German, Irish, Czech, Scottish and English heritage. Surnames include; Kolb, Zimmerman, Braun, Stubbe, Voigt, McQueeney, Murnane, Moroney, Hayes, Hurley, Cook, Elliott, Murdie, Burn, Koch, Kraft, Veit, Kuhn, Feldkamp, Wolter, Morrow, Ross, etc
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Christopher Smith, name was really Schmitt was from the village of Sandhausen, Baden, Germany. He arrived in New York on board the ship "Republic" in Apr 1852 with friend and relative Johann Phillip Kolb. Christopher was killed at the battle of Wilderness.
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Christopher Schmitt was born in Sandhausen, Baden, Germany and his widow Margaretha (Bair) was left in Lancaster, PA to raise her eight children by herself. Christopher Schmitt was killed at the battle of Wilderness. He joined the 99th PA Infantry under Capt Adam Schuh who also was from Sandhausen, Germany. Other men from the same village moved to Lancaster, PA and joined several PA Regiments, ...more
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