Person:Leonard Schmidt (1)

Leonard SCHMIDT
b.1 FEB 1818 Baden, Germany
m. ABT 1815
  1. Leonard SCHMIDT1818 - 1872
m. 21 NOV 1848
  1. Catharina Schmidt1849 - 1933
  2. Philipp Leonard SCHMIDT1851 - 1898
  3. Philippine Schmidt1853 - 1855
  4. Heinrich Schmidt1855 - 1897
  5. Carl Schmidt1857 - 1858
  6. Maria Schmidt1858 - 1885
Facts and Events
Name[1] Leonard SCHMIDT
Gender Male
Birth[2][3][4] 1 FEB 1818 Baden, Germany
Marriage 21 NOV 1848 German United Evangelical Church, Buffalo, New YorkWitnesses: Heinrich Betz, (Regi?)nnus Hadar
to Elisabetha Betz
Census[7] 1850 Black Rock, New York
Occupation[8] 1850 Mason
Property? 18 NOV 1851 Henry Betz, Sr. - grantee, Leonhard "Smith" & Elizabeth, his wife, grantor; date of record: May 31, 1852; date of instrument: Nov. 18, 1851
Other[9] 4 APR 1858 Elisabeth Betz, born Jan 1858, child of Heinrich Baetz & Catharine geb. DornerGodparent of
Census[10] 1860 6th Ward Buffalo, NY
Occupation[11] 1860 Laborer
Residence[12] BET 1868 AND 1872 566 Adams
Occupation[13] BET 1868 AND 1872 Laborer
Census[14] 1870 Buffalo, NY, 26th district, 6th ward
Death[5] NOV 1872 Buffalo, New York
Burial[6] 21 NOV 1872 Buffalo, NY
Reference Number? 242
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Origins

Leonard's origins remain a "brick wall". All we know is that he was born in 1818 in "Baden."

First record of him is the 1848 marriage to Elisabetha Betz; he is also deeded land by his father-in-law, Heinrich Betz. He may have had a sister, Maria, who shows up as godmother to his daughter.

Another clue is that in 1846, Henry Betz was the grantor and Frederick Schmidt & Catherine, his wife, as the grantee. The date of record was Mar. 20, 1846 and the date of instrument was Mar. 20, 1846. Possible relation to Leonhard?

Passenger lists possibilities for him include:

TO DO: -- Look at naturalization records -- Check land deeds -- Check the following NARA films for possible immigration/passenger lists:

1. Passenger and Immigration Lists: New York, 1820-1850 Age: 24 Gender: M Port of Departure: Antwerp Country of Origin: Deutschland Family Identification: 567251 Ship Name: New Hampshire Port of Arrival: New York Date of Arrival: Apr 21, 1847 Microfilm Serial Number: M237 Microfilm Roll Number: 66

2. Passenger and Immigration Lists: New York, 1820-1850 Age: 15 Gender: M Port of Departure: Bremen Country of Origin: Germany Country of Destination: United States of America Ship Name: Barque Charlotte Caroline Port of Arrival: New York Date of Arrival: Feb 6, 1837 Microfilm Serial Number: M237 Microfilm Roll Number: 32 List Number: 53

Life in Buffalo, NY

1840 census: Found a Leon. Smith in Eden, Erie County NY (image 13 in ancestry.com) 2 males under 5 1 male 20-30 (must be the head of household; therefore too old for ours) 1 female under 5 1 female 20-30

1850 Census, Buffalo, NY Black Rock, Erie Co., p. 187 (ancestry.com image 355): Smith, Leonard

1851/1852: Grantee Index (FHL#812737): Leonard Smith & wife Elisabeth, grantor; Henry Betz, Sr., grantee, Liber 132; FHL 390074, p. 48, Date of Instument 18 Nov 1851; date of record: 31 May 1852. S.211-21-11/8.

1860 Census, Buffalo, NY, 6th ward, 3 July 1860, page 160, line 17: Schmitt, Leonhard, age 41, laborer; $450 real estate; $25 personal estate; of Baden Schmitt, Elizabeth, 39, of Bavaria Schmitt, Catherine, 11, of New York Schmitt, Philip, 10, of New York Schmitt, Henry, 5, of New York Schmitt, Mary, 1, of New York

1870 Census, Buffalo, NY, 26th district, 6th ward, July 20, 1870, page 233, line 36: Schmidt, Leonhard, age 52, stonemason; $900 real estate; $200 personal estate; of Baden, US citizen Schmidt, Elizabeth, age 48, keeping house; of Bavaria; possibly deaf or blind. Schmidt, Catharine, age 20, tailoress Schmidt, Phillip, age 19, stovemounter Schmidt, Henry, age 15, apprentice moulder Schmidt, Mary, age 11

References
  1. City of Buffalo, Bureau of Vital Statistics. Certificate of Death - Phillip Schmidt.

    Father's name: Leonard Schmidt

  2. City of Buffalo, Bureau of Vital Statistics. Certificate of Death - Phillip Schmidt.

    Father's birthplace: Germany

  3. St. Peter's German Evangelical Church, Buffalo, NY Church Records, 1848-1968, Page 45, entry # 231.

    Born 1 February 1818

  4. 1880 U.S. Census - NY, Roll , E.D. 142, District 11, pg. 57, line 14.

    Birthplace of father of Catherine Schueler: Baden

  5. St. Peter's German Evangelical Church, Buffalo, NY Church Records, 1848-1968, 45, Entry 231&236, Item 8 Funerals 1866-1891.

    Buried 21 Nov 1972

  6. St. Peter's German Evangelical Church, Buffalo, NY Church Records, 1848-1968, Item 8: Funerals 1866-1891 (page 45).

    Appears twice (No. 231 and No. 236): "leaves wife and four children; age 54"

  7. 1850 U.S. Census - NY, Roll , pg. 187.

    Black Rock

  8. 1850 U.S. Census - NY, 6th Ward, City of Buffalo, pg. 160, line 17.

    Occupation: Mason

  9. St. Peter's German Evangelical Church, Buffalo, NY Church Records, 1848-1968, Item 1.

    Baptism for Elisabeth Betz
    Born: 1858.

  10. 1860 U.S. Census - NY, 6th Ward City of Buffalo, pg. 160, line 17.
  11. 1860 U.S. Census - NY, 6th Ward, City of Buffalo, pg. 160, line 17.

    Occupation: Laborer

  12. Buffalo City Directory.

    1868, 1872, 1873: All: 566 Adams

  13. Buffalo City Directory.

    1868-1872: All: "Laborer"

  14. 1870 U.S. Census - NY, page 233, line 36.

    26th district, 6th ward, July 20, 1870