Otto Schmidt

The Family of Otto Eduward Schmidt

Otto Eduward Schmidt, son of Johann Joachim Schmidt and Dorothea Elizabeth Gartz, was born on 9 Mar 1882 in Two Rivers, Manitowoc, Wisconsin and died on 20 Nov 1966 in California at age 84.  Otto married Camille Sophia Stechmesser about 1906. Camille was born on 3 Dec 1883 in Wisconsin and died on 10 Dec 1978 in Orange County, California at age 95. They had two children: Virginia F. and Helen Camille.

Otto was one of the co-founders of the Schmidt Bros Construction Company.  Lived in Chicago in the early 1900s.  He lived at 2598 Fairfield Avenue rooming in the William Nelson home with his wife and his brother August and his wife. In 1920, his family was still living in a home (probably a two family) with his brother August’s family at 4440 N. Campbell. The families were still living here in 1930. Sometime after the closing of the Schmidt Bros. Construction Company Otto and his wife Camille moved to California.

  1. Virginia F. Schmidt was born on 21 Aug 1910 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois and died on 27 Jan 2000 in Orange County, California at age 89.  She married on 28 Sep 1938 in Moline, IL.  It is unknown if she had children.
  2. Helen Camille Schmidt was born on 16 Mar 1918 in Illinois and died on 15 Jul 1981 in Orange county, California at age 63. Helen married in Jun 1948.  It is unknown if Helen had children.


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