Biography of Peter Schmith
Hastings, Dakota County, MN Biographies

Peter Schmith, a native of Germany, was born September 29th, 1825. Came to the United States in 1848 and located at Louisville, Kentucky, and fanned one year, then was employed inabootand shoe house in the same place six years. In 1855, came to Hastings and manufactured boots and shoes two years, afterward clerked in the grocery store of J. F. Bees. Began farming in 1863, continuing three years, then into the brewing business until 1873. The spring following embarked into the grocery trade, carrying a stock of groceries, crockery, flour, feed, etc. Christina Schmutz, of Louisville, Kentucky, became his, wife in 1863. Two children were born to them, Till! and Helen.


From:
The History of Dakota County and the City of Hastings.
By J. Fletcher Williams.
North Star Publishing Company.
Minneapolis. 1881.


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