Biography of Price Schmidt
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

Price Schmidt is a veteran of the World War and one of Wellsville's enterprising young, men. He was born at Gilmore, Ohio, Oct. 30, 1891, and is the son of Jacob and Louise (Geottman) Schmidt.

Jacob Schmidt, deceased, was a native of Germany. At the age of 20 years he came to this country and settled in Ohio. He was among the pioneer shoemakers of WellsviIle, where he spent a great many years. He died Aug. 29, 1901, and is buried in Spring Hill Cemetery. His wife, a native of Ohio, resides with her son, George. To Mr. and Mrs. Schmidt 11 children were born, as follows: Dorothy, married E. E. Alton, lives at Wellsville; Jacob, lives at Lewisville, Ohio; Carl, deceased; Frank, a Spanish War veteran, lives at Wellsville; Mary, deceased, was the wife of Warren Myler, of Wellsville; Ollie and Harry, twins, live in Wellsville; Maude, married Thomas Madden, lives at Wellsville; Minnie, married William Curry, lives at Wellsville; Price, the subject of this sketch; and George, lives at Wellsville. George Schmidt is a veteran of the World War, having served with Company D, 135th Machine Gun Battalion, 37th Division. He was severely gassed and wounded at Ypres and was discharged April 9, 1919.

Price Schmidt received his education in the public schools of Wellsyule and when a young man learned the potter's trade. Since July, 1924, he has been in the employ of the American Railway Express Company at Wellsville. He was inducted into service during the World War oh July 26, 1918, and sent to Camp Jackson, S. C. He served as a member of Battery C, 4th Heavy Field Artillery, and was discharged Dec. 10, 1919.

On Nov. 10, 1917, Mr. Schmidt was united in marriage with Miss Mabel Watson, who was born in Ohio, Jan. 25, 1899, the daughter of John and Hattie (Smith) Watson, natives of Virginia and Ohio, respectively. Mr. Watson died in November, 1904, and his wife lives at Wellsville. They had four children: Clara, married Cornelius Ryan, lives at Lakewood, Ohio; Walter, lives at Salineville, Ohio; Wilbur, lives at Wellsville; and Mrs. Schmidt. To Mr. and Mrs. Schmidt have been born three children: William, born Aug. 26, 1921; Thomas, born June 14, 1923; and Robert, born June 24, 1925.

Mr. Schmidt is a Republican, a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and belongs to the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He and his family are highly esteemed in the community and are reliable and substantial citizens of Columbiana County.

History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926

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