Nettie Louise Kizler1,2,3

F, ID# 751, (16 Apr 1885 - 29 Jan 1974)
Father:Johannes Jakob Kizler (26 Aug 1857 - 5 Aug 1947)
Mother:Angelika "Anna" Barbara Hilsenbeck (11 May 1859 - 16 Aug 1906)
Charts:Frederick Lamar Schmidt lineage
     Nettie Louise Kizler was born on 16 Apr 1885 at Hillsboro, Marion Co, Kansas. She was the daughter of Johannes Jakob Kizler and Angelika "Anna" Barbara Hilsenbeck. Nettie Louise Kizler married Friedrich 'Fred' Henry Schmidt, son of Heinrich "Henry" Schmidt II and Anna Maria Hoag, on 11 Feb 1909 at Marion, Marion Co, Kansas. Nettie Louise Kizler died on 29 Jan 1974 at Cyril, Caddo Co, Oklahoma, at age 88. She was buried at Rose Hill Burial Park, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
      Nettie Louise Kizler completed one year of high school and by age 20 was employed with the telephone company.

Nettie reportedly died three different places in Oklahoma, so the most reliabe source, the social security death report, was used to establish the death place.

Detailed source:
--Schmidt - Kizler marriage announcement, Marion Record, Marion, KS, 18 Feb 1909, p. 5.

Children of Nettie Louise Kizler and Friedrich 'Fred' Henry Schmidt

Citations

  1. [S486] Interview, Claude Curtley Counts (1901-1984), 1983.
  2. [S478] Kizler Family Records.
  3. [S477] Schmidt Family Records.

Heinrich Schmidt I1

M, ID# 752, (a 1838 - )
Charts:Frederick Lamar Schmidt lineage
     Heinrich Schmidt I was born a 1838. He married Anna Maria Sippelhut a 1859.
      So many German men of Sartov, Russian residence were named Heinrich Schmidt that unless Russian records are released about the colonies in Saratov the only opportunity to make research progress on this line would be through DNA comparison studies. Even then should the ancestral population prove extremely endogamous, drawing conclusions as to the members of Heinrich Schmidt and Anna Sippelhut's family and birth families may be impossible. Census records can be ordered for these colonies in Russia.

Many German families moved to Russia at the invitation of the Tsars. Catherine the Great, anxious to develop the empty steppe along the Volga and have a bulwark against the nomadic Kalmyks, issued a manifesto on 22 Jul 1763 offering foreign settlers land, freedom from taxation, permanent exemption from military service and administration of their own village affairs. In response 27,000 German settlers founded 104 colonies on the Volga River between 1764 and 1768. At the same time other German colonies were founded near St. Petersburg, and in the 1780s mainly by Mennonites in the Black Sea region not long wrested from the Turks and Crimean Tatars. The second wave of German immigrants included peasant farmers.

Family tradition is Henrich Schmidt left Germany because of an edit banning individual households from baking bread in order to conserve fuel. Catherine the Great was giving land grants and the Schmidts took advantage of this and immigrated to Saratov, Russia.

Indications are that the Schmidts or one of their intermarried lines were Ashkenazi Jewish because one of the living descendants is a carrier of an Ashkenazi genetic disease.

German-Russian immigrant lists online included pages and pages of Schmidts named Heinrich and Henry; no Sippelhuts -- but a few Sippels/Sipples; and a few Hoags, but no exact name and date matches to our ancestors.


Detailed resources:
--American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, accessed 2015, http://ahsgr.org/index.htm.

Child of Heinrich Schmidt I and Anna Maria Sippelhut

Citations

  1. [S486] Interview, Claude Curtley Counts (1901-1984), 1983.

Anna Maria Sippelhut1

F, ID# 753, (c 1836 - )
Charts:Frederick Lamar Schmidt lineage
     Anna Maria Sippelhut was born c 1836 at Russia. She married Heinrich Schmidt I a 1859.
      The name Anna Maria Sipplehut was provided during an interview with a family genealogist in 1983. Anna's last name may be Sippel, Sipple or Schiebelhut because no Sipplehut records were found online.

Child of Anna Maria Sippelhut and Heinrich Schmidt I

Citations

  1. [S486] Interview, Claude Curtley Counts (1901-1984), 1983.

Heinrich "Henry" Schmidt II1,2

M, ID# 754, (12 Oct 1860 - c 24 Oct 1896)
Father:Heinrich Schmidt I (a 1838 - )
Mother:Anna Maria Sippelhut (c 1836 - )
Charts:Frederick Lamar Schmidt lineage
     Heinrich "Henry" Schmidt II was born on 12 Oct 1860 at Russian Empire. He was the son of Heinrich Schmidt I and Anna Maria Sippelhut. Heinrich "Henry" Schmidt II married Anna Maria Hoag c 1882 at Russian Empire. Heinrich "Henry" Schmidt II immigrated on 15 May 1891 to New York, New York. He died c 24 Oct 1896 at Portland, Oregon. He was buried at Lone Fir Pioneer Cemetery, Portland, Oregon.
      Our Heinrich "Henry" Schmidt was born, grew up and married in Russia before immigrating to America with his family in 1891 when he was already age 31. Henry went from his port of arrival in New York to reside in Portland, OR where a daughter was born in 1894. According to family tradition, Henry was killed in a logging accident on 24 Oct (no year given) before the last child was born, which as Sep 1895. No Portland newspaper obituary confirms the year of his death.

There were so many same-named men that it is critically important to note the children in the families when differentiating among the Schmidt/Smith families. Our Henry Schmidt was not the Henry Smith/Schmidt age 21 and thus born about 1859 in Russia living in Marion Co, Kansas in 1880 which had a stronghold of Schmidt residences. This Henry "Smith" resided in Marion Co, Kansas with his large family, including a son with the same name, year and place of birth as our ancestor. Within a few homes were nine heads of household all surnamed "Smith," with ages ranging from 31 to 70 with the majority being in their 50s. Most were born in Russia, two brothers stated they were born in Prussia, and all but one reported his parents were born in Prussia. Of these families, some or none could be related to our Schmidts because of the proclivity of geographical cultures to immigrate together, but none of these Schmidts/Smiths were our direct line.

