Schmitt, William M. 1836-1916
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Date: 7/27/2014 at 03:07:47
Wm. M. Schmitt passed away after a long illness, Thursday, December 14th, at his new home in Monona. He was born September 15, 1836, in Neugartheim, Conton Truchtesheim, Unter Elszas. Coming to America in 1857, he settled in Wisconsin. In 1858 he moved to Clayton county, Iowa.
On November 10th, 1862, his marriage to Miss Henrietta Hozh occurred.
At the commencement of the Civil War he enlisted in the Infantry, 38th Regiment Iowa volunteers. At Vicksburg his regiment was so nearly annihilated that it was merged with the 34th. After three years of valiant service he and his bride settled on a farm half a mile west of Watson, where their life work was carried out.
On November 10th, 1912, a large company helped them to celebrate their golden wedding anniversary. In October, on the completion of their large residence on West Center street, the aged couple moved into Monona.
Mr. Schmitt is survived by his widow, five sons and three daughters, all of whom have grown to maturity. The funeral services were conducted at the Watson church, Rev. E.G. Glaeser officiating and Rev. Jas. B. Bird assisting. Burial in the Watson cemetery. The deceased veteran's sons were the pall bearers.
~The Register and Argus, Thursday evening, December 21, 1916, Monona Correspondence column
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