Which Catherine and which Michael? There has been erroneous information printed in some books.
From my research, I have found that our MICHAEL SCHMIDT/SMITH (Sr.) was born about 1750, give or take a few years, in Alsace, Germany.He immigrated about 1760.He would have been a child then and probably came with his parents and siblings.I don't know who these are yet. Obviously the reports of the Michael Smith and wife Anna Maria cannot be correct.
He appears to have been married three times.
A) possibly to MARIA "MARY" ELISABETHA _____
This is just a guess based on church records.
1- MARY SCHMIDT/SMITH b. 1775 d. April 12, 1827 married HENRY ABRAHAM SCHILDKNECHT Jr.
Does anyone have a wedding date for them?
I believe she is buried at St. John's Lutheran Church at Church Hill Lutheran Cemetery, Frederick Co., MD. 8 children
2- MICHAEL SCHMIDT/SMITHb. abt 1777 I don't have a birth date for him, but he died abt.1813 in
Montgomery Co., Ohio.He married CATHERINE DIEHM (license December 23, 1797 Washington Co., MD as Schmit and Tim).Catherine was born Nov. 30, 1779, daughter of HENRY DIEHM (spellings-DEAM,DIM,DEEM,TIM,DEAN) and Elizabeth ACHE. The parents died in Wayne Township, Montgomery Co., OH.
Datherine Diehm Smith remarried January 03, 1814 in Montgomery Co., OH to DANIEL KISER/KYSER b. 14 Feb 17782.Michael Smith Jr. had no issue per court documents.
3 CATHERINE SCHMIDT/SMITH b. abt 1779
who married DANIEL BOYER.I am still looking for dates, descendants, etc on this family. In a 1819 deedgiving "heirs at law" they are listed as DANIEL BURGER, and CATHERINE his wife. But in the Michael's will and another record it is Boyer. They may have remained in Maryland as there is a Daniel Boyer in Frederick Co., MD from 1820-1860.But I have not seen the census records.
4 ELIZABETH SCHMIDT/SMITH b.Abt. May 11, 1781 d. May 20, 1860 at the residence of her son-in-law JAMES WATERS. She is buried in the Middletown Lutheran Church Cemetery.She married PETER SCHLOSSER b. March 20, 1779 d. September 22, 1850.7 children
5- MARGARET SCHMIDT/SMITH who married JOHN MUCK.Margaret is confusing.She is a child of Michael Smith, but I am not certain which mother. I have seen birth dates for her for Feb. 17, 1775 and September 16, 1794. I have also found a church record for Michael & Maria Elisabeth Schmid's daughter, Margreth born 17 Dec 1783, baptised 25 Apr 1784, sponsors Jacob & Maria Keller.I feel that this may be the correct date. And it would compliment three Lutheran Congregation of Zion birth/baptismsof Johannes Mock and wife in 1806, 1812, and 1816. If the later date is right, then Margaret may be the daughter of Michael and his second wife, Catherine, as the positive children for Catherine were born in 1796 and 1798. I have seen Margaret's death dates December 06, 1859 in Montgomery Co., OH and as March 25, 1868 in Frederick Co., MD.Obviously there is some confusion over the correct Margaret and John Muck or John Fredrerick Muck. I would love to hear from any of their descendants!
B) Michael Schmidt/Smith's second wife CATHERINE DERR, sister of PHILIP DERR, who was previously married to LODOWIG/LUDWIG/LEWISSITS/SITZ/SEITZ.
6- JACOB SCHMIDT/SMITH (my ancestor)
born May, 26, 1796, christened July 24, 1796 with sponsors being PHILIP DERR and wife, died June 13, 1880. Jacob served in the War of 1812 and received a pension.He is buried in the Myersville Lutheran Church Cemetery in Myersville, Frederick Co., MD.He married March 4, 1821 Evangelical Lutheran Church, Zion Congregation of Middletown, MD to REBECCA HORINE b. abt Sep 16, 1794 d. September 23, 1873. 9 children
7- ANDRAS/ANDREW SCHMIDT/SMITH was born Jan. 20, 1798, christened May 13, 1798 Lutheran Congretion of Zion Church, Middletown, MD- sponsor ANDREAS SCHMELZER. The book I first saw had (dead) after Michael.But Michael did not die, and the Andrew Smith I found in census records nd tombstone records appear to be this Andrew.Upon further investigation by a cousin, the original record has "dead" after Chatarin. So it appears that CATHARINA DERR SITS SMITH died sometime between Andrew's birth and baptism. There are tombstone records Mt. Olivet Cemtery, Frederick Co., MD for Andrew Smith January 20, 1798 - February 17, 1867. He married MARY ANN WEAVER February 17, 1867 in Frederick Co., MD. I have nine children. Looking for descendants.
MICHAEL SMITH (Sr.) wrote a Will in Sep. 28, 1812 in Frederick Co., MD [Will Book H.S. 1-80], which was probated in 1815. He mentioned his wife VERONICA ______ [C-#3 wife] , and " my sons and daughters, to wit; Mary, Michael, Catherine, Elizabeth, Margaret, Jacob and Andrew Smith". "appoint my Son in Law Peter Shlosser to be the whole and sole Executor".
Michael Smith (Jr.) died in 1813.The settlement of Michael Sr.'s estate (d. 1815) mentions the same children with the exception of Michael Jr. Instead Catherine, wife of Daniel Kiser is mentioned.
I sure wish we could find his marriage records.If anyone can add anything or has corrections, please contact me.My email address is: