Obit: Schmidt, John (1839 - 1923)

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----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 02/15/1923

Schmidt, John (17 MAY 1839 - 10 FEB 1923)

John Schmidt died at the home of his son Charles Schmidt in this village (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) on Saturday, Feb. 10th, 1923, aged 83 years, 8 months and 23 days. He was born on the 17th day of May 1839 at Neustandt near Culm and Regensburg in the Kingdom of Bavaria, Germany. He came to America at the age of 26 years, landing in New York. He made his first home in Milwaukee and from there went to Stevens Point, where he was united in wedlock with Mrs. Saurer. He then moved to a farm near Unity, Wis., where he remained a short time before coming to Thorp in the year 1884. His last days were spent with his son C. F. Schmidt and family. He leaves to mourn two sons, George Schmidt of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Charles F. Schmidt of Thorp, and two step-sons, John and Frank Sauer.

The funeral took place at the Lutheran Church here on Wednesday, Rev. A. C. Stapel officiating, interment following in the Thorp Village Cemetery.



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