Peter Smith Jr.
(1786-1868)
Catherine Zettelmeyer
(1793-1864)
John Smith
(Abt 1815-Bef 1870)
Matilda Kremer
(1819-1881)
John William Smith
(1851-1914)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. M. Isabella Smith

John William Smith 2 3

  • Born: 5 Jan 1851, West Brunswick Twp., Schuylkill, PA 2 3
  • Marriage (1): M. Isabella Smith on 6 May 1876 in Orwigsburg, Schuylkill, PA 1
  • Died: 24 Sep 1914, Orwigsburg, Schuylkill, PA at age 63 2 3
  • Buried: 27 Sep 1914, Orwigsburg: St. John's Church (White Church), Schuylkill, PA 2 3

  Noted events in his life were:

1. John appeared in the household of Catherine in a census in 1900 in West Brunswick Twp., Schuylkill, PA. 4 4 The 1900 census recorded Kate Smith, widow, farmer, 77, born Feb 1823, living with her son, James, farm laborer, 56, Feb 1844. Kate was married 45 years ago in 1855.
Next door is farmer James Seigfreid, 48, Jan 1852, married for 31 years to wife Emeline [nee Smith], 54, Mar 1846. Emeline had birthed 7 children, 6 alive in 1900, and four were living with her: Alvine, shoemaker, 21, Sep 1878; Irwin, farm laborer, 19, Jun 1880; Jennie, 16, Nov 1883; and Emily, 14, Sep 1885.
Their neighbor is farmer John Smith, 49, Jan 1851, married for 24 years to wife Isabella [also nee Smith], 43, Aug 1856. She had birthed 11 children, all alive and living with her: Janet, 23, Oct 1876; Edward, 21, Apr 1879; Mason, 18, Oct 1881; Robert, 16, Mar 1884; daughter Valley, 13, Sep 1886; Annie, 11, Mar 1889; Charles, 8, Feb 1892; May, 6, Sep 1893; Sadie, 3, Jun 1896; Lizzie, 2, Jan 1898; and Katie, 10 months, Jul 1899. Also in the home is John's uncle Harry [Henry] Smith, 71, Jan 1829.
Two homes away is Alfred Smith, 49, Jul 1859, married for 21 years to wife Maria, 38, Apr 1862. She had birthed four children all living with them: Morris, 20, Aug 1879; Bertha M., 14, Aug 1885; Elsie M., 8, Oct 1891; and Celia E., 4, Oct 1895.
Atop the following census page is Thomas Smith, farmer, 46, born Aug 1853, living with wife Katie, 27, May 1872; son Irwin, 12, Jun 1887; and daughter Mabel, 11, Jul 1888; and Sallie, 7, Aug 1892. Also with them is Emanuel Smith, 67, born in 1832. Thomas and Katie were married for 13 years and she had birthed a total of 3 children, all alive in 1900.
Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

2. Cause of Death: rhumatism and acute neuritis, coma, 24 Sep 1914, Orwigsburg, Schuylkill, PA. 3


John married M. Isabella Smith, daughter of William Smith and Fietta Werner, on 6 May 1876 in Orwigsburg, Schuylkill, PA.1 (M. Isabella Smith was born on 25 Aug 1856 in West Brunswick Twp., Schuylkill, PA 5 6, christened on 14 Aug 1857 in Orwigsburg: St. John's Church (White Church), Schuylkill, PA,6 died on 8 Dec 1934 in Orwigsburg, Schuylkill, PA 5 and was buried in Orwigsburg: St. John's Church (White Church), Schuylkill, PA 5.)


Sources


1 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013, PA > Schuylkill > Orwigsburg > St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church 6 May 1876 John Smith farmer E. Brunswick married Isabell Smith, daughter of William Smith.

2 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=155186905.

3 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates. Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Certificate 89727. John Smith. Father John Smith. Mother Metilda Kramer. Informant Mrs. John Smith.

4 1900 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M34C-363 Kate Smith & other Smith families, West Brunswick Township citing enumeration district (ED) 214, sheet 9B and 10A, family 175 to 196.

5 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=155186921.

6 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1709-1950, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V2NP-VFQ M. Isabella Smith b. 25 Aug 1856.



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