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Henriette Caroline Schmidt Rabenaldt
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Birth: Aug. 29, 1829, Germany
Death: Nov. 17, 1907, Germany

Henriette Caroline Amalie Schmidt, called "Amalie," was born on 29 Aug. 1829 in Weimar, Thuringia, Germany to Johann Georg Wilhelm Schmidt and Johanna Marie Christiane (Bauer) Schmidt. On 25 Dec. 1853 she married Carl Gottfried Christian Rabenaldt in the State Church in Weimar, Thuringia.

The couple had at least seven children--Carl Friedrich Paulus, who married Auguste Henriette Keitz; Therese Jacobine Helene, who married Friedrich Ernst Kuemmel; Anna Maria Christiane who married Karl Wilhelm Warmuth; Friedrich August Hugo who married Margaretha Goldmann; Bertha Therese Karoline who married Julius Hoffmann; Wilhelm Heinrich Theodorus who married Amelia Dicke; and Edmund Albert Hermann who married Auguste Rappmund. Carl & Amalie Rabenaldt, along with their son Edmund and their daughter Therese and her husband Ernst Kuemmel, and the Kuemmels' two sons, Paul and Karl Otto, emigrated from the port of Hamburg, Germany to New York on the ship "California," arriving on 16 Nov. 1885. Their destination on the passenger list was given as Schulenburg, TX, but if in fact they went to Schulenburg, they did not live there long, for by 1886 they were in Wied in Lavaca Co., TX.

In 1890, the Rabenaldts and Kuemmels finally made their home in Gruenau, near Yorktown, DeWitt Co., TX, where they made their living as farmers. The Rabenaldt and Kuemmel families were among the first settlers of Gruenau, according to Therese Kuemmel's obituary in "The Yorktown News." Carl Rabenaldt died ca. 1900 and is buried in Sandy Gate Cemetery, near Nopal, DeWitt Co., TX. After his death, his wife Amalie (Schmidt) Rabenaldt returned to Germany, where she died on 17 Nov. 1907.

Family links: 
  Carl Gottfried Christian Rabenaldt (1826 - ____)*
  Therese Jacobine Helene Friederike Wilhelmine Rabenaldt Kimmel (1857 - 1924)*
  Anna Maria Christiane Friederike Berhardine Rabenaldt Warmuth (1859 - 1932)*
  Friedrich August Hugo Rabenaldt (1861 - 1942)*
  Bertha Therese Karoline Veronike Rabenaldt Hoffmann (1864 - 1943)*
  Wilhelm Heinrich Theodorus Rabenaldt (1865 - 1932)*
  Edmund Albert Hermann Richard Beatus Wimbold Rabenaldt (1871 - 1913)*
*Calculated relationship
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Created by: Arlene Schroeder
Record added: Jan 25, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33227073
Henriette Caroline <i>Schmidt</i> Rabenaldt
Added by: Arlene Schroeder
Henriette Caroline <i>Schmidt</i> Rabenaldt
Added by: Arlene Schroeder
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In honor of my husband's gr-gr-grandmother~
- Cindy
 Added: Apr. 28, 2013
Rest in peace, Great-great-greatgrandmother Rabenaldt.
- Arlene Schroeder
 Added: Mar. 8, 2009

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