Children of Heinrich "Henry" Schmidt II and Anna Maria Hoag

Citations

  1. [S486] Interview, Claude Curtley Counts (1901-1984), 1983.
  2. [S721] Aleta Geis Research.

Anna Maria Hoag1,2,3

F, ID# 755, (12 Oct 1860 - 24 Aug 1940)
Charts:Frederick Lamar Schmidt lineage
     Anna Maria Hoag was born on 12 Oct 1860 at Kutter, Saratov, Volga, Russian Empire. She married Heinrich "Henry" Schmidt II, son of Heinrich Schmidt I and Anna Maria Sippelhut, c 1882 at Russian Empire. Anna Maria Hoag immigrated on 15 May 1891 to New York, New York. She immigrated on 14 Sep 1899 to Baltimore, Maryland. She married Jacob Peter "J.J." Geis, son of Henry Peter Geis and Katharina Elizabeth Laubach, in 1899. Anna Maria Hoag died on 24 Aug 1940 at Marion Co, Kansas, at age 79. She was buried at Baptist Church Cemetery, Durham, Marion Co, Kansas.
      Anna Maria Hoag's last name may have been Hauk, Haub or Haag, but this researcher has only found Hoag immigrant families, none of which were apparently hers. The reissued birth certificate for Anna's daughter Mollie, noted her mother Anna was born in Kutter, Russia based on a statement by her brother. On 8 Jul 1767 two Volga mother colonies were founded by the Russian government: Kutter and Schwab. Kutter, also known as Brehning-Khutor and officially named Popovka on 26 Feb 1768, was founded as a Reformed Lutheran colony.

Anna had some strange official reporting data and an unusually large childbirth gap during her first marriage. Her oldest three children -- Henrich, Friedrich and Marcia -- were born 1883 - 1886 in Saratov, Russia before her 1891 immigration to the US and subsequent move to Portland, OR. Anna then apparently had no children for seven years until Mollie and Jacob were born in Oregon in 1894 and 1895, although children potentially born circa 1888 - 1893 during the family's immigration and move may not have survived. The 1979 obituary of Anna's daughter Mollie noted Mollie had one surviving sister Leah and six deceased brothers and a sister; so evidentially Molly counted her step-siblings as siblings. Although Anna reported her children Mollie and Jacob were born in Saratov, Russia on her 1899 naturalization form, they were born in America.

After her first husband Henry Schmidt's early death in Portland, OR, which according to Geis family tradition was in a logging accident, Anna reportedly took in laundry to make enough money to return to Russia with her children, which seemed like an ill-timed and exhausting trip. One factor likely causing her to leave was Anna was unable to speak or write English. Perhaps Anna moved back to live with her deceased husband's father; Anna's father-in-law Heinrich Schmidt was born about 1838 reportedly in Germany, and an Heinrich Schmidt born 1838 in Frank, Sartov, Volga Russia and living until 1910 in the same location was found on a German-Russian immigrant list.

Anna then returned to America as a mail order bride for Jacob Geis. On 14 Sep 1899 Anna and her five children left Bremen, Germany via steerage on the "Dresden" and arrived in Baltimore, MD on 27 Sep 1899. The Schmidts were all listed as Russian nationals and subjects of Russia; last residing in and being natives of Saratov, Russia; native language being German; and being Lutheran. Everyone is listed as never having been in the US, but that column's uniformity indicated it may have been filled out in advance for all but US citizens in first class. The Schmidts were to join their sponsor Jacob Geis of Hillsboro, KS who is listed as "groom" and the person who paid their passage; family tradition is that Anna secondly married and settled on a farm near Hillsboro, KS where she married a widower named Mr. Geis. The immigrating family listing is: Anna age 38, noted as "married" although the form listed Jacob Geis as the groom instead of as her husband; Heinrich, male age 15; Maria age 11; Friedrich age 9 [age should be listed as 14]; Amalie a female age 4; and Jacob age 3. Of the many census, marriage and draft records, only this one immigration form reports Friedrich's age as being born circa 1890 and thus this age was disregarded. Marion Co, KS where they settled had a large Volga German settlement.

Family tradition according to a great granddaughter of Jacob Peter Geis and Anna Hoag was that a mutual friend set up the Geis - Hoag introduction, and Geis sent Anna Hoag $1000 to return to America after she agreed to marry him. Anna and her children came over on a ship and then took the train to Durham, Marion Co, Kansas. Jacob Peter Geis met Anna at the train station in Durham. A cousin brought a wagon and took the children back to the farm, and Jacob Peter and Anna took the buggy and went to Hillsboro and got married. The only child Jacob Peter and Ann had from that union was Arthur Geis the grandfather of the reporter, Aleta Sue Geis-Ashlock.

Speculating about how Jacob and Anna heard of each other, the Marion Co, KS census shows numerous Schmidt families resident in 1895 - 1900 including, but not limited to, these heads of households all born in Russia with parents born primarily in Russia: Heinrich born ~1828, Bernhardt born circa 1833 who is possibly the B. Schmidt with 80 acres in Durham township in 1902, Jacob born ~1839, Tobias B. born circa ~1843, Jacob born ~1848, David born ~1852, Johan born ~1853; John born ~1854, David born ~1863 and an H? Schmidt with 80 acres in Liberty township in 1902. Any or all of these men and or their wives could have been related to Anna's deceased husband Heinrich Schmidt born in 1860 in Russia. Furthermore, other records show Schmidt-Geis intermarriages in Germany, so the families may have known of each other from even further back in their histories.

By 1900 Anna and Jacob were living in Moore, Marion Co, KS on a 160 acre farm. The 1902 Moore district map shows three 160-acre farms owned by Peter, Anna and H? Geis respectively, and two blocks of 160 acres land each apportioned to one or two men named Peter Geis.

