2011-11-06

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2011-11-06 09:59

Watching them start their new adventure...

One of the other family trees I manage is for a very dear friend whose birth surname was Schmiedeskamp.

Her great great grandfather, Simon Schmiedeskamp, along with his wife, Henrietta Duebeler - as well as his brother, Frederich, and Frederich's wife - arrived in the United States at the Port of New Orleans on 17 Oct 1852, aboard the Bremerhaven. They sailed from Bremen, Germany.

I can't imagine the feeling of culture shock - a family of native Germans docking deep in the heart of Creole America, a much different melting pot of established families and lineages that really were speaking a different language. If any of the Schmiedeskamps were fluent in French, it might have gotten them to a boardinghouse. Maybe. Creole and Acadian French are much different languages than Parisian French.
I didn't locate Simon Schmiedeskamp in the 1860 or 1870 censuses, although I know brother Frederich was living in Adams Co., IL in 1870.

Quincy, the county seat of Adams County, had established itself as a thriving Mississippi River transportation city in the 19th century, so my guess is that once they unloaded their stuff from the Bremerhaven, the Schmiedeskamps probably turned around and booked passage on one of many riverboats headed to join the German immigrants who settled in Quincy since the 1840s, alongside their New England Yankee neighbors.

By 1880, Simon Schmiedeskamp had moved his family to Widner, Knox Co., IN.

In the 2000 census, 26.3% of Knox County's population was of German descent.
First Generation

1. August Frederich Schmiedeskamp was born in 1782 in Hilwalsen, Nr Elverdissen, Westfalen, GER.

August married Amelia MNU . Amelia was born in 1787 in Germany.

They had the following children:

+ 2 M i. Frederich Wilhelm Schmiedeskamp was born on 8 Mar 1807. He died in 1879.

+ 3 M ii. Simon Schmiedeskamp was born on 20 Sep 1820. He died on 26 Jul 1902.


Second Generation

2. Frederich Wilhelm Schmiedeskamp (August Frederich) was born on 8 Mar 1807 in Schotmar, Lippe-Detmold, GER. He died in 1879 in Quincy, Adams Co., IL.

Frederich married Amelia Wilhelmina "Mina" Brand in 1838 in Germany. Amelia was born on 26 Jan 1817 in Schotmar, Lippe-Detmold, GER. She died in 1899.

They had the following children:

+ 4 M i. Frederich William Schmiedeskamp was born on 26 Jun 1841.

5 M ii. August Schmiedeskamp was born in 1855 in Adams Co., IL.

3. Simon Schmiedeskamp (August Frederich) was born on 20 Sep 1820 in Lippe Detmold, GER. He died on 26 Jul 1902 in Freelandville, Knox Co., IN. He was buried in Bethel Church Cemetery, Freedlandville, Knox Co., IN.

Simon married Henrietta Dubeler in Germany. Henrietta was born on 2 Feb 1820 in Lippe Detmold, GER. She died on 4 Jan 1887 in Freelandville, Knox Co., IN. She was buried in Bethel Church Cemetery, Freedlandville, Knox Co., IN.

They had the following children:

6 M i. Ernest Schmiedeskamp was born on 10 Jan 1848 in Lippe Detmold, GER. He died on 22 Jan 1874 in Knox Co., IN.

7 F ii. Louisa Schmiedeskamp was born in 1849 in Lippe Detmold, GER.


+ 8 M iii. Fredrich Schmiedeskamp was born on 3 Mar 1852. He died on 20 Mar 1935.

+ 9 M iv. Henry A Schmiedeskamp was born on 9 May 1857. He died on 6 May 1939.

+ 10 M v. William George Schmiedeskamp was born on 10 Dec 1859.

11 M vi. Herman Bernhard Schmiedeskamp was born on 18 Apr 1865 in Freedlandville, Knox Co., IN. He died on 17 Dec 1865 in Freedlandville, Knox Co., IN. He was buried in Bethel Church Cemetery, Freedlandville, Knox Co., IN.


