Person:Hans Schmidt (7)

Hans Michael Schmidt
b.Abt. 1689 Germany
m. Bef. 1682
  1. Michael Adam SchmidtAbt 1682 -
  2. Hans Michael SchmidtAbt 1689 - 1761
  3. Mathias Schmidt1692 -
m. 21 Jan 1709/10
  1. Anna Catherine Schmidt1711 -
  2. Johann Michael Schmidt, Jr.1712 - ABT 1772
  3. Christoph Schmidt1715 -
Facts and Events
Name Hans Michael Schmidt
Alt Name Hans Michael Smith
Gender Male
Birth? Abt. 1689 Germany
Marriage 21 Jan 1709/10 Gemmingen, Germany Evangelical Lutheran Churchto Anna Margaretha Sauter
Death[1] 1761 Culpeper County, Virginia

Hans Michael Schmidt (Smith) was one of the Early Settlers of Germanna Colony

Image:Germanna Banner.jpg

Immigration to Germanna Colony

Hans Michael Schmidt and his family are listed among the second group of settlers to Germanna Colony in Virginia in April 1717:

  • Hans Michael Schmidt (Smith), 28, Anna Margaretha (Sauter), 28, Johann Michael, 5, [Christoph, 2] [his in-laws]

Acquisition of Land in Orange County, VA

Acquisition of Land from Orange County, Virginia Records:

  • Pages 63-66. 27-28 July 1737. Thomas Weyland of Orange County, blacksmith, to Michael Smith of same, planter. Lease and release; for £20 current money. 120 acres... corner to Jacob Broyle... corner to John Recose... corner to Michael Cafer (also Kafer)... corner to John Broyle. (signed) Thomas Winland. Wit: G. Marr, Ambros Jones, Johan Huffman. 28 July 1737. Acknowledged by Thomas Weyland, Mary his wife relinquished her right of dower. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 2, Dorman, pg. 39].

Information on Hans Michael Schmidt (Smith)

Ship "Molley", John Hodgrson, Master, from Rotterdam, last from Deal, arrived Sept. 30, 1727, in Pennsylvania, passengers included:

Hans Michael Smith (Note: this ship record only lists heads of families)

From "Germanna History", Notes:

Hans Michael Schmidt listed in the second Germanna Colony group of immigrants:

The pastor then proceeded to list six families with all household members who were going including their ages. Four of the six families are known later in Virginia. The fifth family is known to have arrived Virginia but there is no further record of them. The sixth family may have been able to get on a boat going to Pennsylvania. The families are:

Matthaus Schmidt, wife and two children.
Hans Michael Schmidt, wife, two children and two unnamed in-laws.
Hans Michael Klaar, wife, two children.
Joseph Weber, wife, two children.
Lorentz Bekh, wife, four children.
Hans Michael Mihlekher, wife, two children, wife's sister.
  1. data base.