Schmidgall Family Genealogy
Schmidgall Family Genealogy

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1. Phillip Schmidgall - was born in Busch, Germany.
Phillip married Justina. (Sources: - 1)
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  George Adam Schmidgall was born on 17 Aug 1842 in Kuhof, Germany and died on 3 Mar 1872 in Weilderstadt, Germany . See #2. below.
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2. George Adam Schmidgall - was born on 17 Aug 1842 in Kuhof, Germany and died on 3 Mar 1872 in Weilderstadt, Germany . He was the son of Phillip Schmidgall.
George married Christina Schaeurmann on 4 Feb 1868 in Busch, Germany. Christina was born in 1845 in Ger. She was the daughter of Johan Georg Schaeurmann and Barbara Steiner. She died in Peoria, Peoria Co., Il .

Christina - "Christina Schauermann, born in Busch, Bavaria on 19 Mar 1845, married Godfried Schmidgalll in 1867, in Germany. Godfried worked for a railroad and was killed in a train accident in Holland. "Adam was about 12 years old when his father was killed. It was very difficult to be a young man in Germany in the 1880's. When a boy wanted to learn a trade, his father would pay a tuition for him to be an apprentice for four years. This was a very hard life working for a master. After four years he became a tradesman and then had to work two more years in other shops. After serving six years he was compelled to serve three years in the army. After this he was called a man! It was very difficult for a young man to leave Germany. "It was because of these conditions that Christine Schmidgall was determined to leave her homeland and come to America. She had to go from city to city. She was allowed to do so because she was a widow. She earned money as a seamstress. Finally she made it by night into Holland. From there she managed a ship ticket for her son and herself to London. On the first opportunity she boarded a steamer for the United States. They landed in Baltimore among strangers, but happy. It did not take long for her friends in Peoria to arrange their trip. "Christina met a man by the name of Henry Schelling in Peoria. They were married in Peoria October 23, 1883. (The Schmidgall Story."
 
A church record says that Christine moved with son to Edelfingen August 23 1881. At least the record is striked out with the remark "nach Amerika", that means to the states.

George -

From: Anton M. Seger - Wed, 20 Nov 2002

 
I have a church record from kuhof, near maienfels Georg Adam Schmidtgall, born August 17 1842 in Kuhof, died march 3 1872 in Weilderstadt, married a Christine Dorothea Scheuermann, born may (march) 19 1845 in Busch. the wedding was February 4 1868. They had a sonAdam Carl Schmidtgall born November 21, 1868 parents of Georg Adam: Schmidtgall Phillip from Busch and Schmidtgall Justina
 
parents of Christine: Scheuermann Johann Georg and Steiner Barbara
 
The church record has a statement that Christine moved with son to Edelfingen August 23 1881. At least the record is striked out with the remark "nach Amerika", that means to the states. remarks: in some church records they used Schmidtgall instead of Schmidgall. Edelfingen could be a german village near Bad Mergentheim, no too far from Kuhof
(Sources: - 1)
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Adam Carl Schmidgall was born on 21 Nov 1868 in Ger and died in Peoria, Peoria Co., Il . See #3. below.
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3. Adam Carl Schmidgall - was born on 21 Nov 1868 in Ger and died in Peoria, Peoria Co., Il . He was the son of George Adam Schmidgall and Christina Schaeurmann.
Adam married Lena Pauline Myers. Lena was born in 1872 in Ger. She was the daughter of Magdalina Loeser. She died in Peoria, Peoria Co., Il .

Adam - Our genealogy of the Schmidgall family is based largely on the work of Kathleen Schmidgall Floria, compiled in Peoria, IL, December 1995.

Census: 1900 Peoria, Peoria, Ill
Name relation born age marital status father born mother born occupation  
Adam C. Schmidgall head Nov 1867 32 M-12 Germany Germany Germany Blacksmith
Lena Schmidgall wife Dec 1871 28 m-12 Germany Germany Germany  
Carl Schmidgall son Aug 1889 10 S Illinois Germany Germany at school
Mary Schmidgall daughter Feb 1893 7 S Illinois Germany Germany at school
Annie Schmidgall daughter Jan 1895 5 S Illinois Germany Germany  
William Schmidgall son June 1897 2 S Illinois Germany Germany  
Theodore Schmidgall son Secp 1899 9/12 S Illinois Germany Germany  
August Schmidgal brother Nov 1875 24 S Illinois Germany Germany Laborer
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Carl Henry Schmidgall was born on 18 Aug 1890 in Peoria, Peoria Co., Il and died Apr 1978 .

Carl - was an inventor and a writer. Listed in Who's Who in Finance and Industry. 18th edition, 1974-1975. Wilmette, IL: Marquis Who's Who, 1974. (Sources: - 2 - 3)
ii.  Dora Schmidgall was born about 1891 in Peoria, Peoria Co., Il and died about 1891 in Peoria, Peoria Co., Il .

Dora - Dora Schmidgall, named for her aunt, was born shortly after Carl Henry, and died 10 day after her birth.
iii.  Anna Detalina Schmidgall was born on 25 Jan 1895 in Peoria, Peoria Co., Il.
iv.  William Max Schmidgall was born on 12 Jun 1897 in Peoria, Peoria Co., Il.
William married Emma M. Scherer. (Sources: - 2)

William - ran for sheriff in Peoria.

Census: 1930 Peoria, Ill
name relation age marital status born in father born mother born occupation  
William M. Schmidgall head 32 m-20 Illinois Germany Germany Contractor  
Emme M. Schmidgall wife 32 m-20 Illinois Indiana Germany    
George C. Schmidgall son   s Illinois Illinois Illinois    
Mildred Schmidgall daughter 9 s Illinois Illinois Illinois    
Hazel E. Schmidgall daughter 7 s Illinois Illinois Illinois    
Earl K. Schmidgall son 6 s Illinois Illinois Illinois    
Betty C. Schmidgall daughter 3 s Illinois Illinois Illinois    
Theorore J. Schmidgall son 0 s Illinois Illinois Illinois    

 
George was born 11 Jun 1918, and died in Jul 1984 (SSN index) (Sources: - 2)
v.  Theodore Schmidgall was born on 24 Sep 1899 in Peoria, Peoria Co., Il.
vi.  Margaret Ann Schmidgall was born on 19 Aug 1901 in Peoria, Peoria Co., Il and died on 17 Jul 1999 in Peoria, Peoria Co., Il and was buried in Parkview Cemetery, Peoria, Peoria Co., Il .
Margaret married Harold Hansel Hart on 12 Jul 1923 in Peoria, Peoria Co., Il. Harold was born on 5 Aug 1899 in Parkview Cemetery, Peoria, Peoria Co., Il. He was the son of Norwood Fielding Hart and Magdalena "Lenna" Reuter. He died on 27 Oct 1975 in Peoria, Ill. and was buried Nov 1975 in Parkview Cmty..

Margaret - - on 8/31/1992 the Today Show mentioned that Katheren Schmidgall of Peoria was 106 years old. Was she related to our family?
See Hart family for children.
vii.  Adam Louis Schmidgall was born on 6 Nov 1904 in Peoria, Peoria Co., Il.
viii.  Pauline Augusta Schmidgall was born on 1 Feb 1906 in Peoria, Peoria Co., Il.
ix.  George Paul Schmidgall was born on 10 May 1908 in Peoria, Peoria Co., Il.
Sources:
1 email from Germany Anton M. Seger Resources: schmidtgall-source-materials.htm (view detail...)
2 email from Suzanne Ganatta June 2005
3 Social Security Death Index

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