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Mrs. Sophie Louise Schmid

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Mr9. Sophie Louise Schmid, widow of Rsv. Frederick Scbmid, deceased, died on Sunday last, at about noon. She was a daughter of Henry and Louise Mann, and was bom in Stuttgart, Kingdom of Wurtmberg, July 21, 1817. Her father, who was a Morocco leatber manufacturer, emigrated to America in 1824, and settled in Rading, Pa., where Mrs. Mann with the three children, Emanuel Mann, deceased, Sophie Louisa, the depsrted onf, and Sophia Hutzel, wife of August IIutz;l, joined their husband and father, August, 18ü6 They moved to Ann Arbor, reaching here May 20, 1830. At that lime Ann Arbor consisted of about twenty The departed one married Rev. Frederick Schmid, who was the first German Protestant minisier in the state - at that time territory - of Michigan, September 5, 1834. She bore her husband eleven children, of whom ten are living: Prof. Emanuel Sobmid, of the Germán Lutheran Theological Seminary of Columbu,Oriio; Mrs Louisa Voiz. widow of Rev. Christian Volz, of Buffalo, N. Y.; Frederick SchtnH, of the firm of Mack & Schmid; Mrs. Mary Mack, wife of Chri.stian Mack, of the Srrnof Mack & Schmid; Mra. Lydia Kirchofer, wife of Henry Kirchoier, of Manchester, Mich.; Johnathan S hrnid and Timothy Schmid, of this city; Miss Sophie Sobmid, o' tbis ci'y; Naihaniel Schmid, of Manchester; Tbeophilus Schmid, of the firm of Foster & Schmid. druggists, Chicago, 111. In 1859. Sept. 10, she had the great pleasurs of having her parents celébrate their golden wedding, her oira silver wedding, and the weddinc of a granddaughter of Henry Mann, Miss Sophia Huizel, to Rev. Chriatian Spring, now deceased, of New Hamburg, Canada. Whe she was first married, tliey moved to the township cf Scio, and from there moved into the city in the year 1849. She leaves twenty-three grandchikiren and one great grandchild She has been in poor health for the last year, but her friends were alwys in hopes that she would cvercomn har disease. She was a woman of unusualiy bright iütelleüt, and of a cheerful dipositioD, who would bear up under all trils and tribulations. The funeral oceurred yesterd3y, when a large concourse of people testified their respect for this venerable nnd highly respected woman.