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Robert Schmid
Birth: Sep. 5, 1875
Zürich, Switzerland
Death: Apr. 4, 1961
Bear Lake County
Idaho, USA

BERN, Bear Lake County, Idaho-Robert Schmid, 85, Montpelier Stake Patriarch and recognized Bear Lake County historian died Tuesday night of a heart attack in the family residence. Mr. Schmid was ordained Montpelier Stake patriarch in March of 1947. He had been Bear Lake County historian for many years, and at his death was working on the 70th volume. Born Sept. 5, 1875, in Zurich Switzerland, he was a son of Karl August and Anna Landert Schmid. On Dec. 10, 1919, he married Conra Anna Shumway in the Salt Lake Temple, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She died in 1921. He married Nellie Parker Porter in June, 1923, in the Logan Temple. A life-long worker in the Church, Mr. Schmid had served as stake missionary, Sunday School superintendent and School superintendent and member of the stake high council. He served missions in the Swiss-Germ field and in the eastern United States. He had also served as bishop of the Bern Ward for 13 years. Surviors includ his widow; sons, Robert and David, both of Salt Lake City; Ivins, Bern and Marvin, in the U.S. Marines; daughters, Mrs. George (Anna)Vigos and Mrs Eugene (Bonnie Mae) Bridges, both of Salt Lake City; Mrs. Richard (Alice) Gorteinsky, Ogden; Mrs. Carl (Dorothy) Gilgren, Magna, Utah; Mrs. Robert (Connie) Jensen, Ovid and Mrs. Kent (Emma Lou) Skinner, Dingle, and 19 grand children. Funeral services will be conductd Friday at 1 p.m. in the Montpelier Stake Tabernacle. Friends may call at the Matthews Mortuary Thursday evening and Friday Morning.

Final Rites Held in Stake Tabernacle
Funeral services for Bishop Robert Schmid of Bern wer held at 1 p.m., Friday in the Montpelier L.D.S. Stake Tabernacle with Bishop Dean T. Kunz of the Bern Ward conducting. The opening song, "Oh My Father", was by trio from Bern, Verla Kunz, Laura Kunz and Marlene Kunz, accompanied by Ramona Johnson; invocation, Willard R. Kunz; vocal solo, "I know That My Redeemer Liveth", Helen Parker, accompanied by Ramona Johnson; talk and tribute, Bishop Dean T. Kunz; vocal solo, "My Task", Leonard Perkins, accompanied by Lillas Swensen; speaker, Bishop Parley Kunz; vocal solo, "in My Father's House are Many Mansions", Mrs. Waldo Andersen, accompanied by Mrs. Preston Michaelson; speaker, President Lewis Munk; song, "The Lord's Prayer", trio; benediction, David Parker. Prayer at the mortuary was offered by A.J.Winters. Interment was in the Bern cemetery and the grave was dedicated by William Johnson Matthews Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.

"Schmid, Robert, second Bishop of Bern Ward (Montpelier Stake), Bear Lake County, Idaho, was born Sept. 5, 1875, at Bern, Canton Zurich, Switzerland, the son of Carl A. Schmid and Anna Landert. He emigrated to America with his parents in June, 1886, and located at Bern, Bear Lake Valley, Idaho, and resided thirteen years in Paris and sixteen years in Georgetown. He was baptized by his father Sept. 5, 1883; ordained a Deacon in 1890, by Walter Hodge; ordained an Elder Jan. 31, 1898, by Robert Price; ordained a Seventy June 10, 1910, by Rulon S. Wells; ordained a High Priest Jan. 7, 1917, by John U. Stucki and ordained a Bishop April 5, 1917, by Heber J. Grant and set apart to preside over the Bern Ward, which position he still holds. When quite young he presided over the Deacons' quorum and acted as librarian in the Y.M.M.I.A. in the Paris Second Ward and also labored as a home missionary in the interest of M.I.A. part of the time as president of the Jura conference. After his return home he acted as superintendent of the Ward Sunday School and president of the Y.M.M.I.A. in Harwork in 1898. In 1914-1916 he filled a mission to Switzerland and the Eastern States. After his return he labored as a home missionary in the Bear Lake Stake. While residing in Georgetown he also acted as second assistant superintendent of the Ward Sunday school."

