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Schmidt, Andreas 1826 – 1913


Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 7/23/2020 at 13:15:14

Source: Cresco Plain Dealer May 16, 1913, P-2, C-2,3

Andreas Schmitt was born Dec. 16, 1826, at Heggenheim Kreis Alzei, Hessen Darmstadt, Germany, and died May 8, 1913, at the home of his son Andrew, in Cresco, Iowa. He came to America in 1851 and settled in Franklin county, Ind., where he remained about seven years.
Here he was united in marriage with Magretha Spies, who preceded him in death about 32 years ago. To this union there were born ten children, three girls and seven boys, all of whom live to survive him.
Coming to Iowa in 1858 he settled in Winneshiek county near Ridgeway, where he remained on his farm until 1903, since then making his home with his son Andrew in Cresco.
Soon after coming to Iowa he united with the German Evangelical church of which he was an active member for many years. Later he joined the German M. E. church of which he was a member until his death.
The family of Mr. Schmitt are as follows: Philip, Andrew, Henry and Christian of Cresco. Jacob of Cumberland, Iowa; Mrs. John Hof of Tenney, Minn.; William of Huron, S. D.; Mrs. Albert Cawalti of Tenney, Minn.; Mrs. A. Peters of Ridgeway; John of Elliott. Iowa. He also leaves 47 grandchildren.
Mr. Schmitt has been a quiet, home-loving, kind old gentleman, much beloved by those who knew him, and a man whose general integrity and uprightness was generally recognized. The Times extends sympathy to the bereaved in in their sorrow.
Funeral services were conducted from the M. E. church In Cresco by his German pastor and Rev. B. W. Soper. Interment was made in the New Oregon cemetery.

Transcriber’s Note: His gravestone shows his name as Andrew Schmidt.

New Oregon Cemetery

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