Third Generation

4. Frederich William Schmiedeskamp (Frederich Wilhelm, August Frederich) was born on 26 Jun 1841 in Lippe Detmold, GER.

Frederich married (1) Henrietta Lucking daughter of Herman Lucking and Amelia MNU on 18 Jun 1865 in Adams Co., IL. Henrietta was born in 1841 in Lippe Detmold, GER. She died before 1878 in Adams Co., IL.

They had the following children:

12 M i. William H Schmiedeskamp was born in Oct 1869 in Adams Co., IL.
William married Lulu E Heinekamp daughter of Conrad Heinekamp and Reika Veight on 22 Jun 1898 in Adams Co., IL. Lulu was born in Jan 1872 in Illinois.

13 F ii. Lydia Schmiedeskamp was born in 1870 in Adams Co., IL.

+ 14 M iii. August J Schmiedeskamp was born in 1872.


Frederich married (2) Louisa Germann on 20 Jun 1878 in Adams Co., IL. Louisa was born in 1841 in Lippe Detmold, GER.

They had the following children:

15 M iv. Henry Edward Schmiedeskamp was born on 11 Jul 1879 in Quincy, Adams Co., IL. He died in Jan 1969 in Quincy, Adams Co., IL.
Henry married Leanore D MNU . Leanore was born in 1880 in Illinois.

+ 16 M v. Frederick William Schmiedeskamp was born in 1883.

+ 17 M vi. Walter Karl Schmiedeskamp was born on 11 Jan 1894. He died in Jan 1977.

8. Fredrich Schmiedeskamp (Simon, August Frederich) was born on 3 Mar 1852 in Lippe Detmold, GER. He died on 20 Mar 1935 in Knox Co., IN. He was buried in Bethel Church Cemetery, Freedlandville, Knox Co., IN.

Fredrich married Maria L Heins daughter of Gerhardt (George) Heins and Wilhelmina Ottensmier on 26 Nov 1876 in Knox Co., IN. Maria was born on 24 Nov 1857 in Vigo, Knox Co., IN. She died on 29 May 1897 in Widner, Knox Co., IN. She was buried in Bethel Church Cemetery, Freedlandville, Knox Co., IN.

They had the following children:

+ 18 F i. Minnie Schmiedeskamp was born in Sep 1877.

+ 19 M ii. Ferdinand Simon Schmiedeskamp was born on 15 May 1880.

+ 20 F iii. Helena Louise Johanna "Lena" Schmiedeskamp was born on 30 Nov 1885. She died on 1 May 1970.

21 M iv. Benjamin Julius Schmiedeskamp was born on 9 Mar 1889 in Freedlandville, Knox Co., IN.

22 F v. Minnie Laura Schmiedeskamp was born on 8 Mar 1892 in Freedlandville, Knox Co., IN. She died on 22 Jan 1895 in Freedlandville, Knox Co., IN. She was buried in Bethel Church Cemetery, Freedlandville, Knox Co., IN.

9. Henry A Schmiedeskamp (Simon, August Frederich) was born on 9 May 1857 in Freelandville, Knox Co., IN. He died on 6 May 1939 in Vincennes, Knox Co., IN.

Henry married Charlotte "Lottie" Seddelmyer daughter of John H Seddelmyer and Margaret (Marguerite) Jane Traub on 6 Dec 1881 in Knox Co., IN. Charlotte was born on 9 Apr 1857 in Arenzville, Cass Co., IL. She died on 23 Aug 1920 in Vincennes, Knox Co., IN.

They had the following children:

+ 23 F i. Esther M Schmiedeskamp was born on 9 Feb 1885.

+ 24 M ii. Dexter Luther Frederick Schmiedeskamp was born on 10 Apr 1887. He died on 26 Feb 1957.

25 M iii. John Schmiedeskamp was born on 8 Oct 1890 in Knox Co., IN.
John married Ida L Ballow daughter of Henry H Ballow and Mary Ellen Rodderick on 14 Oct 1920 in Vanderburgh Co., IN. Ida was born on 7 Jan 1891.

26 F iv. Ada Schmiedeskamp was born in Sep 1894 in Knox Co., IN.

27 F v. Frances Schmiedeskamp was born in Apr 1898 in Knox Co., IN.

10. William George Schmiedeskamp (Simon, August Frederich) was born on 10 Dec 1859 in Freelandville, Knox Co., IN.


William married Sophia Reinhardt daughter of Charles John Reinhardt and Louisa MNU in 1884. Sophia was born on 18 Jan 1863 in Missouri.