Courtesy of the LDS Biographical Encyclopedia pp 504-505 by Andrew Jenson

Biographical/Historical note
"Robert Schmid (1875-1961) was a Swiss Mormon convert and rancher in Idaho.
Robert Schmid was born at Berg Am Irchel, Canton Zurich Switzerland on September 5, 1875 to Karl August and Anna Landert Schmid. He was born in a town near Zurich, Switzerland. His parents were converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1880. Robert Schmid was baptized by his Father Karl August Schmid on 5 September 1883 He immigrated at age 11with his family from Switzerland to Bear Lake, Idaho in 1886. "Coming of Emigrants article" in the Salt Lake Herald from 29 May 1886 reports Karl Schmid, Anna Schmid, Robert Schmid, Emma Schmid and August Schmid had arrived in Utah from their long voyage on the S.S. Nevada of the Guion Line. Robert Schmid was ordained a deacon by Walter Hodge in 1890. In 1895 there was an Indian uprising at the Dairies, Williamsburg, Idaho. In 1895 Robert Schmid averted disaster and loads 9 wagons with refugees from the Dairies at Williamsburg, Idaho to help save them from the Indians. Rober Schmid was ordained an Elder in the LDS Church by Robert Price on 31 January 1898. After 1898 Robert Schmid returned home acted as superintendent of the Ward Sunday School and President of the Y.M.I.A. in Harwork. Robert Schmid was ordained a Seventy in the LDS Church by Rulon S. Wells on the 10 June 1910 He married Conra Anne Shumway on December 10, 1919 in the Logan LDS Temple. Robert Schmid filled a Mission to an LDS Swiss German mission and the the LDS Eastern States Mission from 1914 to 1916. Robert Schmid wrote a Post card to his Sister Anna Schmid Kunz telling her he visited their old home in Berg Am Irchel, Zurich, Switzerland on 17 September 1914. Robert Schmid Released From Swiss German Mission on 3 October 1914. Robert Schmid was ordained a High Priest by John U. Stucki on the 17 January 1917. Robert Schmid was ordained a Bishop and set apart by Heber J. Grant to preside over the Bern Ward from 5 April 1917 to 1930. Robert Schmid calls on Apostle David O. McKay to give his Sister who was ill a blessing in March of 1919. Together, they had three children: Anna Lucy (1920-1966), and twins Robert Hyrum and Mary (both born and died in 1921). Conra herself died in December of 1921in a tragic automobile accident. Robert remarried to Nellie Parker Porter on June 26, 1923 in the LDS Logan Temple. Together, they had ten children. Robert Schmid on a camping trip named Georgetown-Slug Creek Divide "Summit View" on 28 July 1930. Robert Schmid was ordained a Montpelier Stake Patriarch in March 1947. Robert Schmid was occupied as a rancher after his immigration, living in Georgetown, Idaho. He died on April 4, 1961, and is buried at Bern Cemetery, Bern, Bear Lake County, Idaho. Robert Schmid's One hundred year Birthday Anniversary and Family Reunion Given by His Children at Bern, Idaho on 9 August 1975. An article in the Church News in 1958 reports Montpelier Patriarch Writes History. Robert Schmid wrote a 60 year journal with 68 volumes. He had great love for all people."

Courtesy of Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University.

Family links: 
  Karl August Schmid (1837 - 1913)
  Anna Landert Schmid (1843 - 1911)
  Conra Shumway Schmid (1882 - 1921)
  Nellie Parker Porter Schmid (1896 - 1967)
  Anna Lucy Schmid Vigos (1920 - 2001)*
  Mary Schmid (1921 - 1921)*
  Robert Hyrum Schmid (1921 - 1921)*
  Alice Elinor Schmid Gortcinsky (1925 - 2014)*
  Julia Schmid (1930 - 1936)*
  Charles Schmid (1864 - 1909)*
  Anna Schmid Kunz (1867 - 1944)*
  Mary Schmid Kunz (1873 - 1920)*
  Robert Schmid (1875 - 1961)
  August Schmid (1884 - 1946)*
*Calculated relationship
Bern Cemetery
Bear Lake County
Idaho, USA
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Record added: Dec 17, 2005
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