Descendants of John Schmidt and Magdalena Kopfenstein
Our immigrant ancestors, John Schmidt and wife Magdalena Kopfenstein and six of their children left Petersthal, Russia, sometime after 1883, after their last child was born. In 1887, they lived in Hutchinson County, Dakota Territory, now the state of South Dakota, when their daughter, Margaret and Paul Wallman applied for a marriage license in October 1887. By 1891, we find John and his family living on a homestead in the Northwest Territories, now known as Saskatchewan.
In the fall of 1900, their oldest son, John and his wife, Elizabeth and eight children, left Petersthal, Russia to join their parents….
My parents, Henry and Anna [Tschetter] Schmidt moved to Montana in 1912, where Dad applied for a homestead…..We moved to Portland, Oregon in 1925, and have lived in the United States since.
Table of Contents: Various Family stories, including:
Schmidt, Kopfenstein, Schmid, Daffe, Lehman, McKen, Tschetter, Schauer, Vollmer, Miller, Schiner, Morgan, Schock, Wallman, Baney, Kimmel, Batke, Gabert; Index of Names
Many original documents and pictures included throughout.
Author: Bertha Louise Schmidt Krause; Pages: 387; Published: 1989
ISBN#: Not available Link to external review: Not available
HSGPV Book ID# 000559; Category: Families