Person:John Schmidt (6)

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John Patrick SCHMIDT
b.17 MAR 1882 Buffalo, New York
d.21 MAR 1969 Buffalo, New York
m. 18 JUL 1906
  1. Howard Herbert Smith1907 - 1996
  2. Mildred P. Smith1913 - 2005
Facts and Events
Name[1] John Patrick SCHMIDT
Alt Name John P. Smith
Gender Male
Birth[2][3][4] 17 MAR 1882 Buffalo, New York
Other? 26 APR 1882 Johann Tirk And His Wife KatharinaGodparents Are
Baptism[6] 26 APR 1882 St. Peter's German Evangelical Church, Buffalo, New York.
Confirmation[7] 11 APR 1897 St. Peter's German Evangelical Church, Buffalo, NY
Marriage 18 JUL 1906 Buffalo, New Yorkto Pauline Carolina JAUCH
Other 18 JUL 1906 Clara Smith & Henry JauchWitnesses
with Pauline Carolina JAUCH
Residence[8] 1910 46 Davis, Buffalo, NY (with sister, Minnie & Emil Brucker)
Occupation? 1926 Owner, Pharmacist of Smith's Safe Pharmacy, Kensington, Buffalo, Erie Co., NY
Residence[9] 1930 510 Highgate Avenue, Kensington, Buffalo, NY
Census[10] 1930 510 Highgate, Buffalo, NY
Burial? 1969 Section 8, Lot 109, Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, Erie Co., NY
Medical? Blind.
Reference Number? 49
Soc Sec No[2] 081-28-0324
Education? University Of Buffalo, School Of Pharmacy
Death[5] 21 MAR 1969 Buffalo, New York

In 1900 census, living with his parents.

In 1910 city directory, living with sister and brother-in-law Minnie and Emil Brucker, but they're not living together in the 1910 census. (Figure that city directory info is compiled the year before?) Can't find them in 1910 census.

John Patrick, along with all of his siblings, decided in 1913/1914 to change their last name from SCHMIDT to SMITH. It took about ten years for each of them to finally make the legal change.

Graduated from the U. of Buffalo Pharmacy School, spent 1 yr. in NYC; worked many yrs. as a hired pharmacist (Hengerer's Dept. Store); he left there and for a short time operated Hegard Drug Store on Genesee St. (cheated out of wages); eventually opened his own store (Smith's Safe Pharmacy) in the Kensington area of Buffalo in 1926.

Per his daughter, Mildred Smith Heffley, "he wasn't religious, but the day before he died, he was hollering the Lord's Prayer."

1930 census:

Smith, John P., $9,000, R; age 48, married (24 at first marriage; self and parents born NY; pharmacist, drugstore -, Caroline P., 47, age 22 at marriage, self born NY; parents born Germany -, Howard H., son, 22, single, pharmacist -, Mildred P., daughter, 17, clerk, drugstore -, John L., son, 6

In later years, resided on Highgate Street (or Avenue), Buffalo, Erie, New York.

References
  1. Certificate of Baptism - John Patrick Smith.

    Name: Johann Patrick

  2. 2.0 2.1 Rootsweb / Ancestry.Com. Social Security Death Index: United States. (ssdi.rootsweb.com).
  3. Certificate of Baptism - John Patrick Smith.
  4. St. Peter's German Evangelical Church, Buffalo, NY Church Records, 1848-1968, Confirmations, Item 7, p. 144, entry 5.
  5. John Lincoln Smith.
  6. Certificate of Baptism - John Patrick Smith.

    Baptism: 26 April 1882

  7. St. Peter's German Evangelical Church, Buffalo, NY Church Records, 1848-1968, Confirmations, Item 7, p. 144, entry 5.

    Johann Patrick Schmidt, b. 17 Mar 1882 in Buffalo; parents: Philipp Schmidt and Elisabeth Fassnacht.

  8. Buffalo [Erie County, New York] city directory, 1910.
  9. Buffalo [Erie County, New York] city directory, 1930.
  10. United States. 1930 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication T626), Roll T626-1431, ED 15-476, sheet 12A, line 41, Secondary quality.