They had the following children:

+ 28 M i. Cris J Schmiedeskamp was born in Dec 1884.

29 F ii. Ida Schmiedeskamp was born in Aug 1886 in Iowa.

30 F iii. Laura Schmiedeskamp was born in Aug 1888 in Nebraska.

31 M iv. John Chris Schmiedeskamp was born on 18 Jan 1892 in Iowa. He died on 16 Apr 1973 in Multnomah Co., OR.
John married Mary M MNU . Mary was born in Sep 1897. She died on 29 Apr 1975 in Multnomah Co., OR. She was buried in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah Co., OR.

32 F v. Agnes Schmiedeskamp was born in Nov 1894 in Iowa.

33 F vi. Emma Schmiedeskamp was born in Oct 1896 in Iowa.

34 M vii. George Schmiedeskamp was born in Feb 1899 in Iowa.

35 F viii. Viola Schmiedeskamp was born in 1901 in Pottawattamie CO., IA.

36 M ix. William Gus Schmiedeskamp was born on 27 Jul 1903 in Burt Co., NE. He died on 31 May 1986 in Multnomah Co., OR.
William married Lucille MNU .


Fourth Generation

14. August J Schmiedeskamp (Frederich William, Frederich Wilhelm, August Frederich) was born in 1872 in Adams Co., IL.

August married Amanda M Kelker on 15 Apr 1898 in Adams Co., IL. Amanda was born in 1876 in Illinois.

They had the following children:

37 F i. Ethel M Schmiedeskamp was born in 1908 in Illinois.

16. Frederick William Schmiedeskamp (Frederich William, Frederich Wilhelm, August Frederich) was born in 1883 in Adams Co., IL.

Frederick married Bertha MNU . Bertha was born in 1884 in Illinois.

They had the following children:

38 F i. Elizabeth Schmiedeskamp was born in 1908 in Illinois.

17. Walter Karl Schmiedeskamp (Frederich William, Frederich Wilhelm, August Frederich) was born on 11 Jan 1894 in Adams Co., IL. He died in Jan 1977 in Adams Co., IL. He was buried in Ellington Church Cemetery, Quincy, Adams Co., IL.

Walter married Mary R Beckman . Mary was born in 1894. She died in 1964 in Adams Co., IL. She was buried in Ellington Church Cemetery, Quincy, Adams Co., IL.

They had the following children:

39 M i. Harold E Schmiedeskamp was born on 31 Mar 1919 in Adams Co., IL. He died on 15 Aug 1998 in Adams Co., IL. He was buried in Ellington Church Cemetery, Quincy, Adams Co., IL.
Harold married Gwendolyn MNU . Gwendolyn was born on 10 Nov 1915. She died on 17 Feb 2003 in Adams Co., IL. She was buried in Ellington Church Cemetery, Quincy, Adams Co., IL.

40 M ii. Donald Schmiedeskamp was born on 4 Apr 1923 in Adams Co., IL. He died on 28 Aug 2007 in Adams Co., IL. He was buried in Ellington Church Cemetery, Quincy, Adams Co., IL.
Donald married Arlene MNU . Arlene was born in 1926. She was buried in Ellington Church Cemetery, Quincy, Adams Co., IL.

18. Minnie Schmiedeskamp (Fredrich, Simon, August Frederich) was born in Sep 1877 in Knox Co., IN.

Minnie married Fred H Schulte on 19 Feb 1905 in Knox Co., IN. Fred was born in 1876 in Indiana.

They had the following children:

41 F i. Beulah Schulte was born in 1905 in Knox Co., IN.

42 M ii. Richard F Schulte was born on 6 Jun 1910 in Knox Co., IN.

19. Ferdinand Simon Schmiedeskamp (Fredrich, Simon, August Frederich) was born on 15 May 1880 in Knox Co., IN.

Ferdinand married Mary J MNU in 1908 in Thurston Co., NE. Mary was born in 1886 in Nebraska.

