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Timeline for Winkelmann Family in Prussia

This document is an attempt to outline what we know about the family of my 3x-great-grandmother Wilhelmine Winkelmann (1836-1914). Her family, like the family of her husband Carl Friedrich Schmidt, lived in Kreis Friedeberg in Posen, Prussia, and then moved to the towns around Karolina and Stieglitz 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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Kreis Czarnikau showing Karolina, Gornitz, Stieglitz, & Schönlanke

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

29 Mar 1814 – Pehlitz, Kreis Friedeberg – Birth of Johanna Charlotte Börk, per her death 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 1843 – Alt-Beelitz, Kries Friedeberg – Birth of Christian Friedrich Winkelmann to Christian Julius Winkelmann and Johanna Charlotte Börk, per his death 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 – Karolina, Kreis Czarnikau – Wilhelmine Winkelmann is living here per her marriage record.

30 Oct 1859 – Karolina, Kreis Carnikau – 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.

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.

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

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

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

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

18 Aug 1872 – Karolina, Kreis Czarnikau – 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, Kreis Czarnikau – 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.

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

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

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

26 Jan 1880 – Karolina, Kreis Czarnikau – 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.

22 Dec 1885 – Karolina, Kreis Czarnikau – Death of Johanna Charlotte Börke. “Nr. 99. Stieglitz, the 23rd of December, before the registrar came the leibgedinger (retired farmer living on the farm he once worked) Christian Winkelmann, resident of Carolina, to say that Charlotte Winkelmann née Börke, his wife, 71 years 7 months, 23 days of age, evangelical religion, resident of Carolina, born in Pehlitz (Kreis Friedeberg) on 29 Mar 1814, parents of the deceased unknown, died at his residence in Carolina at 2:00 in the afternoon on the 22 Dec 1885.”

14 Dec 1886 – Karolina, Kreis Czarnikau – 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, Kreis Czarnikau – 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).

28 Mar 1891 – Stieglitz, Kreis Czarnikau – 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.

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.

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Timeline for Schmidt Family in Prussia

This document is an attempt to outline what we know about the family of my 3x-great-grandfather Carl Friedrich Schmidt (1835-1892).  The Schmidts seem to have once lived in Kreis Arnswalde, then movied to Kreis Friedeberg before settling in the towns of Karolina, Stieglitz, and Gornitz in Kreis Czarnikau, some distance to the East.

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Map showing Marienwalde, Kreis Arnswalde (top) and Modderpfuhl, Kreis Friedeberg (bottom).

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

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Kreis Czarnikau showing Karolina, Gornitz, Stieglitz, and Schönlanke

abt 1800 – Marienwalde, Kreis Arnswalde – Birth of Johann Christian Ludwig “Ludwig” Schmidt to unknown parents.  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.  Possible siblings to Ludwig include Gottfried, Georg, and Johann Schmidt, who all have records in Steiglitz/Schönlanke.

abt 1825 – Marienwalde, Kreis Arnswalde – Marriage of Ludwig Schmidt with Christiane Krüger.

Jun 1826 – Marienwalde, Kreis Arnswalde – Birth of August Schmidt to Ludwig Schmidt and Christiane Krüger, per August Schmidt’s death record.

23 Nov 1832 – Modderpfuhl, Kreis Friedeberg – Birth of Wilhelm Ludwig Schmidt to Johann Ludwig Schmidt and Christiane Krüger, per WL Schmidt’s marriage record.

1835 – Modderpfuhl, Kreis Friedeberg – Birth of Carl Friedrich Schmidt to Johann Ludwig Schmidt and Christiane Krüger, per CF Schmidt’s marriage record.

1844 – Modderpfuhl, Kries Friedeberg – Birth of Johann Ferdinand “Ferdinand” Schmidt to Johann Ludwig Schmidt and Christiane Krüger, per Ferdinand Schmidt’s marriage record.

abt 1855 – Modderpfuhl, Kreis Friedeberg – Marriage of August Schmidt to first wife Wilhelmine Mathes.

