Peter Schmidt Sr.
(1759-1809)
Eva Yoh
Johann Martin Zettelmeyer
(1757-1845)
Margaretha
Peter Smith Jr.
(1786-1868)
Catherine Zettelmeyer
(1793-1864)
Peter Smith III
(1816-1885)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Catherine

Peter Smith III 1 2

  • Born: 31 Jul 1816, Brunswick Twp., Schuylkill, PA 1 2
  • Christened: 3 Nov 1816, Windsor Twp.: St. Paul's Lutheran Church (Smoke Church), Berks, PA
  • Marriage (1): Catherine
  • Died: 19 Nov 1885, West Brunswick Twp., Schuylkill, PA at age 69 2
  • Buried: Orwigsburg: St. John's Church (White Church), Schuylkill, PA 2

   Another name for Peter was Peter Schmidt III.

  Christening Notes:

Baptism sponsors were Johannes and Christina Frey.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. He appeared in the household of Peter Smith Jr. In a census in 1840 in West Brunswick Twp., Schuylkill, PA. 3 3 In 1834, Brunswick Township was divided into East and West Brunswick. The 1840 census in West Brunswick recorded only 4 Smith households, and they are on the same census page listed near each other...

Following the listing for Daneil Rigle, whose children later married Smiths...

Peter Smith Sr. is listed with this household.
Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 3 sons born 1836-1840
Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 2 sons born 1831-1835
Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19 2 sons born 1821-1825
Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1 son born 1811-1820
Free White Persons - Males - 50 thru 59: 1 father Peter born 1781-1790
Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 1 daughter born 1836-1840
Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19: 1 duaghter born 1821-1825
Free White Persons - Females - 50 thru 59: 1 mother Catherine born 1781-1790

Next listed is Peter Smith Jr. with this household:
Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1 father Peter born 1811-1820
Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14: 1 daughter born 1826-1830
Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19: 1 wife Catherine born 1821-1824
[research note: daughter should be younger considering mother's age.]

Next listed are households for John Shoner Sr., Henry Shoner, Peter Shipe, and Daniel Knittle.

Next listed is Jacob Smith with this household:
Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 1 son born 1836-1840
Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 1 son born 1831-1835
Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 3 sons born 1826-1830
Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49: 1 father Jacob born 1791-1800
Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 2 daugthers born 1836-1840
Free White Persons - Females - 40 thru 49: 1 wife born 1791-1800

Next is William Smith with this household:
Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 2 sons born 1836-1840
Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 1 son born 1831--1835
Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39: 1 William born 1801-1810
Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 1 born 1831-1835
Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1 wife born 1811-1820

2. Bertha appeared in the household of Peter Smith Jr. In a census in 1850 in West Brunswick Twp., Schuylkill, PA. 4 4 The 1850 Census recorded household #32: Peter Smith Sr, farmer, age 60, living with his wife Catherine, 60; Wm., 15; and Hannah, 13.

Next door is Peter Smith Jr., laborer, 34, with wife Catharine, 26; James, 6; and Lewis, 6, twins.

The previous household to Peter Sr. is his son William Smith, 46 [error, should be 26], laborer, with wife Fietta, 23, Emeline, 5; Syletta, 3; and an unamed infant, 3 months.

On the same census page, household 38 is Jacob Smith, laborer, 58, with wife Sarah, 46; Jacob, 26; Emanuel, 23; Henry, 17; Susannah, 15; Amanda, 13; and Matilda, 9. [He is Peter Sr.'s brother?]

Household 40 is John Smith, 35, laborer, with wife Matilda, 26; David, 8; Rebecca, 5; Dianna, 2; and Sarah, 4 months old when the census was recorded on 26 Sep 1850.

Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

3. He appeared on the census in 1850 in West Brunswick Twp., Schuylkill, PA. 4 The 1850 Census recorded Peter Smith Sr, farmer, age 60, living with his wife Catherine, 60; Wm., 15; and Hannah, 13.
Next door is Peter Smith Jr., laborer, 34, with wife Catharine, 26; James, 6; and Lewis, 6, twins.
The previous household to Peter Sr. is William Smith, 46, laborer, with Fietta, 23, Emeline, 5; Syletta, 3; and an unamed infant, 3 months.
Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

4. He appeared in the household of Peter Smith Jr. In a census in 1860 in West Brunswick Twp., Schuylkill, PA. 5 5 The 1860 census recorded related Smith and Riegel families living as neighbors.

Household 306 is Elijah Smith [sic, should be Elias], black smith, age 28. His wife Catherine is 18 [she is the sister of his first wife Pasella Riegel who died in 1857]; and daughters Lizzie 3 [by Elias' first wife] and Priscilla 1. His real estate was valued at $350 and personal estate $150.

Household 310 is William Smith, farmer, 36, with wife Fietta, 34; Emaline, 14; Celetta, 12; Alfred, 9; Thomas, 5; Messura, 3; and Elixander, 11 months when the census was recorded on 18 Jun 1850. Also in the home is farm laborer Peter Spence, 61. William's real estate value is $5700 and personal estate $352.

Household 312 is farmer Daniel Riegel [father of the girls who married Elias Smith], 56, with wife Mary, 56; Lewis, 16; Susannah, 14; Elizabeth, 11. Also in home is servant Elizabeth Sholler, 18, and Joseph Shoppell, 11. Daniel's real estate value is $5000 and personal estate $400.

Household 313 is Joseph Smith, famer, 39, with wife Catherine, 21, and son Francis, 9 months. His real estate is $1200 and personal $152.

