The birth record for another of the fabled “Schmidt Sisters”.
This document comes courtesy of Marlena Krzeminska, who found it in the state archive in Pila, Poland. It is exciting because it shows that the Schmidt family was in Gornitz, Posen, Prussia in 1875, five years earlier than we had known before.
Runau the 6th December 1875
Before the undersigned registrar appeared today the known person the “Eigenthümer” [property owner, or owner of a farm] Friedrich Schmidt, resident of Gornitz, evangelical religion, who stated that Wilhelmine Schmidt née Winkelmann, his wife, evangelical religion, resident with him in Gornitz has given birth on the morning of 25th of November, one thousand eight hundred and seventy five to a female child named Auguste Pauline.
Signed and attested, Friedrich Schmidt, and the registrar.