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Anna "Annie" Schmid Kunz
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Birth: May 7, 1867, Switzerland
Death: May 23, 1944
Bear Lake County
Idaho, USA

Anna (Annie) Schmid Kunz was born on May 7, 1867 in Berg-am-Irchel, Zurich Switzerland to Karl August Schmid and Anna Landert. She was named after her mother, Anna Landert Schmid, Anna. She was known during her life as "Annie". Annie at age 8 or 9 started working at a knitting factory. She had a serious accident where a needle on her machine broke and a metal splinter hit her eye. She had surgery on her eye by a surgeon which was generally successful, but her right eye was impaired for the rest of her life. Annie Schmid was a convert to the LDS Church. She was baptized on October 4, 1880 at age 13 and confirmed a member of the LDS Church by Elder Ferdinant Schaffhausen, Switzerland. Annie Schmid got a loan arranged through the missionaries came to the United States on August 18, 1883 at age 16 with her 11 year old Sister Mary Schmid. She and Mary moved to Paris, Idaho on September 11, 1883. Annie worked for the John Norton family and and then the William Rich family in Paris, Idaho. She moved to the Dave Kunz family-milking cows, doing housework and tending children. Anna Schmid married William J. Kunz of Bern, Idaho on May 5, 1887 in the Logan LDS temple. Children of William J. Kunz and Anna (Annie) Schmid include;
Benjamin William Kunz
Mabel Maryanne Kunz Thomas
Sylvia Magdalena Kunz Kunz
Sophie Olive Kunz Bateman
Anna Elizabeth Kunz Eschler
Myrtle Kunz Steckler
Willard Robert Kunz
Ivy Kunz Jensen
Joseph John Kunz
Leslie Amasa Kunz
Karl August Kunz

F Mabel Mary Ann KUNZ
Born: 23 Jan 1890 Place: Bern, Bear Lake, Id
Died: 6 Oct 1969 Place: Montpelier, Bear Lake, Id

F Sylvia Magdalena KUNZ (AFN:4B0Q-S0) Pedigree
Born: 16 Feb 1891 Place: Bern, Bear Lake, Idaho
Died: 14 Dec 1989 Place: Montpelier, Bear River, Idaho
Buried: 16 Dec 1989 Place: Montpelier, Bear River, Idaho

F Sophie Olive KUNZ
Born: 7 Aug 1894 Place: Williamsburg, Caribou, Id
Died: 28 Nov 1969 Place: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Ut
Buried: 2 Dec 1969 Place: Midvale City Cem., Midvale, Salt Lake Co., Ut

M Benjamin William KUNZ
Born: 11 May 1888 Place: Bern, Bear Lake County, Id
Died: 18 Jun 1942 Place: Bern, Bear Lake County, Id
Buried: 21 Jun 1942 Place: Bern, Bear Lake County, Id

F Anna Elizabeth KUNZ
Born: 25 Jul 1896 Place: Bern, Bear Lake, Id
Christened: 23 Aug 1896 Place: Bern, Bear Lake, Id
Died: 20 Nov 1985 Place:

F Myrtle KUNZ
Born: 15 May 1899 Place: Bern, Bear Lake, Id
Died: 30 Dec 1981 Place:

M Willard Robert KUNZ
Born: 7 Aug 1901 Place: Williamsberg, Caribou, Id
Died: 1 Nov 1982 Place: Montpelier, Bear Lake, Id

Born: 1904 Place:

M Joseph John KUNZ
Born: 6 Dec 1906 Place: Bern, Bear Lake, Idaho
Died: 22 Jul 1950 Place: Randolph, Rich, Utah
Buried: 26 Jul 1950 Place: Montpelier, Bear Lake, Idaho

M Karl August KUNZ
Born: 7 Jul 1909 Place: Bern, Bear Lake, Id
Died: 7 Jul 1909 Place:

M Leslie Amasa KUNZ
Born: 25 Jun 1910 Place: Williamsberg, Caribou, Id
Died: 25 Oct 1981 Place: Pocatello, Id

Anna Schmid Vigos lived with Anna and William J. for some time after her mother Conra Shumway Schmid died in a tragic car accident.
Annie served for 15 years from December 9, 1917 to July 16, 1929 and from October 1930 to July 16, 1933 as a counselor to Emma C. Kunz in the Bern Ward Relief Society presidency. She visited the sick and the needy. She helped in their homes, did laundry and mended their clothes. Annie was an excellent homemaker, dressmaker and cook. She spun the yarn and knitted it into socks and mittens not only for her family, but many others enjoyed the benefit of her labors. Annie repaid the missionaries who funded her emigration to the United States.
Anna and William J. lived in Bern since their marriage. William and Annie retired to their home in Bern in 1933. Her life was devoted to her family and her church.
Anna (Annie) Schmid Kunz died at age 77 on May 23, 1944 at Montpelier, Bear Lake County, Idaho of causes incident to age. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Bern LDS ward. Orland N. Kunz, bishop officiated. Annie Schmid Kunz was buried at the Bern Cemetery, Bear Lake County, Idaho.

"She fed the hungry, clothed the naked, was a mother to the motherless. Her bread basket was never empty."

"She truly loved and served her Father in Heaven and her fellow men".

Selections: Courtesy of Dianne Steckler Rasi-Koskinen from The Comfort of being together in Pease & Plenty, the William J. & Annie Schmid Kunz Family Story. 
Family links: 
  Karl August Schmid (1837 - 1913)
  Anna Landert Schmid (1843 - 1911)
  William John Kunz (1865 - 1952)*
  Benjamin William Kunz (1888 - 1942)*
  Mabel Maryann Kunz Thomas (1890 - 1969)*
  Sylvia Magdalena Kunz Kunz (1892 - 1989)*
  Sophie Olive Kunz Bateman (1894 - 1969)*
  Anna Elizabeth Kunz Eschler (1896 - 1985)*
  Myrtle Kunz Steckler (1899 - 1981)*
  Willard Robert Kunz (1901 - 1982)*
  Ivy Kunz Jensen (1904 - 2000)*
  Joseph John Kunz (1906 - 1950)*
  Karl August Kunz (1909 - 1909)*
  Leslie Amasa Kunz (1910 - 1981)*
  Charles Schmid (1864 - 1909)*
  Anna Schmid Kunz (1867 - 1944)
  Mary Schmid Kunz (1873 - 1920)*
  Robert Schmid (1875 - 1961)*
  August Schmid (1884 - 1946)*
*Calculated relationship
Bear Lake County
Idaho, USA
Created by: Bruce J. Black
Record added: Dec 22, 2005
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Anna Annie <i>Schmid</i> Kunz
Added by: Bruce J. Black
Anna Annie <i>Schmid</i> Kunz
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Anna Annie <i>Schmid</i> Kunz
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