Sunday, March 13, 2011

Great 2: Schmidt & Blum

Karl Friedrich Schmidt
born Sept 29, 1868
Kirchen, Baden, Germany
parents Johann Georg Schmidt and Marie Verene Ritter
married


Frieda Blum
born Mar 31, 1878
Engringen, Baden, Gemany
parents Robert Blum & Babbette Barbara Nahr
children Frida Elisabeth Schmidt (born 7/16/1899 in Switzerland)

Could this be my great-great-grandfather's relative?

In 1833, the Basel Mission Institute of Switzerland sent Friedrich Schmid "the pioneer Lutheran minister of Michigan" (Erickson, 1924), as its first missionary to the United States. A newly ordained pastor from Wurttemberg, Germany, Friedrich Schmid arrived in August 1833 and led the first Lutheran service in Michigan inside a Detroit carpenter shop. Schmid is credited with founding some 20 churches in Michigan, including parishes in Monroe, Detroit, Plymouth, Ann Arbor and surrounding areas. Rev. Schmid's last parish was Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Ann Arbor where he served until his death in 1883. He is buried in Forest Hill Cemetery in Ann Arbor.

http://www.michigandistrict.org/w12.html

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