneer butcher of Fort Wayne but for the past twenty-eight years one of the best known farmers of Allen county, died about noon Sunday at his home, six miles northwest of the city, in Washington township. His death was due to a complication of diseases. He had been sick for four months. Mr Schmidt was born March 2, 1829 in Gross Schoenfeld, Pomerania, Germany, coming to America and to Fort Wayne in 1869. For the first ten years after his arrival here he was employed as a butcher for the late Fred Ecker. He was a frugal and industrious man and accumulating a snug fortune, twenty-eight years ago he purchased a good farm in Washington township. He moved to the farm and spent the remainder of his life there. He is survived by his wife, Mrs August Schmidt, and four children, William Schmidt of Lake township; August F Schmidt of Washington township; Mrs Amelie Bruder of Toledo, and Mrs John Kurtz of Lake township. There are also nineteen grandchildren, a brother who resides at Blackburn, Mo and two brothers and a sister in Germany. Mr Schmidt was a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran church, on the Leesburg road. The funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1:30 pm at the family home and at 2 oclock at the Bethlehem church, the Rev Herman Wurthman officiating. Fort Wayne Journal Gazette - May 29, 1905 
 
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 Spouse:
  Augusta Haak Schmidt (1831 - 1907)
 
 Children:
  William Friedrich Schmidt (1862 - 1946)*
  August Schmidt (1866 - 1943)*
  Augusta Schmidt Kurtz (1872 - 1950)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Bethlehem Lutheran Church Cemetery
Fort Wayne
Allen County
Indiana, USA
 
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Record added: Apr 13, 2010
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