Posted by JWC Low on August 17, 1999 at 18:06:30:
In Reply to: Who were the parents of SCHMIDT,John born in CHINA in the19th century???? posted by ingrid tiemessen on August 14, 1999 at 11:09:43:
Answer:Your GGGF's family must have been either foreign missionaries, merchants, diplomats, etc. living in various ports in China. (Canton, Shanghai, Beijing, HK, etc. in foreign settlements) China trade with foreign nations go back to at least the 18th century. Read basic information on China and trade ie encyclopedia to see how far back...nationalities. Check the various subject headings for China and Foreigners... at your local Latter Day Saints Family History Centers for your Schmidt.
Good luck. JWC Low
: Can anybody help me to find more information on my greatgrandfather SCHMIDT, John born in China in the 19th century ?????
: He moved to Suriname (south america) and there his son Louis, John,Gottlieb SCHMIDT was born on 8-9-1875 out of his marriage with Van Dams,
: Amelia, Johanna.
: I suppose that my greatgreatgrandfather must have married a chinese lady, otherwise my greatgrandfather could not have been born in China.
: PLease HELP!!
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