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 Mary <I>Linden</I> Schmidt

Mary Linden Schmidt

Death 10 Dec 1936 (aged 90)
Rockford, Floyd County, Iowa, USA
Burial Rockford, Floyd County, Iowa, USA
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Mary (Linden) Myers Schmidt – June 29, 1846 – December 10, 1936


Rockford – Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Schmidt, for many years a resident of Rockford, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Bertha White, Thursday were held at the White home Saturday afternoon. The Rev. C. G. Fort, pastor of the Methodist Church, was in charge of the service with burial in Elmwood Cemetery.(*probably Riverside, Rockford)

Mrs. Schmidt, who was Mary Linden before her marriage, was the youngest of a family of nine children. She was born in Middledarf, Germany, June 29, 1846.

When 9, she, with her mother and brother started for this country to join her father in Potosi, Wisconsin, and were booked to sail from Antwerp, Belgium, but the vessel was delayed for four weeks and during this time the mother became ill and died and the son and daughter made the trip here alone, spending 40 days on the ocean.

She grew to womanhood at Potosi and there was married to Christian Myers in April, 1864, and they came to Iowa, settling on a farm in the Flood Creek neighborhood, where her husband built the first Flood Creek Methodist church.

After 12 years the family moved in to Rockford. Her husband died November 3, 1908, and on September 3, 1915, she was married to Phillip Schmidt, who died January 6, 1919. Mrs. Schmidt was a member of the Methodist Church.

She was the mother of 15 children, four of whom died in infancy and four after reaching adult age.

The surviving relatives are her daughters; Mrs. Bertha White, Rockford; Mrs. Herbert Gregory, Charles City; Mrs. Clarence Johnston, Piedmont, California; Mrs. George Reynolds, Winchester Bay, Oregon; Mrs. Josephine Cone, Hayward, California; Mrs. Gertrude Howson, Berkley, California; and one son; Roy Myers, Oakland, California. She is also survived by 18 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Mason City Globe Gazette, Saturday December 12, 1936

1900 US Census: Rockford, Floyd, Iowa
Christian C Myers 67 born October 1832 Switzerland
Mary 53 born June 1846 Germany
Edith 18 born May 1882 Iowa
Matilda 15 born June 1884 Iowa
Ray 12 born February 12, 1888 Iowa
Gertie 9 born February 1891 Iowa

Children of Christian Myers and Mary Linden..found in Census records from 1880-1900:
(1) John Edward about 1867 Iowa
(2) Christian H about 1869 Iowa (Henry Christian 1867-1924) Buried Riverside Rockford.
(3) Bertha about 1871 (Bertha Marie May 7, 1871-Iowa birth record. Bertha White, died November 1, 1945 Illinois
(4) Lovina about 1874 Iowa (Lovina September 8, 1873-married Herbert Gregory) She died January 19, 1963 in Charles City
(5) Arnold about 1876 Iowa (March 1, 1876 Iowa-birth record) He died May 8, 1928 in Illinois.
(6) Lena about 1878 Iowa (Lona Frena April 1, 1878-Iowa Birth…Lorene Johnston-Mrs. Clarence Johnston in the above obit). She died February 27, 1959 Alameda, California.
(7) Anna about 1879 Iowa (Mrs. George Reynolds )
(8) Edith May 1882 Iowa
(9) Matilda June 1884 Iowa (Josephine Matilda born June 4, 1884, died December 4, 1974 California. First husband Earl Burton Cone..died 1942 ; 2nd Husband ?Pefferle

(10 )Margaret/Mollie (Iowa birth June 7, 1886)-birth record under both names
(11) Roy about 1888 Iowa (Roy Frank Myers February 29, 1888, died April 14, 1951 Alameda, CA
(12) Gertie about 1891 Iowa (Gertrude A Howson February 6, 1891, died July 1, 1971 California)

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 100046346
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Linden Schmidt (29 Jun 1846–10 Dec 1936), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100046346, citing Riverside Cemetery, Rockford, Floyd County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by DM Scott (contributor 47110289) .