04 April 2010

Surname Saturday - 19: Schmitt

This is the first of my Schmitt lines.  This one is from the area around Neunkirchen-Seelscheid in the south of North Rhein-Westphalia, Germany.  The other line comes from near Trier in Rhineland-Palitinate.

1. Kevin Joseph HUIGENS

2. Joseph Anthony HUIGENS
3. Shirley Ann OGDEN

4. Joseph Andrew HUIGENS (b. 9 Mar 1891 near Creighton, Knox Co., NE, m. 18 Feb 1914 at St. Ludgers Catholic Church in Creighton, Knox Co., NE, d. 8 Nov 1957 in Rushville, Sheridan Co., NE)
5. Mary Julia KAIN (b. 19 May 1896 in Knox Co., NE, d. 29 Apr 1979 in Rushville, Sheridan Co., NE)

8. John Edward HUIGENS (b. 15 Jun 1862 near Henry, Marshall Co., m. 28 Jan 1884 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Henry, Marshall Co., IL, d. 12 Apr 1949 in Creighton, Knox Co., NE)
9. Mary FITZLER (b. 22 Feb 1866 in Marshall Co., IL, d. 6 Feb 1949 in Creighton, Knox Co., NE)

18. Johan Wimer "Wymer" FITZLER (b. 23 Jul 1832 in Wolperath, Rhein Province, Prussia, m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church, LaSalle, LaSalle Co., IL, d. abt 1888 in Marshall Co., IL)
19. Anna Helene SCHMITT (b. 17 Aug 1833 in Eischeid, Rhein Province, Prussia, d. 20 May 1904 in Creighton, Knox Co., NE)

38. Johannes SCHMITT (b. 28 Feb 1790 in Eischeid, Palatinate, HRE, m. 24 Feb 1821 in Neunkirchen, Siegkreis, Prussia, d. ? in ?)
39. Anna Helene PETERS (b. 20 Jan 1799 in Niederwennersheid, Palatinate, HRE, d. ? in ?)

76. Johann Theodor SCHMITT (b. 7 Oct 1760 in Wende, Germany, m. 21 Feb 1789 in  Neunkirchen, Siegkreis, Prussia, d. 30 Apr 1833 in Eischeid, Siegkreis, Prussia)
77. Maria Helene SCHORATH (b. 25 Mar 1763 in Eischeid, Palatinate, HRE, d. 21 May 1810 in Eischeid, Siegkreis, Prussia)

152. Heinrich Wilhelm SCHMITT (b. ? in ?, m. ? in ?, d. ? in ?)
153. Anna Margaretha OVERROEDDER (b. ? in ?, d. ? in ?)

Like the FITZLER line, most of this information comes from Josef Schnieder's research in the records of the Catholic church in Neukirchen, Germany. I am indebted to James Mattern for sharing this with me several years ago.

I have put some of the location information in italics to indicate uncertainty.  It's easy to figure out the current government bodies overseeing a location in Germany. It's much more difficult to figure out who was in charge of a given locale at a given time in the past.  When did the Holy Roman Empire end?  When did the Palatinate dissolve?  When did Seigkreis become part of the Rhein Province? I determined some of this several years ago, but don't have time right now to go searching for the documentation.

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