"Aged Pioneer and Soldier Died Here..."
the Dodge City Times, May 4, 1911)
Adam Schmidt Had Lived in Dodge City for Nearly Forty Years
Adam Schmidt, one of the pioneer
residents of Dodge City, died at his house on east Vine street
[Mueller-Schmidt House] last Monday. He was the
victim of internal
hemmorhage [sic] and his illness was of short duration.
Mr. Schmidt had lived in Dodge City for
thirty seven years. He was a native of Bavaria, Germany, and came to
American at about the age of twelve years. He lived with relatives in St.
Louis until 1874 when he came to Dodge City, then a frontier town, and
established himself in the blacksmithing business which he followed
industriously until about four years ago. He was 70 years and 4 months of
age at the time of his death.
Mr. Schmidt made a brilliant military
record during his three years and nine months of service in the Civil war.
He was a member of Co. B. of the First Missouri Light Artillery, and was
with Siegel [aka, Franz
Sigel] at Pea Ridge and Grant at Vicksburg. He participated in many of
the other hard fought engagements of the Civil war.
The deceased is survived by a wife, two
sons, Register of Deeds Henry F. Schmidt and Louie Schmidt, and one
daughter, Miss Elma Schmidt, all of whom are well know here. A brother,
Martin Schmidt of Gillman, Missouri, also was here to attend the funeral
which was conducted by Reverend Charles Maltas of St. Cornelius Episcopal
church from the residence Wednesday afternoon.
Other relatives of the deceased are Mrs.
Kate Schad of St. Louis, and Mrs. Barbara Ernest of Farino, Illinois,
neither of whom were able to attend the funeral.
Mr. Schmidt had a large acquaintance in
this community and was one of the respected citizens of the county.
(Ford County Historical Society,