They had the following children:

43 F i. Rhea M Schmiedeskamp was born in 1915 in Thurston Co., NE.

44 M ii. Max F Schmiedeskamp was born in 1917 in Thurston Co., NE.

45 F iii. Claire F Schmiedeskamp was born in 1921 in Thurston Co., NE.

46 M iv. Ray W Schmiedeskamp was born in 1923 in Thurston Co., NE.


47 F v. Mary S Schmiedeskamp was born in 1928 in Thurston Co., NE.

20. Helena Louise Johanna "Lena" Schmiedeskamp (Fredrich, Simon, August Frederich) was born on 30 Nov 1885 in Knox Co., IN. She died on 1 May 1970 in Freedlandville, Knox Co., IN.

Helena married Riley Earl Hall . Riley was born on 30 Sep 1886 in Indiana. He died on 22 Jan 1945 in Freedlandville, Knox Co., IN.

They had the following children:

48 M i. George Burton Hall was born on 26 Jul 1911 in Knox Co., IN.

49 F ii. Mary M Hall was born on 7 Jun 1914 in Knox Co., IN.

50 M iii. Ray E Hall was born in 1923 in Indiana.

23. Esther M Schmiedeskamp (Henry A, Simon, August Frederich) was born on 9 Feb 1885 in Knox Co., IN.

Esther married Robert Freeland Robbins on 20 Oct 1909 in Knox Co., IN. Robert was born in 1884. He died in 1937.

They had the following children:

51 M i. Rheo F Robbins was born on 9 Jan 1918 in Knox Co., IN. He died on 9 May 1990 in Dayton, Montgomery Co., OH.

24. Dexter Luther Frederick Schmiedeskamp (Henry A, Simon, August Frederich) was born on 10 Apr 1887 in Freelandville, Knox Co., IN. He died on 26 Feb 1957 in Vincennes, Knox Co., IN.

Dexter married Mabel J Ruble daughter of Abraham T Ruble and Martha Smith. Mabel was born in Sep 1885 in Bruceville, Knox Co., IN. She died in 1973 in Vincennes, Knox Co., IN. She was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Vincennes, Knox Co., IN.

They had the following children:

52 M i. Gilbert Dexter Schmiedeskamp was born on 3 Sep 1913 in Indiana. He died on 24 Oct 1971 in Little Rock, Pulaski Co., AR.
Gilbert married Naomi Eloise Clark daughter of Edgar Oral Clark and Crissa Belle Southern on 4 Jul 1936 in Hoisington, Barton Co., KS OR Enid, Garfield Co., OK. Naomi was born on 10 May 1914 in Enterprise, Polk Co., IA. She died in North Little Rock, Pulaski Co., AR.

53 F ii. Vivian Schmiedeskamp was born in 1918 in Indiana.

54 M iii. Waldon A Schmiedeskamp was born on 19 Feb 1919 in Knox Co., IN.


55 F iv. Merna Fay Schmiedeskamp was born on 5 Oct 1923. She died on 24 Oct 1989 in Vincennes, Knox Co., IN. She was buried on 27 Oct 1989 in Fairview Cemetery, Vincennes, Knox Co., IN.

28. Cris J Schmiedeskamp (William George, Simon, August Frederich) was born in Dec 1884 in Iowa.

Cris married Mildred E MNU about 1912 in Multnomah Co., OR. Mildred was born in 1892 in Nebraska.

They had the following children:

56 F i. Edith B Schmiedeskamp was born in 1913 in Multnomah Co., OR.

57 M ii. Karl A Schmiedeskamp was born in 1914 in Multnomah Co., OR.

58 M iii. Charles R Schmiedeskamp was born in 1917 in Multnomah Co., OR. He died in 1994 in Multnomah Co., OR. He was buried in Riverview Abbey Mausoleum, Portland, Multnomah Co., OR.
Charles married Beverly R MNU . Beverly was born in 1918. She died in 2003 in Multnomah Co., OR. She was buried in Riverview Abbey Mausoleum, Portland, Multnomah Co., OR.

59 F iv. Lois E Schmiedeskamp was born in 1925 in Multnomah Co., OR.