Biography of Phillip Schmitt
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Phillip H. Schmitt, who is now living in Caledonia village, after a residence of sixty years on the old John Schmitt homestead in Caledonia township, which he still owns, was born in a log house on the above mentioned farm, March 16, 1855, son of John and Mary (Demmer) Schmitt. He was educated in the district school and under his father's mentorship acquired a good knowledge of agriculture, as above intimated, remaining on the home farm, which in time came into his possession and on which he raised Herford cattle, a good grade of horses and other stock. This farm is now being operated by his two sons, John and Frank. Mr. Schmitt was chairman of the township for ten years, and served for a number of years as an official of the Catholic church. He has had a successful career and is now a man of substance and high standing in the community. He married Barbara Link of Dubuque county, daughter of John Link, a pioneer, and he and his wife have had eight children: Anna, now Mrs. Layton of Caledonia township; John, now helping to operate the home larm; Theodore, a resident of St. Paul, Minn.; Leo, now deceased; Phillip, of St. Paul; Martha, residing at home; Joe, deceased; and Frank, on the home farm.

The History of Houston County, Minnesota
Edited by: Franklyn Curtis-Wedge.
H. C. Cooper, Jr. & Co.
Winona, Minn. 1919


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