Christopher Schmidt(Smith) Christoper lived in Salt Lake City 1878 through 1880. d. 1884, Newark, Essex Co., NJ m. Emmeline COMPTON, b. est. 1847, NJ. Surname SCHMIDT changed to SMITH following the death of christopher. http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/surnames-german/1997-11/0880813533http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/surnames-german/1997-11/0880813533 Newspapers are archived on microfilm in public libraries and local historical societies. Look for obit.