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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

bullet  Noted Events In his Life:

  • Immigration, March 29, 1880, America. picture
    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. picture

    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. picture

    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. picture

  • Census, April 12, 1930, Grays Harbor, Hoquaim, Washington - District 41. picture

    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.)



  1. Roman Reith provided information including the following source citation information:,
    Ahnenliste: Vater war Bruder von Kaspar Schmalz MVVV
    Kirchenbuch Varnhalt
    + Geburtseintrag (1878)
    + Im Jahr 1881 mit Eltern nach Nordamerika ausgewandert.
  2. Naturalization Document,
    Lewis County, Washington
    Last Name Schmalz First Name Felix Middle Name C Alias Name Birthdate 11-Sept-1878 Country of Origin Baden Germany Place of Emigration Hamburg Germany Date of Emigration Port of Entry New York City New York Date of Entry into the US 15-March-1880 Document Type Declaration of Intention Document Date 15-July-1919 Volume 4 Document Number 715 Notes County Lewis.
  3. Baptism Certificate, Felix was a witness to the baptism of Herman Schmalz.
  4. Parish Register Entry, The birth of Felix Schmalz picture
    Picture was provided by Roman Reith.

  5. FamilySearch International Genealogical Index,
    FELIX A. SCHMALZ Birth: OCT 1878, Germany
    Parents: Father: GABERIAL SCHMALZ Mother: LOUISE E. HAERTH
    Source Information: Batch Number: F610655 Sheet: 012 Source Call No.: 1621467.
  6. Washington Death Index,
    Name: Felix C Schmalz Place of Death: Aberdeen Date of Death: 24 Jan 1969 Residence: Hoquiam Gender: M Certificate: 000386.
  7. Social Security Death Index,
    Name: Felix Schmalz SSN: 535-44-0784 Last Residence: 98520 Aberdeen, Grays Harbor, Washington, United States of America Born: 11 Sep 1878 Died: Jan 1969 State (Year) SSN issued: Washington (1962 ).
  8. Washington Death Index,
    Name: Theresa C Schmalz Place of Death: Hoquiam Date of Death: 11 Aug 1947 Age: 73 Gender: F Certificate: 40.