I thought it would be a good idea to put a blog up with the obituaries that I have for the “Schmidt Immigrants”.
The matriarch, Wilhelmine Winkelmann (1836 – 1914), who married Carl Friedrich Schmidt:
Carl Ernst Wilhelm “William” Schmidt (1862 – 1925) who married Ottilie Zierke:
Alvine Schmidt (1865-1942), who married Wilhelm Mueller:
Amelia “Emilie” Schmidt (1869 – 1932), who married Christian Karl:
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:
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: