Christina Friedericka (?)
F, b. 8 December 1806, d. 7 December 1898
- Christina Friedericka (?) was born on 8 December 1806 in Marbach, Württemberg.
- She was known as Jane (?).
- Christina Friedericka (?) arrived circa 1832.
- She married Johann Christoph Schmid, son of Johann Balthasar Schmid and Christina Beata Heimberger, circa 1833 in Baltimore, Maryland.
- Johann Christoph Schmid and Christina Friedericka (?) appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1850 in Jefferson County, Missouri. Other members of the household included Sophia Hildegard Schmidt. Also in the household were children Elizabeth (13), Frederick (8), Caroline (7), Louisa (5), Mary (3) and Rosina (1), not yet recorded.
- Johann Christoph Schmid and Christina Friedericka (?) appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1860 in Plattin Township, Jefferson County, Missouri. Also in the household were children Fredric (19), Caroline (18), Louisa (15), Mary (14) and Linda (11), not yet recorded.
- Christina Friedericka (?) became a widow at the circa 1861 death of her husband Johann Christoph Schmid.
- Christina Friedericka (?) died on 7 December 1898 at age 91 in Jefferson County, Missouri.
- She was buried at the German Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery in Jefferson County, Missouri.
- The following appeared on 22 December 1898 in the De Soto Weekly: Mrs. Christina Fredericka Schmidt, was born in Marback, Wittenberg, Germany, Dec. 8, 1806 and departed this life Dec. 7, 1898, at the home of her son Fredrick Schmidt, near Knorpp, at the ripe age of 92 years.
She came to America in 1832 and lived for two years in Baltimore, Md., where she was married to Christopher Schmidt in 1833. In 1834 the family came West and settled in Jefferson county, Missouri, in the neighborhood in which she died.
They were among the first settlers in this part of the State and experienced many respects the privations and hardships incidental to the life of the early pioneers, especially when they are limited in means. But by industry, and economy and self-denial they soon obtained a comfortable home, although it was somewhat of a primitive character, yet they were greatful, contented and happy. In 1850, when the first German Methodist Missionary came to this county to organize a church, Mrs. Schmidt became one of the charter members. About this time she was converted and lived a faithful and consistent christian life up to the time of her death. Her's was in many respects an exemplary life. She loved the church of her choice and labored faithfully for its advancement and was ever willing to contribute liberally to the support of the gospel. The traveling preachers always met with a warm welcome at her home. Her Husband died in 1861.
Mrs. Schmidt's funeral services were conducted by Rev. P. Martin, her pastor in the German M.E. church near Flucom, Dec. 9. She leaves one son, three daughters, thirty-three grandchildren, twenty-five greatgrand children, many other relatives and friends to mourn her departure. Four children having preceded her in death.
- Last Edited: 21 Oct 2011