He emigrated from the town of Frankenhausen in 1846 and may have been born there. He was a subject of Prussia when he signed an Immigration Contract in Bremen on August 25. The contract was made with the Verein zum Schutze Einwanderer in Texas, which at that period was bringing many settlers to Texas, and is filed with the German Immigration Contracts at the General Land Office in Austin, Texas.
|The tower of Bad Frankenhausen's Oberkirche is claimed to be the second most crooked tower in Germany.|
Rodolph " 20
Powell " 14
In January 1855, Gottlob bought land in Comal County from E. Dale, on the Turkey Creek, a small stream about 15 miles above New Braunfels. The creek empties into the Guadalupe River halfway between Canyon Dam and New Braunfels.
On February 23, 1855, he registered his brand and mark (No. 40) in Comal County, Texas. No mark and brand registration had been recorded for him in Seguin.
Paul " age 24 do
Herman Schuchard age 10 Texas
Schmidt, Gottlob 74 b. Prussia (no occupation list)
Wilhelmine 72 "
Paul 34 " farmer
Auguste 21 " keeping house
Franz 2 Texas
Wilhelm 8/12 " (born in November)
On September 1, 1870, F.G. Schmidt deeded to Rudolph Schmidt, 188 acres out of the E. dale Survey, deed #185 (Comal County Deed Book K-257). On the same day he deeded to Paul Schmidt, 150 acres "being part of land conveyed by E. Dale to Gottlob Schmidt by deed dated January 5, 1855," adjoining Rudolph Schmidt's land (Deed Book K-259, deed #186). No relationship was stated in either deed.
3. Friedrich Paul Schmidt (my great grandfather and civil war vet), born February 22, 1837, married Auguste Leitsch.