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Margaretha Esper Schmidt
Birth: Sep. 18, 1818
Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
Death: Apr. 29, 1878
Osage County
Missouri, USA

Margaretha Gieck nee Esper was born in "Lichtenstein, Kingdom of Bavaria." She, her husband, Gottfried Gieck, and her daughter, Elisa, immigrated to America arriving NY 3 September 1846; see image to right. From there, the family headed to Cincinnati. Circa 1858, the Gieck family moved to Gasconade County, MO. Widowed in 1859, Margaretha married Frederick Schmidt 16 December 1860, Osage County, MO. She appeared in the best of health and her death in April of 1878 was totally unexpected. She appears to have died from a stoke or heart attack.

Partial obituary from Der Christliche Apologete: ...Sister Schmidt made for many years the Martha Services for the church with a willing heart (Martha Dienste is deaconry – at that time it often meant nursing). She was respected and loved and leaves behind a husband and seven children, all who are grown, and many relatives. ...
Third Creek Mission, MO. F. H. Miller

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After Margaretha Schmidt's death Apr. 29, 1878, widower Schmidt married widow Mina Runge 03 Oct 1878:
Osage County Marriages 1870-1879 - Groom;
Schmidt, Frederick Runge, Mina 03-Oct-1878 
Family links: 
  Johann Gottfried Gieck (1810 - 1859)
  Frits Schmidt (1830 - 1900)
  Caroline W. Gieck Morre (1851 - 1928)*
  Regina Gieck Steiner (1853 - 1919)*
  Emilie Gieck Morre (1857 - 1917)*
  John William Gieck (1859 - 1913)*
  Charles Joseph Gieck (1859 - 1946)*
*Calculated relationship
Inscription on headstone appears to read: Hier ruht in Frieden MARGARETHA SCHMIDT GEBO.18. SEPT. 1818 GEST.29. APRIL 1878 - Ja, sie lebt in jener Welt, Dasz für ihre Lieb und Treue sie den Seligen zugesellt. Eines höher¹n Lohns sich freue. Lebt wo segnend und beglückt Sie noch immer auf uns blickt. Here rests in peace MARGARETHA SCHMIDT BORN SEPT 18th, 1818 - DIED APRIL 29th, 1878 - possibly: As one who enjoys her rewards...Lives without limits and with good fortune...She yet looks upon us from above.
Koenig Cemetery
Osage County
Missouri, USA
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Record added: Jan 26, 2009
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Margaretha <i>Esper</i> Schmidt
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