Lottie Schmetgall

(aka) Lote Schmetgall

Individual

Born: Aug 1851 in Germany

Died: 1924 in ?

Father: ?

Mother: ?

Family #1

Spouse/Partner: ?

Married: ? in (unknown)

Child: Arthur Schmetgall (? – ?)

Child: Mimmie Schmetgall (? – ?)

Family #2

Spouse/Partner: Michael Marks (1852 – 1941)

Married: Bet 1876 and 1881 in ?

Child: John Marks (? – ?)

Child: Ferdinand Marks (? – ?)

Child: Edward K. Marks (1882 – 1963)

Child: Maria Marks (1886 – ?)

Child: Leopold Marks (1891 – ?)

Notes:

Michael and Lottie immigrated to the United States 1883, 1885 or 1887. (The U.S. Census records differ.) This may have included both Edward and Maria, though other sources have different dates. She became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1901.

They probably lived in New York for a time before 1900 (Leopold was born there) but I haven't found any other record of this yet beyond Leopold and family lore of son Edward selling newspapers in New York City.

By 1898, they were living in Dora, Otter Tail County, Minnesota. At this time, three children, Edward, Maria, and Leopold, were still living at home. In 1905 and 1910, only Leopold was at home.

Change Date

This data was last changed on 22 Feb 2009, and is stored in datafile B.

Primary and Secondary Sources

(see About Sources)

1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule)
National Archives and Records Administration. [applies to alias, birth, marriage, notes]
1905 Minnesota State Census
[applies to name]
1910 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule)
National Archives and Records Administration. [applies to name, marriage, notes]
1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule)
National Archives and Records Administration. [applies to name, birth, marriage, notes]
Interview (<private> Johnson)
Inteview, letter, notes, etc. [applies to death]

Research Notes (source comments, unreliable information)

Family lore indicates Lote was born on 16 Jun 1848.

The 1900, 1910, and 1920 U.S. Census records, and the 1905 Minnesota State Census are in disagreement over certain details. Specifically:

  • In 1900 her name was given as Lote, but in 1905, 1910 and 1920, she was Lottie. (This is a minor change and could easily be personal preference, or census-taker mistake.)
  • In 1900 Lote and her parents were German, in 1905 they were Russian, in 1910 they were German-Polish, and in 1920 they were simply German again.
  • The 1900 census indicates that Lote gave birth to 11 children, the 1910 census says she only had six, maybe five. Both agree that only 5 were living at the time of the census. There is no record of children supplied in 1920.
  • The 1900 census give a marriage length of 23 years, putting the date sometime in 1876 or 1877. The 1910 census reports it as 29 years, for a date in 1880 or 1881. The 1920 census is mum.