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Caroline Schmidt Groff
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Birth: Sep. 20, 1867
Death: 1942

I show that she was born about 1867 and that her husband Benjamin was born in 1852 or 1853, but the marriage registration suggests Benjamin was born in 1857, which I believe is incorrect. I also show one instance of her giving her birth year year as 1864 which may be possible. Her gravestone shows 1865 as her birth year.

[A transcript of her marriage registration.]
11800-85 Benjamin GROFF, 28, farmer, Waterloo, Wilmot, s/o John & Susannah, married Carolina SCHMIDT, 18, Hay, Wilmot, d/o Gilgian & Mary, witn: Elizabeth SCHMIDT of Wilmot & M.M. SCHWARTZ of New Hamburg, 31 March 1885 at New Hamburg

Benjamin and Caroline moved from Waterloo County to Cavalier County, ND for a time (at least 1895 per the Ezra Eby book) and were back in Canada by the time William was born in 1900.
The Eby book shows two children before 1895 in North Dakota with them, Nora and Mathilda. This is the only record of a daughter named Nora anywhere that I have found. 
Family links: 
  Benjamin B. Groff (1852 - 1910)
  Mary Ann Matilda Groff Merner (1887 - 1953)*
  William Neil Groff (1900 - 1949)*
  Belva Groff Lobsinger (1902 - 1968)*
*Calculated relationship
Woodland Cemetery
Waterloo Regional Municipality
Ontario, Canada
Created by: Dennis Aman
Record added: Jan 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 46451650
Caroline <i>Schmidt</i> Groff
Added by: Dennis Aman
Caroline <i>Schmidt</i> Groff
Added by: Chris Green
Caroline <i>Schmidt</i> Groff
Added by: Dennis Aman
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