In 1911 Anna and her husband Jacob Geis traveled to Russia for a six-month visit with family and then returned through New York.

In 1920 Jacob Geis age 61 appeared on the Moore, Marion Co, KS census with his wife Anna age 59 and their son Arthur. Anna noted she and her parents were born in Saratov, Russia. By 1930 Jacob and Anna are living at 27 Lawrence Ave, Durham, Marion Co, KS where they owned a home valued at $3000; Jacob was reported as able to read and write but had never attended school. Between 1920 and 1930 Anna had finally learned how to speak English.

Detailed sources include:
--American Historical Society Germans from Russia, Paper # 13, Dec 1973 (Geis-Schmidt marriage)
--Kansas Historical Society, accessed in 2015, http://www.kshs.org (1895 Census - Jacob Geis)
--Marion Co, KS landowner maps, 1902, http://www.kansasmemory.org/item/209391/page/3 Marion County;
http://www.kansasmemory.org/item/209391/page/19 Durham Park
(Schmidt land);
http://www.kansasmemory.org/item/209391/page/21 Liberty map (Schmidt land);
http://www.kansasmemory.org/item/209391/page/26 Moore map (Geis lands.)

Children of Anna Maria Hoag and Heinrich "Henry" Schmidt II

Child of Anna Maria Hoag and Jacob Peter "J.J." Geis

Citations

  1. [S486] Interview, Claude Curtley Counts (1901-1984), 1983.
  2. [S1] "Virginia Winslett Research."
  3. [S721] Aleta Geis Research.

James Dennison1

M, ID# 756
     James Dennison married Lula Pearl Sullivan, daughter of Tanner Sullivan and Nora Lee Wright, on 18 Sep 1950 at Autauga Co, Alabama.

Citations

  1. [S400] Stephen Weathers Family Records.

Friedrich 'Fred' Henry Schmidt1,2,3

M, ID# 757, (22 Jun 1885 - 28 Jul 1957)
Father:Heinrich "Henry" Schmidt II (12 Oct 1860 - c 24 Oct 1896)
Mother:Anna Maria Hoag (12 Oct 1860 - 24 Aug 1940)
Charts:Frederick Lamar Schmidt lineage
     Friedrich 'Fred' Henry Schmidt was born on 22 Jun 1885 at Saratov, Russian Empire. He was the son of Heinrich "Henry" Schmidt II and Anna Maria Hoag. Friedrich 'Fred' Henry Schmidt immigrated on 15 May 1891 to New York, New York. He immigrated c 1893 to Portland, Oregon. He married Nettie Louise Kizler, daughter of Johannes Jakob Kizler and Angelika "Anna" Barbara Hilsenbeck, on 11 Feb 1909 at Marion, Marion Co, Kansas. Friedrich 'Fred' Henry Schmidt was naturalized on 4 Dec 1919 at Hobart, Oklahoma. He died on 28 Jul 1957 at Saint Anthony Hospital, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at age 72. He was buried at Rose Hill Burial Park, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
      Friedrich Henry Schmidt anglicized his name to Frederick and also used Fred. His World War II draft registration provided his middle name as Henry even though he had a surviving older brother named Heinrich. Frederick immigrated from Russia to America at least twice. First he arrived at the port of New York in 1891 as a small boy. His family then moved to Portland, Oregon perhaps as late as 1893, where there was a large German-Russian enclave and numerous Schmidt families lived. When his father died near the end of the century, the family returned to Saratov, Russia. In 1899 the family returned to the US and moved to Hillsboro, KS where there was another large German - Russian enclave. Frederick reported he completed four years of high school.

On 1 Mar 1905 in the Hillsboro, Marion Co, KS census Frederick was living in the Joel Geis household along with various siblings and other relatives; Joel was likely both Frederick's step-brother and his brother-in-law. The Kizler family was enumerated in the same census, so his future wife lived close by. Frederick reported he and his wife were both 24 years old when they married. The ceremony was in Nettie's parents' home after which the couple honeymooned in Gotebo, OK.

After the wedding the couple lived in Hobart, OK where Frederick clerked at the Dixie Store. In 1910 he and his family were living at Harrison, Kiowa Co, OK, he was working as a department store clerk and owned his own home which had a mortgage.

When he registered for the draft in Kiowa Co, OK on 12 Sep 1918, Frederick was not a US citizen, although he was naturalized the following year. Frederick was described as medium build with blue eyes and brown hair. At that time he was manager of a dry goods department at the Dixie Store and was living with his family at 115 North Hitchcock Street, Hobart, Kiowa Co, OK. He did not serve in the military. In 1920 Frederick and his family were still living on North Hitchcock Street. At that time he reported his native language was German, he was able to speak English, he was a dry goods salesman, and he owned his own home.

By 1930 the Schmidts were living at 2020 West 17th St in Oklahoma City, OK and Fred was working as a manager and buyer in ready-to-wear retail for Halliburton's Department Store. He owned his home and it was valued at $5000. In 1940 he was at the same home and it was valued at $4000. He was working as a buyer in retail dry goods with an income of $2,800 (periodicity not known.)

At the time of his death in 1957 Frederick was living at 1501 Drexel Blvd in Oklahoma City and had been working for about eight years as a floor manager at the Peyton-Marcus clothing store. He had undergone surgery ten days before his death. He was a member of First Baptist Church.

Fred Schmidt is a very common name. Other German - Russian men named Fredrich Schmidt born in 1885 in Saratov, Russia immigrated to the US. Many other married couples named Frederick/Henry and Nettie Louise (or Nettie L or Louise) Schmidt born about the same time as our ancestors are in census records throughout the US including in both Portland, OR and Gotebo, OK, at the same time Frederick was living there.

Children of Friedrich 'Fred' Henry Schmidt and Nettie Louise Kizler

Citations

  1. [S486] Interview, Claude Curtley Counts (1901-1984), 1983.
  2. [S477] Schmidt Family Records.
  3. [S1] "Virginia Winslett Research."

