Schmidt Immigrant Obituaries

I thought it would be a good idea to put a blog up with the obituaries that I have for the “Schmidt Immigrants”.

Wilhhelm Schmidt with his mother and five sisters in 1893.

Wilhhelm Schmidt with his mother and five sisters in 1893.

The matriarch, Wilhelmine Winkelmann (1836 – 1914), who married Carl Friedrich Schmidt:

Wilhelmine Winkelmann, 1914

Wilhelmine Winkelmann, 1914

Carl Ernst Wilhelm “William” Schmidt (1862 – 1925) who married Ottilie Zierke:

Wilhelm Schmidt Obit, 1925

Wilhelm Schmidt Obit, 1925

Alvine Schmidt (1865-1942), who married Wilhelm Mueller:

Alvine Schmidt Mueller Obit

Alvine Schmidt Mueller Obit, 1942

Amelia “Emilie” Schmidt (1869 – 1932), who married Christian Karl:

Amelie Schmidt Karl Obiit, 1932

Amelie Schmidt Karl Obiit, 1932

Antonie “Antonia” Schmidt (1872 – 1951), who married Theodore Beste:

Here is the text from the San Mateo Times December 10, 1951, page 19


Mrs. Antonia Beste, 79, the mother of Mrs. Ruth Hicks of 421 Aargon boulevard, San Mateo, died this morning at her daughter’s home. A native of Posen, Germany, she had lived in San Mateo 8 years. She was a member of the Grace Lutheran church of San Mateo and the Royal Neighbors of Schofield, Wis.  The widow of Theodore Beste, she is survived, in addition to her daughter, by two grandchildren, Judy and Jim Hicks of San Mateo.  Funeral services will be held at the Grace Lutheran church tomorrow at 2 p.m. Interment will follow at St. John’s cemetery, San Mateo. Friends may call at the Crosby-N Gray mortuary in Burlingame until noon tomorrow.

Auguste Pauline “Lena” Schmidt (1875 – 1953) who married Peter Blanchard Little:

Wausau Daily Herald, 8 Sept 1958, p6.

Wausau Daily Herald, 8 Sept 1958, p6.

Here is the text from her obituary in the Rhinelander Daily News September 9, 1953, page 2:

Mrs. Lena Little Dies in Wausau

Funeral services will be held at 10 a. m. Thursday in a Wausau funeral home and at 1 p. m. Thursday in St. Peter’s Lutheran Church at Schofield for Mrs. Lena Little, 77, of Rothschild, former well-known resident of Minocqua, who died Labor Day [Sept 7] in Wausau. Burial will be in the Minocqua cemetery late Thursday afternoon. Mrs. Little, born Nov. 25. 1875, in Germany, came to this country in 1892 and was married in 1896 in Minocqua to Peter Little, who died 20 years ago. They lived in Minocqua for 30 years, during which time her husband operated a tavern and barber shop. Mrs. Little had resided in Rothschild and Schofield for the last 21 years. Survivors include a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Ernest Little, with whom she made her home in Rothschild, several nieces and nephews, and a granddaughter, Karen Little, of Rothschild.

Auguste Bertha “Bertha” Schmidt (1880 – 1946), who married Joseph Schneider:

Bertha Schmidt Obit, 1946

Bertha Schmidt Obit, 1946


About cthomas1967

Seeking to bring my ancestors out of the shadows of history and into the light. I have always been interested in history, and at a few different times I tried to do a family tree, but wasn't able to do it with the technology that was available then. On a business trip I visited the World War I Museum in Kansas City, MO and it was a very impressive establishment. While I was there I remember thinking, "Didn't my great-grandfather father fight in World War I? And wasn't his brother killed alongside him in some famous battle? I wonder if I can find out where he died." That's what started it all. View all posts by cthomas1967

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