Katharina Schmidt

  • 8 children
  • 20 grandchildren


Marriages and children



Martin Schmidt 1691-1758
Elisabeth Dier 1689-1758
Johannes Stoll 1695-1730
Sebastian Ernst 1693-1740
Magdalena Krumm ca 1694-1742

Katharina Stoll 1723-1795
Barbara Ernst 1724-1807

Katharina Schmidt 1788-1879


1 - John C. Engel

My great great great great grandparents were Johann Martin Köhl and Katharina Schmidt. They came to America in about 1855 and lived near Cedar Rapids Iowa. I have attached a copy of a picture of the tombstones of (Johann) Martin Köhl and his wife, Katharina Schmidt Raetz Cemetery, 2 miles west of Atkins, Iowa, USA. (The birth dates on the tombstones are incorrect).

2 - Find A Grave

Katharina Schmidt was born December 29, 1788 in Bahlingen per the baptismal records of the Evangelical church in that village. (But please note that her tombstone says December 30.) Katharina was the daughter of Johann and Anna (nee Schöpflin) Schmidt.

Katharina married Johann Martin Köhl (known as Martin) on December 19, 1811 in Bahlingen, Baden, Germany.

Martin was born on October 4, 1787 in Eichstetten, Baden, Germany, according to the Evangelical church baptismal records. (Please note the discrepancy with his tombstone inscription, which says October 6, 1786.) Martin's parents were Christian and Anna Maria (nee Gross) Köhl.

Martin and Katharina farmed and raised thier children in Bahlingen. The left Bahlingen for America in 1856, settling in Fremont Twp., Bemnton Co., Iowa. They brought two grandchildren with them, Katharina and John George Engel. The Engel childrens' parents followed a year later, settling a few miles away in Clinton Twp., Linn Co., Iowa.

3 - Timeline

Bahlingen (DE)

4 - Adresse

Kreuzgasse 4 79353 Bahlingen

- person, marriage: OFB Bahlingen
- burial: Find A Grave

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