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Wilhelm Heinrich Schmidt
Male 1857 - 1930


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  • Birth  18 Dec 1857  Rossow, Brandenburg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    • headstone reads b. 1857, St James Marriage record and St Johns Confirmation record read b. 18 Dec 1857. These all conflict with age in obit, and St James death record.
    Gender  Male 
    Emigration  1869  New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Address:
    from Prussia 
    Census  Apr 1930  Town of Wheatfield, Niagara, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died  2 Jun 1930  Niagara, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Cause: of injuries sustained in an automobile accident 
    Buried  5 Jun 1930  Bergholz, Niagara, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Address:
    Saint James Lutheran Cemetery, Niagara Rd. 
    Person ID  I2763  haseley
    Last Modified  08 Apr 2015 

    Father  Ernst Friedrich W. Schmidt,   b. 22 Sep 1823, Pasewalk, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1906, Niagara, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Louisa Friedericke Ziehm,   b. 13 Dec 1829, Rossow, Brandenburg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1917, Lockport, Niagara, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1857  Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F3202  Group Sheet

    Family  Albertine Wilhelmine Auguste Milleville,   b. 4 Feb 1859, Bergholz, Niagara, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1934, Town of Wheatfield, Niagara, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  26 Oct 1882  Bergholz, Niagara, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Saint James Lutheran Church 
    Children 
     1. Johann Wilhelm Heinrich Schmidt,   b. 8 Oct 1882, Bergholz, Niagara, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1965, Niagara Falls, Niagara, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Albert Philipp Eduard Schmidt,   b. 18 Jan 1885, Bergholz, Niagara, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1925, Saint Johnsburg, Niagara, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Helene Louise Albertine Schmidt,   b. 7 Mar 1887, Town of Wheatfield, Niagara, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1930, Niagara Falls, Niagara, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Agatha Lydia Mathilde Schmidt,   b. 15 May 1889, Saint Johnsburg, Niagara, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1963, Newfane, Niagara, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Theodore Nathaniel Schmidt,   b. 19 Feb 1892, Bergholz, Niagara, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1975, North Tonawanda, Niagara, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Ella Martha Maria Schmidt,   b. 9 Apr 1894, Bergholz, Niagara, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1983, Lockport, Niagara, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Anna Sophia Auguste Schmidt,   b. 20 Aug 1896, North Tonawanda, Niagara, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Feb 1986, North Tonawanda, Niagara, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F899  Group Sheet

  • Event Map Event
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 18 Dec 1857 - Rossow, Brandenburg, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEmigration - Address:
    from Prussia - 1869 - New York, United States
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    Link to Google MapsMarried - Address:
    Saint James Lutheran Church - 26 Oct 1882 - Bergholz, Niagara, New York, United States
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    Link to Google MapsCensus - Apr 1930 - Town of Wheatfield, Niagara, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: of injuries sustained in an automobile accident - 2 Jun 1930 - Niagara, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
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    Saint James Lutheran Cemetery, Niagara Rd. - 5 Jun 1930 - Bergholz, Niagara, New York, United States
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  • Photos
    St Jacobi Church Band & Male Choir
    St Jacobi Church Band & Male Choir
    "This photograph was taken In 1896 and shows the church band/male chorus of St. Jacobi church at Bergholtz, N.Y. The choir was organized about ninety years ago and is still active today. Vacancies, caused in course of time by death or retirement on account pf old age, are filled by younger musicians, often a son taking the place of a retiring father. Since its organization up to about fifteen years ago, when a pipe organ was installed, the band accompanied the congregational singing. On special occasions this band-choir can still be heard in the Bergholtz church. Some of the old fashioned instruments shown in the picture have been replaced by instruments of modern type. Theodore D. Grabau, teacher and organist of St. Jacobl's church, has been leader of this choir for the last twenty five years. This picture was taken at the Old John Mueller homestead on Mr. Mueller's 60th birthday. He was at that time a retired member. In the row standing, from left to right, are: August Mueller. August Ferchen, Fred Hoffmeister,Henry Heuer, Sr., Christ Hoffmeister, Philip Mueller, Edward Goerss, John Zimmerman, John Millevllle, Albert DeVantier. Seated, from left to right, are: William Voelker, Fred Goerss, William Ferchen, Henry Voelker, August Moll, Christian Ferchen, leader: William Milleville, William Schmidt, John Mueller, John Moll." from the NF Gazette

  • Notes 
    • The Niagara Gazette
      Funeral of W. H. Schmidt
      Lockport, June 4 - The funeral of William H. Schmidt, Ward road, town of Wheatfield, Niagara court crier and justice of the peace, who succumbed Monday to injuries in an automobile accident, will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2.30 o'clock, standard time. Services will be conducted at the Lutheran church at Bergholz.
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      The Niagara Gazette
      Peace Justice William Schmidt, 71, Dies Here Few Hours After Collision.
      DRIVER ARRESTED
      Joseph Czekaj May Face Manslaughter Charge; Victim Well Known in County.
      Peace Justice William Schmidt, 71 years old, of the Ward road, Town of Wheatfield, court crier of Niagara County, died at 10:30 o'clock today in Memorial hospital of injuries received in an automobile accident at 7:30 o'clock this morning, Helmuth Mellenthine, also of the Ward road, driver of the automobile in which Mr. Schmidt was riding when the accident occurred, received minor cuts and bruises.
      Driver is held.
      Joseph Czekaj, who lives at the intersection of the Town Line road and the Lockport road, driver of the automobile which crashed into the machine in which Mr. Schmidt and Mr. Mellenthine were riding, was arrested by Undersheriff Ira Cowdrick following the crash. He was arraigned before Justice of the Peace Treichler, of Sanborn, and was held in $1,000 bail on a charge of reckless driving. Undersheriff Cowdrick said the charge would probably be changed to one of manslaughter. The accident occurred at the intersection of the Lockport road and the Ward road. Mr. Schmidt and Mr. Mellenthine were on their way to Lockport, Mr. Schmidt to serve as court crier and Mr. Mellenthine to answer a summons for duty on the grand jury. The Mellenthine car was being driven north in the Ward road when it was struck by Czekaj's car, which was coming east in the Lockport road. Mellenthine's car was overturned by the impact and Mr. Schmidt was pinned beneath the wreckage, Undersheriff Cowdrick said that his investigation showed that Czekaj neglected to heed a stop sign before he drove onto the intersection.
      Draper Investigating
      Dr. W. L. Draper, coroner, of Niagara. Falls, is investigating the fatality. Dr. William Peart attended Schmidt. Mr. Schmidt was born in Germany and came to the United States 61 years ago. He has lived in Niagara county since coming to this country and was one of the best known residents of the county. He was a former supervisor for the Town of Wheatfield and served as court crier and justice of the peace for many years. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Albertine Milleville Schmidt, of the town of Wheatfield; two sons, John and Theodore Schmidt, both of the Town of Wheatfield, and four daughters, Mrs. William Lynch and Mrs. Ella Read of Niagara Falls, Mrs. Charles Runge, of St. Johnsburg, and Mrs. Anna Schendel, of the Town of Wheatfield.

  • Sources 
    1. [S20] Niagara Falls Gazette.

    2. [S219] Headstone Inscription.

    3. [S164] St John's Lutheran Church Records.

    4. [S65] Cemetery Visit - St James.