Mathies Smith

Type Value
Name Mathies Smith
Born 1878-11-05 Dubuque County, Iowa
Gender M
Type Value
Father Peter Smith b. (1856-04) d. (1932)
Mother Gertrude Merfeld b. (1857-08-13, Bettingen, Rhineland, Germany) d. (1928)


Mathias Smith was born November 5, 1878 and baptized November 24, 1878 St Paul’s Catholic Church, Worthington IA. I have him on the 1890 census but he seems to disappear after that. One report said he visited his sister and folks perceive him to have been a hobo.

From Carol Bacon to Sue Shemmer or Do You have a formal paper with the correct spelling of Gertrude’s last name. We have Merfeld, Murfield, Merhfeld in our histories. today I received the baptism certificate for Mathias and the spelling there is Mehrfeld in two different places. Parents, & Spouse. The Census records have not been a help because they spell it various ways.