Marcia 'Marsha' Schmidt1,2

F, ID# 758, (23 Sep 1886 - 20 Nov 1962)
Father:Heinrich "Henry" Schmidt II (12 Oct 1860 - c 24 Oct 1896)
Mother:Anna Maria Hoag (12 Oct 1860 - 24 Aug 1940)
     Marcia 'Marsha' Schmidt was born on 23 Sep 1886 at Saratov, Russian Empire. She was the daughter of Heinrich "Henry" Schmidt II and Anna Maria Hoag. Marcia 'Marsha' Schmidt married Joel Geis, son of Jacob Peter "J.J." Geis and Anna Elizabeth Wagner, on 8 May 1903 at Durham, Marion Co, Kansas. Marcia 'Marsha' Schmidt died on 20 Nov 1962 at Newton, Harvey Co, Kansas, at age 76. She was buried at Greenwood Cemetery, Newton, Kansas.
      Marcia Schmidt lived in Durham Park and Moor Townships, Marion Co, KS as a child. The 1905 Hillsboro, KS census enumerated in the household of Joel Geis, age 20 from Kansas: Maria Geis 18 from Russia [Marcia Schmidt]; Alex Geis [Joel's brother] a 23-year-old male from Kansas; F H Schmidt [Frederick H. Schmidt, our ancestor] from Russia age 20; Male Schmidt [Mollie Schmidt, Frederick and Marcia's sister] age 10 female born in Russia; and Allma Geis age 6 months, male, born in Kansas. "Male" and Allma were added at the bottom of the census page. Joel owned his home which was apparently a duplex. Both Joel and Alex Geis were listed as merchants. Joel was listed with 4 "L" of land with a $1000 value for the land and improvements, and the improvements only valued at $700. The second family in the home was Russian and consisted of J. P. Pankratz 63; Margareta Pankratz 59; Maria Pankratz 26; and Magge Pankratz 13.

Joel and Marcia lived in Rainy, OK in 1910 and by 1920 through at least 1940 they were in Logan KS; by 1948 they were back in Newton, KS.

Citations

  1. [S486] Interview, Claude Curtley Counts (1901-1984), 1983.
  2. [S477] Schmidt Family Records.

Amalie 'Mollie' Schmidt1,2

F, ID# 759, (23 Feb 1894 - 19 Jun 1979)
Father:Heinrich "Henry" Schmidt II (12 Oct 1860 - c 24 Oct 1896)
Mother:Anna Maria Hoag (12 Oct 1860 - 24 Aug 1940)
     Amalie 'Mollie' Schmidt was born on 23 Feb 1894 at Portland, Multnomah Co, Oregon. She was the daughter of Heinrich "Henry" Schmidt II and Anna Maria Hoag. Amalie 'Mollie' Schmidt married Charley Allen Borton a 1914. Amalie 'Mollie' Schmidt died on 19 Jun 1979 at Marion Co, Kansas, at age 85.
      Mollie Schmidt was noted on her 1899 immigration to the US as "Amalie Schmidt" and in her brother's obituary as Mrs. Charles Borden of Durham, KS.

Citations

  1. [S486] Interview, Claude Curtley Counts (1901-1984), 1983.
  2. [S477] Schmidt Family Records.

Henrich "Henry" L. Schmidt1,2

M, ID# 760, (13 Dec 1883 - 28 Jul 1959)
Father:Heinrich "Henry" Schmidt II (12 Oct 1860 - c 24 Oct 1896)
Mother:Anna Maria Hoag (12 Oct 1860 - 24 Aug 1940)
     Henrich "Henry" L. Schmidt was born on 13 Dec 1883 at Saratov, Russian Empire. He was the son of Heinrich "Henry" Schmidt II and Anna Maria Hoag. Henrich "Henry" L. Schmidt married Emma Geis, daughter of Henry Geis and Philipine Geis, on 12 Jun 1904. Henrich "Henry" L. Schmidt married Katie Marie Schwindt in 1919 at Marion Co, Kansas. Henrich "Henry" L. Schmidt married Mary Buller a 1925. Henrich "Henry" L. Schmidt died on 28 Jul 1959 at Hobart, Kiowa Co, Oklahoma, at age 75.
      Henry was living in Gotebo, OK when his brother Frederick died in 1957.

Citations

  1. [S486] Interview, Claude Curtley Counts (1901-1984), 1983.
  2. [S477] Schmidt Family Records.

PVT Jacob R. "JR" Schmidt1,2

M, ID# 761, (23 Sep 1895 - 8 Mar 1979)
Father:Heinrich "Henry" Schmidt II (12 Oct 1860 - c 24 Oct 1896)
Mother:Anna Maria Hoag (12 Oct 1860 - 24 Aug 1940)
     PVT Jacob R. "JR" Schmidt was born on 23 Sep 1895 at Portland, Oregon. He was the son of Heinrich "Henry" Schmidt II and Anna Maria Hoag. PVT Jacob R. "JR" Schmidt married Lulu G. (Unknown) c 1922. PVT Jacob R. "JR" Schmidt died on 8 Mar 1979 at age 83. He was buried on 12 Mar 1979 at Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, Colorado.
      Jacob R. Schmidt completed third grade of elementary school; this point could possibly have been when his mother and step-father died because by 1905 Jacob was not living with his three siblings in the Geis household, although he could have been overlooked as two other household members were initially. Jacob registered for the draft on 5 Jun 1917 in Marion, Marion Co, KS where he was self-employed repairing tires. This is the only record where he stated he was born in 1896; even his military records and he census records listed a 1895 birth date. He had a medium build with grey eyes and dark brown hair. Jacob served in the Army during World War I on 27 May 1918 and was released on 15 Jan 1919.

