NameJoseph Mathias SCHMITT
Birth4 Jul 1901, Holy Cross, Iowa
Death30 Jul 1966, Alexandria, SD Age: 65
BurialAug 1966, Alexandria, SD
OccupationDairy Farmer/Valley View Dairy, Alexandria, South Dakota
FatherPeter P. (Doc) SCHMITT (1862-1918)
MotherKatharena RUDEN (1859-1901)
Misc. Notes
Joe's mother died giving birth to him. He was raised by a woman known
as Aunt Mary Duester. Joe moved to South Dakota in 1919 from
Dubuque, Iowa, and went to work as a butcher in his brother Leo's meat
market. Then he went into dairy farming. Joe grew up speaking
German at home, and English in public.
Birth13 Jul 1907, Alexandria, SD
BurialOct 1982, Alexandria, SD
Death27 Oct 1982, Mitchell, SD Age: 75
FatherHoward Holden LYMAN (1877-1960)
MotherJessamyn Clarke PINNELL (1876-1946)
Misc. Notes
Lillian Edith Lyman was born in 1907 and was the grandmother of
Michael J. Smith on his mother's side. She was a very kind, wonderful
woman who was loved and admired by all of her grandchildren.
Marriage27 Aug 1926, Mitchell, SD
ChildrenShirley Delphine (1927-1979)
 Rosemary Kathryn (1930-1995)
 Lynne Marie (1941-)
 Sandra Kay (1945-)
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