15 Jun 1859 – Weissfenn, Kreis Friedeberg – Birth of Alvine Auguste Schmidt to August Schmidt and Wilhelmine Mathes, per her death record.

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

30 Oct 1859 – Karolina, Kreis Carnikau – 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.

18 Sept 1864 – Karolina, Kries Czarnikau – Marriage of the bachelor and journeyman carpenter Wilhelm (Ludwig) Schmidt, from Karolina, age 32, son of the deceased “ein.” (possibly einwhoner/resident or einlinger/farm-worker) Christian Ludwig Schmidt and Miss (Ottilie) Sophie Pauline Habermann, age 24, daughter of the kolonist Christoph Habermann.

abt 1864 – Stieglitz, Kries Czarnikau – Divorce of August Schmidt and first wife Wilhelmine Mathes, per death record for Alvine Auguste Schmidt.

abt 1865 – Stieglitz, Kreis Czarnikau – Marriage of August Schmidt to Emilie Alvine Krüger.

10 Nov 1865 – Karolina, Kreis Czarnikau – Birth of Alvine Bertha Schmidt to the “kolonist” Carl Friedrich Schmidt and Wilhelmine Winkelmann.  “No. 112.  Birth of Alvine Bertha Schmidt, daughter of the kolonist Friedrich Schmidt and Wilheline Winkelmann, on 10 Nov 1865, baptized on 26 Nov 1865. Godparents: Wilhelmine Prielipp & Antonia Winkelmann.”

17 Jun 1866 – Stieglitz, Kreis Czarnikau – Birth of Luise Bertha Schmidt to August Schmidt and Emilie Alvine Krüger.

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

25 Oct 1867 – Karolina, Kreis Czarnika – Birth of Emilie Auguste Schmidt to Wilhelm Ludwig Schmidt and Sophie Pauline Habermann.

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

2 Apr 1869 – Karolina, Kreis Czarnikau – 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.  Wilhelm is listed as a carpenter.

31 Aug 1872 – Karolina, Kreis Czarnikau – Birth of Antonie Wilhelmine Schmidt to the “kolonist” Friedrich Schmidt and Wilhelmine Winkelmann. “Nr. 32.  Birth of Antonie Wilhelmine Schmidt, daughter of the kolonist Friedrich Schmidt and Wilhelmine Winkelmann on 31 Aug 1872 in Karolina, baptized on 8 Sept 1872.  Godparents: 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.”

19 Oct 1872 – Stieglitz, Kreis Czarnikau – Birth of Emma Wilhelmine Schmidt to August Schmidt and Emilie Alvine Krüger.

24 Apr 1874 – Stieglitz, Kreis Czarnikau – 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.

23 Jul 1874 – Stieglitz, Kreis Czarnikau – Birth of Anna Emilie Schmidt to August Schmidt and Emilie Alvine Krüger.

15 Feb 1875 – Stieglitz, Kreis Czarnikau – Birth of Bertha Louis Schmidt to Friedrich Schmidt and Wilhelmine Dietert.  “Nr. 32. Runau, the 15h February 1875. Before the registrar appeared the einwohner (resident) Johann Ferdinand Schmidt, resident in Stieglitz, evangelical religion, to say that his wife Wilhelmine née Dietert, evangelical religion, resident with him gave birth in Stieglitz on 13 Feb 1875 to a daughter Bertha Louise Schmidt.”

25 Nov 1875 – Gornitz, Kreis Czarnikau – Birth of Auguste Pauline Schmidt to the “eigenthümer” Carl Friedrich Schmidt and Wilhelmine Winkelmann.  “No. 215.  Runau, 6th December 1875.  Before the undersigned registrar appeared today the known person and eigenthümer 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 25 Nov 1875 to a female child named Auguste Pauline Schmidt.”

9 Apr 1876 – Stieglitz, Kreis Czarnikau – Birth of Robert Emil Schmidt to August Schmidt and Emilie Krüger.  “Nr. 69.  Runau, 11th April 1876.  Before the registrar came the händler August Schmidt, resident of Stieglitz, evangelical religion, to say that his wife Emilie née Krüger, evangelical religion, resident with him, gave birth in Stieglitz on 9 Apr 1876 to a son Robert Emil Schmidt.”

