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Re: Frederick Adam Schmidt born 1873-1874 London?

Postby MaureenE » Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:57 pm

Thanks again Adrian. I don't have an Ancestry subscription myself, but do have access through a genealogy society library.

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Re: Frederick Adam Schmidt born 1873-1874 London?

Postby GraemeA » Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:30 pm

On topic, but of little practical use... Fred Schmidt is mentioned in the book "Made in India" by Noel Lenehan Gordon (e.g. page 70) in reference to Fred's friendship with fellow serviceman Robert Alexander Gordon (the author's father). Robert introduced Fred to his future wife Victoria Eleanor "Nell" Lenehan.

Secondly, user 'GGGirl17' on Ancestry suggests that the 1901 census entry for 9 Queen Street, showing baker Ingnatz Schmidt aged 25 of Germany (and wife Abigail of Stratford, Essex) is in fact a Frederick Schmidt, since he is "Named as Frederick on marriage certificate to Abigail". I have not substantiated this myself or found any record of a Schmidt/Abigail wedding or Abigail Schmidt death around that time.
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Re: Frederick Adam Schmidt born 1873-1874 London?

Postby GraemeA » Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:44 pm

The marriage to an Abigail referred to above is for Frederick Schmidt & Abigail Emma Hendey or Hendry, Q2 1899, Essex, marriage index volume 4a page 276.
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Re: Frederick Adam Schmidt born 1873-1874 London?

Postby MaureenE » Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:55 pm

Many thanks GraemeA for the interesting information about the book. I see the British Library has a copy (UIN: BLL01011164444 ), which I might get to see one day. Do you have a family connection, or did you come across this book by chance?

Baker Ingnatz Schmidt in the 1901 Census, mentioned by GraemeA would be a different person, as Frederick Adam Schmidt was known to be in India at the time of the 1901 Census. In fact
he was married to Victoria Eleanor "Nell" Lenehan on 2nd April 1901 in Peshawar. Sadly she died of phthisis (TB) less than a year later on 20th February 1902.

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Re: Frederick Adam Schmidt born 1873-1874 London?

Postby GraemeA » Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:40 am

I’m a friend of a great-grandson of Susan Mary Lenehan, (Frederick Adam Schmidt’s sister-in-law) coincidentally called Adam. I offered to do a little family tree research for him. I’d recommend the book - it’s a bit light on dates but is a good read and useful for the Lenehan/Gordon side. The author mentions Nell’s fever and consequent death from ‘consumption’ within 3 months.
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