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 John Valentine Schmidt

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John Valentine Schmidt

Birth
Saxony (Sachsen), Germany
Death
19 Aug 1914 (aged 77)
Berlin, Germany
Burial
Ilion, Herkimer County, New York, USA
Memorial ID
70581356 View Source

Mr. Schmidt with his son, Dr. John A. Schmidt were visiting in Germany for the first time since he left there 60 years ago. The two were in Berlin when the war broke out, but a message from them on Aug. 7 stated that they had succeeded in getting to The Hague, Holland.

He was a son of John Wendell Schmidt, a maker of surgical instruments and of Catherine Dittmar Schmidt. Mr. Schmidt was educated in the public schools and in 1855 came to America. For some time he was employed in the making of Cutlery at Baltimore. From 1856 to 1861 he was employed by the Newark Machine Company at Newark, NJ, as a practical machinist.

In 1861 he came to Ilion, where he has since lived. He was first employed as model maker for E. Remington & Son, and made the first model for the Remington breach-loading rifle.

Mr. Schmidt was united in marriage with Catherine Seibert, at Newark, on Dec. 26, 1830. Their happiness was broken in July 1912, by the death of Mrs. Schmidt.

Ten children were born to that union and of them seven survive. They are Dr. John A. Schmidt, Brooklyn; Wilhelm A. Schmidt, Frank A. Schmidt, Theodore W. Schmidt, Ilion; Dr. Robert R. Schmidt, Elmira; Mrs. Robert W. Warner, Ilion; and Mrs. Noel S. Bennett, Albany. Ten grandchildren also survive.

Mr. Schmidt with his son, Dr. John A. Schmidt were visiting in Germany for the first time since he left there 60 years ago. The two were in Berlin when the war broke out, but a message from them on Aug. 7 stated that they had succeeded in getting to The Hague, Holland.

He was a son of John Wendell Schmidt, a maker of surgical instruments and of Catherine Dittmar Schmidt. Mr. Schmidt was educated in the public schools and in 1855 came to America. For some time he was employed in the making of Cutlery at Baltimore. From 1856 to 1861 he was employed by the Newark Machine Company at Newark, NJ, as a practical machinist.

In 1861 he came to Ilion, where he has since lived. He was first employed as model maker for E. Remington & Son, and made the first model for the Remington breach-loading rifle.

Mr. Schmidt was united in marriage with Catherine Seibert, at Newark, on Dec. 26, 1830. Their happiness was broken in July 1912, by the death of Mrs. Schmidt.

Ten children were born to that union and of them seven survive. They are Dr. John A. Schmidt, Brooklyn; Wilhelm A. Schmidt, Frank A. Schmidt, Theodore W. Schmidt, Ilion; Dr. Robert R. Schmidt, Elmira; Mrs. Robert W. Warner, Ilion; and Mrs. Noel S. Bennett, Albany. Ten grandchildren also survive.


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