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Timeline for Schmidt and Winkelmann Families in Prussia

This document is an attempt to outline what we know about the families of my 3x-great-grandfather Carl Friedrich Schmidt (1835-1892) and his wife, Wilhelmine Winkelmann (1836-1914).  The families both seem to have roots in Kreis Friedeberg in Posen, Prussia, and then both seem to have moved to the area around Karolina in Kreis Czarnikau, some distance to the East.

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Kreis Friedeberg showing Bergdorf, Modderpfuhl, Pehlitz, Weissfenn, and Driesen (near Alt-Beelitz).

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Karolina, Gornitz, Stieglitz, & Schönlanke in Kreis Czarnikau/Netzekreis

 

abt 1805 – Unknown – Birth of Johann Christian Ludwig Schmidt.  Said to have been a “kolonist” or settler and farmer in the marriage document of his son Carl Friedrich Schmidt. Said to be an Eigenthümer (farm owner) on marriage record of son Ferdinand Schmidt. Said to be Einwohner (citizen) on marriage record of son Wilhelm Ludwig Schmidt.

1808 – Bergdorf, Kreis Friedeberg – Birth of Christian Julius Winkelmann, per his death record.

29 Mar 1814 – Pehlitz, Kreis Friedeberg – Birth of Johanna Charlotte Börk.

23 Nov 1832 – Unknown – Birth of Wilhelm Ludwig Schmidt to Johann Ludwig Schmidt and unknown mother, per WL Schmidt’s marriage record.

1835 – Unknown – Birth of Carl Friedrich Schmidt to Johann Ludwig Schmidt and unknown mother, per CF Schmidt’s marriage record.

abt 1835 – Likely Kreis Friedeberg – Marriage of Christian Julius Winkelmann and Johanna Charlotte Börk.

20 Dec 1836 – Bergdorf, Kreis Friedeberg – Birth of Wilhelmine Winkelmann to Christian Julius Winkelmann and Johanna Charlotte Börk.

1839 – Bergdorf, Kreis Friedeberg – Birth of Hannah Auguste Friedricke Winkelmann to Christian Julius Winkelmann and Johanna Charlotte Börk.

1841 – Bergdorf, Kreis Friedeberg – Birth of Carl Julius Winkelmann to Christian Julius Winkelmann and Johanna Charlotte Börk.

4 Jun 1843Alt-Beelitz, Kries Friedeberg – Birth of Christian Friedrich Winkelmann to Christian Julius Winkelmann and Johanna Charlotte Börk, per his death record.

1844 – Unknown – Birth of Ferdinand Schmidt to Johann Ludwig Schmidt and unknown mother, per F. Schmidt’s marriage record.

25 Sept 1847 – Bergdorf, Kreis Friedeberg- Birth of Franz Hermann Wilhelm Winkelmann to Christian Winkelmann and his wife Johanna Charlotte née Börk.

Dec 1850 – Bergdorf, Kreis Friedeberg – Birth of Antonie Francesca Ottilie Winkelmann to Christian Winkelmann and his wife Johanna Charlotte née Börk.

6 Apr 1855 – Bergdorf, Kreis Friedeberg- Birth of Marie Pauline Winkelmann to Christian Winkelmann and his wife Johanna Charlotte née Börk from Carolina, per her marriage record.

Sept 1859 – Modderpfuhl, Kreis Friedeberg – Carl Friedrich Schmidt is living here per his marriage record.

Sept 1859 – Karolina – Wilhelmine Winkelmann is living here per her marriage record.

3o Oct 1859 – Karolina – Marriage of Carl Friedrich Schmidt from Modderpfuhl, son of the deceased kolonist Johann Ludwig Schmidt, to Wilhelmine Winkelmann, daughter of the kolonist Christian Winkelmann from Karolina.

7 Aug 1862 – Weissfenn, Kries Friedeberg – Birth of Carl Ernst Wilhelm Schmidt to Carl Friedrich Schmidt and Wilhelmine Winkelmann.

14 Feb 1864 – Karolina – Marriage of Wilhelm Friedrich Prielipp resident of Karolina with Hanna Auguste Friedericke Winkelmann, daughter of the Kolonist Christian Winkelmann of Karolina.

18 Sept 1864 – Karolina – Marriage of the journeyman carpenter Wilhelm (Ludwig) Schmidt, from Karolina, age 32, son of the deceased farm-owner(?) Christian Ludwig Schmidt and Miss Sophie Habermann, age 24, daughter of the Kolonist Christoph Habermann.

10 Nov 1865 – Karolina – Birth of Alvine Bertha Schmidt to the “kolonist” Carl Friedrich Schmidt and Wilhelmine Winkelmann.

19 Jun 1866 – Karolina – Birth of Ottilie Auguste Schmidt to Wilhelm Ludwig Schmidt and Sophie Pauline née Habermann.

28 Oct 1867 – Karolina – Birth of Auguste Amalie Schmidt to Wilhelm Ludwig Schmidt and Sophie Pauline née Habermann.

18 Jan 1869 – Karolina – Birth of Amelie Franzisca Schmidt to Carl Friedrich Schmidt and Wilhelmine Winkelmann.

2 Apr 1869 -Karolina – Departure of Wilhelm Ludwig Schmidt for Wisconsin with wife and two daughters aboard the SS America.  Passenger list lists Karolina as last place of residence.