19 May 1876 – Stieglitz, Kreis Czarnikau – Birth of Emma Auguste Schmidt to Ferdinand Schmidt and Wilhelmine Dietert.  “Nr. 95.  Runau, 22nd May 1876.  Before the registrar came the händler Johann Ferdinand Schmidt, reslident of Stieglitz, evangelical religion, to say that his wife Wilhelmine née Dietert, evangelical religion, resident with him, gave birth in Stieglitz on 16 May 1876 to a daughter Emma Auguste Schmidt.”

12 Dec 1877 – Stieglitz, Kreis Czarnikau – Birth of Friedrich Emil Schmidt to Ferdinand Schmidt and Wilhelmine Dietert.  “Nr. 216. Runau, the 17h Dec 1877. Before the registrar appeared the händler (merchant) Johann Ferdinand Schmidt, resident in Stieglitz, evangelical religion, to say that his wife Wilhelmine née Dietert, evangelical religion, resident with him gave birth in Stieglitz on 12 Dec 1877 to a son Friedrich Emil Schmidt.”

8 May 1879 – Stieglitz, Kreis Czarnikau – Birth of Otto Albert Schmidt to August Schmidt and Emilie Alvine Krüger.  “Nr. 72  Runau, 8th May 1879.  Before the registrar appeared the händler (merchant) August Schmidt, resident in Stieglitz, evangelical religion to report that his wife, Emilie Alvine née Krüger, evangelical religion, resident with him, gave birth to a son at their home in Stieglitz, on 7 May 1879 named Otto Albert Schmidt.”

5 Oct 1879 – Stieglitz, Kreis Czarnikau – Birth of Johann Gustav Schmidt to Ferdinand Schmidt and Wilhelmine Dietert.  “Nr. 75  Runau, 13th October 1879.  Before the registrar appeared the händler Johann Ferdinand Schmidt, resident in Stieglitz, evangelical religion, to report that Wilhelmina née Dietert, his wife, evangelical religion, resident with him, gave birth in Stieglitz on 5 Oct 1879 to a son Johann Gustav Schmidt.”

11 Jan 1880 – Gornitz, Kreis Czarnikau – Birth of Auguste Bertha Schmidt to the “kolonist” Carl Friedrich Schmidt and Wilhelmine Winkelmann.  “Nr. 16  Runau, 15th January 1880.  Before the registrar appeared the known kolonist (settler) Friedrich Schmidt, resident in Gornitz, evangelical religion to report that his wife, Wilhelmine Schmidt, nèe Winkelmann, evangelical religion, resident with him, gave birth to a daughter at their home in Gornitz, on Jan 11th 1880, 4:00 p.m. named Auguste Bertha.”

30 Jun 1880 – Stieglitz, Kreis Czarnikau – Birth of Paul August Schmidt to August Schmidt and Emilie Alvine Krüger.  “Nr. 125, Runau, the 5th July 1880, appeared before the registrar the händler (merchant) August Schmidt, resident in Stieglitz, evangelical religion, to say that Emilie Alvine Schmidt née Krüger, his wife, evangelical religion, resident with him, gave birth in Stieglitz on 3 Jun 1880 to a boy named Paul August Schmidt.”

21 May 1883 – Stieglitz, Kreis Czarnikau – Birth of August Otto Schmidt to August Schmidt and Emilie Alvine Krüger.

22 May 1883 – Stieglitz, Kries Czarnikau – Birth of Louise Emilie Schmidt to Alvine August Schmidt (unmarried).  Grandfather August Schmidt reports the birth.  “Nr 56.  Stieglitz the 26th May 1883.  Before the registrar appeared the midwife Mrs. Auguste Breitkreutz née Breitkreutz, resident of Stieglitz, to say that the unmarried woman Alvine Auguste Schmidt, evangelical religion, reslident with (her father) the händler August Schmidt in Stieglitz, gave birth in Stieglitz on 22 May 1883 to a daughter Louise Emilie Schmidt.”

