John Nicholas Schmitz

John Nicholas Schmitz

Birth
Germany
Death 31 Jul 1905 (aged 61)
Odebolt, Sac County, Iowa, USA
Burial Odebolt, Sac County, Iowa, USA
Plot Lot 227
Memorial ID 19246066 · View Source
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John Schmitz, a Civil War Veteran, was born Dec. 2, 1843, at Rodt Rhine, Providence of Germany, and died July 31, 1905, at Odebolt, Iowa. He was the son of Nicholas and Johanna Schmitz, came to America in 1860, and settled at Dubuque County, Iowa.

He enlisted at 18 years of age in Co. B, 27th Iowa Volunteer Infantry at Dubuque County, Iowa, in 1862 and served 3 years. He participated in battles of Vicksburg and Nashville, and when Hood's Army was alienated by Thomas. He went with the soldiers to Minnesota to quell the Crow Insurrection. He served in Missouri. John was discharged at Clinton, Iowa, on Aug. 8, 1865.

He taught school for 12 years.

In 1882, he came to Sac County, Iowa, and went into retail merchandising with his brother, Leonard. They were in the insurance and loan business, and in 1901, they opened the German Bank in Odebolt, Iowa.

John married Mary A. Weiland on October 28, 1873, at Otter Creek, Iowa. Mary was born on Feb. 22, 1852, at Heffen Har-stad, Germany. She died May 30, 1934.

He was a member of the G.A.R. Post 117, Odebolt, Iowa.


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  • Maintained by: crfordy
  • Originally Created by: Conley Wolterman
  • Added: 5 May 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19246066
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Nicholas Schmitz (2 Dec 1843–31 Jul 1905), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19246066, citing Saint Martins Catholic Cemetery, Odebolt, Sac County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by crfordy (contributor 46958709) .