|Birth: ||1803, Germany|
|Death: ||May 12, 1883|
San Antonio Light
May 12, 1883
Mr. Joseph Schmidt, jeweler, of Commerce street, was found dead in his bed this morning. Information was conveyed to Justice Shields, who impanelled a Jury and proceeded to view the body. A post mortem examination was then ordered, which was performed by Dr. Adolph Herff and Dr. R. Menger. It was found that the deceased suffered from old adhesive plouritis and pericarditis, dilation and hyperstrophy of the heart, anourysia of the pulmonary vessel, and syrhosis of the liver. At the inquest testimony as to the finding of the body, and of the post mortem examination was given. The jury then returned a verdict that the deceased died from disease of the heart.
In a conversation with the "Light" commissioner Mr. G. Musalm said that the deceased was in his usual state of health last night. About 9 o'clock he and I went to Schulz's saloon and there stayed for about an hour. We then returned home. On the way to the store Mr. Schmidt complained of feeling unwell and weak. When we arrived home the deceased said he did not feel sleepy and would read for a while. He then went into the back room where he slept, and took the "Light" with him to read. I was very tired, having just come from Monterey and heard nothing during the night. About 6 o'clock I awoke and went to the deceased, I then found he was dead. I let in a colored servant who waits upon Mr. Schmidt, and called Mr. Hertzberg. That's all I know about the matter.
The deceased was an elderly man aged about 80 years, and has for some time been in delicate health. The name of Schmidt was an assumed one. He was well connected and came from Breslau, Germany. He was a widower.
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