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John SCHMIDT
Wilhelmina MOHR
Husband:  John SCHMIDT / SMITH
Birth:  1844/5, Hanover, Germany
Death:  5 Dec 1896, near Franklin, Sacramento Co., CA
Occupation:  farmer and dairyman
Parents:  born in Hanover, Germany
Marriage:
Wife:  Wilhelmina "Minnie" MOHR
Birth according to census:  1846/7, Holstein, Germany
Birth according to tombstone:  1849
Death:  1937
Disposition:  Franklin Cemetery, Franklin, Sacramento Co., CA
Occupation:  homemaker
Parents:  born in Holstein, Germany
Children born in Franklin [later Georgiana] Twp., Sacramento Co., CA:
1.  Christian SCHMIDT, b. 1873; d. 1939; bur. Pt. Pleasant Cem., Elk Grove, Sacramento Co., CA
2.  Annie M. SCHMIDT, b. 2 Oct 1875
3.  Madeline "Lina" SCHMIDT, b. 8 Feb 1878; d. 14 Apr 1957, Monterey Co., CA; m. George W. THOMAS (1864/5- )
4.  Marguerite M. SCHMIDT, b. 24 Jan 1881; d. 9 May 1964, Monterey Co., CA; m. Daniel H. HARTER (1878/9- )
5.  Henry J. "Hank" SCHMIDT, b. 28 Jul 1883; d. 6 Dec 1957, Sacramento Co., CA
6.  Bertha SCHMIDT, b. 28 Sep 1885; d. 24 Sep 1965, Santa Clara Co., CA; m. Jack A. GRANT (1886-1961)
7.  Wilhelm / William J. "Bill" SCHMIDT, b. 11 Dec 1887; d. 10 Dec 1925, Franklin, Sacramento Co., CA
8.  (Child) SCHMIDT; apparently died young
9.  Edward E. SCHMIDT, b. 14 Aug 1893; d. 28 Oct 1977, Contra Costa Co., CA
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; FRG, Deutschland, Schleswig-Holstein, Hannover; USA, US, United States, California

Sources:

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #17 of 33):  Franklin [later Georgiana] Twp., Sacramento Co., CA, Roll T9_71, p. 338A, PN 17, SD 2, ED 93, enumerated 18 Jun 1880, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1880:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 13 21 24 25 26
131 96 Smith John W M 35     / Farmer & Dairy   Holland Holland Holland
    _____ Willemena W F 33 Wife   / House Keeping   Holland Holland Holland
    _____ Christina W F  7 Dau /     / Cal Holland Holland
    _____ Annie W F  4 Dau /       Cal Holland Holland
    _____ Lina W F  2 Dau /       Cal Holland Holland
    Hafflenitch Enoch W M 19 Laborer /       Prussia Prussia Pru
    ___________ Johannas W M 17 Brother /       Prussia Prussia Pru
"Christina" is Christian, a male.

3.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

4a.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #8 of 41):  Franklin Twp., Sacramento Co., CA, Roll T623-98, p. 59B, SN 4B, SD 4, ED 73, enumerated 8 Jun 1900, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1900 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1900:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 19 20 21 22 23 24 27
67 67 Schmidt Whilemina Head W F Mar 1849 51 Wd 27 9 8 Ger Ger Ger 1871 28 Ng     Y Y Y H
    _______ Christian Son W M Aug 187? 25 S       CA Ger Ger     Drayman? 0   Y Y Y  
    _______ Annie Dau W F Oct 1876 24 M                              
    _______ William Son W M Dec 1887 12 S       CA Ger Ger     At School   9 Y Y Y  
    _______ Edward Son W M Aug 189?  6 S       CA Ger Ger           Y Y Y  
In addition to a piece of tape blackening out part of the record, the page had gotten wet, so the ink ran.  This is my best attempt at a reading.  Daughter Annie is listed here and with her husband (see next source).

4b.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #6 of 33):  507 7th St., Sacramento City (Ward 4), Precinct 1, Sacramento Co., CA, Roll T623_98, p. 209B, SN 3, SD 4, ED 82, enumerated 2 Jun 1900, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1900 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1900:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 19 20 22 23 24 25 27
7 507 58 61 Steinmeyer Harry Head W M Jun 1875 24 M 3     CA Ger Ger Painter 12 Y Y Y R H
      __________ Annie Wife W F Oct 1875 24 M 3 1 1 CA Ger Ger     Y Y Y    
      __________ Alma Dau W F Jul 1899   S       CA CA CA              
      Smith Madelane S-in-Law W F Feb 1878 22 S       CA Ger Ger Dress Maker 12 Y Y Y    
"Harry" is Henry, and "Alma" is Elmer, a male.