By 1925 Jacob was living at 905 East Elin St, Salina, Saline Co, KS. In 1930 Jacob was living at 312 Second Dixon Street in Salina, Saline Co, KS where he owned his home valued at $9000 and was working as a proprietor at his own Ford Motor Company franchise. In 1935 Jacob was living at Hays, Ellis Co, KS and by 1940 the family was living at 977 South York Street, Denver, CO where he was renting a home for $40 andmaking $1600 working as a sales manager; he was still living in Denver when he died.

Children of PVT Jacob R. "JR" Schmidt and Lulu G. (Unknown)

Citations

  1. [S486] Interview, Claude Curtley Counts (1901-1984), 1983.
  2. [S477] Schmidt Family Records.

Arthur Geis1,2,3

M, ID# 762, (19 Mar 1901 - 19 Mar 1974)
Father:Jacob Peter "J.J." Geis (12 Sep 1859 - 29 Jul 1936)
Mother:Anna Maria Hoag (12 Oct 1860 - 24 Aug 1940)
     Arthur Geis was born on 19 Mar 1901 at Hillsboro, Marion Co, Kansas. He was the son of Jacob Peter "J.J." Geis and Anna Maria Hoag. Arthur Geis married Margaret Frey in 1920. Arthur Geis died on 19 Mar 1974 at Durham, Marion Co, Kansas, at age 73.
      Arthur Geis was reported as a half-brother in Frederick Henry Schmidt's obituary and did not immigrate to Baltimore with the rest of the Schmidt family; thus although reported as Arthur Schmidt in the Counts interview, Arthur evidently was born after 1899 into Anna's second marriage to Jacob Geis or was a child from Jacob's first marriage.

Children of Arthur Geis and Margaret Frey

Citations

  1. [S486] Interview, Claude Curtley Counts (1901-1984), 1983.
  2. [S477] Schmidt Family Records.
  3. [S721] Aleta Geis Research.

Frederick Lamar Schmidt1,2,3

M, ID# 763, (3 Aug 1912 - 1 Jun 1967)
Father:Friedrich 'Fred' Henry Schmidt (22 Jun 1885 - 28 Jul 1957)
Mother:Nettie Louise Kizler (16 Apr 1885 - 29 Jan 1974)
Charts:Frederick Lamar Schmidt lineage
     Frederick Lamar Schmidt was born on 3 Aug 1912 at Gotebo, Oklahoma. He was the son of Friedrich 'Fred' Henry Schmidt and Nettie Louise Kizler. Frederick Lamar Schmidt married Juanita 'Jan' Bessie Counts, daughter of Jasper Odous Counts and Dovie Belle Stanley, on 15 Jun 1935 at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Frederick Lamar Schmidt died on 1 Jun 1967 at Los Gatos, Santa Clara Co, California, at age 54. He was buried at Rose Hill Burial Park, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
      Frederick Lamar Schmidt was born 3 Aug 1912 but apparently his birth was not recorded because certificates were not required in Oklahoma until 1917, although a lot of Schmidts were born on 3 Aug in 1911, 1912 and 1913. During Lamar's early years he was noted in the censuses and yearbooks as Lamar F. Schmidt and his birth annotation always said "about 1913" although his parents' exact birth years were shown in the same record.

Lamar attended Classen High School in Oklahoma City, OK where he was in the Glee Club; he attended through the third year of college. Prior to his marriage, Lamar worked at the Daily Oklahoman Newspaper and after marriage he worked for the Ford Motor Credit Company traveling throughout Oklahoma. A 1936 city directory noted Juanita and Lamar Schmidt living at 9000 17th, Oklahoma City. By 1940 Lamar was working as an office manager in an automobile credit firm making $1,656 and owned his home at 2129 North Street in Oklahoma City; the census worker recorded the family lived there also in 1935, although they were noted living elsewhere in 1936.

Other residences were in Enid, Cushing and Tulsa, OK. Lamar and his family moved to Bristow, OK in 1947 at which time he opened an automobile dealership and service station. When his father died in 1957, Lamar was reported as living in Bristow, OK. Economic difficulties in l964 led to a move to California. He and his wife lived in Los Gatos and San Jose, CA until his death in 1967. Lamar enjoyed reading historical materials and playing golf.

Detailed sources:

--Oklahoma County Marriage Records 1889-1951, Book 87, p. 582 (Frederick Lamar Schmidt - Jaunita Counts.)

Children of Frederick Lamar Schmidt and Juanita 'Jan' Bessie Counts

Citations

  1. [S486] Interview, Claude Curtley Counts (1901-1984), 1983.
  2. [S477] Schmidt Family Records.
  3. [S1] "Virginia Winslett Research."

MAJ Lowell Kizler Schmidt1,2

M, ID# 764, (23 Jan 1910 - 14 Apr 2001)
Father:Friedrich 'Fred' Henry Schmidt (22 Jun 1885 - 28 Jul 1957)
Mother:Nettie Louise Kizler (16 Apr 1885 - 29 Jan 1974)
     MAJ Lowell Kizler Schmidt was born on 23 Jan 1910 at Gotebo, Kiowa Co, Oklahoma. He was the son of Friedrich 'Fred' Henry Schmidt and Nettie Louise Kizler. MAJ Lowell Kizler Schmidt married Fern Wright on 3 Nov 1935 at Colorado City, Mitchell Co, Texas. MAJ Lowell Kizler Schmidt died on 14 Apr 2001 at Columbus, Franklin Co, Ohio, at age 91. He was buried at Texas.
      Lowell Kizler Schmidt graduated from the 1928 class at Glassen High School, Oklahoma City and received a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering for the University of Oklahoma in 1933. In 1940 Lowell was living on Locust St in Colorado City, Mitchell Co, Texas with his family where he owned his home and was making $2000 working as a maintenance engineer in a petroleum refinery. Lowell also lived in Mission, TX and McAllen, TX.

Lowell served in the Army in the Third Armored Field Artillery Battalion, Ninth Armored Division Artillery Command, WW II Europeon Theater of Operations and in the 4269th Quartermaster Service Battalion. He retired as a major, US Army Reserve Forces.

