Schmidt, Frank H. (History - 1887)


Janet Schwarze





----Source: 1918 History of Clark County, Wisconsin, pg. 454

Frank H. Schmidt, who is operating a farm of 124 acres in Section 1, Worden Township, was born in Calumet County, Wis., Dec. 31, 1887. His parents were Louis and Hattie (Vandehey) Schmidt, the father being a native of Germany and the mother of Wisconsin. The former is still living on the home farm in Calumet County. He and his wife had twelve children, of whom ten are now living: Christina, John, Henry, Bernard, Louis, Jeanette, Lena, Josephine, Clara and Frank. Frank H. Schmidt, after he became industrially active, spent three winters in lumber camps and in the summer worked on farms.


On Nov. 17, 1910, he came to Clark County, buying eighty acres of land in Section 31, Withee Township. Three years later he sold that tract and bought his present place, which was improved when he bought it. He has cleared up several acres of the land and in 1913 built a silo of 100 tons capacity. His barn has room for forty-five head of stock. He is raising Holstein cattle, having a full-blooded bull and milking twenty cows. He also raises hogs and horses. Mr. Schmidt is a member of the Catholic Church and of the Catholic Knights of Wisconsin, at Holland, Wis.


Mr. Schmidt was married May 21, 1912, to Alma Fischer, daughter of Fred W. and Lizzie (Peters) Fischer, who reside a mile south of the Schmidt farm. He and his wife have two children: Raymond, born May 4, 1913, and Dorothy, born Mar. 15, 1916.



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