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Schmidt from Lich, Hessen
Posted by: Rick Vernay (ID *****5753) Date: February 15, 2012 at 09:50:10
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My GrGrandfather, George Schmidt was born 30 Dec 1849 in Lich, Hessen(a little SE of Giessen). He came to the US at age of nineteen (1868). He first worked as a fireman on steamships sailing US to South America. He then worked in the Abendroth Foundry in Port Chester, NY as a pattern maker. In the 1900 Census, he was listed as an engineer in a P. Mill, living on William St. in East Port Chester, CT.

I have a photo of George’s parents, labeled Frederick’s grandparents, Lich. There are also three photos representing two (I think) brothers, a probable sister in law, and a nephew, my grandfather's cousin Emile. Only the child, Emile is labeled by name. They all apparently remained in Germany. I know that my grandfather corresponded with his cousin Emile, and that in the fifties my grandparents traveled to Lich and visited family there. No records of names have been found.

George Schmidt and his wife Catherine Caroline Greb had four children, named Louis E., Henry W., Frederick George (My Grandfather), and Carl Schmidt.

I am hoping that someone might have some information on this family. All of the photos are now scanned, so I would be able to send them to anyone who may be interested.

Thank you,
Rick


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