Louis Schmidt Card & Comic

Our professional historian cousin, Sandra Schmidt of Washington DC, found these memorabilia of one of our Schmidt cousins during her research. This is a business card for the restaurant/tavern owned by Balthasar Ludwig “Louis” Schmidt (1835-1908) at 702 Seventh St. NW in DC:

Louis Schmidt restaurant business card

Balthasar Ludwig “Louis” Schmidt was the son of Dietrich Schmidt Sr., grandson of Friedrich Schmidt, great grandson of Johannes Schmidt Jr., 2xgreat grandson of Johannes Schmidt Sr., 3xgreat grandson of Hans Heinrich Schmidt, and 4xgreat grandson of Hans Schmidt.

And the following is a comic panel for Anton Eberly Stoves drawn by Dick Mansfield, a local DC cartoon artist who was a regular patron of Louis Schmidt’s restaurant. The “Mrs. Schmidt” being referenced was probably Louis Schmidt’s wife, Amelia Barbara (Heimerdinger) Schmidt (1854-1937).

Amelia Heimerdinger Schmidt mentioned in Dick Mansfield comic

Our historian cousin who uncovered these gems, Sandra Schmidt, is the daughter of Arnold Schmidt, granddaughter of Henry Schmidt Jr., great granddaughter of Henry Schmidt Sr., 2xgreat granddaughter of Conrad Schmidt, 3xgreat granddaughter of Dietrich Schmidt Sr., 4xgreat granddaughter of Friedrich Schmidt, 5xgreat granddaughter of Johannes Schmidt Jr., 6xgreat granddaughter of Johannes Schmidt Sr., 7xgreat granddaughter of Hans Heinrich Schmidt, and 8xgreat granddaughter of Hans Schmidt.

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