Johannes Schmidt was born Abt. 1718 in Germany, and died 03 Oct 1791 in Interred on Farm in Pleasant Run, Readington, Hunterdon Co., NJ.He married Christeen Hasskel. Notes for Johannes Schmidt: In Lebanon by 1756, Readington by 1766, 270 acres NJ ARCHIVES 37 1791-1795 wills p 328 lib 32:334 1577 J Johannes Smith proved 1 Nov 1791 Extracts of Wills, New Jersey Archives, XXXIII 1761-1770 p 344 LIB 14:226 mentioned granddad's will 6/4/1790 Will of Johannes Smith, Sr. of Reading Twp., Hunterdon Co., NJ, yeoman: Wife, Christeen, choice of my household goods, 3 horses, 3 cows, 6 hogs, 10 sheep and so much fodder and other provisions in lieu of her dower.Oldest son Chryteyan 5 lbs, one year after my decease, as his birthright.Son, Marthen, 30 acres of land where he lives when my youngest son is of age.Remainder of real (600 acres) to be divided between my sons, Peter, Andress, Jacob, Joseph, Isaac and Zacharias, when the youngest son living is 21.Personal estate to be sold and real rented out till the youngest son is of age.Daughter, Sarah 20 lbs, as her outset.My children who received nothing out of the estate of their grandfather, Christeyan Hasskel, shall each receive out of my personal a like amount which the others received from their grandfather.Residue of personal to be divided between daughters, Leanah (wife of Benjamin Groff), Elizabeth (wife of Derick Demott), Charity (wife of Joseph Shirts), Mary (wife of Henry Pickle),Cathrine (wife of John Severs), Christeen (wife of Henry Garbrent), Rebecca (wife of Tunis Cole), and Sarah; division to be made when youngest son comes of age. Executors: friend Ezekiel Cole and sons, John and Peter. Witnesses Thomas Allegar, David Cole, Jr., Jacob Cole. Proved 11/1/1791. 10/21/1791 Inventory 523.19 lbs made by John Dawes and David Cole, Jr. Per Records of Old Hunt co., NJ Johannes/John Smith was executor of the Estate of Christian Harshall. Children of Johannes Schmidt and Christeen Hasskel are:
+Martin Smith, b. 29 Dec 1756, Lebanon Twp., Hunterdon Co., NJ, d. Sep 1840, Hunterdon Co., NJ.