Lowell retired as chief engineer from APCO Oil Corporation in Cyril, OK; he was living in Cyril in 1957 and his last address was in Jefferson, CO. Lowell was a widower when he died after an injury in Ohio at age 91.

Children of MAJ Lowell Kizler Schmidt and Fern Wright

Citations

  1. [S486] Interview, Claude Curtley Counts (1901-1984), 1983.
  2. [S477] Schmidt Family Records.

Marcia Louise Schmidt1,2

F, ID# 765, (c 1940 - )
Father:MAJ Lowell Kizler Schmidt (23 Jan 1910 - 14 Apr 2001)
Mother:Fern Wright (4 Dec 1915 - 26 Oct 1999)
     Marcia Louise Schmidt was born c 1940. She was the daughter of MAJ Lowell Kizler Schmidt and Fern Wright. Marcia Louise Schmidt married David Moorehead in 1961.

Citations

  1. [S486] Interview, Claude Curtley Counts (1901-1984), 1983.
  2. [S477] Schmidt Family Records.

David Moorehead

M, ID# 766
     David Moorehead married Marcia Louise Schmidt, daughter of MAJ Lowell Kizler Schmidt and Fern Wright, in 1961.

Roy Wright1

M, ID# 767, (16 Sep 1927 - 6 Jan 2016)
Father:Lafayette R. Wright (25 May 1889 - 29 May 1974)
Mother:Jessie Luetta "Lue" Hawk (15 Jul 1893 - 19 Oct 1974)
     Roy Wright was born on 16 Sep 1927 at Alabama. He was the son of Lafayette R. Wright and Jessie Luetta "Lue" Hawk. Roy Wright married Jimmie Nell McDonald on 21 Sep 1951 at Montgomery, Alabama. Roy Wright died on 6 Jan 2016 at Wetumpka, Elmore Co, Alabama, at age 88.

Citations

  1. [S400] Stephen Weathers Family Records.

Johannes Jakob Kizler1

M, ID# 768, (c 1710 - 1795)
Father:Michael Kuzler (1680 - 1729)
Charts:Johan Jacob Kizler lineage
     Johannes Jakob Kizler was born c 1710 at Ilsfeld, Heilbronn, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. He was the son of Michael Kuzler. Johannes Jakob Kizler married Anna Margaretha Kazenwadel in 1745. Johannes Jakob Kizler died in 1795.
      Johannes Jakob Kizler was a builder and official in Elzfeld. The Elzfeld church book and family register were burned in a big town fire circa 1900. When his mother remarried in 1733 to Thomas Muller, Johannes had moved 15 kilometers to Mundelsheim. Johannes married twice given the notation "(2E)" under his marriage record. He was a weingarter or vineyard owner.

Child of Johannes Jakob Kizler and Anna Margaretha Kazenwadel

Citations

  1. [S486] Interview, Claude Curtley Counts (1901-1984), 1983.

Anna Margaretha Kazenwadel1

F, ID# 769, (a 1725 - 16 Oct 1763)
Charts:Johan Jacob Kizler lineage
     Anna Margaretha Kazenwadel was born a 1725. She married Johannes Jakob Kizler, son of Michael Kuzler, in 1745. Anna Margaretha Kazenwadel died on 16 Oct 1763.
      Anna Marg. Katzennadal's name as given this researcher in the interview has been changed to Anna Margarethe Kazenwadel in accord with the spelling of that surname in Mundelsheim, Germany. Identifying others in her line is complicated by the name also being spelled in records as Katzennadal, Katzenwadel, Katzenwedel, Katzennadal, Katzvadel, Kazenwadel and Kuzenwadel, among assuredly other variations.

Child of Anna Margaretha Kazenwadel and Johannes Jakob Kizler

Citations

  1. [S486] Interview, Claude Curtley Counts (1901-1984), 1983.

Michael Kuzler1

M, ID# 770, (1680 - 1729)
Charts:Johan Jacob Kizler lineage
     Michael Kuzler was born in 1680 at Ilsfeld, Heilbronn, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. He died in 1729 at Ilsfeld, Heilbronn, Wuerttemberg, Germany.
      Data about the first five generations of the Kizler family line and their four intermarried family lines is based solely on the interview this researcher had with Claude Counts. Although his sources are not known, the integrity of his data on multiple other family lines not married to the Kizlers has matched the work of well-sourced researchers using original German church records, so this researcher is confident his conclusions are factual and hoping additional supporting records can be identified. A number of issues make expanding what is known about the Kizlers difficult:
--Kizler, as the name was told to this researcher, is also transcribed as Kisler, Kissler, Kessler and Kuzler in the online church records and family histories making searching problematic, as it also is for three of the four intermarried lines.
--Elzfeld was related to this researcher as the family village for the first two known Kizler generations; the village does not exist. Elzfeld reportedly was about 15 miles from Mundelsheim, to which the family later moved in the third generation. A village with a similar name to Elzfeld four miles from Mundelsheim is Ilsfeld, and thus all references to Elzfeld have been changed to Ilsfeld in this family history. Nearly 10,000 birth, marriage and death records are online at ancestry.com for Ilsfeld and over 400 records for Mundelsheim, but the Kizlers records have not yet been identified.
--regardless of the spelling, although there are families with these last names in these two villages none have definitively been connected to our ancestral lines. Of interest in Ilsfeld is the family of a Christoph Kizler, born about 1716 and who is a son of a Johannes. Christoph married in 1736 Eva Rosina Schaeffer and they had Johannes born 1737; Johann Michael 1739-1751; Margaretha 1745-1824; Maria Barbara 1749-1749; Johan Jacob born 1754; and Christoph 1751-1833 who was specifically noted as a Kuzler. This Christoph born in 1716 is of the age to have been the brother of our ancestor Michael Kuzler also living at that time and place, however as yet there is no proof.





Michael Kuzler (Kizler)'s wife remarried in 1733 to Thomas Muller of Elzfeld.