Household 314 is Peter Smith Sr., occupation gentleman, 75, with wife Catherine, 65; son Henry, farmer, 30; William, farm laborer, 25; and Hannah, 20. Peter's real estate was $1200, personal $100, and Henry's $3000 and $712.

Household 316 is Peter Smith Jr., farmer, 44, with Catherine, 38; and twin sons Lewis and James, farm laborers, 16. Peter's real estate value is $1200 and personal $165.

Household 324 is John Smith, farm laborer, 45; with wife Matilda, 37; David, 18; Susannah, 14; Sarah, 12; Charles, 6; George, 5; Mary 3; and Franklin, 8 months. John's real estate is $600 and personal $100.

Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. The post office was Orwigsburg.

5. Bertha appeared in the household of William Smith in a census in 1870 in West Brunswick Twp., Schuylkill, PA. 6 6 The 1870 census recorded related Smith households living near each other.

Census Household # 6 was William Smith, farmer, 45, living with wife Fietta, 42; Albert, 19; Thomas, 13; Bella, 11; Alexander, 8; William, 6; Lucretia, 4; and Salem, 1. Also in the home is farm laborer Peter Spears, 73. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. The post office was Orwigsburg. William's farm was valued at $4500 and personal estate $700.

Household 15 is Lewis Rigel, farmer, 25, with wife Seletta [nee Smith], 22; and son Edward, 3.

Household 16 was Henry Smith, farmer, 35, living with Sarah, 22; and sons who were farm laborers: John, 19; Charles, 17. Also in the home is domestic servant Lana Neiswind, 22. Henry's farm was vlaued at $9000 and personal estate $1200.

Household 17 was Joseph Smith, farmer, 46, with wife Catharine, 33; son Francis, 11; Catharine, 7; Amanda, 5; and son Joshua, 3. Joseph's farm value $2000, personal estate $400.

Household 19 was William Smith, farmer, 35, with wife Louisa, 24; and Elizabeth, 3. His farm value was $3000 and personal estate $600.

Household 22 was James Siegfried, laborer, 22, with wife Emaline [nee Smith], 24; and daughter Maria, 2. They are in James' father's home: Israel Siegfried, 53, and his wife Maria, 53. Israel's farm is worth $2500 and personal estate $800.

Household 23 is David Smith, laborer, 28, with wife Caroline, 17. He has no land value and personal estate was $500.

Household 25 is Peter Smith, farm laborer, 52, with wife Catharine, 48; and son James, laborer, 27. Peter's land value is $600 and personal estate $100.

Household 26 is Matilda Smith, 45, widow, with son William, laborer, 19; Mary, 13; Lewis, 7; and Elizabeth, 5. Her land value is $1200 and personal estate $200.

Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. The post office was Orwigsburg.

6. He appeared in the household of William Smith in a census in 1880 in West Brunswick Twp., Schuylkill, PA. 7 7 The 1880 census recorded William Smith, farmer, 56, living with wife Fietta, 52; Alexander, 19; William, 17; Christianna, 14; Salem, 11, and William's brother, Emanuel, 47.

Next door is William's son, Alfred, farmer, 30, with wife Maria, 19, son Morris, 9 months old born in Aug 1879, and his brother, Thomas, farm hand, 27.

On the same census page is Joseph Smith, 11, a servant in the home of Lewis Riegle, 35, and his wife, Sylletta, 30, who is William Smith's daughter, with her children Edward, 13; Arabella, 4; and daughter Neide M., 1.

Their neighbor is farmer Henry Smith, 50, widowed, living with his niece, Mary Smith, 22; and three servants.

The next household is James Siegfried, 30, living with wife Emaline, 32, who is William Smith's daughter, with her children Maria, 11; and sons Abner, 5, and Alvin, 2.

Two households later is Peter Smith, farmer, 62, living with wife Catharine, 65; and son James, 36.

Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

7. He appeared on the census in 1880 in West Brunswick Twp., Schuylkill, PA. 8 In the 1880 census Peter Smith (age 62) is living with wife Catherine (65) and son James (36). Nearby is the household of his brother, Henry Smith (50) who is living with Henry's niece Mary Smith (22, servant.) Also nearby are Lewis Riegel and Alford Smith (30). Peter, his wife and their parents are all listed as born in Pennsylvania.


Peter married Catherine. (Catherine was born on 15 Feb 1823 in , , PA,1 2 9 died on 29 Sep 1902 in West Brunswick Twp., Schuylkill, PA 2 10 and was buried in Orwigsburg: St. John's Church (White Church), Schuylkill, PA 2 10.)


Sources


1 1860 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, Roll 1180 Book 1, Page 407.

2 St. Johns Church (White Church), Orwigsburg, Schyulkill County, Pennsylvania, http://files.usgwarchives.net/pa/schuylkill/cemeteries/stjohn1.txt.

3 1840 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHTZ-VZ9 Peter Smith, West Brunswig, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States; citing p. 158.

4 1850 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, West Brunswick Township, Series: M432 Roll: 828, Page: 159. https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M4CT-SJS Peter Smith, West Brunswick, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States; citing family 33.

5 1860 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXR9-T2R West Brunswick, Schuylkill, PA, Pages 38-40, Dwelling Houses 306 to 324.

6 1870 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MZTQ-CN7 William Smith, Pennsylvania, United States; citing pages 1-4, households 6-26.

7 1880 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWVZ-QPN William Smith, West Brunswick, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district ED 242, sheet 249B.

8 1880 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, West Brunswick Township, Page 31.

9 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=160031991.

10 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=177710497.



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