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Prof. Emanuel Schmid

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Last week the Argus stated that Frederick Schmid, of this city, had been called to Colurnbus, Ohio, by the serious illness of Prof. Etnannel Sobmid, of Capital College, in that city. This week it is called npon to make mention of the death of Prof. Schmid, which occurred early Monday morning at biabóme in Colambus, from the effects of the stroke of paralysis received sorne days previously. Prof. Schmid was the first Germán ohild born in Aun Arbor, on .Tuly 8, 1835, and the little boase in which his father and mother Rev. and Mrs. Frederick Scbmid tbeu lived and in which he was born is still standing opposite the old Bethlehem chnroh on W. Washington st. He was the oldest of a large family of children, of whom three brothers, Frederiok SchrnH, of Ann Arbor, Nathaniel Schmid, of Manohester, and Thenpbilns Schmid, of Chicagn, and fonr sisters, Miss Sophia Schmid aud Mrs. Christian Mack, of Ann Arbor, Mrs. Lydia Kirchofïer, of Manchester, and Mrs. Volz, of Baílalo, are still living. He was a man of great ability and learning, the first foundation for whioh was laid in the academy which was then looated where Coruwell place now is, and whete he prepared to enter the University of Michigan. He graduated in 1854, tbe commencemeut exeroises being held in tbe old frame Presbyterian cburch. (The olJ building is now xjcoupied by a bakery aud a grocery. ) While actendiug the university, although his paronts were resideuts here, he was obliged to conform to the rules and occupy a dormitory in vvhat is now oue of the wings to the main building. He also becaiue a menaber of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity, tbe flrst chapter of any college frateruity organized in tbe west. Af'ter graduating from the oniversity he spent three years iu the great Germaii nuiversities at Tuebingeu and Erlangen. On his return home from Germany Piuf. Schmid was at once tendered the cbair of Greek and Latin, at the Capital University, Columbus, O., which he held for 24 years, after which hè taught general historynp to the time of his death. Tbe Ohio State Journal, speaking of his life, says : "In connection withhis duties at the University, every Sabbath, when not prevented by illness, he preacbed to the congregation of the Lutberan ohuroh on the Groveport pike. About flve years ago his health failed, and tbiee years later he was obliged to abandon his ministerial work. Duriog the past few weeks he has been practically ooufined to his home, thougb. be was feeling ranch improved Thursday evening when the struke came. "His wife died in Febrnary, 1884, and siuce theu he has resided witb bis daughters, Misses Flora and Alioe, at his present home. He has three bïothers and four_ sisters living in distant cities. " The funeral services were held at Columbus, übio, yesterday, and were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Frederiok Sohmid, Miss Sophia Schmid and Mr. aud Mrs. Christian Mack, of this oity.