Child of Michael Kuzler

Citations

  1. [S486] Interview, Claude Curtley Counts (1901-1984), 1983.

Georg Friedrich Spaeth1,2,3

M, ID# 771, (13 Nov 1761 - 12 Jan 1820)
Father:Johann Leonhard Spaeth (a 1725 - )
Mother:Margareta Jaeger (a 1730 - )
Charts:Johan Jacob Kizler lineage
     Georg Friedrich Spaeth was born on 13 Nov 1761 at Mundelsheim, Ludwigsburg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. He was the son of Johann Leonhard Spaeth and Margareta Jaeger. Georg Friedrich Spaeth married Katharina Dorothea Fink, daughter of Johann Friedrich Fink and Magdalena Lenzner, on 15 Nov 1791. Georg Friedrich Spaeth died on 12 Jan 1820 at Mundelsheim, Ludwigsburg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, at age 58.
      Georg Friedrich Spaeth was a mayor. His church family record is recorded in Mundelsheim, Germany on p. 538.

Children of Georg Friedrich Spaeth and Katharina Dorothea Fink

Citations

  1. [S486] Interview, Claude Curtley Counts (1901-1984), 1983.
  2. [S478] Kizler Family Records.
  3. [S719] Spaeth Family Records.

Katharina Dorothea Fink1,2,3

F, ID# 772, (16 Nov 1768 - 18 Aug 1836)
Father:Johann Friedrich Fink (24 Aug 1735 - 4 Jan 1823)
Mother:Magdalena Lenzner (a 1736 - 21 Aug 1776)
Charts:Johan Jacob Kizler lineage
     Katharina Dorothea Fink was born on 16 Nov 1768 at Mundelsheim, Ludwigsburg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. She was the daughter of Johann Friedrich Fink and Magdalena Lenzner. Katharina Dorothea Fink married Georg Friedrich Spaeth, son of Johann Leonhard Spaeth and Margareta Jaeger, on 15 Nov 1791. Katharina Dorothea Fink died on 18 Aug 1836 at Mundelsheim, Ludwigsburg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, at age 67.

Children of Katharina Dorothea Fink and Georg Friedrich Spaeth

Citations

  1. [S486] Interview, Claude Curtley Counts (1901-1984), 1983.
  2. [S718] Fink Family Records.
  3. [S719] Spaeth Family Records.

Maria Barbara Schuez1,2

F, ID# 773, (Dec 1710 - )
Father:Hanss Cunrad Schuez (29 Mar 1678 - 17 Mar 1750)
Mother:Anna Barbara Relhacker (a 1685 - )
Charts:Johan Jacob Kizler lineage
     Maria Barbara Schuez was born in Dec 1710 at Mundelsheim, Ludwigsburg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. She was the daughter of Hanss Cunrad Schuez and Anna Barbara Relhacker. Maria Barbara Schuez was christened on 16 Dec 1710 at Mundelsheim, Ludwigsburg, Baden-Wuerttemberg. She married Johannes Michael Schwamm, son of Hanss Jacob Schwamm and Anna Elisabetha Becken, on 10 Nov 1733.
      Maria Barbara's surname is clearly written as Schuez on her son's family church record, however some researchers transcribed her surname as Schulz.

Children of Maria Barbara Schuez and Johannes Michael Schwamm

Citations

  1. [S486] Interview, Claude Curtley Counts (1901-1984), 1983.
  2. [S487] Schwamm Family Records.

Johannes Michael Schwamm1,2,3

M, ID# 774, (12 Oct 1705 - 16 Oct 1769)
Father:Hanss Jacob Schwamm (19 Mar 1667 - 25 Aug 1743)
Mother:Anna Elisabetha Becken (a 1674 - )
Charts:Johan Jacob Kizler lineage
     Johannes Michael Schwamm was born on 12 Oct 1705 at Mundelsheim, Ludwigsburg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. He was the son of Hanss Jacob Schwamm and Anna Elisabetha Becken. Johannes Michael Schwamm married Maria Barbara Schuez, daughter of Hanss Cunrad Schuez and Anna Barbara Relhacker, on 10 Nov 1733. Johannes Michael Schwamm died on 16 Oct 1769 at Mundelsheim, Ludwigsburg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, at age 64.
      The Mundelsheim Family Register for 1803 - 1863 only has 13 Schwamm families included, some being sons of others listed therein, and the earliest two records show births that occurred in 1746 and 1747. Included in this register are Johan Michael (Thomas) Schwann with his wife Gottliebin Reiner and his father Johan Michael Schwamm with his wife Regina Barbara Harsch.

This researcher could not locate an earlier register. Thus a family register with Johann Michael Schwamm and Maria Barbara Schuez as the principles on the register has not been found. The couple's listing on their son Johann Michael Schwamm's record (page 532) refers to VR 219 and VR314 for his parents, but this researcher could not locate those registers, if they are registers, and thus birth records were used to establish the connections between the earlier generations.

Children of Johannes Michael Schwamm and Maria Barbara Schuez

Citations

  1. [S486] Interview, Claude Curtley Counts (1901-1984), 1983.
  2. [S487] Schwamm Family Records.
  3. [S717] Eugene Bissell Research.

Johann Michael Schwamm1,2

M, ID# 775, (14 Nov 1751 - 30 Aug 1825)
Father:Johannes Michael Schwamm (12 Oct 1705 - 16 Oct 1769)
Mother:Maria Barbara Schuez (Dec 1710 - )
Charts:Johan Jacob Kizler lineage
     Johann Michael Schwamm was born on 14 Nov 1751. He was the son of Johannes Michael Schwamm and Maria Barbara Schuez. Johann Michael Schwamm married Regina Barbara Harsch, daughter of Joh Heinrich Harsh and Katherine Barbara Baeuerle, on 14 Jan 1777. Johann Michael Schwamm died on 30 Aug 1825 at Mundelsheim, Ludwigsburg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany, at age 73.
      Johann Michael Schwamm was a kufer - probably a purchaser or a buyer.

