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Anna Kunz

Anna Kunz

Female 1834 - 1925  (91 years)

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  • Name Anna Kunz 
    Born 1834  , Alsace Lorraine, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Female 
    Family Photograph
    • Back Row: Edwin, Amelia, Alfred, Ellen, Herman
      Middle Row: Antoinette, Ernst, Anna, John
      Front Row: Gus, Clara, Oscar, Anna
      image from Ancestry Public Member Tree 2014
    Ernst Schmidt and Anna Family
    Ernst Schmidt and Anna Family
    Back Row: Edwin, Amelia, Alfred, Ellen, Herman Middle Row: Antoinette, Ernst, Anna, John Front Row: Gus, Clara, Oscar, Anna
    Interesting story, pioneer 
    Name Anna Schmidt 
    Residence 1859  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-75106 
    Died 13 Jul 1925  Rodney, Aldborough Twp., Elgin Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Sebringville Cemetery, Sebringville, Perth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I75106  Generations
    Last Modified 6 Apr 2024 

    Father Valentine Kuntz,   b. Abt 1804, of, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Anna Ritter,   b. Abt 1804, of, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F35255  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ernst Schmidt,   b. 12 Sep 1833, , Austria Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1903  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 17 Apr 1859  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4
    Children 
     1. Antonette Schmidt,   b. 27 Apr 1859, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1938, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     2. Lizzie Schmidt,   b. May 1867, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Herman Fernando Schmidt,   b. 26 May 1868, Sebringville, Ellice Twp., Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1933, Stratford, Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     4. Anna Schmidt,   b. 1869,   d. 1924  (Age 55 years)
     5. Clara Melinda Schmidt,   b. 1875, Sebringville, Ellice Twp., Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1948  (Age 73 years)
    Last Modified 7 Apr 2024 
    Family ID F19635  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The last surviving pioneer settler of Sebringville, Perth County, died in Rodney Monday evening, in the person of Mrs. Anna Schmidt. A native of Alsace-Loraine, Mrs. Schmidt migrated to Canada more than 70 years ago, landing at New York, and making her way to Buffalo, and thence by stagecoach into Waterloo County. Later she and her family settled in Perth County, on the Huron Trail, at Sebringville, where she resided for more than 60 years. On Saturday of last week Mrs. Schmidt celebrated her 91st birthday. She was in possession of all her faculties to the end, and had a most remarkable memory, recalling little incidents that occured in her girlhood. Twelve chidren were born to her, seven of whom are still living. They are: A. A. Schmidt of Sebringville; Mrs. W. H. Otto, Elmira; J.E. Schmidt, Guelph; E. A. Schmidt, Rodney; Mrs. E. Hill, Spokane, Washington; H. F. Schmidt, Stratford; and Mrs. (Rev.) H. L. Mernes of Hespeler. Forty grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren also survive.

  • Sources 
    1. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library.
      Ernst Schmidt, 25, res. Berlin, b. Germany s/o John Schmidt & Therese Abeska married 17 Apr 1859 to Anna Kunz, 25, res. Berlin b. Germany d/o Valt. Kunz & Anna Ritter. wit: Elisabeth Knoch of Woolwich

    2. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Ernst Schmidt, 25, res. Berlin, b. Germany, s.o John and Theresa (Aberka), married 17 Apr 1859 Anna Kuntz, 25, res. Berlin, b. Germany, daughter of Valentine and Anna (Ritter)

    3. [S3231] Find A Grave, Cemetery, S., America, N., County, P., & Cemetery, S. (1834). Anna Kunz Schmidt (1834-1925) - Find A Grave... Retrieved 13 April 2020, from https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/177733343/anna-schmidt.

    4. [S14] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berlin Chronicle (1856-1860), 26 Apr 1859.
      17 Apr 1859 By the Rev'd F. W. Bindeman, at Berlin on the 17th instant, Ernst Schmidt, to Anna Kunz, of Berlin.

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1834 - , Alsace Lorraine, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1859 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 17 Apr 1859 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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