Looking for parents of Magdalena (Showalter) Schmidt, 1825-1908, b: Germany, d: Lee Co, Iowa.

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WikiTree profile: Magdalena Schmidt
in Genealogy Help by Neil Ball G2G4 (4.1k points)
might be able to help.  My Schmidts came from Trier, Germany, leaving there in 1836, and arriving at their final destination in Illinois, above Chicago in 1839, where the family cabin is a national monument being the first homestead in that area. They (descendants) remained in the vicinity for quite some time, & in the Evanston, & Chicago  area. My 3x great grandfather Peter Schmidt came with his 4 remaining children, from his first wife who died in Germany, his second wife was named Magdalena, and they were married by the time he reached Illinois or shortly there after. His youngest child a boy also named Peter had about 10 children and one of them was named after his stepmother Magdalena.  You can see all this info on my page by following my fathers; mothers; line.  (Olsen-3053)  I have done DNA too.  We do not carry Magdalena's DNA all my families descendants were from his first wife. I don't remember her maiden name but I think I've entered it.
Hi Carolyn, Do you have a wikitree id for Peter and Spouses? It won't let me go to your profile. You can PM me if you don't want it public.
My file should be open don't understand unless you weren't logged in.  Peter Schmidt SR. - Schmidt-5543

Peter Jr.- Schmidt- 5561   wife Cecelia

Katherine Schmidt-7666  his oldest remaining daughter my 2x great grandmother

Madeline /Magdelena Schmidt-   unknown-305066- born 1790, Germany, his second wife, married in Winnetka Church my sister found their marriage records there but I haven't put that in yet, I think it was St. Joseph's church.

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Nope, not finding parents names so far.
by Natalie Trott G2G6 Pilot (837k points)
edited by Natalie Trott

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