5.  1910 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #5 of 15):  Branch Lower Stockton Road, Franklin, Franklin Twp., Sacramento Co., CA, Roll T624_92 (Part 1), p. 129A, SN 3A, SD 2, ED 93, enumerated 20 Apr 1910, official enumeration date 15 Apr 1910 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1910:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
  2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 11 12 13 14 15 17 18 19 23 24 26 27 28 29
* 35 Schmidt Christian Head M W 36 S     Calif Ger German Ger German   Eng General Farm Emp Y Y O F F 13
  _______ Whelimena Mother F W 58 Wd 9 8 Ger German Ger German Ger German 1871 Eng None   Y Y        
*Branch Lower Stockton Road
Wilhelmina's daughter, Madeline (SCHMIDT) THOMAS, is living in San Francisco, CA (p. 203B), with her husband George W. THOMAS.

6.  1920 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #2 of 20):  Lower Stockton Road, Franklin [later Georgiana] Twp., Sacramento Co., CA, Roll T625_127, p. 231B, SN 1B, SD 3, ED 76, enumerated 7 Jan 1920, official enumeration date 1 Jan 1920 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1920:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
* Fm 11 12 Schmidt Henry J Head R M W 36 S       Y Y California   Hanover Ger Ger Holstein Ger Ger Y Farmer Dairy Farm OA 11
      _______ Wilhelmina Mother   F W 70 Wd 1871 Na 1882 Y Y Holstein Ger Ger Holstein Ger Ger Holstein Ger Ger Y None      
      _______ Wilhelm J Brother   M W 31 S       Y Y California   Hanover Ger Ger Holstein Ger Ger Y None      
      _______ Edward E Brother   M W 26 S       Y Y California   Hanover Ger Ger Holstein Ger Ger Y None      
*Lower Stockton Road
Wilhelmina's daughter, Madeline (SCHMIDT) THOMAS, is living in San Francisco, CA (Roll 133, p. 31A), with her husband, George W. THOMAS; Madeline is enumerated and indexed as "Madline."  Wilhelmina's daughter, Marguerite M. (SCHMIDT) HARTER, is living in Pacific Grove, Monterey Co., CA (p. 249A), with her husband, Daniel H. HARTER (b. 1878/9, IN).
7.  1930 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #4 of 37):  Georgiana Twp., Sacramento Co., CA, Roll 185, p. 82B, SN 2B, ED 34-21, SD 3, enumerated 8 Apr 1930, official enumeration date 1 Apr 1930 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1930:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
3 4 5 6 7 8 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 30 32
37 37 Schmidt Christian Head O 500 Y M W 54 Wd 35 N Y CA Ger Ger       Y Dairy man Dairy Farm O N 35
    _______ Minnie Mother       F W 81 Wd 25 N Y Ger Ger Ger Ger 1871 NaAL Y None        
Wilhelmina's daughter, Madeline (SCHMIDT) THOMAS (æ 51, b. CA/Ger/Ger), is living in San Francisco, CA (Roll 200, p. 87A), with her husband, G.W. THOMAS (æ 65, b. IL/KY/NY); she is enumerated "Mabeline," but indexed as "Madeline."

8.  CADI:  California Death Index, 1940-1997 (online at RootsWeb.com and Ancestry.com; given name field is limited to 8 characters, so longer names are truncated):
Last
Name
First
Name
Middle Birth Date Mother
Maiden
Father
Last
Sex Birth
Place
Death Place
(County)
Death Date SSN Age Post-em(s)
Found
Post-em(s)
Placed
THOMAS Madeline   02/08/1878   SCHMIDT F CA Monterey 04/14/1957   79 Yes Yes
HARTER Margueri M 01/24/1881     F CA Monterey 05/09/1964   83 - -
SCHMIDT Henry J 07/28/1883 MOHR SCHMIDT M CA Sacramento 12/06/1957   74 - -
GRANT Bertha   09/28/1885 MOHR   F CA Santa Clara 09/24/1965   79 - -
SCHMIDT Edward E 08/14/1893     M CA Contra Costa 10/28/1977 563-66-3249 84 - -

9.  Point Pleasant Cemetery, Elk Grove, Sacramento Co., CA (online at "Golden Nugget Library" web site; transcribed by Manuel Peters and Anita Schultz-Peters; includes re-interments from the Franklin District Cemetery):
Christian Schmidt 1873 - 1939 [son of Jan C. Schmidt and Wilhelmina Mohr]
This explains why we don't find Christian in the CADI, which commences in 1940.

10.  Messages posted to the Sacramento County, California, Location Board (online at Ancestry.com/RootsWeb.com)

11.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

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