Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

John George R. "George" Schmitt

Male 1845 - 1930  (85 years)


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  • Name John George R. "George" Schmitt 
    Born 1 Feb 1845  Philipsburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Name George R. Schmitt 
    Name John George Schmidt 
    Occupation 1871  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Farmer 
    Religion 1871  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Lutheran 
    Occupation 1891  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Farmer 
    Religion 1891  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Lutheran 
    Occupation 1897  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    farmer 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-220307 
    Died 5 Sep 1930  Plattsville, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Zion Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, Philipsburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I220307  Generations
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2020 

    Father Johannes R. "John Schmitt,   b. 1 Nov 1806, Mulhausen, , Alsace, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1882  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Margaret Roth,   b. 1806, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Nov 1831  [4
    Family ID F1641  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Catharina Forler,   b. 9 Jul 1853, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1896  (Age 42 years) 
    Married 7 Feb 1871  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Margaret Schmitt,   b. 18 Dec 1871, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Dec 1949, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     2. Anna Schmitt,   b. 1875, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Catherine Schmitt,   b. 1877, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Emily Schmitt,   b. 1880, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F30933  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Ellen Hardy,   b. 29 Aug 1866, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1934  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 29 Nov 1897  New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. Georgina Schmidt,   b. 3 Jun 1898, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F48233  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • A well known and highly esteemed resident of this community passed away at his home in Plattsville last Friday, September 5th in the person of Mr. George Schmitt at the ripe old age of 85 years, 7 months and 4 days. The deceased had been troubled with heart disease and dropsy for quite a number of years.

      The late Mr. Schmitt was a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Schmitt and was born at Philipsburg on February 1st, 1845. He farmed many years in Wilmot Township and later moved into a farm near Plattsville. He retired from active work about twelve years ago and moved to the village. The deceased was twice married. His first wife, Margaret Forler, predeceased him about thirty-five years ago. His second wife before her marriage was Ellen Hardy, who survives him besides four daughters from his first marriage and one son and one daughter from the second, namely, Margaret (Mrs. Killer), Annie (Mrs. See) and Misses Amelia and Catharine, all of Detroit, and Georgina and J. G. Schmitt, of Plattsville.

      The funeral was held on Sunday afternoon from his late home to the Philipsburg Lutheran cemetery and was largely attended. Rev. Mr. Sawyer, of Plattsville, conducted the service at the house and Rev. Mr. Kirchofer, pastor of the Philipsburg Lutheran church, held the burial service at the graveside.

      New Hamburg Independent, September 12, 1930

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      Philipsburg

      The funeral of the late George R. Schmitt who died at Plattsville on Friday, Sept. 8th took place here in the Lutheran Cemetery on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 10th and was attended by a large concourse of sorrowing friends and relatives. The late Mr. Geo. Schmitt was born on a farm two miles east of this village now occupied by his cousin, Mr. Emanuel Schmitt.

      New Hamburg Independent, September 12, 1930

  • Sources 
    1. [S190] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1871, Div. 5 Page 11.

    2. [S939] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1891, Div. 3 Page 43.

    3. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 16 Feb 1871.
      Feb. 7, 1871 Johann Georg Schmitt of Wilmot and Catharina Forler of Northeast Hope, by Rev. Muenzinger

    4. [S10] Book - Vol II A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 263.

    5. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 014610-97.
      George SCHMIDT, 52, widower, farmer, Wilmot, same, s/o John SCHMIDT & Margaret ROTH, married Ellen SCHAFER, 31, widow, Wilmot, New Hamburg, d/o Edward HARDY & Jane FORHARD, witn: Jacob & Florence SCHMIDT both of New Hamburg on Nov. 29, 1897 at New Hamburg

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Feb 1845 - Philipsburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1871 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 7 Feb 1871 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1891 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1891 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1897 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 Nov 1897 - New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 5 Sep 1930 - Plattsville, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Zion Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, Philipsburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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