Johann Michael's family church record was poorly recorded with children's births out of order and not all children's birth dates recorded. He was recorded as Joh Michael on many records, except his baptism record says Hanss Michel Schwamm born 14 Nov 1751 to Hanss Michel Schwamm and Maria Barbara and his marriage record says Johann Michael Schwamm, son of Michael Swammer.

In the generations prior to this one the family records include both Schwamm, Schwammer and Schwann, primarily in Mundelsheim but also in the outlying towns in the immediate area.

Children of Johann Michael Schwamm and Regina Barbara Harsch

Citations

  1. [S486] Interview, Claude Curtley Counts (1901-1984), 1983.
  2. [S487] Schwamm Family Records.

Regina Barbara Harsch1,2

F, ID# 776, (1 Aug 1755 - 18 Jan 1829)
Father:Joh Heinrich Harsh (a 1725 - )
Mother:Katherine Barbara Baeuerle (a 1734 - )
Charts:Johan Jacob Kizler lineage
     Regina Barbara Harsch was born on 1 Aug 1755. She was the daughter of Joh Heinrich Harsh and Katherine Barbara Baeuerle. Regina Barbara Harsch married Johann Michael Schwamm, son of Johannes Michael Schwamm and Maria Barbara Schuez, on 14 Jan 1777. Regina Barbara Harsch died on 18 Jan 1829 at Mundelsheim, Ludwigsburg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany, at age 73.
      This may be the Regina Barbara Harsch who also married Johann Michael Baeuerle.

Children of Regina Barbara Harsch and Johann Michael Schwamm

Citations

  1. [S486] Interview, Claude Curtley Counts (1901-1984), 1983.
  2. [S487] Schwamm Family Records.

Thomas Schwamm1,2,3

M, ID# 777, (15 Dec 1797 - 4 Dec 1861)
Father:Johann Michael Schwamm (14 Nov 1751 - 30 Aug 1825)
Mother:Regina Barbara Harsch (1 Aug 1755 - 18 Jan 1829)
Charts:Johan Jacob Kizler lineage
     Thomas Schwamm was born on 15 Dec 1797 at Mundelsheim, Ludwigsburg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. He was the son of Johann Michael Schwamm and Regina Barbara Harsch. Thomas Schwamm married Gottliebin Reiner, daughter of Johann Christoph Reiner and Christine Barbara Jaeger, on 21 Jun 1825. Thomas Schwamm died on 4 Dec 1861 at Mundelsheim, Ludwigsburg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, at age 63.
      Thomas Schwamm was a kufer -- a buyer or purchaser -- and a weingartner or wine gardener.

His name was noted as Thomas on the church records of his birth family, his wife's death and burial, and their children's births and marriages. Strangely however he was recorded as Johann Michael Schwamm, the name of his father, on his family church record with his father's family church record on the following page where he himself was again listed as Thomas. Thus, the name Johann Michael Schwamm on the family church records page for Thomas is believed to be an unusual error on the part of the church and is not herein recorded for this ancestor.

Children of Thomas Schwamm and Gottliebin Reiner

Citations

  1. [S486] Interview, Claude Curtley Counts (1901-1984), 1983.
  2. [S487] Schwamm Family Records.
  3. [S478] Kizler Family Records.

Gottliebin Reiner1,2,3

F, ID# 778, (26 May 1804 - 30 Sep 1861)
Father:Johann Christoph Reiner (3 May 1772 - 5 Nov 1819)
Mother:Christine Barbara Jaeger (18 Jan 1782 - 12 Sep 1837)
Charts:Johan Jacob Kizler lineage
     Gottliebin Reiner was born on 26 May 1804. She was the daughter of Johann Christoph Reiner and Christine Barbara Jaeger. Gottliebin Reiner married Thomas Schwamm, son of Johann Michael Schwamm and Regina Barbara Harsch, on 21 Jun 1825. Gottliebin Reiner died on 30 Sep 1861 at Mundelsheim, Ludwigsburg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany, at age 57.

Children of Gottliebin Reiner and Thomas Schwamm

Citations

  1. [S486] Interview, Claude Curtley Counts (1901-1984), 1983.
  2. [S487] Schwamm Family Records.
  3. [S478] Kizler Family Records.

Johann Christoph Reiner1,2

M, ID# 779, (3 May 1772 - 5 Nov 1819)
Father:Christoph Reiner (2 Jan 1747 - 27 Jan 1830)
Mother:Anna Maria Rau (a 1748 - 3 Sep 1782)
Charts:Johan Jacob Kizler lineage
     Johann Christoph Reiner was born on 3 May 1772 at Mundelsheim, Ludwigsburg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. He was the son of Christoph Reiner and Anna Maria Rau. Johann Christoph Reiner married Christine Barbara Jaeger on 26 Jul 1801 at Mundelsheim, Ludwigsburg, Baden-Wuerttemberg. Johann Christoph Reiner died on 5 Nov 1819 at Mundelsheim, Ludwigsburg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, at age 47.
      Christoph Reiner was a weingarter, or wine gardener.

Children of Johann Christoph Reiner and Christine Barbara Jaeger

Citations

  1. [S486] Interview, Claude Curtley Counts (1901-1984), 1983.
  2. [S487] Schwamm Family Records.

Christine Barbara Jaeger1,2

F, ID# 780, (18 Jan 1782 - 12 Sep 1837)
Charts:Johan Jacob Kizler lineage
     Christine Barbara Jaeger was born on 18 Jan 1782 at Lauffen am Neckar, Heilbronn, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. She married Johann Christoph Reiner, son of Christoph Reiner and Anna Maria Rau, on 26 Jul 1801 at Mundelsheim, Ludwigsburg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. Christine Barbara Jaeger died on 12 Sep 1837 at age 55.

Children of Christine Barbara Jaeger and Johann Christoph Reiner

Citations

  1. [S486] Interview, Claude Curtley Counts (1901-1984), 1983.
  2. [S487] Schwamm Family Records.