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Jacob Schmitt and Anna Goedert

Jacob and Anna (Goedert) Schmitt along with their three children, Susanna, Anna Maria and Gertrude, immigrated to America from the Port of Havre, France on the ship Albany and arrived at the Port of New York on 2 August 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., Illinois. 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, two sons' Nicolas, and Peter.

Jacob and Anna are buried at St John the Baptist Cemetery. Jacob's grave site is marked with a McHenry County Historical plaque, signifying that he was the first of three families who settled in what became the village of Johnsburg, McHenry Co., Illlinois.

Jacob's brother Frederich Schmitt and his family also immmigrated the following year, from Germany, to settle in Johnsburg.

Jacob and Anna are my maternal 3x great-grandparents, their daughter Gertrude is my 2x great-grandmother. Information in Family Group Records is from church records, vital records, federal census, and obits. For questions or to add information, contact me at sandiesquilts@att.net


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Jacob Schmitt
Son of Michael Schmitt and Catherine Bell
Born 30 Mar 1808/Münk, Coblenz, Germany
Married Anna Gertrude Goedert 12 February 1833
Naunheim, Germany
Died 7 September 1892/Johnsburg, McHenry Co., Illinois
Buried at St John the Baptist Cemetery/Johnsburg, McHenry Co., Illinois
Anna Gertrude Goedert
Daughter of William Goedert and Maria Gertrude Mohr
Born 2 August 1806/Naunheim, Germany
Died 16 May 1882/Johnsburg, McHenry Co., Illinois
Buried at St John the Baptist Cemetery/Johnsburg, McHenry Co., Illinois

Children of Jacob and Anna
There is a key next to the names of some of the children below, by clicking on the key, you will link to the next generation ~

1.Susanna Goedert
Born 27 September 1832/Münk, Coblenz, Germany
Married Johann Mueller 5 May 1849
St John the Baptist Catholic Church/Johnsburg, McHenry Co., Illinois
Died 19 October 1910/McHenry, McHenry Co., Illinois
Buried 22 October/St Mary's Cemetery/McHenry, McHenry Co., Illinois

2.Anna Maria
Born 2 October 1834/Münk, Coblenz, Germany
Married Peter Freund 31 January 1853
St John the Baptist Catholic Church/Johnsburg, McHenry Co., Illinois
Died 26 January 1854/Johnsburg, McHenry Co., Illinois
Buried at St John the Baptist Cemetery/Johnsburg, McHenry Co., Illinois

3.Gertrude
Born 21 August 1839/Münk, Coblenz, Germany
Married Nicolas Schaefer 16 October 1856
St John the Baptist Catholic Church/Johnsburg, McHenry Co., Illinois
Died 16 September 1902/McHenry, McHenry Co., Illinois
Buried 19 September/St Mary's Cemetery/McHenry, McHenry Co., Illinois

4.Nicolas
Born 7 October 1841/Johnsburg, McHenry Co., Illinois
Married Maria Meiler 20 November 1862
St John the Baptist Catholic Church/Johnsburg, McHenry Co., Illinois
Died 23 August 1929/Jamestown, Stutsman Co., North Dakota
Buried 27 August 1929/Japanese Martyrs Catholic Cemetery/Leavonworth, Brown Co., Minnesota

5.Peter
Born 23 July 1848/Johnsburg, McHenry Co., Illinois
Married Elisabeth Freund 22 September 1870
St John the Baptist Catholic Church/Johnsburg, McHenry Co., Illinois
Died 31 November 1883/McHenry, McHenry Co., Illinois
Buried 2 Dec 1883/St Mary's Cemetery/McHenry, McHenry Co., Illinois


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