Anna Barbara Schmitt
- Born: 13 Mar 1825, Ober-Absteinach, Bergstraße, Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany
- Christened: 1825, St. Bonifatius Church, Ober-Absteinach, Bergstraße, Darmstadt, Hessen, Germany
- Marriage (1): Unknown
- Marriage (2): Adam Schmidt about 1854
- Died: 13 Jun 1890, Quincy, Adams Co., Illinois at age 65
- Buried: 16 Jun 1890, St. Boniface Cemetery, Quincy, Adams Co., Illinois
Anna Barbara Schmitt was born at 7 in the morning. The witness at her baptism was Anna Barbara Unrath of Dürr-Ellenbach (Unrath is German for rubbish or trash- but hopefully this has no meaning here). Anna could have been named for this friend or cousin, or for her great-grandmother, Anna Barbara Rothgengel Jöst.
Anna had an illegitimate son, Johannes in 1849. The witness at his baptism was his uncle Johannes (Anna's brother). Nothing is known of the father. Young Johannes died at age 3 1/2. Anna was married to Adam Schmidt and started a family within 5 years.
The Schmidts were members of St. Francis Roman Catholic Church in Quincy at the time of daughter Eva's birth through her mother, Anna's, death, and Adam was a member of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church at the time of his death. Prior to 1864 they were members of another church.
They are listed in 1880 census, p. 27, as living on 20th St. near Vine. This location was on west side of the street 3 lots north of what is now College Ave. It was just south of the building known as Solano Hall of Quincy University (demolished in 2000).
Anna Barbara died at this family home later numbered as 611 N. 20th.
Anna had a relationship with Unknown.
Anna next married Adam Schmidt about 1854. (Adam Schmidt was born on 3 Jun 1828 in Flockenbach, Bergstraße, Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany, died on 23 Apr 1904 in Quincy, Adams Co., Illinois and was buried on 26 Apr 1904 in St. Boniface Cemetery, Quincy, Adams Co., Illinois.)