12 Jun 1883 – Stieglitz, Kreis Czarnikau – Death of Alvine Auguste Schmidt.  “Nr. 53, Stieglitz, the 13th June 1883, appeared before the registrar the händler August Schmidt, resident in Stieglitz to say that Alwine Auguste Schmidt, aged 23 years, 10 months, 27 days, evangelical religion, resident in Stieglitz, born in Weißfenn (Kreis Friedeberg, Brandenburg, Prussia) on 15 Jun 1859, daughter of himself and his divorced wife Wilhelmine née Mathes died in Stieglitz in the apartment of the notifier on the 12th Jun 1883 at 6am.”

10 Apr 1885 – Stieglitz, Kreis Czarnikau – Birth of Adelegund Ida Schmidt to August Schmidt and Emilie Alvine Krüger.

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

18 Apr 1888 – Stieglitz, Kreis Czarnikau – Birth of Minna Marta Schmidt to August Schmidt and Emilie Alvine Krüger.

Mar 1891 – Stieglitz, Kreis Czarnikau – 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 “händler” (merchant).  “Stieglitz the 28th of March 1891, before the registrar came the laborer (Arbeiter) Christian Karl, of known identity, evangelical religion, born the 29th April, 1863 in Woltin, Kreis Greifenhagen (Pommern), resident of Klebow, Kreis Greifenhagen (Pommern), son of the laborer (Arbeiter) Daniel Karl and his wife Regine née Seeger, both residents of Klebow, and Emilie Franziska Schmidt, unmarried, of known identity, evangelical religion, born the 18th of January 1869 in Karolina, Kreis Czarnikau, resident of Stieglitz, Kreis Czarnikau, daughter of händler (merchant) Friedrich Schmidt and his wife Wilhelmine née Winkelmann, both residents of Stieglitz. Witnesses: 3. The händler Ferdinand Schmidt (groom’s brother), 46 years old, resident of Stieglitz, 4. The laborer Gustav Wehrmann, 24 years old, resident of Stieglitz.”

Mar 1891 – Stieglitz, Kreis Czarnikau – Ferdinand Schmidt said to be resident here per the marriage of his daughter Emilie Schmidt.  Listed as händler (merchant).

28 Mar 1891 – Stieglitz, Kreis Czarnikau – 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, Kreis Czarnikau – 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.

4 Oct 1902 – Stieglitz, Kreis Czarnikau – Death of Ferdinand Schmidt.  “Nr 24.  Steiglitz, the 5th October 1902.  Before the registrar appeared the häusler’s wife Wilhelmine Schmidt née Dietert, resident in Stieglitz to say that her husband the häusler Ferdinand Schmidt, 58 years old, evangelical religion, formerly resident in Stieglitz, born in Modderphul, Kreis Friedeberg, Newmark, son of the deceased eigentümer from Modderphul, Ludwig Schmidt and his wife Christiane née Krüger of Stieglitz, deceased, last resident in Stieglitz, died in Stieglitz 4 Oct 1902.  Signed, Wilhelmine Schmidt née Dietert.”

5 Dec 1905 – Stieglitz, Kreis Czarnikau – Death of August Schmidt.  “Nr. 30, Stieglitz, the 5th December 1905, appeared before the registrar the häusler Hermann Wollgast, resident in Stieglitz, to say that the alsitzer (pensioner) August Schmidt, aged 78 1/2 years, evangelical religion, resident in Stieglitz, born in Amt (department) Marienwalde, Kreis Armswalde, resident with his wife Emilie née Krüger, son of the deceased eigentümer Ludwig Schmidt last resident in Modderphul, and his wife Christiana née Krüger, deceased in Stieglitz, died 5 Dec 1905. Read, approved and signed, Hermann Wolgast.”

28 May 1906 – Driesen, Kreis Friedeberg – Johann Gustav Schmidt is listed as a tailor living here on marriage record of his sister Bertha Louise Schmidt and Adolf Otto Schöning.

1 Apr 1907 – Driesen, Kreis Friedeberg – Johann Gustav Schmidt is listed as a tailor living here on marriage record of his sister Anna Antonie Schmidt and Gustav Emil Knöpke.