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OLD SETTLER IS BURIED SUNDAY IN LOT AT AVON Mrs. Katherine Schmitt Was Old Pioneer of Stearns County Largely attended funeral services for Mrs. Katherine Thielman Schmitt, Stearns county pioneer, were held Sunday afternoon in St. Benedict church at Avon. Mrs. Schmitt was born In New York state, February 17, 1862. When she was three years of age, she moved with her parents, John Peter Thielman and wife, to CollegeviUe,' and from there later onto a farm' immediately east of Avon, where her brother, John Thielman, still resides. She was married May 1, 1883, to Nicholas Schmitt, who preceded her in death in 1928. In 1889 they moved to a farm one mile north of Avon on which they lived until 1917, when they moved to Avon. The farm now is occupied by Michael Schmitt. For the last three years Mrs. Schmitt had been making her home with her daughter, Mrs. Martin Schirmers of Buckman. Mrs. Schmitt was the mother of ten children, five of whom are liv ing. They are Peter Schmitt, Avon; Mrs. Margaret Schirmers, Buck-man; J. Martin Schmitt, Michael tt. Avon: ana Mrs. Anna Britz, Little Rock. Five of the chil dren preceded ineir mom death. in J. well was a up was took K. A the day, from the A next

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  1. St. Cloud Times,
  2. 26 Dec 1933, Tue,
  3. Page 5

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