Peter Smith Jr.
(1786-1868)
Catherine Zettelmeyer
(1793-1864)
Peter Smith III
(1816-1885)
Catherine
(1823-1902)
Lewis Smith
(1843-1862)

 

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Lewis Smith 1 2

  • Born: 11 Mar 1843, West Brunswick Twp., Schuylkill, PA 1
  • Died: 22 Oct 1862 at age 19 2
  • Buried: Orwigsburg: St. John's Church (White Church), Schuylkill, PA 2

  Noted events in his life were:

1. appeared in the household of Peter Smith Jr. In a census in 1850 in West Brunswick Twp., Schuylkill, PA. 3 3 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.

2. He appeared on the census in 1850 in West Brunswick Twp., Schuylkill, PA. 3 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.

3. He appeared in the household of Peter Smith Jr. In a census in 1860 in West Brunswick Twp., Schuylkill, PA. 4 4 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.


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 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.

4 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.



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