Helmut, this name yes, the most common of all. But you have put color and life to it, at the very least. Viktoria Schmid is likely my paternal 4th ggm: b. 18 MAR 1813 • Haisterkirch, Donaukreis, Württemberg, Deutschland; d. ABOUT 1840 • Baden, Deutschland. (or since Germany did not exist until 1871, then simply Baden? or Württemberg?). Her probable daughter was Veronika Schmid, who lived at 23 Stanen Street in New Haven, Connecticut, when she paid passage for my grandmother Anna to come to the USA. It is she I look for most.