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Jacob and Anna (Goedert) Schmitt

Jacob and Anna (Goedert) Schmitt along with their three children, Susanna, Mary Anna and Gertrude, immigrated to America from the Port of Havre, France on the ship Albany and arrived at the Port of New York in 1841. They along with the Nicolas Frett and Nicolas Adams families, were the first three families to settle in what is now Johnsburg, McHenry Co., Il. Their farm land was located near where today, stands the St John The Baptist Catholic Church and Cemetery. Two more children were born to Jacob and Anna after they settled in Johnsburg, Nicolas, and Peter.

Jacob and Anna are buried at St John The Baptist Cemetery. Jacobs gravesite is marked with a McHenry County Historical plaque, signifying that he was the first of three families who settled in Johnsburg and were the founders of the St John's Parish. The other two families were those of Nicolas Frett and Nicolas Adams.

Jacob's brother Frederich Schmitt and his family also came from Germany to settle in Johnsburg. Frederich wrote a letter to family and friends encouraging them to also immigrate to America. I will post a copy of this letter in a seperate link.

Jacob and Anna are my maternal 3x gr grandparents, their daughter Gertrude is my 2x gr grandmother. Information in Family Group Records is from church records, vital records, federal census, and obits.


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Jacob Schmitt
Son of Michael and Catherine ( Bell ) Schmitt
Born 30 Mar 1808/Munk, Germany
Married Anna Gertrude Goedert abt. 1830 (?)/Germany
Died abt. 1892/Johnsburg, McHenry Co., Il.
Buried at St John's Cemetery/Johnsburg, McHenry Co., Il.
Anna Gertrude Goedert
Daughter of/Unknown
Born abt. 1807/Germany
Died abt. 14 May 1882/Johnsburg, McHenry Co., Il.
Buried at St John's Cemetery/Johnsburg, McHenry Co., Il.

Children of Jacob and Anna

1.Susanna
Born 27 Sep 1832/Germany
Married Johann Mueller 5 May 1849
St John The Baptist Catholic Church/Johnsburg, McHenry Co., Il.
Died 19 Oct 1910/McHenry, McHenry Co., Il.
Buried at St John's Cemetery, Johnsburg, McHenry Co., Il.

2.Mary Anna
Unknown
Married/Unknown
Died/Unknown

3.Gertrude
Born Oct 1839/Munk, Germany
Married Nicolas Schaefer 16 Oct 1856
St John The Baptist Catholic Church/Johnsburg, McHenry Co., Il.
Died 16 Sep 1902/McHenry, McHenry Co., Il.
Buried at St Mary's Catholic Cemetery/McHenry, McHenry Co., Il.

4.Nicolas
Born 7 Oct 1841/Johnsburg, McHenry Co., Il.
Married Maria Meiler 20 Nov 1862
St John The Baptist Catholic Church/Johnsburg, McHenry Co., Il.
Died 23 Aug 1929/Jamestown, ND.

5.Peter
Born abt 1848/Johnsburg, McHenry Co., Il.
Married Elisabeth Freund 22 Sep 1870
St John The Baptist Catholic Church/Johnsburg, McHenry Co., Il.
Died 31 Nov 1883/McHenry, McHenry Co., Il
Buried at St Mary's Catholic Cemetery/McHenry, McHenry Co., Il.


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