Old Resident is Summoned on 87th Birthday; Mrs. Conrad Schmidt, E. Iroquois St., had lived here 75 years.
Mrs. Conrad Schmidt, a resident of Freeport for seventy-five years, passed away at her home, 715 [?] Iroquois Street, yesterday, on the eighty seventh anniversary of her birth. Crescenz Balluff was born in Neuhausen, Wurttemberg, Germany, on February 8, 1839, emigrating to America with her family when a child of nine years; and with the exception of a few years spent in New York state, she has made her home in Freeport ever since. On July 4, 1864, she was united in marriage with Conrad Schmidt and to this union were born five children, one of whome, Mrs. Margaret Mayer, passed away three years ago. There are left to mourn: The Misses Matilda and Theresa Schmidt and Julius Schmidt, of this city; Albert, of Concord, California; together with the following step-children: Mrs. John Schneider, Henry and Conrad Schneider of Freeport, and John S. Schneider of Burley, Idaho. One son, George J., of this city, passed away last March. While an invalid for the past thirteen years, Mrs. Schmidt was able to be up and around her home each day until four weeks ago, when she had a fall and as a result of the shock failed steadily until the end. Kindly and sympathetic by nature, she was always ready to do what she could for others while in her immediate family circle she knew no distinction and the memory of her beautiful life is a heritage to be treasured always. Services will be held at the late home on Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Dr. D.L. McNary, of First Presbyterian church, to officiate.
Obituary from Freeport Journal Standard, Tuesday, February 9, 1926. Submitted by: Laura Balluff on 10 Feb 2000