Felix C. SCHMALZ 1 2 3
- Born: September 11, 1878, Steinbach, Baden, Germany 4 5
- Baptized: September 15, 1878, Steinbach, Baden, Germany
- Marriage: Theresa DELANEY
- Died: January 24, 1969, Aberdeen, Grays Harbor, Washington, USA at age 90 6 7
- Buried: Aberdeen, Washington - Fern Hill Cenetery
Noted Events In his Life:
- Immigration, March 29, 1880, America.
He emigrated to America from Baden-Baden, Germany. Baden-Baden is a small town near the Black Forest in south western Germany. Click here to read more about the history of Baden-Baden and how it got it's name.
Gabriel Schmalz, Louise, Konrad and Felix are listed on the New York Passenger List. Arrival Date: 29 Mar 1880 - Port of Departure: Rotterdam, Netherlands - Destination: United States of America - Place of Origin: Germany - Ship Name: Maas - Port of Arrival: New York - Line: 23 - Microfilm Roll: 423 - List Number: 321
The "Maas" of 1873 was a 1,705 gross ton ship, length 255.3ft x beam 35.1ft, straight stem, one funnel, two masts, iron construction, single screw and a speed of 10 knots. There was accommodation for 8-1st and 288-3rd class passengers. Built by Henderson, Coulborn & Co, Glasgow for the Dutch company, Plate, Reuchlin & Co, she was launched on 19/8/1872. She left Rotterdam on her maiden voyage to Halifax (for coal) and New York on 20/11/1872. In April 1873, Plate, Reuchlin ceased operations due to lack of capital and she went, with the rest of their assets, to the newly formed Holland America Line. On 1/6/1873 she commenced her first voyage for her new owners, from Rotterdam to New York, and her last voyage started on 8/4/1883. Later the same year she was renamed "Maasdam" and on 25/8/1883 resumed Rotterdam - New York sailings. On 24/10/1884 she was destroyed by fire at sea with no loss of life. [North Atlantic Seaway by N.R.P.Bonsor, vol.3, p.909]
- Census, June 27, 1900, Short Mountain, Logan, Arkansas - District 61.
The following Schmaltz family are members are listed on this page:
Gabriel Smaltz, Head, Born May 1835, Age 65
Louise E., Wife, Born Feb 1852, Age 48
Caroline, Daughter, Born May 1877, Age 23
Felix A., Son, Born Oct 1878, Age 21
Frank M., Son, Born Jan 1882, Age 18
Mary E., Daughter, Born Dec 1886, Age 13
Adolp, Son, Born Nov 1884, Age 15
Leo, Son, Born May 1888, Age 12
Frances M., Daughter, Born Oct 1992, Age 8
This is the most messed up census I found. Even with all the errors in the census data and the transcription of the data, I am
convinced this IS the Gabriel Schmalz family. It looks like when the census taker came around somebody just made their best
guess at birth month and year for each person in the family but were off by a year or so for most and off by about 9 years for
Gabriel. The names also have errors indicating that whoever was giving the information to the census taker didn't even have a
good knowledge of the family membrs names. The errors are:
- Gobrie Smatty: I can't make out the first name but the last name looks like "Smaltz" with the l and the t crossed thus the name
- "Caroline, Daughter" should be "Conrad, Son".
- Felix A. should be Felix C.
- Adolp should be Adolph
- Mary E. should be Mary S.
It's also interesting that Mary also shows up in the 1900 Fort Smith Census indicating she was not even living at Gabriel's
house in 1900. I also suspect Conrad had already spread his wings and flew the coop by 1900 which would explain why
someone who didn't know the family might have been confused about "Caroline/Conrad".
- Census, May 5, 1910, Hoquaim, Chehalis, Washington - District 324.
The following Schmalz family member is on this page.
Felix C. Schmalz, Lodger, Age 31
- WW1 Civilian Draft Registration, September 12, 1918, South Bend, Washington.
- Census, April 12, 1930, Grays Harbor, Hoquaim, Washington - District 41.
The following Schmalz family are members are listed on this page:
Felix C. Schmalz, Head, Age 50
Theresa, Wife, Age 47
Felix married Theresa DELANEY. (Theresa DELANEY was born about 1883 in Wisconsin, died on August 11, 1947 in Hoquiam, Grays Harbor, Washington, USA 8 and was buried in Aberdeen, Washington - Fern Hill Cenetery.)