Augusta <I>Leitsch</I> Schmidt

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Augusta Leitsch Schmidt

August Leitsch was born in Tegwitz, Saxe Altenburg, on December 10 (or possibly the 12), 1849, and came to Texas with her parents about 1852. She died at Rosanky on January 9, 1930 and is buried beside her husband.

We know very little about Andreas Leitsch and nothing at all about his relatives. He married Justine Ludwig, probably about 1848. Their only known child is Auguste Leitsch.

The family immigrated to Texas in 1852.

Tradition says that Andreas became ill and died soon after their arrival. No passenger list has been found nor has the name of the ship been determined. His widow, with her daughter, made their way to New Braunfels where on September 11, 1853, she married Michael Heimer, a widower with two small children. Robert Heimer, a grandson of Michael's first marriage said that Michael had immigrated on the same ship as the Leitsch family, and that his first wife died at Victoria, as did Andreas Leitsch. Both died of yellow fever.

On December 31, 1866 Auguste was married to Friedrich Paul Schmidt by the Reverend August Schuchard, pastor of what is now the First Protestant Church (Church of Christ) in New Braunfels. The marriage was recorded in the church and county records. The old church record books are still held by the church, but a four volume, indexed, typewritten transcript entitled Kirchenuch der Protestantischen Gemeinde Neu Braunfels, Texas is deposited in the University of Texas Archives in Austin. The transcript was made in 1938 and 1939 as part of the WPA historical records work project.




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  • Maintained by: Larry Van Horn
  • Originally Created by: Tammy New
  • Added: 21 May 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 37358910
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Augusta Leitsch Schmidt (10 Dec 1849–11 Jan 1930), Find A Grave Memorial no. 37358910, citing Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Cemetery, String Prairie, Bastrop County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Larry Van Horn (contributor 46839684) .