SCHMIDT, Fred C. 1870-1945
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 4/6/2017 at 15:39:37
Fred C. Schmidt Died Sunday At Pierre, S.D.
Fred C. Schmidt, who spent the greater part of his life in this locality, died in a hospital at Pierre, So. Dak., Sunday. Death was the result of a heart ailment with which Mr. Schmidt had been afflicted for some time. When his condition became quite serious, the family were sent for. They included his son Fred and his wife and their daughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. George Heronimus from here and another son George Schmidt from Janesville, Iowa. They were at Mr. Schmidt's bedside two days before his death. He was 75 years old.
The body will be sent to Holland for burial in the cemetery adjoining the Colfax Presbyterian church where the remains of members of his family who preceded him have been lain to rest.
Mr. Schmidt was a member of one of the early families who came here to break up land and to make their home on a Grundy county farm. He had three brothers, Carl, Ranco and George. There was one sister, Lena. Fred was the last of the family of seven, including the father and mother, to be called.
Mr. Schmidt was twice married. His first wife died during the flu epidemic in 1918. A few years later he married Mrs. Minnie Smith, and shortly after this marriage the family moved to Pierre, S.D., where they engaged in farming and where they resided up to the time of his death. For many years Mr. Schmidt owned the farm a half mile south of town where the August Henze family are now living.
Surviving are the wife, two sons from the first marriage, Fred and George, and one daughter, Dorothy, from the second marriage. The daughter is married to a soldier who is in training in Texas, and she has been there with him.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 12:30 at the Fred Schmidt home in Holland, followed by a service in the Christian Reformed church.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 29 November 1945, pg 13
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