19 Feb 1871 – Stieglitz – Marriage of the bachelor Ludwig Gustav Neumann, age 22, and Antonie Winkelmann, age 20.

19 Mar 1871 – Stieglitz – Marriage of the bachelor journeyman carpenter Franz Winkelmann with Miss Bertha Ohst.

18 Aug 1872 – Karolina – Birth of Auguste Marie Winkelmann to the Kolonist Franz Winkelmann and Bertha Ohst.  Godparents were Emilie Ohst, Auguste Pontow, and Mrs. Auguste Elftmann.

31 Aug 1872 – Karolina – Birth of Antonie Wilhelmine Schmidt to the “kolonist” Friedrich Schmidt and Wilhelmine Winkelmann.  Godparents were Miss Pauline Winkelmann (aunt to Antonie, sister to Wilhelmine Winkelmann), Mrs. Wilhelmine Winkelmann née Dumke (aunt of Antonie, wife of Christian Friedrich Julius Winkelmann), and Gustav Elftmann.

24 Apr 1874 – Stieglitz – Marriage of the journeyman carpenter [Zimmergesell] and bachelor Ferdinand Schmidt, age 30, from Stieglitz, son of the deceased property-owner [Eigenthümer] Ludwig Schmidt from Stieglitz, and Miss Wilhelmine Dietert, 22 years old, from Stieglitz.

7 Aug 1874 – Karolina – Pauline Winkelmann is listed on the baptism of her nephew Gustav Eduard Winkelmann.

25 Nov 1875 – Gornitz – Birth of Auguste Pauline Schmidt to the “eigenthümer” Carl Friedrich Schmidt and Wilhelmine Winkelmann.

11 Jan 1880 – Gornitz – Birth of Auguste Bertha Schmidt to the “kolonist” Carl Friedrich Schmidt and Wilhelmine Winkelmann.

26 Jan 1880 – Karolina – Marriage between the “Tischler” [carpenter or  cabinet maker or joiner] Carl Ludwig Hermann Gonitz, and Marie Pauline Winkelmann, daughter of the Leibgedinger [laborer] Christian Winkelmann and his wife Johanna Charlotte née Börk from Karolina.

Jun 1885 – Gornitz – Departure of Carl Ernst Wilhelm Schmidt to Wisconsin, per his military passport.

22 Dec 1885 – Karolina – Death of Johanna Charlotte Börke.

14 Dec 1886 – Karolina – Death of Christian Julius Winkelmann.  The Kolonist [farmer] Michael Zadow resident of Carolina reports, that the Leibgedinger [laborer] Christian Winkelmann, 78 years old, of evangelical religion, resident of Carolina, born in an unknown location, laborer for the reporting person, died on 14 Dec 1886, at 1 p.m., in the domicile of the reporting person.  Signed, Michael Zadow.  According to the subsequent declaration of the Kolonist Michael Zadow from Carolina concerning the hearing from July 7th and 22nd 1888, the deceased laborer Christian Winkelmann was born in Bergthal (sic, Bergdorf), Kreis Friedeberg, and was married to the deceased Charlotte née Börke. The names of the laborer Christian Winkelmann’s parents’, their rank, status and where they lived, is unknown.

Mar 1891 – Stieglitz – Carl Friedrich Schmidt and Wilhelmine Winkelmann are said to be resident here per the marriage record of their daughter Emilie Schmidt.  C.F. Schmidt is listed as “Häusler” (Cottager).

Mar 1891 – Stieglitz – Ferdinand Schmidt said to be resident here per the marriage of their daughter Emilie Schmidt.  Listed as Händler (merchant).

28 Mar 1891 – Stieglitz – Marriage of the laborer (Arbeiter) Christian Karl, son of the laborer (Arbeiter) Daniel Karl and his wife Regine née Seeger, both residents of Klebow, and Emilie Franziska Schmidt, born the 18th of January 1869 in Karolina, Kreis Czarnikau, resident of Stieglitz, Kreis Czarnikau, daughter of merchant (Händler) Friedrich Schmidt and his wife Wilhelmine née Winkelmann, both residents of Stieglitz.  Witnesses: Merchant  Ferdinand Schmidt, 46 years old, resident of Stieglitz, and the laborer Gustav Wehrmann, 24 years old, resident of Stieglitz.

24 Jun 1891 – Stieglitz – Birth of Gustav Albert Karl and Wilhelm Friedrich Karl to Christian Karl and Emilie Schmidt.

5 Apr 1892 – Departure of the SS Aller with Amelie Schmidt and her husband Christian Karl and son Gustav Karl for Wisconsin.

11 Jul 1892 – Departure of SS Ems with Wilhelmine Winkelmann and her daughters Alvine and Bertha and grandson Wilhelm Karl for Wisconsin.

8 Mar 1902  – Schönlanke – The carpenter Gustav (Edouard) Winkelmann (son of the deceased), resident of Schönlanke, reported that the “Bauunternehmer” (building contractor)  (Christian Friedrich) Julius Winkelmann,  58 years old, resident in Schönlanke,  born in Alt-Beelitz  (near Driesen), married to Wilhelmine nèe Dumke, still resident here,  son of the deceased “Landwirt” (farmer) (Christian Julius) Winkelmann who lived in Karolina,  died in Schönlanke in his home on 8 Mar 1902, 7:45 p.m.